Showing posts with label orbit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label orbit. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Progress MS-09 Space Freighter Sets Record Reaching ISS in Less Than Four Hours

Space Freighter
Progress MS-09 space freighter has managed to implement an ultra-quick scheme for reaching and docking with the International Space Station (ISS), which took less than four hours, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the Mission Control Center of the Roscosmos state space corporation.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites sent into orbit by single rocket

Twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites sent into orbit
China sent two satellites into orbit on a single carrier rocket for its domestic BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) on Monday.

Thursday, November 02, 2017

China's Reusable Launch Vehicle Expected to Debut in 2020

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp (CASC), a major space contractor, is collaborating with research institutes to develop a reusable launch vehicle and plans to make its maiden flight in 2020, Science and Technology Daily reported.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Soyuz-2.1a rocket delivers to orbit record number of satellites in Russia’s history

Soyuz rocket
The Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome has sent into a suborbital trajectory a record number of satellites, a source in Russia’s Roscosmos space corporation told TASS on Friday.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Indian Mars probe celebrates 1,000 days in orbit

The Indian Mars Orbiter Mission, also known as Mangalyaan, has completed 1,000 earth days in orbit around the Red Planet, exceeding all expectations of the low-cost mission, which was originally designed to last only six months.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Russian Proton-M rocket takes US satellite into orbit (VIDEO)

A Russian heavy-lift Proton-M rocket has been launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, taking an American communication satellite into space. This is Roscosmos’ first Proton-M launch this year.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020

China plans to conduct several manned space flights from 2019 to 2022, during which a 60-tonne space station will be assembled and built, said Wang Zhaoyao, director of China's manned space program office, Friday.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Space debris problem getting worse, say scientists

Scientists sounded the alarm Tuesday over the problems posed to space missions from orbital junk – the accumulating debris from mankind's six-decade exploration of the cosmos.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

China says its building new space capsule for low Earth orbit missions & Moon landings

China is developing a new spacecraft for missions in low Earth orbit and Moon landings, according to Chinese state media. Beijing is pursuing an independent space program, with the conquest Moon in the pipeline.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

SpaceX Scrubs Falcon Launch at Last Minute; Reschedules for Sunday

SpaceX scrubbed the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket seconds before liftoff on Saturday to investigate a possible problem with a steering system.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

All Eyes on ISRO’s Record Attempt to Send 104 Satellites in One Mission

ISRO has becomes a major competitor to US space launching companies due to its cost effectiveness. February 15 record mission will make ISRO Launchpad further attractive as costs will come down to approximately a third of what a SpaceX launch costs.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Loss of Progress space vehicle probably caused by ‘foreign particles’ in pump

Presence of foreign particles inside the engine’s pump or violations of assembly procedures that occurred in the process of engine’s manufacturing may have been to blame for the loss of the Progress MS-04 cargo space vehicle last December, the Russian space corporation Roscosmos said on Wednesday.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

After 10 Years of Development, Japan Launches Space Junk Collector Into Orbit

On Friday night Japan launched an unmanned spaceship containing a ‘space junk collector’ bound for the International Space Station (ISS). The "Kounotori" (stork in Japanese) was attached to an H-IIB rocket and departed from Tanegashima Island in the Kagoshima Prefecture.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Fragment of Russian Progress Cargo Spacecraft Found in Siberia

Russian Emergencies Ministry specialists have found a fragment of the Russian Progress MS-04 cargo spacecraft in Siberia, a ministry representative told RIA Novosti on Saturday.

Friday, December 02, 2016

No fragments of defunct Russian cargo spacecraft found at expected crash site

A search team of the fire-fighting garrison in the Ulug-Khemsky district of the Republic of Tyva in south Siberia has not found any fragments of the defunct Progress MS-04 spacecraft at the expected crash site, the regional emergencies services told TASS on Friday.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Contact lost with Progress spaceship carrying 2.6 tons of cargo to ISS

The Russian space agency has reported disruption of the data signal with its Progress cargo spaceship, which was launched to deliver 2.6 tons of supplies to the International Space Station (ISS).

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Russian spaceship Soyuz MS-03 docks at ISS with 3 astronauts aboard

A Russian Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft carrying three astronauts, including one American, docked with the International Space Station on Saturday, delivering the astronauts for a six-month mission orbiting Earth.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

NASA to invite private companies to install modules

U.S. space agency NASA has opened its door to allow private companies to install their own modules on the International Space Station.

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