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Oct 14 2017

Progress MS-07 Launches Towards The International Space Station

A few days after a rather unique pad abort, the Progress MS-07 supply craft successfully launched today for it’s rendezvous and docking with the International Space Station. As mentioned, the vehicle was delayed in launching following the abort the other day. Incidentally, that launch was timed for a very fast (read, about 3 hours) rendezvous …

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Oct 12 2017

Progress MS-07 Launch Scrubbed Seconds Before Liftoff

In an event that sounds more interesting than it actually is to see, the Progress MS-07 launch planned for today was scrubbed due to the failure of an umbilical system on the launch pad to retract, and allow the launch sequence to begin. Since the launch sequence is mostly automated, with this umbilical not disengaging, …

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Sep 13 2017

Soyuz MS-06 Successfully Launches And Docks With The International Space Station

A few days ago on September 12th, The Soyuz MS-06 Spacecraft launched, carrying another crew of 3 to the International Space Station. This, of course, coming a little over a week since the landing of Soyuz MS-04, as is normal in crew replenishment on the space station. 6 hours later, the crew docked with the …

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Jul 28 2017

Soyuz MS-05 Docks Safely With The International Space Station

In what seems so far to be a flawless mission, Soyuz MS-05 made a successful docking with the Rassvet module of the International Space Station slightly ahead of schedule, a little before 6 hours after its launch on the 28th. The images of the docking are quite beautiful – the below video shows views from …

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Jul 28 2017

Expedition 52-53 Launches To The International Space Station On Soyuz MS-05

The next crew to the International Space Station launched today on Soyuz MS-05. It was early morning here in the US but late evening at Baikonour; this created lighting conditions that allowed for some of the most beautiful Soyuz launch footage I have ever seen! It’s well worth checking the footage out since it so …

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Apr 23 2017

50 Years Ago, The Tragedy Of Soyuz 1

On April 23rd, 1967, the Soviet Union launched the first manned mission of their new Soyuz program. The Soviets had not launched a crew in 2 years, realizing that to get anywhere close to beating the Americans at a race to the moon they would need to produce a new spacecraft that could conduct a …

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Apr 21 2017

Soyuz MS-04 Launch Replays

As I mentioned yesterday, here we have the launch replays of the Soyuz MS-04 Mission. The mission successfully docked to the ISS 6 hours after launch on April 20th, delivering its 2 person crew to the space station. Not much commentary for this one – It’s just some good views of a very nice Soyuz …

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Feb 22 2017

The Launch Of Progress MS-05 And The Final Soyuz-U Booster

February 22nd, 2017 marked the end of an era: after 43 years, the final Soyuz-U vehicle launched from Pad 1/5, or “Gagarins Start” at Baikonour Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, sending the Progress 66 (Internally known as Progress MS-05) supply vehicle to the International Space Station. The Soyuz-U Booster variant is the most flown rocket configuration in history, …

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Nov 28 2016

The Soyuz Rocket Turns 50!

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With nearly 2000 launches to its name, the Soyuz rocket turns 50 years old today – it’s first launch was on November 28th, 1966, carrying a payload known as Kosmos 133, Kosmos being a universal codename for “unknown” Soviet Satellites. This craft was, in reality, the first test flight of the boosters namesake, the Soyuz …

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Nov 17 2016

Soyuz MS-03 Successfully Launches to the ISS

Today has really been a space heavy day for me, hasn’t it? Today marks the successful launch of Soyuz MS-03, sending another 3 person crew, Oleg Novitskiy, Peggy Whitson, and Thomas Pesquet, to the International Space Station. I don’t have much commentary: not that Soyuz launches are boring (far from it) but there really isn’t …

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