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“Cygnus OA-8” cargo spacecraft launched to Space Station.

On November 12, 2017 at 12:19 UTC the "Cygnus” privately owned U.S. unmanned supply spacecraft was launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), a commercial space launch facility located at the southern tip of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, USA. The spacecraft was orbited by the “Antares 230” rocket-carrier. The "Cygnus” (CRS OA-8 “Eugene Cernan”) unmanned supply spacecraft, built by U.S. space firm Orbital Sciences Corp., was orbited on its cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. CRS means Commercial Resupply Services. The "Cygnus” (CRS OA-8) is the 8th successful flight of the Orbital ATK uncrewed resupply spacecraft Cygnus.

Category: Manned Space Flights. | Looking through: 6 | Date: 16.01.2018 | Rating: 0.0/0

Vega orbited reconnaissance satellite for Morocco.

On November 8, 2017 at 01:42 UTC the “Vega” rocket-carrier was launched from Kourou Cosmodrome in French Guiana. The rocket orbited the “Mohammed VI-A” optical imaging space vehicle. It is a reconnaissance satellite built in secrecy in France for the Moroccan government.

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American astronaut Richard Gordon passed away.

On November 6, 2017 American astronaut Richard Francis Gordon passed away. He was 88. Gordon performed two space flight, serving as pilot on the Gemini 11 mission in 1966 and command module pilot on Apollo 12 in 1969, logging more than 13 days in space.

Category: Manned Space Flights. | Looking through: 31 | Date: 02.01.2018 | Rating: 0.0/0

China returns Long March 3B rocket to service after June failure.

On November 5, 2017 at 11:45 UTC the Chang Zheng-3B/YZ-1 (Long March-3B/YZ-1) rocket-carrier was launched from Xichang Cosmodrome, Sichuan province, southwestern China. The rocket orbited two “Beidou” navigation satellites (“Beidou-3М1” and “Beidou-3М2”).

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Minotaur rocket orbited 10 Earth-observing satellites.

On October 31 2017 at 21:37 UTC the "Minotaur-C” rocket-carrier was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA. The launch was performed by the "Orbital ATK” company supported by the 30th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket orbited 10 commercial Earth-imaging satellites. The “Minotaur-C” rocket is a rebranded, upgraded version of Orbital ATK’s Taurus XL launcher, which last flew in March 2011.

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Falcon rocket orbited Korean satellite.

On October 30, 2017 at 19:34 UTC the "Falcon 9” rocket-carrier was launched from LC-39A of the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The launch was performed by the "SpaceX” private company supported by the 45th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket orbited the “Koreasat-5A” (Mugungwha-5A) telecommunication satellite.

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News from Ulrich Felzmann Auction House.

News from Ulrich Felzmann Auction House.

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Category: Space Mail | Looking through: 61 | Date: 07.11.2017 | Rating: 0.0/0

“Soyuz MS-04” delivered letters to Earth.

The Russian "Soyuz MS-04” delivered to Earth several letters.

This letter was written by Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazansky and addressed to Sergey Rodin (Monaco delegate at the FIP Section for Astrophilately). Aboard the International Space Station, the letter was marked with the following seals: the “Russian Post. Board of ISS. Russian Segment” round board post mark and the “Russian Segment of International Space Station” board souvenir seal both dated September 3, 2017, the day when the Russian Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft undocked from the ISS, as well as with the “ISS” ... Read more »

Category: Space Mail | Looking through: 87 | Date: 28.10.2017 | Rating: 0.0/0

Space mail of Soyuz MS-05.

The Space Mail Cover regarded to Expedition 52 mission aboard the International Space Station as well as Italian Astronaut Paolo Nespoli's mission called VITA. Vita is an acronym for Vitality, Innovation, Technology and Ability. In addition, in Italian it means life, reflecting the scientific experiments and the technologies needed for life in space.

The cover was marked with all proper board seals, including the “Russian Post. Board of ISS. Russian Segment” round board post mark dated July 29, 2017, the day when the Russian Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft docked with the International Space Station. The co ... Read more »

Category: Space Mail | Looking through: 91 | Date: 28.10.2017 | Rating: 0.0/0

Spy satellite launched from Space Station.

On October 24, 2017 at 09:45 UTC, the “Kestrel Eye-2M” was launched from the International Space Station. “Kestrel Eye”, also referred to as “Kestrel Eye-2M”, is a small imaging technology demonstration spacecraft project of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT) Technical Center (TC) in Huntsville, AL. The satellite was delivered to the ISS by the US “Dragon” CRS-12 unmanned supply spacecraft in August 2017.

Category: Manned Space Flights. | Looking through: 87 | Date: 28.10.2017 | Rating: 0.0/0

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