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News Archive / Tagged: Soyuz

  • Progress spacecraft departs ISS, another set to launch soon

    Derek RichardsonOctober 25th, 2022

    Russia’s Progress MS-19 resupply spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station to make way for a new freighter, set to arrive later this week.

  • Astronaut-cosmonaut crew seat exchange deal finalized

    Derek RichardsonJuly 15th, 2022

    A crew seat exchange deal has been formalized by NASA and Roscosmos and should see a Russian cosmonaut fly in Crew Dragon in September.

  • Arianespace, OneWeb suspend Soyuz launches indefinitely

    Derek RichardsonMarch 4th, 2022

    In response to Russia withdrawing its Soyuz support personnel from Europe’s South American space port, Arianespace has suspended all future launches atop the Russian rocket.

  • Soyuz rocket launches 9th batch of OneWeb satellites

    Theresa CrossAugust 23rd, 2021

    A Russian Soyuz rocket launched the ninth mission for the OneWeb internet constellation, which now numbers 288 satellites.

  • Soyuz MS-18 reaches International Space Station after 2 orbits

    Derek RichardsonApril 9th, 2021

    The Soyuz MS-18 crew took the express lane to the International Space Station, reaching the outpost less the four hours after leaving Earth.

  • 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.

  • ISS Expedition 64 crew launches to ISS in record time

    Cullen DesforgesOctober 16th, 2020

    On Wednesday, October 14 at 1:45 AM EDT, three astronauts and their Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft left the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to begin a six month mission to the International Space Station.

  • Yevgeny Mikrin, General Designer of Russian space program, dead at age 64

    Sean CostelloMay 5th, 2020

    The Russian space community is mourning the tragic loss of their General Designer, with Roscosmos confirming today that Yevgeny Anatolyevich Mikrin died in hospital on May 5, 2020, at the age of 64.

  • NASA astronaut assigned record-setting mission

    Derek RichardsonApril 23rd, 2019

    Having been aboard the International Space Station for about a month, NASA astronaut Christina Koch is set for an extended stay of about 11 months.

  • NASA planning to buy 2 more seats aboard Russian Soyuz spacecraft

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 16th, 2019

    NASA is looking to ensure uninterrupted access to the International Space Station while two commercial spacecraft finish development.

  • 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.

  • Pressure mounts on Commercial Crew as Russia plans to stop flying U.S. astronauts to ISS

    Jason RhianSeptember 5th, 2018

    Amidst worsening conditions between the United States and Russia, the contract that provides U.S. astronauts with transportation to and from the International Space Station - is a few months away from expiring. The close of this agreement coincides with the time that NASA and its commercial partners hope to conduct the first test flights of so-called "space taxis" to the orbiting lab.

  • Nick Hague set to become first member of 2013 astronaut class to fly

    Jason RhianJune 18th, 2018

    One of the 2013 class of astronauts is preparing himself for his flight into space. When Nick Hague takes to the skies in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft later this year, he will become the first of his class to fly.

  • 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.

  • U.S. astronauts may continue to launch aboard Soyuz into 2020

    Curt GodwinJune 23rd, 2017

    According to a report from the Russian news agency TASS, not only will U.S. astronauts launch to the International Space Station (ISS) in a Soyuz spacecraft through 2019, but also there is a strong possibility that Boeing will engage their Russian counterpart to continue the service through 2020.