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Russian Foton back on Earth after six-week mission.

On September 01, 2014 at 09:18 UTC the Russian “Foton-M4” unmanned scientific spacecraft returned to Earth.

The Foton-M4 landing capsule with famed reptilian space tourists, known affectionately as the “sex geckos” (owing to the carnal nature of their space voyage), and also with drosophila fruit flies, seeds of plants, landed in the Orenburg region of southern Russia. Once reaching the landing site, a field lab was established to perform initial analysis of the scientific payloads at the landing site. Unfortunately, all the five geckos have died. The Foton-M4 satellite was launched on July 19, 2014 from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan. The specimens included geckos, silkworm eggs, dried seeds, fruit flies, and mushroo ... Read more »

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CubeSat satellites launched from Space Station.
On August 23, 2014 at 19:44 UTC the “Flock-1b.7” and “Flock-1b.8” CubeSat satellites were launched from the International Space Station. CubeSat satellites were deployed from the Japanese “Kibo” module of the ISS.
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