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News Archive / Tagged: Kazakhstan

  • ISS Expedition 63 crew returns home safely

    Cullen DesforgesOctober 22nd, 2020

    On October 21, 2020, the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft carrying the Expedition 63 crew members departed the International Space Station, successfully returning NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, and Russian Cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner back to planet Earth at a landing site in Kazakhstan.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Proton-M blasts off from Baikonur with AsiaSat 9 telecom satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 28th, 2017

    International Launch Services (ILS) successfully conducted its third mission this year, launching its workhorse Proton-M rocket carrying the AsiaSat 9 communications satellite into orbit. The launcher lifted off at exactly 18:52 UTC (14:52 EDT) on Thursday, September 28, from Site 200/39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  • Proton-M launches from Baikonur with Amazonas 5 telecom satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 11th, 2017

    International Launch Services (ILS) has successfully launched into space its Proton-M rocket carrying the Amazonas 5 communications satellite for Spanish operator Hispasat. The launch was conducted on Sept. 11 at 19:23 GMT (3:23 p.m. EDT) from Site 200/39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  • Proton-M launches military satellite into orbit

    Tomasz NowakowskiAugust 17th, 2017

    A military communications satellite, known as Blagovest 11L, has been successfully launched into space by a Proton-M / Briz-M heavy-lift rocket. The launch vehicle thundered off from Site 81/24 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at exactly 4:07 a.m. local time on Thursday, Aug. 17 (22:07 GMT / 6:07 p.m. EDT on Aug. 16).

  • Proton-M returns to flight with launch of EchoStar 21

    Tomasz NowakowskiJune 8th, 2017

    After a delay of nearly one year, International Launch Services (ILS) launched the EchoStar 21 communications satellite atop a Proton-M rocket from Site 81/24 at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Liftoff took place at 11:45 p.m. EDT on June 7 (03:45 GMT on June 8), 2017.

  • Three nations, one landing: Expedition 49 crew members return safely to Earth

    Jason RhianOctober 30th, 2016

    Three expedition crew members returned to Earth last night via there Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft. The trio, each hailing from a different nation and space agency set down at 11:58 p.m. EDT (9:58 a.m. Oct. 30, local time) Kazakhstan.

  • Expedition 49 trio ready to leave International Space Station

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 29th, 2016

    Wrapping up their 115-day stay in space, the Expedition 49 trio will depart from the International Space Station (ISS) tonight to land on the steppe of Kazakhstan, southeast of Zhezkazgan. The crew has already packed up and is ready for the upcoming three-and-a-half hour return flight to Earth.

  • Expedition 49 trio en route to ISS after flawless launch from Baikonur

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 19th, 2016

    The Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft finally launched out of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan after being plagued by technical problems and delays. The spacecraft, with a trio of Expedition 49 astronauts and cosmonauts, is on a two-day trek to the International Space Station (ISS).

  • Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft finally ready for launch

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 17th, 2016

    After delays triggered by technical difficulties, the upcoming crewed mission to the International Space Station (ISS), designated Soyuz MS-02, is finally ready for its launch from Kazakhstan. The spacecraft, with the Expedition 49 trio aboard, will fly atop a Soyuz-FG booster at 4:05 a.m. EDT (08:05 GMT) Oct. 19 from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

  • First Soyuz MS spacecraft successfully launches with next Space Station crew

    Tomasz NowakowskiJuly 6th, 2016

    Thundering off from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, a Soyuz-FG rocket lit up the early morning sky, marking the first launch of Russia’s upgraded Soyuz MS spacecraft. The mission, carrying a trio of future International Space Station (ISS) inhabitants, was launched exactly at 4:36 a.m. MSK (01:36 GMT) on Thursday, July 7, 2016.

  • Proton-M successfully lofts Eutelsat 9B communications satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiJanuary 29th, 2016

    ILS has successfully conducted its first flight of 2016, sending the Eutelsat 9B communications satellite to orbit. Liftoff of the Proton-M rocket carrying the spacecraft took place at 5:20 p.m. EST (22:20 GMT) from Launch Pad 39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  • Proton-M rocket carrying Eutelsat 9B communications satellite set for launch from Baikonur

    Tomasz NowakowskiJanuary 28th, 2016

    The ILS company is set to launch its Proton-M rocket on Friday, Jan. 29. The booster is being sent aloft to deliver the Eutelsat 9B communications satellite to orbit. Liftoff is scheduled to take place at 5:20 p.m. EST (22:20 GMT) from Launch Pad 39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  • Russian Proton-M lifts Garpun military satellite to orbit

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 14th, 2015

    A Russian Proton-M rocket has successfully launched the Garpun 12L (meaning “harpoon” in Russian) military communications satellite into orbit on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 7:19 p.m. EST (00:19 GMT on Sunday, Dec. 13). Liftoff of the rocket took place from Site 81/24 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.