On July 28, 2014 at 23:28 UTC the “Delta-4M” rocket-carrier was launched from Cape Canaveral launch site of US Air Force. The launch was performed by United Launch Alliance supported by the 45th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket orbited 2 U.S. GSSAP (Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program) spy satellites and ANGELS (Automated Navigation and Guidance Experiment for Local Space) satellite.
On July 24, 2014 at 03:31 UTC the Russian “Progress M-24M” unmanned supply spacecraft docked to the International Space Station. The spacecraft was docked to the Russian “Pirs” (Pier) module. The spacecraft carried 2322 kilograms of cargo for the six-member ISS crew.
On July 23, 2014 at 21:44 UTC (on July 24 at 01:44 Moscow time) the “Progress M-24M” unmanned supply spacecraft was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome to the International Space Station. The spacecraft was orbited by the “Soyuz-U” rocket-carrier.
On July 21, 2014 at 21:44 UTC the “Progress M-23M” unmanned supply spacecraft was undocked from the Russian “Pirs” (Pier) module of the International Space Station. Since July 26 till July 31 the spacecraft will be used in the “Radar-Progress” scientific experiment. The spacecraft is to be deorbited on August 01, 2014.
On July 18, 2014 at 20:50 UTC the “Soyuz-2.1a” rocket-carrier was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome. The rocket orbited the “Foton” retrievable Russian satellite.
The “Foton” is due to spend up to 60 days in orbit, hosting 22 experiments supplied by Russian and German institutions probing questions in biological and materials sciences. A high-flying package of live animals, plant seeds, and materials samples are aboard the spaceship. When the mission is complete, the spacecraft will break apart and its spherical landing capsule -- fitted with a heat shield -- will return to Earth with a parachute-assisted landing in Russia.
On July 16, 2014 the American "Cygnus” (CRS-2) private unmanned supply spacecraft was docked to the International Space Station (ISS). The Cygnus spacecraft was grappled by a robotic arm operated by astronauts inside the space station at 10:36 UTC. The cargo spacecraft was docked to the station’s "Harmony” module. The official time of capture of the "Cygnus” with the Harmony module's common berthing mechanism was 12:53 UTC. Orbital Sciences christened the Cygnus as "Spaceship Janice Voss," naming it for the late astronaut and former Orbital employee.
The "Cygnus” (CRS-2) delivered about 1,500 kg of supplies for the ISS and its crew. Among the research investigations aboard Cygnus are a flock of Earth-imaging nanosatellites, hardware to enable a trio of free-flying robots to perform 3D mapping inside the ISS and a host of student experiments.
This is the second of the eight Antares and Cygnus cargo delivery missions to the ISS unde
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On July 14, 2014 at 15:15 UTC the “Falcon-9” rocket-carrier was launched from Cape Canaveral launch site of US Air Force. The launch was performed by SpaceX company supported by the 45th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket orbited six Orbcomm OG2 satellites. Orbcomm Inc. is a New Jersey-based company that connects businesses with remote equipment via satellite. Built by Sierra Nevada Corp., the satellites are designed for a 10-year lifetime.
On July 13, 2014 at 16:52 UTC the "Cygnus” privately owned U.S. unmanned supply spacecraft was launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island off the U.S. east coast., Va., USA.
The "Cygnus” (CRS-2, “Janice Voss”) unmanned supply spacecraft, built by U.S. space firm Orbital Sciences Corp., was orbited by the company's "Аntares” rocket-carrier on its second cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. CRS means Commercial Resupply Services.
On July 10, 2014 at 18:55 UTC the Russian "Soyuz-ST-B” rocket-carrier was launched from Kourou launch site in French Guiana. The rocket equipped with the "Fregat” booster orbited four broadband communications satellites for O3b Networks a company based in Britain's Channel Islands with a mission to link developing countries via high-speed Internet. O3b's name is short for the "other 3 billion," referencing the approximate number of people without reliable, high-speed Internet connections.
On June 09, 2014 at 12:00 UTC the Russian newest “Angara” light-weight rocket was successfully test-launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia's northern Arkhangelsk region. The Angara-1.2PP delivered a dummy satellite to the designated landing site at the Kura range in the Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula, 5,700 km away from the launch pad. Angara-1.2PP is the light version of the space-launch vehicle family, which is developed by the Khrunichev space rocket corporation. The system can launch rockets of various classes, with workload varying from 1.5 to 35 tons.