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2013-07-09 08:33:34

VANCOUVER, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - UrtheCast Corp. ('UrtheCast') announces today that the Russian ISS Program has confirmed that UrtheCast's two Earth monitoring cameras are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station (ISS) on November 20, 2013 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket, along with a payload of space station supplies. "Finalized placement on the Progress flight manifest is an exciting milestone for UrtheCast. Not...

Russia Launches Investigation Into Proton-M Rocket Failure
2013-07-05 07:48:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russia has suspended all launches of Proton rockets following the July 2 launch failure of a Proton M rocket carrying navigational satellites into space. The country is also launching a criminal investigation into the disaster, sparking renewed doubts about the capabilities of the Russian space industry. On Tuesday, July 2, an unmanned Proton M rocket was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan carrying three GLONASS...

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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. The launch, scheduled for 2:53 p.m. EDT (3:53 p.m. local time), will send four communications satellites into orbit for O3b Networks. The “go” status for today’s launch of Soyuz and its payload was confirmed on Sunday after a launch readiness...

Three Expedition 36 Crew Members Arrive At Space Station
2013-05-29 06:27:44

[WATCH VIDEO: Expedition 36 Crew Lift-off From Baikonur Cosmodrome] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Soyuz rocket carrying three members of Expedition 36 launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:31 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 28 (2:31 a.m. May 29, Kazakh time). After a six-hour flight, the capsule successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS). The Soyuz carried NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and Russian...

2013-05-17 16:20:13

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will provide extensive coverage of the launch and docking of the next crew members who will fly to the International Space Station on Tuesday, May 28. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Expedition 36/37 Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg of NASA, Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Flight Engineer Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency are scheduled...

Roscomos Contract With NASA Extended
2013-05-01 19:20:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA signed another contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) to continue using its services for transporting crew to and from the International Space Station (ISS). The move is a reminder of how the US still has no transportation to space from its own soil ever since retiring the space shuttle program back in 2011. The $424 million addition to the contract extends services for Russian transportation through...

2013-04-30 12:21:07

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has signed a $424 million modification to its contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) for full crew transportation services to the International Space Station in 2016 with return and rescue services extending through June 2017. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA is facilitating development of a U.S. commercial crew space transportation capability with the goal of achieving safe,...

2013-04-30 12:21:00

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, a Vining, Minn., native who is making final preparations for a launch to the International Space Station, will be available for live satellite interviews from 7- 8 a.m. EDT Thursday, May 9. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The interviews will originate from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. Before they start, NASA Television will air a video b-roll feed...

All Aboard! New Crew Members Reach The Space Station
2013-03-29 04:43:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronauts launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 2:43 a.m. Baikonur time Friday morning on their way towards the International Space Station (ISS). The three new crew members blasted off aboard the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)  Soyuz spacecraft. Chris Cassidy of NASA and Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos docked with the station just six hours later, becoming the three new crew...

2013-03-28 16:20:44

HOUSTON, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three new crew members are on an unprecedented fast track to the International Space Station, going from the launch pad to the orbiting complex in just six hours. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Chris Cassidy of NASA and Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) launched in their Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:43 p.m. CDT Thursday,...


Latest Soyuz Reference Libraries

DeWinne
2012-01-13 17:47:21

Frank De Winne is a Belgian Air Component officer and an ESA astronaut. He was born Frank Viscount De Winne on April 25, 1961 in Ledeberg, Belgium. He is married to Lena Clarke and has three children from a previous marriage. He enjoys football, concerts, and gastronomy. In 1979, he graduated from the Royal School of Cadets, and in 1984, he graduated from the Royal Military Academy with a Master of Science degree in Engineering. In 1991, after graduating from the Belgian Air Component at...

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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...

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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...

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2010-11-17 15:03:26

Georgy Beregovoy was a Soviet cosmonaut who commanded the space mission Soyuz 3 in 1968. He was born Georgy Timofeyevich Beregovoy on April 15, 1921 in Fedorivka, Ukrainian SSR. In 1941, he joined the Soviet air force and was assigned to a ground-attack unit flying the Ilyushin Il-2. He flew almost 200 combat raids during the World War II and became a Captain and Squadron Commander by the end of the war. Following the war, he became a test pilot and rose to the rank of Colonel and Deputy...

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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...

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