CREAM installed at EFU-2!

Today, on August 23,  Cosmic Ray Energetics and Mass Instrument was successfully installed at EFU-2 slot. CREAM, Cosmic Ray Energetics and Mass Instrument was delivered on August 14, 2017 inside not pressurized section of Dragon spacecraft, during CRS-12 mission. Device remained closed inside Dragon docked to Harmony module nadir berthing port. Instrument was send to ISS as part of NASA research Continue Reading The post CREAM installed at EFU-2! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Minotaur assembled at Cape Canaveral

Minotaur-4, converted ICBM missile, was successfully assembled at Launch Pad 46 at Cape Canaveral last Friday, August 19, 2017. Orbital ATK, operator of Minotaur-4, passed through assembly process at Launch Pad 46 last Friday. Rocket was delivered in parts and thanks to the fact, that rocket is solid fueled, assembling process was done safely directly at the launch pad. Minotaur-4 Continue Reading The post Minotaur assembled at Cape Canaveral appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Russian cosmonauts after 7.5 h spacewalk !

Two Russian cosmonauts performed on August 17, 2017, spacewalk to deploy several nanosatellites collect scientific samples and perform necessary maintenance of the Station. Russian cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Sergei Ryazansky from Roscosmos performed on last Friday long spacewalk. According to Mission Control Center it lasted 7.5 hours, one hour longer than it was originally planned. Main objective of this EVA was deploying Continue Reading The post Russian cosmonauts after 7.5 h spacewalk ! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Falcon-9 with Formosat-5 after test fire

SpaceX successfully performed test fire before their next launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. SpaceX finished most important test before planned for August 24 2017 launch of the Taiwan’s National Space Organization observation satellite Formosat-5  – preflight test fire of the first stage of Falcon-9. Falcon-9 was rolled out to the  Space Launch Complex 4-East launch site at Vandenberg Continue Reading The post Falcon-9 with Formosat-5 after test fire appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

H-IIA deliveres Michibiki-3 to orbit

JAXA decided finally to launch Michibiki-3 navigational satellite after one week of delay caused by problems with H-IIA rocket. It was 35th mission of H-IIA rocket. Primary objective was to deliver third from fourth JAXA navigational satellites. Michibiki-3 will support GPS system which is used in Japan, but suffers for some problems due the mountains and skyscrapers. These are preventing Continue Reading The post H-IIA deliveres Michibiki-3 to orbit appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]