Quantcast

Latest Soyuz programme Stories

Gaia Ready For Launch
2013-12-18 11:51:38

ESA’s Gaia mission to survey a billion stars is ‘go’ for launch. The satellite has passed its final checks and is ready to be launched tomorrow from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou.

Gaia Secured Inside Fairing And Ready For Launch
2013-12-13 12:53:09

ESA’s billion-star surveyor Gaia, less than a week from launch, is now tucked up inside the fairing that will protect it during the first few minutes of ascent into space.

UrtheCast Cameras On Board Cargp Ship, Headed To ISS
2013-11-26 18:18:52

A Progress 53P cargo ship launched Monday on its way to the International Space Station, bringing with it two high-quality cameras that will provide a live video feed of Earth.

Swarm Constellation Now On Launch Pad
2013-11-18 14:21:08

Preparations for Friday’s launch of ESA’s magnetic explorer have reached an important milestone – the constellation is now in the Plesetsk launch tower.

Soyuz Gets Ready For Arrival Of New Crew
2013-11-01 10:58:03

Three International Space Station crew members took their Soyuz for a spin around the block Friday as they prepare for the extremely busy final week of Expedition 37.

Arianespace To Launch Four Internet Communications Satellites From French Guiana
2013-06-24 07:53:25

Four satellites that are to be lifted in space aboard a Soyuz medium-lift ST-B rocket received final clearance for a Monday launch from the Kourou launch facility in French Guiana.


Latest Soyuz programme Reference Libraries

45_10927952ac6a2a77c48ad0a5960f29cf
2011-01-04 21:27:35

Valery Bykovsky was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew three manned space mission space flights: Vostok 5, Soyuz 22, and Soyuz 31. He was born Valery Fyodorovich Bykovsky on August 2, 1934 in Pavlovsky Posad in Moscow. In 1951, he graduated from middle school and entered Kachinsk's Myasnikov High Aviation School. After graduation in 1955, he served with the Soviet Air Force. In 1960, Bykovsky was accepted into the Soviet cosmonaut unit and then underwent the full space preparation course and...

68_3b655275f5d53aa4d6d88c01d56e37e8
2010-11-17 15:15:31

Ivan Bella is a Slovak Air Force officer who became the first Slovak citizen to fly in space. He was born on May 25, 1964 in Brezno, Czechoslovakia. He graduated from Banská Bystrica, a military high school, in 1983. He earned his pilot license, and he then went to a Military Aviation University SNP, where he graduated in 1987. In 1993 he was stationed to serve on the 33rd air base flying Mig-21 and Su-22 fighters. Five years later he headed to Russia for space mission training. In August...

5_3d4e5d81dcc1c8451145c03dfb0eb11f2
2004-10-19 04:45:41

International Space Station -- Continuing on from the United States' Skylab and Russia's Mir, the International Space Station (ISS) represents a permanent human presence in space. The space station is located in orbit around the Earth at an altitude of approximately 386 km, a type of orbit usually termed low Earth orbit. (The actual height varies over time by several kilometres due to atmospheric drag and reboosts.) It is serviced primarily by the Space Shuttle, and Soyuz and Progress...

More Articles (3 articles) »
Word of the Day
inwit
  • Inward knowledge; understanding; conscience.
The word 'inwit' comes from Middle English inwit ("mind, reason, intellect, understanding; soul, spirit; feeling; the collection of inner faculties; one of five inner faculties; one of the outer bodily senses.; inward awareness of right or wrong, conscience"), from Old English *inwitt, inġewitnes ("consciousness, conscience, knowledge, knowing"), equivalent to in- +‎ wit. (Wiktionary)
Related