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  • Arianespace review board determines cause of Galileo launch anomaly

    SpaceFlight InsiderOctober 9th, 2014

    EVRY, Paris — On Aug. 22, Arianespace launched twin Galileo satellites from French Guiana’s Kourou spaceport. Poised atop a Soyuz ST-B, the satellites were the first functional satellites in the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Galileo constellation. Dubbed, Doresa and Milena, the satellites were destined for a circular orbit and the launch was initially deemed a […]

  • Four O3b satellites successfully launched atop Arianespace Souyz ST-B

    SpaceFlight InsiderJuly 10th, 2014

    At 2:55 PM (18:55 GMT) today, four O3b satellites lifted off from the Kourou Spaceport in French Guiana atop an Arianespace Soyuz ST-B. The mission delivered a new installation of O3b Networks’ space-based constellation of satellites designed to supply internet services and telecommunications with a fiber-optic network. 

  • Soyuz 2-1B rocket sends Meteor-M 2 spacecraft to orbit

    Jason RhianJuly 8th, 2014

    A Russian Soyuz-2-1B rocket successfully sent the Meteor-M 2 weather satellite to orbit. Liftoff occurred at 11:58:28 a.m. EDT (1558:28 GMT) from the Baikonur Cosmodrone in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, July 8. Today’s launch also included several secondary payloads including Scotland’s first satellite. In a strange twist, much like SpaceX’s June 21 launch attempt for the […]

  • Soyuz TMA-12M flight extended from 6 hours – to 2 days

    Jason RhianMarch 26th, 2014

    What started out with a flawless night launch atop a Soyuz FG rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrone in Kazakhstan on March 25 – has become a waiting game for the three crew members who rode fire atop the rocket in their Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft. What has been described as a “hiccup” in the rocket’s performance […]

  • Expedition 39 crew launches to ISS atop Soyuz-FG

    David DarlingMarch 25th, 2014

    The remaining Expedition 39 crew members, bound for the International Space Station (ISS), launched successfully today from the Baikonur Cosmodrome located in Kazakhstan atop a Soyuz FG rocket. The crew was comprised of Alexander Skvortsov, Oleg Artemyev, along with NASA astronaut Steve R. Swanson. Liftoff of the Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft took place at the very opening of the launch […]

  • Expedition 39 crew prepares to depart atop Russian Soyuz

    David DarlingMarch 24th, 2014

    The second half of the Expedition 39 crew bound for the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled to launch tomorrow, March 25, 2014 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome located in Kazakhstan. Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev, together with NASA astronaut Steve R. Swanson, will travel up to the ISS aboard Soyuz TMA-12M. This will mark the 121st […]