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  • 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.

  • Progress MS-07 launches toward the International Space Station

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 14th, 2017

    Russia's Progress MS-07 cargo craft launched toward the International Space Station (ISS) at 4:46 a.m. EDT (08:46 GMT) Oct. 14, 2017, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome located in Kazakhstan. The cargo vessel was sent aloft atop a Soyuz 2.1a rocket with liftoff taking place two days later than originally planned as the first attempt was scrubbed because of an undisclosed issue within the final minute of the countdown.

  • Launch of Soyuz 2.1a with Progress MS-07 scrubbed seconds before liftoff

    Derek RichardsonOctober 12th, 2017

    Less than a minute before it was to take to the skies to deliver the Progress MS-07 cargo freighter to the International Space Station, an unknown issue with the Soyuz 2.1a launch vehicle prompted a rare scrub for the Russian space agency’s workhorse rocket. Liftoff was expected at 5:32 a.m. EDT (09:32 GMT) Oct. 12, 2017, from Site 31 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  • Soyuz rocket sends 73 satellites into 3 different orbits

    Derek RichardsonJuly 14th, 2017

    Launching from Baikonur Cosmodrome on a sunny July day was a Soyuz-2.1a rocket carrying Kanopus-V-IK and 72 other small satellites. Liftoff took place at 12:36 p.m. Kazakh time (2:36 a.m. EDT / 06:36 GMT) on July 14, 2017.

  • Multiple fatalities prompt Roscosmos to step up safety measures

    Curt GodwinJuly 11th, 2017

    The death of two workers following the June 14, 2017, launch of a Soyuz rocket carrying the Progress MS-06 resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station has prompted Roscosmos officials to step up safety efforts.

  • Progress MS-06 freighter on its way to space station

    Derek RichardsonJune 14th, 2017

    Taking to overcast skies at 5:20 a.m. EDT (09:20 GMT) June 14, 2017, from Site 31 at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, a modernized Soyuz 2.1a rocket powered toward orbit. Three stages and nine minutes later, the Progress MS-06 freighter was deployed into its proper orbit to begin a two-day, 34-orbit journey to the International Space Station.

  • Russia postpones two rocket launches

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 8th, 2016

    Russia’s Roscosmos State Corporation announced Sept. 1 the decision to postpone its two rocket launches slated for October this year. According to the corporation’s press service, the liftoff of the Proton-M rocket with the EchoStar 21 satellite was rescheduled from Oct. 10 to Nov. 23, while the launch of Soyuz-2.1a booster carrying the Kanopus-V-IK spacecraft was postponed from October to Dec. 22.

  • Vostochny Cosmodrome debuts with the successful launch of a Soyuz-2.1a rocket

    Tomasz NowakowskiApril 27th, 2016

    Roscosmos has successfully conducted the first launch from Russia's newly built Vostochny Cosmodrome, located in the country’s Far East. A Soyuz-2.1a rocket, carrying a trio of Russian satellites, became the first vehicle to lift off from the just-opened spaceport.

  • Inaugural Vostochny launch delayed 24 hours

    Derek RichardsonApril 26th, 2016

    The planned first launch of a Soyuz rocket from Russia's newly built Vostochny Cosmodrome, located in the country's Far East, was postponed 24 hours, according to the Russian News Agency TASS. The reason behind the Soyuz-2.1a launch delay has not been made clear, however.

  • Russia’s Vostochny spaceport to debut with the launch of Soyuz-2.1a rocket

    Tomasz NowakowskiApril 25th, 2016

    After being troubled by numerous setbacks and delays, Russia’s Vostochny Cosmodrome is finally ready and all set for its debut launch this week. The spaceport, located in the Amur Region in the Russian Far East, will inaugurate its operations with the flight of a Soyuz-2.1a rocket carrying a trio of satellites.

  • Progress MS cargo craft heads to Space Station after successful liftoff

    Tomasz NowakowskiMarch 31st, 2016

    The second mission in the Progress MS series, designated MS-2, is currently on its two-day trek to the International Space Station (ISS) after it was successfully launched atop a Soyuz 2.1a rocket from Site 31/6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  • Russian Progress MS spacecraft set to deliver cargo to space station

    Tomasz NowakowskiMarch 30th, 2016

    The second mission of the Russian Progress MS cargo ship design, designated MS-2, is ready to start its two-day journey to the International Space Station (ISS). The spacecraft is set to be launched atop a Soyuz 2.1a rocket at 12:23 p.m. EDT (16:23 GMT) on March 31 from Site 31/6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  • Progress MS-1 cargo ship launches on two-day trek to ISS

    Derek RichardsonDecember 21st, 2015

    The first of a new generation of Russian Progress cargo resupply spacecraft was launched on a two-day trek to the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday, Dec. 21. It is hoped this new vehicle will help renew confidence in the family of craft after an embarrassing failure.