Soyuz MS-06 docks after 6 hours flight

Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft with three crew members aboard docked automatically to ISS Poisk module. After launch performed from launch pad 1/5 at Baikonur Cosmodrome at 21:17 UTC yesterday, Soyuz MS-06 had reached low earth orbit and begun its chase after International Space Station. Russian commander Alexander Misurkin, NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and  NASA astronaut Joe Acaba had not much work Continue Reading The post Soyuz MS-06 docks after 6 hours flight appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Soyuz MS-06 launched !

Two cosmonauts and one astronaut begun their journey to International Space Station on September 12, 2017. This time inside Soyuz MS-06 their places took Russian commander Alexander Misurkin  with one space flight in his career, NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei performing first space mission and serving as first flight engineer took left seat and NASA astronaut Joe Acaba with two Continue Reading The post Soyuz MS-06 launched ! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Proton-M delivers Amazonas-5 to orbit

ILS Proton-M rocket delivered to orbit Hispasat Amazonas-5 communications satellite on September 11, 2017. Russian rocket operated by International Launch Services performed its 415th flight flawlessly. Amazonas-5 satellite was correctly delivered to its designated orbit after lasting over nine hours mission. Built by SSL for Spanish hispasat satellite operator spacecraft reported its good condition after reaching 35286 km x 4450 km Continue Reading The post Proton-M delivers Amazonas-5 to orbit appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Get ready for Amazonas-5

International Launch Services finishes last preparations before launch of Proton-M rocket with Hispasat Amazonas-5 communications satellite on the top. This is the second launch of the Proton-M in the 2017 and 95th launch of Proton rocket operated by ILS. Launch is planned for 19:23 UTC from Pad 39 at  Baikonur Cosmodrome. Amazonas-5 communications satellite operated by Hispasat and built by  Space Continue Reading The post Get ready for Amazonas-5 appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Echostar-3 retired after over 7200 days in space

After problems with communication between ground control center and Echostar-3 satellite problem was resolved and contact with spacecraft was resumed. It made possible decommissioning spacecraft and moving it to its final orbit. Echostar remains on orbit since October 5, 1997 when it was launched on the top of the Atlas-2AS rocket from LC-36B launch site at Cape Canaveral. Satellite spent Continue Reading The post Echostar-3 retired after over 7200 days in space appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]