Russian Investigation Satellite Successfully Launched

A small Russian spacecraft lifted last Thursday started its mission in reporting a close Earth-imaging platform which can be used for future satellites. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Soyuz 2-1v is the modified version of the Soyuz rocket family. According to RussianSpaceWeb.com, the spacecraft is designed to provide scientists and astronomers with […]

ISS after another reboost and orbit correction

International Space Station performed short boost yesterday to correct its orbit before planned for following weeks undocking of Soyuz MS-02 from Poisk zenith docking port.  Crew members inside International Space Station surely are cot days before following undocking planned for 10th April. Three members of Expedition 50: Sergey Ryzhikov, Andrei Borisenko (Roscosmos) and NASA astronaut […]

Delay of first flight of crewed Dragon spacecraft

According to NASA flight schedule published on 12 December, first flight for manned version of Dragon spacecraft is delayed. It is second delayed test flight under  NASA’s Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program – in May Boeing announced about delay with their CST-100 spacecraft. Surely it is not situation, which could be called desirable both by […]

Soyuz

Soyuz, the Russian spacecraft was first invented in the Soviet Union. Back in the 1960s, Soviet Union started launching missions on it. Its first unmanned mission was sent on November 28, 1966. After the Soviet Union, Russia has been sending cosmonauts on space missions, and hence Soyuz became renowned for its space mission into the […]

Soyuz MS-04 already on Earth

Soyuz MS-04 capsule with Peggy Whitson (NASA), commander Fyodor Yurchikhin (Roscosmos) and NASA flight engineer Jack Fischer returned safely to Earth after spending 135 days at docking port of Poisk ISS module since docking on April 20, 2017. Trio get inside Soyuz MS-04 vehicle on Saturday, September 2, 2017. At 18:41 UTC they closed hatch of […]

Counting days to Soyuz MS-05 mission

ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazansky and NASA astronaut Randolph Bresnik were officially accepted as crew for Soyuz MS-05.  According to TASS Russian inter-departmental commission accepted today ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli (third flight to ISS), Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazansky and NASA astronaut Randolph Bresnik (both will fly to ISS for the second time in […]

Will NASA use Soyuz manned flights after 2020 ?

According to latest news given by TASS news agency we can expect that even after introducing two new manned spacecrafts, NASA will probably keep using Soyuz spacecraft for delivering astronauts to International Space Station. It seems that this confirms previous gossips from the late 2016, that both new manned Dragon by SpaceX and CST-100 by Boeing […]

Three delayed missions by Arianespace already with new dates

After lasting for a month strikes in French Guiana, Arianespace suffered for delays in their launch schedule. Three missions planned for last weeks were postponed and Company was forced to launch them in May and June. Now we know precise dates of following three launches from Guiana Space Center. Five satellites in during three flights in […]