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January 21, 2019

The meeting ceremony of the crew of the 55 / 56th long expedition to the ISS (Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel and Richard Arnold) was held today. After the rehabilitation period, the expedition members met again in Star City, where Dmitry Rogozin, General Director of Roscosmos State Corporation, Narmin Shiraliyeva, Minister of Culture of the Moscow Region, and other honored guests met to greet them. Following a long-term tradition, the crew, as well as the management of Roscosmos, the Cosmonaut Training Center, the enterprises of the rocket and space industry, and representatives of foreign space agencies laid flowers at the monument to Yuri Gagarin. After it, Oleg Artemyev, Andrew Feustel and Richard Arnold, accompanied by high-ranking guests, the orchestra and the residents of Star City, walked along the Cosmonauts Alley to the Cosmonauts House, where, according to a long-term tradition, a ceremonial meeting, dedicated to the ISS-55/56 crew, took place.

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January 21, 2019

In accordance with the flight program of the International Space Station (ISS), on January 18, 2019, a planned correction of the ISS orbit was performed. The engines system working time was 500 seconds. As a result, the station received a speed increment of 1 m / s. The purpose of the correction was the formation of ballistic conditions for the flight of Russian transport ships.

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January 18, 2019

The "Proton-M" launch vehicle is ready for shipment to the Baikonur cosmodrome for preparation under the "Spectrum-RG" program. Dispatch of launch devices including "Proton-M" launch vehicle, the head fairing and the upper stage "DM-03" from Khrunichev Space Center to the Baikonur cosmodrome is scheduled for February 7. The "Proton-M" launch vehicle with the "DM-03" upper stage, manufactured at RSC "Energia", will be used to launch the Russian "Spectrum-RG" satellite.

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January 18, 2019

Specialists of Roscosmos State Corporation will continue their attempts to reconnect with the "Spectrum-R" spaceunit. In case the communication cannot be established via the command line, the procedure for completing the work with the "Spectrum-R" , which has worked in the interests of the scientific community 2.5 times longer than the planned period, will be considered in the established order. The Roscosmos State Corporation, together with the Russian Academy of Sciences, continue to work on the creation of new spaceunits of the "Spectrum" series for further study of the Universe.

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January 15, 2019

On January 16, 1969 cosmonauts Boris Volynov (call name "Baikal-1") and Vladimir Shatalov (call name "Amur-1") docked two spacecrafts "Soyuz-5" and "Soyuz-4". For the first time, manual approach and docking of spaceships were carried out, thus, for the first time in the world, an experimental space station was created, the transition through the open space of cosmonauts was carried out.

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January 15, 2019

On January 14, 2019, Russian remote sensing satellites "Kanopus-B" №5 and №6, launched into orbit on the eve of the new 2019 year, transferred the first images of the Earth. Spacecrafts "Kanopus-B" №5 and №6 joined the successfully functioning space group. So, now in space is operating a full orbital system for operative monitoring of the technogenic and natural emergency situations of the six "Kanopus-B" spacecrafts. For more than six years of operation, the space complex "Kanopus-B" with the same devices demonstrated its high reliability and relevance, becoming suppliers of high-quality satellite images.

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January 11, 2019

On January 11th 2019 in Moscow at the Red Square held a ceremony of laying flowers at the burial place of the founder of Russian practical cosmonautics Sergey Korolev, related to his 112th birthday anniversary. Director of the “Roscosmos” State corporation Dmitri Rogozin, Sergey Korolev daughter - Natalia Koroleva, Soviet and Russian cosmonauts, executives and representatives of the space industry enterprises took part in the ceremony. Sergey Korolev considered as a pioneer in the main directions of developing national rocket weaponry and the space-rocket industry (rockets R-2, R-5, R-7, first satellite in the world PS-1, spaceship “Voskhod” and oth.), providing strategic parity and made Russia the leading space-rocket country.

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January 11, 2019

On January 11, 2019, Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre celebrates 59th anniversary.

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December 27, 2018

Today, on December 27, 2018, at 5:07 (Mosacow time) from the launch complex of the "Vostochny" cosmodrome was performed the launch of the rocket "Soyuz-2.1 a" with the upper stage "Fregat" and spacecrafts of Earth remote sensing "Kanopus-B" №5 and 6. Space head part, consisting of the upper stage "Fregat", spacecrafts "kanopus-B" №5 and №6 and 26 satellites is set on the orbit. The separation of the two spacecrafts "Kanopus-B" is scheduled at 06:06 and 06:12 (Moscow time), of small satellites - at 07:30 and 09:25 (Moscow time).

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December 24, 2018

On behalf of the russianspacenews.com team, let us wish you a Merry Christmas and the Happy upcoming New Year 2019! Let us wish you health and happiness in the new year and the achievement of space heights in all aspects of your life!

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