Category : ISS
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December 12, 2018

The spacewalk according to the Russian program was successfully completed by the cosmonauts of Roscosmos Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopiev. The total duration of the stay of the crew of the Russian segment of the International Space Station outside its borders was 7 hours and 45 minutes. When opening the screen-vacuum insulation and micro-meteoric protective panel on the outer surface of the living compartment of the "Soyuz MS-09" spacecraft, a small hole was found, that does not pose any danger to the crew of the ISS. It will also not threaten the safety of the crew of the ship, when it returns to Earth on December 20.

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December 11, 2018

The cosmonauts of Roscosmos, Sergei Prokopiev and Oleg Kononenko, on December 11, 2018 at 18:59 (Moscow time), opened the hatch of the 'Pirs' docking compartment and went into openr space. You can see live broadcasting of NASA TV in English here: https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html#public

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December 11, 2018

On December 11 the cosmonauts of Roscosmos Sergey Prokopiev and Oleg Kononenko will make an exit to open space according to the Russian program. Opening of the exit hatch is scheduled at 19:05 (Moscow time). Estimated duration of a spacewalk - 6 hours.

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December 5, 2018

Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague are preparing for a new space flight, which is scheduled for March 1, 2019. NASA astronaut Christina Koch also joined the training sessions of Alexey Ovchinin and Nick Hague.

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December 4, 2018

The crew members of the "Soyuz MS-11" spacecraft on December 3, 2018 at 22:38 Moscow time, went on board the International Space Station (ISS). Members of the ISS-58 Expedition consisting of Sergey Prokopyev (Roskosmos, Russia), Oleg Kononenko (Roscosmos, Russia), Serena Auñón-Chancellor (NASA, USA), Anne McClain (NASA, USA), Alexander Gerst (ESA, Germany) and David Saint-Jacques (CSA, Canada) began work on board the station. The "Soyuz-FG" launch vehicle with the "Soyuz MS-11" spacecraft, delivered the international crew to the ISS, was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome on December 3, 2018 at 14:31 (Moscow time). The docking in the automatic mode was made at 20:33 (Moscow time) after the ship approached the station according to the four-turn scheme.

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November 21, 2018

At the Baikonur cosmodrome the final stage of preparation of the crews of the 58/59 long expedition to the International Space Station began (main crew - Roskosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques and NASA astronaut Anne McClain and the backup crew -Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan). During the pre-launch training, the crews underwent general training on safety measures and checked their suits for tightness. Today in the Testing Training Complex of the GCTC at the 17th site of the cosmodrome will be held the flag-raising ceremony of the participating countries of the "Soyuz MS-11" launch program.

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November 20, 2018

In 2018, it is 20th anniversary of the most significant international space projects, the largest manned artificial satellite of the Earth - the International Space Station (ISS). On November 2, 2000, the International Space Station began its work in the manned mode. The crew of the ISS-1 consisted of Russian cosmonauts Yuri Gidzenko, Sergey Krikalev and American astronaut William Shepherd. Today, the ISS is the largest international project, piloted orbital station, used as a multipurpose space research complex. Space agencies ROSCOSMOS (Russia), NASA (USA), JAXA (Japan), CSA (Canada), ESA (European countries) are participating in this global project.

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November 18, 2018

The "Progress MS-10" cargo spaceship on November 18, 2018 successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS). The "Progress MS-10" cargo spaceship delivered to the International Space Station more than two tons of various cargoes, including fuel, air, equipment for maintaining the station in working condition, packages and means for the life support of crew members.

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October 30, 2018

The most important space date of this year is approaching - 20 years of the ISS! Thanks to the crew of the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft, we can now enjoy new photos of the International Space Station!

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October 23, 2018

Roscosmos has not yet confirmed the exact dates of the launches to the ISS, the discussion is in progress. The launch schedule will be settled after the commission work on the investigation of the Soyuz-FG accident is done, says Vladimir Ustimenko, the Roscosmos representative. Earlier, a number of Russian news agencies announced that the Soyuz MS-11 launch date would be December 3 and the docked Soyuz MS-09 was to be back on December 20.

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