46th ISS EVA already tomorrow!

Two NASA astronauts  Randy Bresnik and Joe Acaba are going to perform tomorrow EVA to maintain and service International Space Station. It will be third EVA on October 2017 after first two focused on replacing LEE latches on Canadarm2 robotic arm. First one was performed on October 5 and second on October 10. Last to be performed in October and Continue Reading The post 46th ISS EVA already tomorrow! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

NROL-52 spacecraft spotted on orbit

Launched on October 15, 2017 on the top of the Atlas V (421) classified National Reconnaissance Satellite was spotted by observers hours after launch. Rocket with NROL-52 payload was launched on 07:28 UTC on October 15, 2017, from SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral. After first phase of flight when rocket set its course to south-east it was impossible to track vehicle Continue Reading The post NROL-52 spacecraft spotted on orbit appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Progress arrives to International Space Station

Progress MS-07 arrived with 2.7 t of cargo to International Space Station and docked successfully to Pirs nadir docking port. Progress MS-07 was launched from Launch Site 31/6 at Baikonur Cosmodrome on October 14, 2017 on the top of the Soyuz-2.1a rocket. After spending two days on orbit it reached International Space Station yesterday, on October 16, 2017. Kurs guiding Continue Reading The post Progress arrives to International Space Station appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

NROL-52 classified GEo communications satellite delivered to orbit by Atlas V

United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket delivered for the fifth time in 2017 today to orbit classified spacecraft for National Reconnaissance Office after flawless launch from SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral. This launch was preceded by four not successful launch attempts which took place on October 5th, 6th, 7th and 14th. First two launch attempts were interrupted by poor weather conditions, Continue Reading The post NROL-52 classified GEo communications satellite delivered to orbit by Atlas V appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Successful launch of Soyuz-2.1a with Progress MS-07 on the top

After launch abort on October 12, 2017, Soyuz-2.1a finally managed to climb into the sky over the Baikonur Cosmodrome delivering to orbit Progress MS-07 robotic cargo spacecraft. Roscosmos still keeps silence on reasons for sudden launch abort performed seconds before igniting first stage of Soyuz-2.1a attempting to lift off from Baikonur Site 31 on Thursday morning. Launch date was set Continue Reading The post Successful launch of Soyuz-2.1a with Progress MS-07 on the top appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]