Soyuz MS-05 already tomorrow!

Roscosmos confirmed officially that Soyuz-FG rocket with Soyuz spacecraft was already rolled out at Baikonur Cosmodrome and are waiting for launch planned for tomorrow. Soyuz-FG was rolled out yesterday on July 26 from assembly facility, to the launch Pad 1 known better as Gagarin’s Start. Rocket was delivered horizontally on special railed platform and next it was raised to horizontal Continue Reading The post Soyuz MS-05 already tomorrow! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

TDRS-M will be launched in August before Dragon CRS-12

NASA decided to launch TDRS-M satellite on the top of the Atlas V from SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral, before Dragon CRS-12 on the top of the Falcon-9 from LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. Recently during last preparations before encapsulation of TDRS-M under the payload fairing of Atlas V, satellite was seriously damaged. Problem caused delay of the TDRS-M mission. originally Continue Reading The post TDRS-M will be launched in August before Dragon CRS-12 appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

H-IIA • Michibiki-3

Japanese navigation satellite Michibiki-3 will operate under QZSS (Quasi Zenith Satellite System). Satellite was built on Mitsubishi DS-2000 bus and weighs 4700 kg. It will operate at least 15 years from GEO orbit. Satellite will be launched on the top of the H-IIA rocket from Tanegashima Space Center. The post H-IIA • Michibiki-3 appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

First Russian 3D printed satellite checked before deplyment by ISS crew members

First in the history of Russian space industry satellite fully printed on 3D printed soon will be deployed from International Space Station. The Tomsk-TPU-120 satellite was delivered to ISS in Spring 2016 and it seems that it finally will be deployed. Yesterday, on Monday July 24, crew members begun to prepare Tomsk to deployment planned for August 17, 2017. TPU-120, Continue Reading The post First Russian 3D printed satellite checked before deplyment by ISS crew members appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]