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US astronauts performed a spacewalk.

On May 16, 2018, American astronauts Andrew Feustel and Richard Arnold performed a spacewalk to reposition two spare solar array ammonia coolant pump assemblies, putting a failed unit, dubbed “Leaky,” into long-term storage and attaching another, known as “Frosty,” to an appendage of the lab’s robot arm. The EVA (extravehicular activity) lasted 6 hours and 31 minutes. This was the eighth spacewalk for Andrew Feustel and the fourth for Richard Arnold.

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Falcon rocket orbited Bangladesh’s satellite.

On May 10, 2018 at 20:14 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 “Bangabandhu-1” satellite. It is Bangladesh’s first communications satellite.

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China launched Earth observation satellite.

On May 8, 2018 at 18:28 UTC the “Long March – 4C” (“Changzheng-4C”) rocket-carrier was launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province. The rocket orbited the “Gaofen-5” environmental monitoring satellite to survey global land and water resources, air pollutants, greenhouse gases and other environmental parameters.

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Dragon CRS-14 supply spacecraft returned to Earth.

On May 5, 2018 at 19:00 UTC the "Dragon” capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean in a distance of 650 kilometers southwest of Long Beach, California. The Dragon delivered to Earth about 1700 kilograms of cargo. It was the "SpaceX CRS-14” mission. CRS means Commercial Resupply Services. It was the 14th flight of Dragon to the ISS with docking.

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Dragon CRS-14 spacecraft undocked from ISS.

On May 5, 2018 the station's robotic arm removed the Dragon capsule from its berthing port on the station’s Harmony module. Using a command issued from the Canadian Space Agency’s control center, the robot arm released the Dragon CRS-14 spacecraft at 13:23 UTC on May 5. It was the 14th flight of Dragon to the ISS with docking, including a demonstration flight in 2012.

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US launched a space probe to Mars.

On May 5, 2018 at 11:05 UTC the "Atlas-5” rocket-carrier was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA. The launch was performed by United Launch Alliance supported by the 30th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket dispatched NASA’s InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) lander on a 301-million-mile voyage to Mars with a package of European-built instruments to probe the inside of the Red Planet.

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China launched telecommunications satellite.

On May 3, 2018 at 16:06 UTC the Chang Zheng-3B (Long March-3B) rocket-carrier was launched from Xichang Cosmodrome, Sichuan province, southwestern China. The rocket orbited the “APStar-6С” telecommunications satellite.

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Space designer Anatoly Kiselev in a new postal stationery.

On 27 April 2018, the Russian Federal Communications Agency issued the postal stationery (a post card) devoted to Anatoly KISELEV, the former General Director of the Khrunichev Research and Production Space Center (1993 to 2001). It was under his immediate leadership that the “Zarya” and the “Zvezda”, the first components of the International Space Station, were developed, designed and built. During his directorship, the “Proton-M” heavy rocket-carrier and the “Rockot” light-lift launcher were tested. For merits in the development and testing of the reusable "Energia-Buran" rocket-space system by the Decree of the President of the USSR of December 30, 1990, Anatoly Kiselev was awarded the title of Hero of Socialist Labor (one of the highest title in the USSR). The post card is cancelled with the appropriate special official post mark devoted to th ... Read more »

Category: For Collectors on Space Thematic | Looking through: 99 | Date: 27.04.2018 | Rating: 0.0/0

2018 Cosmonautic Day postal stationery.

In April 2018 Russian Ministry of Communications issued the postal stationery (envelope) devoted to the Cosmonautic Day. The cover is cancelled with the "Space Glory of Russia” official post mark with the date setting mechanism in Moscow on April 12, 2018. Total edition is 1 500 000 envelops. The size of the envelope is 110 mm х 220 mm.

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China launched 5 satellites.

On April 26, 2018, at 04:42 the “Long March –11” (“Changzheng-11”) rocket-carrier was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, Gansu Province, the northwest of China. The rocket orbited the five small satellites as a part of a larger Earth-imaging fleet under development by Zhuhai Orbita Aerospace Science and Technology Co. based in southern China’s Guangdong province. Known as the “Zhuhai-1” constellation, the commercial remote sensing satelliyes will survey natural resources, cities, crops and forests, and other environmental features.

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