Category : ISS
April 15, 2022

Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Artemiev and Denis Matveev are continuing preparations for the first spacewalk during their stay in space. The…

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March 23, 2022

The S.P. Korolev manned spacecraft (Soyuz MS-21) carrying the crew of the ISS-67 Expedition to the International Space Station docked…

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December 10, 2021

The Soyuz MS-20 crewmembers opened the transfer hatches between the ship and the Poisk module of the International Space Station…

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December 1, 2021

Next ISS orbit adjustment is planned for December 24, - Roscosmos press office reports.   Anyway Roscosmos does not specify by how many meters the orbit is to be adjusted and what engines (module or spacecraft) would be used for the maneuver. On November 10 the orbit was increased by 1,2 kilometers to avoid collision with Fengyun-1C  satellite fragment passing by the station.

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November 24, 2021

Soyuz 2.1b booster with Progress M-UM cargo vehicle specially modernized to deliver Prichal nodal module to the ISS was successfully launched from Baikonur. In a few minutes the booster has inserted the vehicle and module into the orbit. In two days Prichal will dock to the ISS.

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November 22, 2021

Rocket Soyuz-2.1b to orbit new Prichal module of Russian ISS segment planned to be launched on November 24 was successfully rolled out and installed onto the launchpad.   Later Roscosmos specified that service tower had been installed in vertical position and booster‘s communication lines were connected with ground-based equipment of the launchpad. Specialists have already started working according to the first launching day schedule.  

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November 15, 2021

ISS crew took shelter inside Soyuz spacecraft under the threat of ISS collision with space debris.   Russian Cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov  and American astronaut Mark Vande Hei working aboard the International space station took shelter inside Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft while space debris was passing close to the ISS.

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November 12, 2021

The International Space Station orbital altitude was increased by about 1.2 km on November 10, 2021, to avoid space debris….

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November 10, 2021

Tonight Russian Mission Control Centre may accomplish debris avoidance maneuver aimed at protecting ISS from the debris of Chinese satellite. Roscosmos is scrutinizing the level of threat a fragment of Chinese meteosat may pose to the ISS. The meteosat was shot down in 2007 during the testing of anti-satellite weapon conducted by China. The fragment approaches the ISS at s dangerous distance at 03.56, Moscow time on November 12.

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October 28, 2021

Soyuz-2.1a booster with Progress MS-18 cargo vehicle successfully launched from pad #31 of Baikonur launchsite. Soyuz-2.1a booster decorated with Gorodets painting successfully inserted into the low-earth orbit. In celebration of 800-years anniversary of Nizhny Novgorod the side blocks of  the first and the third stages of the rocket were decorated with Gorodets painting. It will take Progress two days to reach the ISS. The docking is planned for October 30, 04.34, Moscow time.

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