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. [...]

ULA wins contract for delivering Dream Chaser to orbit !

United Launch Alliance was selected officially as launch service provider for first two space missions of Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser space plane. Two flights are planned for 2020 and 2021 under CRS-2 contract signed between NASA and Sierra Nevada in January 2016. On July 22, 2017 Sierra Nevada and United Launch Alliance announced about signing contract for delivering Dream Chaser Continue Reading The post ULA wins contract for delivering Dream Chaser to orbit ! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Progress MS-05 leaves International Space Station

Russian cargo spacecraft Progress left International Space Station and ended lasting five months MS-05 resupply mission. Progress MS-05 was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome on February 22, 2017. Packed with 2.4 t of supplies for crew members performed lasting 48 hours space journey to dock after rendez vous to Pirs nadir docking port on 24 February. Progress delivered 2398 kg of Continue Reading The post Progress MS-05 leaves International Space Station appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Dream Chaser after another tow test

Sierra Nevada is still working on their Dream Chaser spacecraft. As Company has not yet built space certified version, work is still in progress – on Monday 17 July, Dream Chaser passed successfully another tow test at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, located at Edwards Air Force Base, California. It is important step before planned for the end of 2017 series Continue Reading The post Dream Chaser after another tow test appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Vega already at the launch site !

Arianespace Vega rocket was a rolled out on July 18, 2017 to its launch site ELV at Guiana Space Center. It is one of the last milestones before planned for 2nd August mission covering delivery of two Israeli satellites to GTO orbit. It will be tenth mission of Vega (Vettore Europeo di Generazione Avanzata – Advanced Generation European Carrier Rocket) solid Continue Reading The post Vega already at the launch site ! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]