Soyuz prepared to deliver to orbit infra red observation satellite from Baikonur

Soyuz 2-1A rocket with Fregat-M upper stage was delivered today on railed platform to Site 31/6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Rocket will deliver Kanopus-V-IK, observation satellite for Roscosmos along with 73 other spacecrafts from different companies and organizations. Launch is planned for Friday, at 06:36 UTC. Satellite was originally developed as Kanopus-V 2 by NPO VNII Elektromekhaniki with the Continue Reading The post Soyuz prepared to deliver to orbit infra red observation satellite from Baikonur appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Counting days to Soyuz MS-05 mission

ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazansky and NASA astronaut Randolph Bresnik were officially accepted as crew for Soyuz MS-05.  According to TASS Russian inter-departmental commission accepted today ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli (third flight to ISS), Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazansky and NASA astronaut Randolph Bresnik (both will fly to ISS for the second time in their career) as primary crew Continue Reading The post Counting days to Soyuz MS-05 mission appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Chinese students started new space experiment close to Beijing

Group of students will test possibility of living inside self-sustainable space station where all  resources are provided mainly thank to complex recycling process. Four students from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics were closed inside two chamber bunker close to Beijing for following 200 days on Sunday, July 9. Whole complex is known as Lunar Palace 1 will serve as place for Continue Reading The post Chinese students started new space experiment close to Beijing appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

XARM accepted by NASA and JAXA

Both agencies which were involved in the project of Hitomi (Astro-H) satellite decided to create replacement for one of the most advanced  X-ray astronomy satellite in recent years. To remind, mission of the Hitomi finished with disaster of the satellite few weeks after launch. Problems with Astro-H (Hitomi) satellite started few weeks after launch from  Tanegashima Space Center, Japan at 17 February Continue Reading The post XARM accepted by NASA and JAXA appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

SpaceX delivers Intelsat-35E to orbit after flawless flight

This time SpaceX delivered on the top of their Falcon-9 rocket Intelsat-35E communications satellite. Launch was finished with success, sadly this time we did not see spectacular landing of the rocket’s booster. Finally after two failed attempts SpaceX managed to deliver to orbit Intelsat-35E. Mission was planned originally to be third in a row after Bulgariasat-1 delivered on 23 June Continue Reading The post SpaceX delivers Intelsat-35E to orbit after flawless flight appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]