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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. [...]

Soyuz MS-03 has landed !

Commander Oleg Novitskiy and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet returned safely to Earth inside Soyuz MS-03.  Mission of the return of two crew members was finished yesterday. For Pesquet and Novitskiy this means of their space journey inside ISS – both reached Rassvet Nadir docking port of the International Space Station inside MS-03 spacecraft on November 19, 2016, two days after launch. Continue Reading The post Soyuz MS-03 has landed ! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Lesson learned? Problems with Schiaparelli EDM started already on Earth.

On May 24 ESA announced end of the investigation, which continued since anomaly and crash of the Schiaparelli EDM on Mars surface on October 19, 2016. Lander was destroyed after it hit into Mars surface after seven months of space journey, which started on March 14, 2017. During attempt of controlled reentry and landing EDM lander created by Thales Alenia Space and Continue Reading The post Lesson learned? Problems with Schiaparelli EDM started already on Earth. appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Sentinel-5P launch delayed and scheduled for August 2017

Next satellite operating under Copernicus program will not be launched according to schedule. Sentinel-5P, which should reach orbit on the top of the Rockot launch vehicle in June this year will be launched two months later. This launch was contracted by ESA, operator of the Copernicus, to Eurockot Launch Services GmbH, joined venture company owned   by EADS Astrium and Khrunichev State Research and Continue Reading The post Sentinel-5P launch delayed and scheduled for August 2017 appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]