Soyuz-U/Progress MS-04 already rolled out !

Everything is ready – tomorrow launch of Soyuz-u rocket with Progress MS-04 on atop is closing with every hour. Penultimate cargo mission to International Space Station is progressing according to schedule. Yesterday long for 46 m and weighing 313 tons rocket was rolled out from MIK-112 Launcher Integration Facility, where integration process between rocket and […]

Soyuz MS-02 already on orbit !

Russian Soyuz MS-02 manned spacecraft was successfully launched today from Baikonur Cosmodrome on atop of Soyuz-FG rocket. Three members of Expedition 49-50 are already in space on their way to International Space Station. MS-02 had not easy launch campaign. After number of problems with spacecraft detected during assembling Soyuz MS-02 with Soyuz-FG rocket, everything seemed to […]

Progress MS-03 launched !

Russian robotic spacecraft Progress MS-03 was launched successfully from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan yesterday at 21:41 GMT. Roscosmos conducted second launch with cargo robotic spacecraft Progress-MS yesterday. It was penultimate Russian resupply mission to International Space Station and second flight of Progress-MS spacecraft in 2016. First mission of upgraded Progress started with launch on December 21, […]

First British astronaut finally on ISS – successful launch of ISS Expedition 46

Today is significant day for British contribution in Space conquest. Tim Peake is on ISS! For this moment Tim Peake was waiting probably whole life. He became first British astronaut who has been on International Space Station. Today at 11:03 GMT along with Tim Kopra of NASA and cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko lifted off from the […]

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 […]

ISS – Men on board! – Soyuz TMA-19M atop Soyuz-FG launch planned on 15th December 2015

SOYUZ FG rocket will be launched with Soyuz TMA-19M to ISS. It is planned expedition with two astronauts: Tim Kopra (USA) and Timothy Peake (GB) and cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko (RUS) from Baikonur, Kazakhstan (launch site LC-1). Different countries, different experiences. Sounds like trivia but it well describes  expedition 46/47 for ISS with launch planned from […]