International Space Station

Progress MS-05 leaves International Space Station

Russian cargo spacecraft Progress left International Space Station and ended lasting five months MS-05 resupply mission. Progress MS-05 was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome on February 22, 2017. Packed with 2.4 t of supplies for crew members performed lasting 48 hours space journey to dock after rendez vous to Pirs nadir docking port on 24 February. Progress delivered 2398 kg of Continue Reading The post Progress MS-05 leaves International Space Station appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Dragon delivered to Port of Los Angeles after 29 days in space

Capsule of the robotic cargo spacecraft Dragon was delivered Yesterday to Port of Los Angeles from where it will start its journey to another SpaceX facility. Dragon was launched on June 3, 2017 on the top of the Falcon-9 rocket from  LC-39A launch pad at Kennedy Space Center. It delivered to International Space Station 2708 kg of payload including 1002 kg Continue Reading The post Dragon delivered to Port of Los Angeles after 29 days in space appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

OA-7 mission ends with destructive reentry burn of Cygnus spacecraft

Orbital ATK Cygnus S.S. John Glenn spacecraft finished its OA-7 mission on Sunday with destructive reentry performed week after successful unberthing from Unity Nadir berthing port. Cygnus finished its lasting 43 days mission on Sunday. Vehicle was launched from the Cape Canaveral SLC-41  on the top of the Atlas V in enhanced configuration. Spacecraft delivered to ISS 3376 kg of Continue Reading The post OA-7 mission ends with destructive reentry burn of Cygnus spacecraft 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. [...]

Dragon after docking, CRS-11 at the halfway point

Dragon robotic spacecraft reached International Space Station yesterday delivering necessary supplies and scientific payload after lasting 48 hours space chase. Dragon reached ISS docking port for the second time, as this particular vehicle already was used for CRS mission in 2014 (CRS-4). Main difference between these two missions was launch vehicle.  On Saturday, when CRS-11 started from Kennedy Space Center Continue Reading The post Dragon after docking, CRS-11 at the halfway point appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]