More details about Soyuz anomaly during launch of Glonass-M

Recent problems which appeared during last launch performed from Plesetsk cosmodrome were related with last stage of Soyuz-2.1B. Anomaly appeared during mission of Soyuz-2.1B/Glonass-M which started on May 29, 2016 at 08:45 GMT from Plesetsk cosmodrome. Mission was planned as part of modernization program of Russian GLONASS (Globalnaya Navigationnaya Sputnikovaya Sistema-Global Orbiting Navigation Satellite System) […]

Thales Alenia grabs new contract !

O3b is going to remain customer of Thales Alenia Space / Arianespace tandem for next few years. Contract announced on Cannes on 10 December 2015 consist manufacturing next eight satellites to improve capabilities of O3b. Contract value was not precisely stated, but previously O3B acquired $460 million from investors for finishing constellation of satellites. It seems that […]

Kanopus-ST (Kosmos-2511) lost contact with ground control

It seems that announced success of launching Kanopus-ST military satellite seemed to be premature.  Mission of Kanopus-ST was started at 5 December 2015 (post about launch is here) and seemed that will be success. Unfortunately Kosmos-2511 lost contact with ground control and it seemed that became space debris. It was announced that satellite failed to separate […]

Russian military satellites successfully launched yesterday – Kosmos-2511 and Kosmos-2512 on orbit

Russian Ministry of Defense announced that launching of two satellites, Kosmos-2511 and Kosmos-2512, was ended with success. Mission of two Kosmos satellites was firstly scheduled to February 2015. It was postponed to December 9th, but it seems that everything went more than correct and yesterday, on 17:03 Moscow Time, Satellites were launched. Both Kosmos-2511 and […]

Standing between giants – Next Galileo satellites launch planned from Guiana on 17th December 2015

Next two satellites from Galileo program are going to be launched with Arianespace rocket from Guiana Space Centre launch site LCS. Galileo navigation was created by ESA to provide highly acccurate system under civilian management with extended capabilities in emergency applications. Also being independent from Russian Glonass and American GPS have been developed to provide European Union navigation […]

Old but gold – First Progress-MS supply mission for ISS already on 21st November 2015

Planned launch of Progress-MS unmanned spacecraft with supplies for ISS with Soyuz-2.1a rocket from launch sit LC-31 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Progress spaceship has long history in ISS program. Designed back in the seventies as a supply spaceship for Salyut and Mir space stations. After Mir reentry, Progress became cargo spacecraft of choice for ISS resupplying […]