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News Archive / Tagged: Baikonur Cosmodrome

  • Progress MS-11 launches toward ISS on 2-orbit trek

    Derek RichardsonApril 4th, 2019

    Russia launched a Soyuz 2.1a rocket with the latest Progress resupply freighter bound for the International Space Station.

  • Soyuz MS-12 trio launches toward ISS, joins Expedition 59 crew

    Michael ColeMarch 14th, 2019

    Cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch launched in their Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft to travel to the ISS for a six-month stay.

  • Update: Soyuz delivers EgyptSat-A into orbit, despite potential issue

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 21st, 2019

    Russia's Soyuz launcher delivered a satellite into orbit but a potential issue during launch may have prompted the fourth stage to perform extra work.

  • Blagovest-13L launched by Russian Proton rocket

    Heather SmithDecember 21st, 2018

    Lifting off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, a Russian Proton-M rocket soared into the sky to orbit a military satellite called Blagovest-13L.

  • Gallery: Soyuz FG rocket returns to service with MS-11 flight

    Jason RhianDecember 3rd, 2018

    BAIKONUR COSMODRONE, Kazkhstan. — A crew of three blasted off atop a Soyuz-FG rocket at 6:31 a.m. EST (11:31 GMT) on Dec. 3, 2018, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Nine minutes later, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, NASA astronaut Anne McClain and Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques were in orbit.

  • Crewed flights to ISS resume with Soyuz MS-11 launch

    Derek RichardsonDecember 3rd, 2018

    Normalcy begins to return to International Space Station operations as the crew of Soyuz MS-11 has successfully launched from Baikonur.

  • Soyuz-FG to return to flight with Progress MS-10 resupply mission

    Tomasz NowakowskiNovember 15th, 2018

    Russia’s Soyuz-FG is slated to return to flight with the launch of the Progress MS-10 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.

  • Soyuz MS-10 fails to reach orbit, crew safe – UPDATE

    Derek RichardsonOctober 11th, 2018

    The spacecraft's escape system safely pulled Soyuz MS-10 with its two-person crew away from the failed booster.

  • Progress MS-09 set for fast-track rendezvous with ISS

    Derek RichardsonJuly 7th, 2018

    Continuing a busy period for the International Space Station’s Expedition 56 crew, an automated Russian Progress cargo spacecraft is set to launch to the orbiting outpost. Liftoff is scheduled for 5:51 p.m. EDT (21:51 GMT) July 9, 2018, from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  • Soyuz MS-09 on its way to ISS after textbook launch

    Derek RichardsonJune 6th, 2018

    BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan — Three space flyers are on their way to the International Space Station after launching to orbit inside their Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft atop a Soyuz-FG rocket. Liftoff took place at 4:12 p.m. local time (7:12 a.m. EDT / 11:12 GMT) June 6, 2018.

  • Soyuz MS-09 rolled to Baikonur launch pad for Wednesday flight

    Derek RichardsonJune 5th, 2018

    BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan — A Russian Soyuz-FG rocket with the encapsulated Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft sits at Pad 1/5 and is set to launch three new crew members bound for the International Space Station to join Expedition 56.

  • Proton-M launches Blagovest 12L satellite for Russian Aerospace Forces

    Tomasz NowakowskiApril 18th, 2018

    The Russian military has expanded its fleet of communications satellites with the launch of the Blagovest 12L spacecraft on Wednesday, April 18.

  • Russia to launch Blagovest 12L military comsat April 18

    Tomasz NowakowskiApril 17th, 2018

    Russia is in the final stage of preparations to launch its Proton-M rocket with the Blagovest 12L military communications satellite. Liftoff is scheduled to take place at 6:12 p.m. EDT (22:12 GMT) April 18, 2018, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  • 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 lights up Kazakh sky to begin 2-day trek to ISS

    Derek RichardsonMarch 21st, 2018

    Lighting up the Kazakh Steppe at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, three fresh International Space Station crew members launched toward space to begin a two-day chase of the orbiting outpost. Soyuz MS-08 launched at 1:44 p.m. EDT (17:44 GMT) March 21, 2018.