SpaceX Leading the Way of Commercial Launch Market, Next is Russia? 

Five years ago, Russia controlled approximately half of the world commercial launch business with its huge numbers of rockets, which include Proton boosters. On the other hand, technical issues with this booster and stern competition from other renowned launchers like SpaceX, has considerably eroded their share. This 2018, it might just have approximately 10% of […]

The US Offers to Use its Space Suits Instead of Russian for Spacewalks

The United States offers to use its US-made space suits instead of the Russian-made Orlan suits in conducting spacewalks outside the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway. According to the source, the foreign partners explained the request because Russia is not producing space suits which are designated for the Moon, also noting that keeping two different sets of […]

Space Exploration: From Sputnik 1 To the Company That Plans to Send People to Mars

The first artificial satellite inaugurated the human adventure in space 60 years ago. Since then, powers like the United States and Russia have invested in missions to uncover the secrets of the universe. ‘Sputnik 1‘, the first artificial satellite in history, was launched by the Soviet Union on October 4, 1957, from somewhere near the […]

ExoMars orbiter is now ready to search for life on Mars

After a year of “aerobraking” that ended in February, The ESA-Roscosmos joint ventured rover-Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) has finally reached its target orbit around Mars. In about two weeks’ time, the European Space Agency and Roscosmos orbiter will commence its operation of scanning the Martian atmosphere in search of traces gases, including those which could […]

Soyuz MS-07 launched !

Following two days will be quite busy on International Space Station. Soyuz MS-07 already begun its journey to the Station, Dragon CRS-13 was launched on Friday and already docked with supplies to Earth facing Harmony module docking port. Dragon with 1560 kg of pressurized and 645 kg of unpressurized cargo was launched on the top […]

Soyuz MS-05 returns to Earth

Finally after 139 days in space Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy, Randy Bresnik (NASA) and ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli returned to Earth. Soyuz MS-05 finished its mission with successful landing today at Kazakhstan near Dzezkazgan city at 08:37 UTC. Landing was performed flawlessly without any problems from the moment of separation with ISS until touch down. Three crew […]

Problems with Progress MS-07 still not fully explained

Roscosmos gave recently more details regarding not successful launch attempt of Soyuz-2.1A with Progress MS-07 performed on October 12, 2017 at Baikonur Cosmodrome. To remind whole situation: Progress MS-07 first launch attempt took place on October 12, 2017 from Launch Site 31/6 at Baikonur Cosmodrome at 09:32 UTC. Unfortunately seconds before ignition of the main […]

Proton-M with Asiasat-9 communications satellite still on orbit

International Launch Services Proton-M rocket begun its mission to deliver to orbit communications satellite for Asia based operator. Proton-M almost performed perfect delivery of weighing 6141 kg communications satellite belonging to Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company. Manufactured by  Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) spacecraft bases on SSL-1300 satellite bus will cover with range of its 28 C band transponders, 32 […]

MS-05 docked to ISS after short space pursuit !

Soyuz MS-05 finally reached International Space Station after lasting six hours space journey with three crew members inside: Commander Sergey Ryazansky (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer 1 Paolo Nespoli (ESA, Italy) and Flight Engineer 2 Randy Bresnik (NASA). Soyuz-FG with MS-05 vehicle was rolled out on July 26 from assembly facility to Launch Pad 1 Gagarin’s Start. As […]