On September 25, 2019 at 19:43 UTC the Russian "Soyuz MS-15” spacecraft docked with the Russian “Zvezda” (“Star”) module of the International Space Station.
The spacecraft delivered 3 cosmonauts to the ISS: Russian Oleg Skripochka, American astronaut Jessica Meir and the first cosmonaut of the United Arab Emirates, Hazza Al Mansouri. The new comers joined current ISS Expedition 60 members – Russian cosmonauts Aleksey Ovchinin and Aleksandr Skvortsov; Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano; American astronauts Tyler «Nick» Hague, Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan. On 3 October, Hazza Al Mansouri together with Ovchinin and Hague will return to Earth by the “
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On September 25, 2019 at 13:57 UTC the Russian “Soyuz MS-15” spacecraft was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome. The space vehicle was orbited by the Russian “Soyuz-FG” rocket-carrier. The spacecraft is piloted by 3 cosmonauts: Commander, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka (center); American astronaut Jessica Meir (right) and the first cosmonaut of the United Arab Emirates, Hazza Al Mansouri (left).
Photo by Russian Cosmonaut training center.
The “Soyuz MS-15” space vehicle is to dock with the International Space Station in about 6 hours after the launch
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On September 24, 2019 at 16:05 UTC the Japanese HTV-8 (H-2 Transfer Vehicle) unmanned supply spacecraft was launched from Tanegashima Cosmodrome situated at the island located 115 km south of Kyushu. Kyushu is the third largest island of Japan and most southwesterly of its four main islands. The spacecraft was orbited by the Japanese H-2B rocket-carrier. The mission is Japan's 8th cargo delivery flight to the International Space station. The HTV-8 mission is also named Kounotori-8. Kounotori is the Japanese word for white stork. The spacecraft is to deliver about 5300 kilograms of cargo to the station’s crew.
On September 6, 2019 at 21:32 UTC (on September 7 at 00:32 Moscow time), the Russian “Soyuz MS-14” landing capsule landed safely in a distance of about 147 kilometers to south-east from the city of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. It was the first mission of the “Soyuz” crew vehicle without a crew in 33 years, and the first ever unpiloted mission of “Soyuz” to ISS.
On September 6, 2019 at 18:34 UTC the Russian “Soyuz MS-14” spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station. It was the first mission of the “Soyuz” crew vehicle without a crew in 33 years, and the first ever unpiloted mission of “Soyuz” to ISS.
On August 27, 2019 at 20:20 UTC the "Dragon” capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean around 480 kilometers of California. It was the "SpaceX CRS-18” mission. CRS means Commercial Resupply Services. It was the 18th flight of Dragon to the ISS with docking.
On August 27, 2019 at 12:25 UTC 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 mission control center, the robot arm released the Dragon CRS-18 spacecraft at 14:59 UTC. It was the 18th flight of Dragon to the ISS with docking, including a demonstration flight in 2012.
On August 27, 2019 at 03:08 UTC the Russian "Soyuz MS-14” unpiloted spacecraft docked with the Russian “Zvezda” module of the International Space Station, two days after a dramatic docking abort, using a different docking port for the second rendezvous.
On August 26, 2019 the “Soyuz MS-13” was successfully redocked from the "Zvezda” module to the Russian “Poisk” module. The operations were carried out manually by Soyuz commander, Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov. During the operations on board the Soyuz MS-13 there were also flight engineers, American astronaut Andrew Morgan and Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano. The undocking command was issued at 03:35 UTC. The Soyuz departed from the station, flew around it, and docked to the "Poisk” module at 03:59 UTC. The “Soyuz MS-13” was relocated to a new docking port of the ISS to clear a spot for the unpiloted “Soyuz MS-14” spaceship to attempt another automated approach and docking to the space complex after aborting its first rendezvous.
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