|Vega rocket orbited Kazakh satellite.
On April 30, 2014 at 01:35 UTC the “Vega (VV03)” rocket-carrier was launched from Kourou Cosmodrome in French Guiana. The rocket orbited the “KazEOSat-1” (Kazakhstan Earth Observation Satellite-1), a European-built satellite into a 466-mile-high polar orbit with a high-resolution telescope to survey cities, natural resources, and disasters for Kazakh government authorities.
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|Russia launched 2 satellites.
On April 28, 2014 at 04:25 UTC the “Proton-M” rocket-carrier was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome. The rocket equipped with the “Briz-M” booster orbited the Russian “Luch-5V” and the Kazakh “KazSat-3” satellites. The “Luch-5V”, the third Russian follow-up data relay satellite, will make the data relay system complete. The “KazSat-3” is designed to provide telecommunications services, broadcasting and high-speed internet access to Kazakhstan and neighboring countries.
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|Russian Progress docked to ISS again.
On April 25, 2014 at 12:13 UTC the “Progress M-21M” unmanned supply spacecraft was docked again to the Russian “Zvezda” (Star) module of the International Space Station after a 2-day autonomous flight. The spacecraft was undocked from the ISS on April 23 to test the “Kurs-NA” docking system.
|American astronauts performed a spacewalk.
On April 23, 2014 at 13:56 UTC two American astronauts Richard Mastracchio and Steven Swanson began their spacewalk. They spent 1 hour and 36 minutes outside the International Space Station to replace a failed computer.
|Progress M-21M undocked from ISS.
On April 23, 2014 at 08:58 UTC the “Progress M-21M” unmanned supply spacecraft was undocked from the Russian “Zvezda” (Star) module of the International Space Station. The spacecraft will perform an autonomous flight till April 25, 2014 and then it will be docked with the ISS again. The aim of the autonomous flight and the 2nd docking is to test the “Kurs-NA” docking system.