Category : Space
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January 15, 2016

In 2016 Russia will launch four manned and three cargo vehicles to the International Space Station in the framework if ISS flight schedule.

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January 13, 2016

NASA astronaut Scott Tingle and JAXA astronaut Norishige Kanai started their preflight trainings in Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City, Moscow region.

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December 3, 2015

Several months ago Roscosmos announced its intention to develop touristic programs in Baikonur. Now this branch of tourism is controlled directly by Roscosmos, the Agency has held tender so that only authorized tour operators could provide tours to Baikonur spaceport.

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December 3, 2015

Yesterday, on December 2, 2015, Baikonur say traditional flag-raising ceremony taking place at #17 launchpad in front of “Cosmonaut” hotel.

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December 2, 2015

ISS-46/47 mission prime and back-up crews started passing final prelaunch trainings at Baikonur spaceport. The prime crew includes Roscosmos cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, NASA astronaut Timothy Kopra and ESA astronaut Timothy Peake, the back-up crew comprises Roscosmos cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin, JAXA astronaut Takuya Onishi and NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins.

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December 1, 2015

Russian state operator Satellite Communications Company put Express-AM8 into operation. “Upon completion of orbital testing Russian telecommunication satellite Express-AM8 was put into operation on December 1, 2015” – says official report.

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November 30, 2015

Today GCTC officially saw off ISS-46/47 prime (Yuri Malenchenko, Roscosmos, Timothy Kopra, NASA, and Timothy Peake, ESA) and back-up (Anatoly Ivanishin, Roscosmos, Takuya Onishi, JAXA, and Kathleen Rubins, NASA) crews to Baikonur where they will pass final preparation trainings before the upcoming spaceflight.

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November 26, 2015

According to the ISS flight schedule station orbit was adjusted on November 25, 2015, to provide for future short 4-orbit docking of Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft planned for December 15, 2015.

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November 25, 2015

New ISS mission back-up crew commander Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin says he feels very responsible since his crew will be the first one to go to space onboard new Soyuz MS.

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November 25, 2015

New ISS crew period of work onboard the station was increased from 6 to 7 months due to the flight program adjustment, - crew commander Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko said.

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