Month
April 2017

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 following two months – this Continue Reading The post Three delayed missions by Arianespace already with new dates appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Three cosmonauts dismissed from active service in Roscosmos

Recently three cosmonauts received dismiss from active service in Roscosmos. According to official announcement given yesterday by Roscosmos State Corporation, three Cosmonauts will not anymore participate in Russian space program. Two were dismissed due the medical reasons and one resigned for his request. These trio are Sergei Volkov, Alexander Samokutyayev and Sergei Revin. Decision was announced and confirmed by the official press release Continue Reading The post Three cosmonauts dismissed from active service in Roscosmos appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Compromise between unions and French government reached – green light for Ariane 5 launch

French government managed to sign agreement with main unions at French Guiana, from where Company launches their Ariane, Soyuz and Vega rockets. Compromise was reached after one month of strikes and negotiations. Hopefully will open way for launch first delayed mission of Ariane 5 with two communication satellites: SGDC and Koreasat-7. It seems that Arianespace will be able to launch Ariane 5 from Kourou Continue Reading The post Compromise between unions and French government reached – green light for Ariane 5 launch appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Tianzhou-1 docked to Tiangong-2 space station

After two days of space journey first Chinese robotic cargo spacecraft reached Tiangong-2 space station and managed to docked yesterday to docking port after rendez vous on 385 km Low Earth Orbit. Three days ago on Thursday, April 20th Long March 7 was launched from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center to deliver to LEO orbit Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft. Mission of Tianzhou-1 Continue Reading The post Tianzhou-1 docked to Tiangong-2 space station appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Cygnus docked to International Space Station for the seventh time

Orbital ATK robotic cargo spacecraft Cygnus S.S. John Glenn successfully docked to International Space Station today. It was end of lasting four days space journey for Cygnus. Seventh mission conducted by Orbital ATK under CRS contract started on 18 April when ULA Atlas V rocket in 401 configuration lifted off from Cape Canaveral with extended version of Cygnus under the Continue Reading The post Cygnus docked to International Space Station for the seventh time appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]