Roscosmos

Baikonur as UNESCO object!

Roscosmos State Corporation would like to see Baikonur Cosmodrome  UNESCO World Heritage List in future. Founded on  2 June 1955, currently rented by Russian state from Kazakhstan to at least 2050, Baikonur is something more than test range or a launch site. it is piece of history, place where first object (Sputnik-1) was launched and from first man in the Continue Reading The post Baikonur as UNESCO object! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

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. [...]

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 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. [...]

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. [...]