On July 23, 2015 at 02:45 UTC the "Soyuz TMA-17M” spacecraft docked with the Russian "Rassvet” (MIM-1) module of the International Space Station in automatic regime.
The Soyuz TMA-17M delivered three new members of Expedition 44 to the ISS, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui (油井 亀美也) and American astronaut Kjell Lindgren. The new comers joined current ISS expedition members – Russian cosmonauts Gennadiy Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko as well as American astronaut Scott Kelly to form Expedition 44 crew of 6 members.
On July 23, 2015 at 00:02 UTC (on July 22 at 21:02 Moscow time) the Russian “Soyuz TMA-17M” 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 Kononenko (center); flight-engineer, Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui (油井 亀美也) (right); flight-engineer, American astronaut Kjell Lindgren (left).
On July 15, 2015 at 21:43 UTC the “Ariane-5ECA” rocket-carrier was launched from Kourou Cosmodrome in French Guiana. The rocket orbited the “MSG-4” European weather satellite and the “Star One C4” Brazilian communication satellite.
On July 15, 2015 at 15:36 UTC the "Atlas-5” 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 the GPS Block IIF-10 navigation satellite.
On July 14, 2015 the 4 satellites of a Flock-1E type were launched from the International Space Station. 2 satellites were launched at 15:45 UTC and the 2 others at 23:40 UTC. The satellites were delivered to the ISS by the “Dragon” (SpX-6 (CRS-6) flight) unmanned supply spacecraft on April 17, 2015.
On July 13, 2015 at 16:40 UTC the “Flock-1E-1” and “Flock-1E-2” CubeSat satellites were launched from the International Space Station. The satellites were delivered to the ISS by the “Dragon” (SpX-6 (CRS-6) flight) unmanned supply spacecraft on April 17, 2015.
On July 10, 2015 at 16:28 UTC the PSLV-C28 (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) rocket-carrier was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center on Sriharikota Island, India's primary launch site on the country's east coast. The rocket orbited five satellites made in Britain. The five satellites weighed 1,440 kilograms — the heaviest commercial package ever launched on a PSLV. The payload included three Earth observation satellites for the British-owned, Chinese-leased DMC3 constellation, plus a technology demo craft for Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. based in Guildford, England as well as a CubeSat named DeorbitSail. British scientists at the Surrey Space Center at the University of Surrey built DeorbitSail, which will unfurl a 16 square meter Kapton sail to test the device’s ability to bring a satellite down from orbit.