Baikonur Cosmodrome

Soyuz 2-1A delivers 73 satellites during single flight on 14 July 2017!

Roscosmos launched on Friday Soyuz-2.1A rocket from launch site 31/6 at Baikonur Cosmodrome. In spite of Kanopus V-IK remote sensing satellite, rocket delivered also 72 various cubesat satellites weighing around 17 kg 1U sized up to 120 kg 6U sized. Rocket was launched punctually at 06:36 UTC. Rocket delivered payload inside cargo compartment of Fregat upper stage. Engines started at Continue Reading The post Soyuz 2-1A delivers 73 satellites during single flight on 14 July 2017! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

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. [...]

Progress MS-06 on orbit !

Progress MS-06 reached orbit on the top of the Soyuz-2.1a after successful launch from “Gagarin’s Start” launch site Baikonur Cosmodrome. Soyuz-2.1a was launched punctually at 9:20:13 UTC from legendary Launch Site 31/6 with weighing 7.3 t Progress MS-06 spacecraft on the top. Vehicle was filled with 2.7 t of supplies for crew members and also as only from presently utilized cargo spacecrafts Continue Reading The post Progress MS-06 on orbit ! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Soyuz rolled out before next cargo mission to ISS

Soyuz-2.1a rocket which will deliver Progress MS-06 cargo robotic spacecraft was rolled out yesterday to the Launch Pad 1 at Baikonur Cosmodrome. Progress with 2500 kg of payload encapsulated under fairing of Soyuz-2.1a begun pn Sunday its last journey on Earth. Yesterday on Sunday rocket was rolled out on special railed platform from assembly facility MIK-112. It was delivered to “Gagarin’s Start” Launch Continue Reading The post Soyuz rolled out before next cargo mission to ISS appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Proton returns with first flight after 12-month break

International Launch Services managed to return with their Proton rocket after problems with their launch vehicle, which caused 12-month break in ILS flight schedule. Success of today’s mission helped in rebuilding positive view of ILS which operates Russian Proton rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome. Proton which suffered for serious malfunction of the second stage during Intelsat-31 mission on 9th June 2016, showed Continue Reading The post Proton returns with first flight after 12-month break appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]