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Soyuz TMA-19 launch.
On June 16, 2010 at 01:35 Moscow time (June 15 at 21:35 UTC) the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome.
The Soyuz TMA-19 is commanded by Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, with NASA’s Shannon Walker and Douglas Wheelock as flight engineers.
Photo by the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.
The three crew members are to join their colleagues aboard the International Space Station on June ... Read more »
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Dnepr rocket launch.
On June 15, 2010 at 14:42 UTC a Soviet-era "Dnepr” ballistic missile blasted off from southern Russia. The "Dnepr” rocket launched from an underground silo at a space base near Yasny, Russia, a small community in the Orenburg region in the southern part of the country.
The rocket orbited a French spacecraft to observe the sun and a Swedish experiment to demonstrate orbital formation flying with two satellites.
The launch was the 15th flight of the Dnepr rocket, a converted Ukrainian SS-18 rocket built for the Soviet Union's military missile forces. Fourteen Dnepr missions have been successful.
The "Picard” satellite is commencing a two-year mission to watch the sun with three instruments. Scientists hope the satellite will provide insights into th ... Read more »
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China puts research satellite into orbit.
On June 15, 2010 at 01:39 UTC China launched the "Long March 2D” (Chang Zheng-2D) rocket-carrier from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center of Gansu Province.
The rocket orbited the "Shijian XII" satellite. The satellite was designed for carrying out scientific and technological experiments including space environment probe, measurement and communications.
"Shijian XII" was developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, a research institution affiliated to state-run China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. "Shijian" means practice.
China produced its first Long March rocket in 1970. It was the 125th flight of Long March rockets.
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Cosmonaut L.Kizim passed away.
On June 14, 2010 Soviet cosmonaut Leonid Kizim passed away.

The Administration of the website expresses deepest condolences on the death of Leonid Kizim to his relatives and friends.
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