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News Archive / Tagged: Roscosmos

  • Russian Rokot launcher to orbit Sentinel-3B Earth-observing satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiApril 23rd, 2018

    A Russian Rokot launch vehicle is poised to launch the European Sentinel-3B Earth-observing satellite to orbit at 1:57 p.m. EDT (17:57 GMT) April 25, 2018, from Site 133/3 at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome. 

  • Putin lays out priorities of Russia’s space program on Cosmonautics Day

    Tomasz NowakowskiApril 15th, 2018

    Russian President Vladimir Putin made remarks regarding essential elements of his nation’s space program on Thursday, April 12, when the country celebrated Cosmonautics Day.

  • International Space Station crew size doubles with Soyuz MS-08 docking

    Derek RichardsonMarch 24th, 2018

    The International Space Station returned to its full crew compliment of six people after the three-person Soyuz MS-08 docked with the orbiting outpost to join the ongoing Expedition 55.

  • Gallery: Soyuz MS-08 launches toward ISS

    Derek RichardsonMarch 21st, 2018

    In the sparsely populated Kazakh Steppe in Kazakhstan, Russia's state-run space corporation, Roscosmos, launched three people to the International Space Station. Soyuz MS-08 lifted off pad 1/5 at 1:44 p.m. EDT (17:44 GMT) March 21, 2018, from Baikonur Cosmodrome.

  • Soyuz MS-08 trio set for 2-day flight to ISS

    Derek RichardsonMarch 20th, 2018

    Three more people are set to leave Earth to live aboard the International Space Station for about five months. They are slated to launch in their Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft at 1:44 p.m. EDT (05:44 GMT) March 21, 2018, from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  • Former Vostochny Cosmodrome construction boss sentenced to jail for mass fraud

    Tomasz NowakowskiMarch 1st, 2018

    Yury Khrizman, the former head of Dalspetsstroy, a major state contractor responsible for the construction of Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia’s Far East, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for mass corruption.

  • Space station trio returns to Earth after record-setting mission

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 28th, 2018

    Three members of the International Space Station’s Expedition 54 crew returned to Earth on Feb. 27, 2018. Riding in their Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft, the trio blazed through the atmosphere and landed on the snow-covered Kazakh Steppe in Kazakhstan.

  • Progress MS-08 cargo spacecraft arrives at ISS with food, fuel and supplies

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 15th, 2018

    After spending two days catching up with the International Space Station, the Progress MS-08 Russian cargo freighter docked with the orbiting outpost, bringing several metric tons of supplies for Expedition 54 and future crews.

  • Progress MS-08 cargo ship launches on two-day trek to ISS

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 13th, 2018

    After a two-day launch delay, Progress MS-08, an autonomous Russian cargo spacecraft, is on its way to the International Space Station.

  • Launch of Progress MS-08 space station cargo freighter scrubbed

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 11th, 2018

    It was deja vu for the Russian state-run space corporation Roscosmos. Less than a minute before its planned launch to the International Space Station, the Progress MS-08 cargo mission was scrubbed. The issue appeared similar in nature to one that occurred in October 2017.

  • Soyuz-2.1a launches from Vostochny with 11 satellites

    Tomasz NowakowskiFebruary 2nd, 2018

    Russia conducted its first orbital mission of 2018 on Thursday, February 1, by launching a Soyuz-2.1a rocket with 11 satellites into space. The mission got underway under mostly clear skies and carried payloads from Germany as well as the U.S.

  • Russia restores contact with AngoSat-1 satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 29th, 2017

    Russia has stated that it has restored contact with Angola’s first satellite, AngoSat-1, that was launched by a Zenit rocket on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. 

  • Progress MS-06 freighter undocks from ISS

    Derek RichardsonDecember 28th, 2017

    Closing out visiting vehicle comings-and-goings for 2017, the unpiloted Russian Progress MS-06 cargo spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station in preparation for an eventual deorbit into Earth’s atmosphere.

  • Zenit rocket launches AngoSat-1 but ground control loses contact

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 27th, 2017

    A Russian-Ukrainian Zenit rocket was launched on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, with the aim of delivering into orbit Angola’s first satellite, known as AngoSat-1. However, it appears that contact with the spacecraft was lost after its deployment into orbit.

  • 3-person Soyuz MS-07 docks with ISS

    Derek RichardsonDecember 19th, 2017

    The population of the International Space Station returned to six people when Soyuz MS-07 with three fresh crew members autonomously docked with the outpost's Rassvet module. Contact between the two vehicles occurred at 3:39 a.m. EST (08:39 GMT) Dec. 19, 2017.