Baikonur Cosmodrome

Problems with Progress MS-07 still not fully explained

Roscosmos gave recently more details regarding not successful launch attempt of Soyuz-2.1A with Progress MS-07 performed on October 12, 2017 at Baikonur Cosmodrome. To remind whole situation: Progress MS-07 first launch attempt took place on October 12, 2017 from Launch Site 31/6 at Baikonur Cosmodrome at 09:32 UTC. Unfortunately seconds before ignition of the main engine second umbilical connection failed to Continue Reading The post Problems with Progress MS-07 still not fully explained appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Problems with Progress MS-07 during countdown, launch aborted seconds before lift off

Just seconds separated Soyuz-2.1A from lift off; rare anomaly forced to abort mission and moved it to next week. Launch of the Soyuz-2.1a with Progress MS-07 robotic spacecraft was scheduled for 09:23 UTC with planned mission duration of 3.5 hours. Unfortunately in spite of good weather and smooth preparations for launch, surprisingly one thing went wrong. Just few seconds before Continue Reading The post Problems with Progress MS-07 during countdown, launch aborted seconds before lift off appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Proton-M with Asiasat-9 communications satellite still on orbit

International Launch Services Proton-M rocket begun its mission to deliver to orbit communications satellite for Asia based operator. Proton-M almost performed perfect delivery of weighing 6141 kg communications satellite belonging to Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company. Manufactured by  Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) spacecraft bases on SSL-1300 satellite bus will cover with range of its 28 C band transponders, 32 Ku band transponders and additional Continue Reading The post Proton-M with Asiasat-9 communications satellite still on orbit appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

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. [...]