Roscosmos

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. [...]

Will NASA use Soyuz manned flights after 2020 ?

According to latest news given by TASS news agency we can expect that even after introducing two new manned spacecrafts, NASA will probably keep using Soyuz spacecraft for delivering astronauts to International Space Station. It seems that this confirms previous gossips from the late 2016, that both new manned Dragon by SpaceX and CST-100 by Boeing suffer for huge delay. Still Continue Reading The post Will NASA use Soyuz manned flights after 2020 ? 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. [...]

“Federation” delayed and moved from Vostochny to Baikonur

It seems that plans to leave Baikonur and switching to Vostochny Cosmodrome will not be as fast and easy as Roscosmos would like to. According to TASS, first launches of Federation spacecraft will be performed from legendary complex in Kazakhstan, not from the latest cosmodrome in eastern Russia. “Federation” spacecraft which was designed as successor of Soyuz vehicles still remains Continue Reading The post “Federation” delayed and moved from Vostochny to Baikonur appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Three cosmonauts dismissed from active service in Roscosmos

Recently three cosmonauts received dismiss from active service in Roscosmos. According to official announcement given yesterday by Roscosmos State Corporation, three Cosmonauts will not anymore participate in Russian space program. Two were dismissed due the medical reasons and one resigned for his request. These trio are Sergei Volkov, Alexander Samokutyayev and Sergei Revin. Decision was announced and confirmed by the official press release Continue Reading The post Three cosmonauts dismissed from active service in Roscosmos appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]