|The CRS OA-7 flight of Cygnus completed.
On June 11, 2017 at 13:38 UTC the US "Cygnus” (CRS OA-7 “John Glenn”) unmanned supply spacecraft was deorbited. The spacecraft re-entered the atmosphere and burned up over the South Pacific Ocean. Packed with trash and other equipment tagged for disposal, an Orbital Sciences Corp. “Cygnus” spacecraft plunged back into the atmosphere over the uninhabited Pacific Ocean. It was the 7th flight of "Cygnus” to the ISS.
|Four small satellites launched from Cygnus OA-7 spacecraft.
In 4 days since it departed the International Space Station to wrap up a successful cargo delivery mission, the US "Cygnus” (CRS OA-7 “John Glenn”) unmanned supply spacecraft deployed four small satellites. On June 8 at 17:53 UTC the Lemur-2-30 “JennyBarna” CubeSat and the Lemur-2-31 “Angela” CubeSat were deployed and at 21:31 UTC the Lemur-2-32 ‘Spirovision’ and Lemur-2-33 ‘RobMoore’ CubeSats were deployed.
|Russian “Proton” orbited heavy communications satellite.
On June 8, 2017 at 03:45 UTC the Russian "Proton-M” rocket-carrier was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome. The rocket equipped with the "Briz-M” booster orbited the “Echostar-21” telecommunication satellite. Built by Space Systems/Loral in Palo Alto, California, the “Echostar-21” satellite weighed around 6,9 tons, making it one of the most massive commercial communications spacecraft ever launched, and the heaviest commercial payload ever flown on a Proton rocket.
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|Dragon CRS-11 spacecraft docked to space station.
On June 5, 2017 at 13:52 UTC the private U.S. unmanned supply spacecraft, the "Dragon” SpX-11 (CRS-11 flight), was successfully docked to the International Space Station. The linkup operation was carried out with the help of the giant 17-meter Canadarm. The capture with Canadarm-2 was performed by American astronauts Jack Fisher and Peggy Whitson. The Dragon spacecraft was maneuvered into position and attached to a berthing port on the space station's Harmony module. This docking marked the 11th time a Dragon spaceship has reached the space station, counting a demonstration flight in 2012.