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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. [...]

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. [...]

X-37B delivered to orbit

Experimental USAF space plane X-37B was delivered today by the SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket to Low Earth Orbit. It was first launch of X-37B by Falcon-9 rocket in the history. The 41st launch of Falcon-9 rocket was unique and clearly shows intentions of SpaceX for following years – getting into military contracts. Boeing X-37B, experimental robotic space plane, always launch on Continue Reading The post X-37B delivered to orbit appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Soyuz MS-04 already on Earth

Soyuz MS-04 capsule with Peggy Whitson (NASA), commander Fyodor Yurchikhin (Roscosmos) and NASA flight engineer Jack Fischer returned safely to Earth after spending 135 days at docking port of Poisk ISS module since docking on April 20, 2017. Trio get inside Soyuz MS-04 vehicle on Saturday, September 2, 2017. At 18:41 UTC they closed hatch of their vehicle and begun last Continue Reading The post Soyuz MS-04 already on Earth appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]