Progress-MS undocked from ISS Pirs module

Today under supervision of Mission Control Center in Korolev near Moscow, robotic cargo spacecraft Progress-MS performed successful undocking from International Space Station. Undocking was performed at 03:48 GMT from Pirs module nadir berthing port. It was end of mission of Progress MS-01, which docked to International Space Station on December 23, 2015, after two days […]

Progress after test of manual docking system

Today Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexei Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka performed flight tests of manual control system of Progress cargo spacecraft. It was last activity of Progress MS-01 before planned for 3rd July 2016 undocking and reentry. For today’s trial served Progress MA-01, which remain docked to Pirs module. Spacecraft was launched on December 21, 2015 and […]

ISS prepared for return of Soyuz TMA-19M !

On June 6, 2016, International Space Station performed successful orbit correction before planned for 18th June 2016. Changing orbit was necessary before planned for 18th June 2016 undocking and return to Earth of members of Expedition 47: NASA astronaut Timothy Kopra, ESA astronaut Tim Peake, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko from Roscosmos. New orbital position is […]

We have a record – 100 000 orbits by International Space Station !

Small celebration on International Space Station – ISS broke Mir space station record, which before it’s decommissioning, reached number of 86331 orbits. International Space Station passed yesterday in the morning 100000th orbit. It is historical moment for remaining in space since launch of first module Zarya (which was launched on atop of Proton rocket on 20 November 1998) […]

Vostochny, we have a problem !

It seems that beginnings are always difficult even for such experienced space corporation like Roscosmos. Samsat-218, one of the satellites launched on April 28 2016 on atop of Soyuz-2.1a lost contact with ground. It is not disaster, because main payload, MVL-300 satellite and second additional satellite Ainst-2D seemed to work fine. News was published by […]

Big day for Roscosmos Corporation – first launch from Vostochny is coming within hours !

There is nothing more to say: first launch from new Vostochny Cosmodrome ! UPDATE: April 27, 2016, 02:04 GMT – According to TASS news agency launch was postponed for later hour Most expensive investment of Roscosmos maybe since collapsing of USSR – new Vostochny Cosmodrome, placed at 51° 53′ N 128° 20′ E in Amur […]

ISS on new position

International Space Station was set to the new position before docking of Soyuz spacecraft planned on the beginning of June. Position was changed according to flight plan and was performed by Russian Mission Control Center placed in Korolev near Moscow. Maneuver was started and finished on April 13, 2016. Propulsion of Progress MS-02 spacecraft (which […]

Progress-MS 66P launched !

Today Roscosmos launched first Progress supply spacecraft to International Space Station. It was announced that mission is successful, robotic spacecraft is continuing flight to ISS. Punctually at 16:23:57 GMT Soyuz-2.1A started its engines in Baikonur Cosmodrome. Rocket core propulsion was started along with four boosters and Soyuz-2.1a started to lift over LC-31 in Baikonur Cosmodrome. Four RD107 engines and […]

Progress undocked before next resupply mission

On 30 March 2016 Progress 61P undocked from International Space Station to release free space for next resupply Progress spacecraft. Progress 61P remained docked since October 1, 2016, and left Zvezda module with load of trash and unnecessary equipment. It performed successful undocking on 30 March 2016 at 14:15:30 GMT (it was 24 hours later then it was originally planned […]

Fourth ISS orbit correction performed successfully !

Next maneuver of orbit changing were performed on 5 March 2016 by International Space Station before next Progress resupply robotic vehicle and Soyuz crewed spacecraft dockings. Next two dockings of Russian Soyuz and Progress spaceships are requiring slight course correction to be performed. As usual for orbit change Progress-29M docked to Zvezda module was utilized, […]