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CRS-12 Dragon Returns to Earth

After 30 days in space Dragon CRS-12 robotic cargo spacecraft undocked from Harmony module nadir docking port. SpaceX Dragon CRS-12 was launched on the top of the Falcon-9 rocket from LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center on August 14, 2017, at 18:31 UTC. After lasting two days space chase it reached and docked to ISS harmony nadir docking port on August Continue Reading The post CRS-12 Dragon Returns to Earth appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Finish after 20 years – Cassini crashes into Saturn

Yesterday first artificial satellite of Saturn finished its lasting 20 years mission with destructive landing on Saturn. Joint mission of NASA, ESA and Italian ASI space agency finally reached its end on Friday September 15, 2017. Cassini space probe launched on 15 October 1997 on the top of the Titan 401B/Centaur rocket crashed into Saturn after 162 targeted flybys of Saturn’s moons Continue Reading The post Finish after 20 years – Cassini crashes into Saturn appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

MS-05 docked to ISS after short space pursuit !

Soyuz MS-05 finally reached International Space Station after lasting six hours space journey with three crew members inside: Commander Sergey Ryazansky (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer 1 Paolo Nespoli (ESA, Italy) and Flight Engineer 2 Randy Bresnik (NASA). Soyuz-FG with MS-05 vehicle was rolled out on July 26 from assembly facility to Launch Pad 1 Gagarin’s Start. As usual crew members were preparing Continue Reading The post MS-05 docked to ISS after short space pursuit ! 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. [...]

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. [...]