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Another Setback For Russian Space Industry As Rocket Fails Moments After Lift Off
2013-07-02 12:11:39

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, is facing another setback after it failed to launch a Proton-M rocket into space. Seconds after the rocket lifted off from the launch pad it started to veer off its trajectory, falling apart in mid-air and erupting into a ball of flames. The Proton-M rocket was supposed to be taking three Russian Glonass-M navigation satellites into space. "There was an accident during the Proton-M launch. The...

Russia's Damaged Progress Cargo Resupply Ship Docks With Space Station
2013-04-26 14:15:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Despite all odds, Russia's Progress 51 cargo spacecraft docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday at 8:25 a.m. EDT. A "hard mate" was established when docking hooks were deployed nine minutes later at 8:34 a.m. Progress launched towards the orbiting space lab on Wednesday carrying 2.5 tons of cargo, including 1,764 pounds of propellant, 48 pounds of oxygen, 57 pounds of air, 926 pounds of water and 3,483 pounds...

Progress Resupply Vessel Fails To Dock With ISS
2012-07-24 07:50:45

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russia´ Progress M-15M cargo ship, which had been docked with the International Space Station (ISS) since late April, has failed to re-dock with the orbiting lab during a test of new docking gear for Russian flights, according to US and Russian space agencies on Tuesday. The new automated docking gear is meant to simplify missions to the ISS, but after Tuesday´s failure, doubts remain. The agencies said they would...

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2010-02-03 09:16:08

The ISS Progress 36 spacecraft launched at 10:45 p.m. EST (9:45 a.m. Wednesday, Baikonur time), loaded with 1,940 pounds of propellant, 106 pounds of oxygen and air, 926 pounds of water and 2,683 pounds of spare parts and supplies. On Thursday shortly before 11:30 p.m., Progress will dock automatically to the aft port of the Zvezda service module of the International Space Station using the Kurs docking system. Aboard the station Tuesday, Flight Engineers Maxim Suraev and Oleg Kotov checked...


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