Category : ISS
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March 4, 2015

Today the Head of Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre Yuri Lonchakov celebrates his 50th Birthday. Yuri Lonchakov devoted many years of his life to space exploration. His efforts, courage, sense of purpose and love for his motherland helped him to become the cosmonaut and succeed in this profession.

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March 3, 2015

Russia plans to launch 12 boosters in the next three months, - spokesman for Rocket and Space industry reports.

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March 3, 2015

Today on March 03, at 11.00, Moscow time, ISS orbit was adjusted with the help of Progress M-26M cargo vehicle thrusters. The thrusters were inited at 11.00 and have been operating for 197,4 seconds. The medium altitude of the station increased by 750m and amounted to 402,68 km, the velocity increased by 0,43 m/s.

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February 26, 2015

Rocket and space industry specialists go on preparing Soyuz TMA-16-M manned spacecraft for the launch.

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February 24, 2015

Last week main and back-up crews of ISS-43/44 mission started passing exams. The main crew comprises Roscosmos cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Korniyenko and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, the back-up crew – Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Geffrey Williams.

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February 20, 2015

February 20 is one of the most space-related days of the year since three cosmonauts celebrate their birthdays on this date: Alexander Aleksandrov, Vasiliy Tsibliyev and Anton Shkaplerov.

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February 18, 2015

On February 17 rocket and space industry specialists successfully launched Progress M-26M cargo vehicle that delivered the ISS propellant, oxygen, foodstuff, scientific equipment and parcels for crew members. This launch started 2015 ISS flight program and the specialists are already accomplishing preparation works for the future launches.

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February 18, 2015

On February 17, 2015 at 19.57, Moscow time Progress M-26M cargo vehicle successfully docked with Zvezda service module of Russian ISS segment.

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February 17, 2015

Today on February 17, 2015, at 14:00:17, Moscow time, Roscosmos launching crews successfully launched Soyuz-U booster with Progress M-26M cargo vehicle.

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February 16, 2015

According to the decision taken by State Commission on February 15, at 04.00, Moscow time, rocket and space industry launching crews rolled-out Soyuz-U booster with Progress M026M cargo vehicle from the integration building to #1 launchpad (Gagarin launch). The rocket was installed and the specialists started working in accordance with the first launching day schedule. Before the launch they have to test the facilities and systems both of the rocket and ground-based equipment and gill the booster’s tanks with propellant components and pressurized gas.

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