|“Cygnus” CRS OA-9E spacecraft docked to Space Station.
On May 24, 2018, the American "Cygnus” (CRS OA-9E “S.S. J.R. Thompson”) 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 09:26 UTC. The cargo spacecraft was docked to the station’s "Unity” module at 12:13 UTC. The spacecraft delivered about 3300 kilograms of supplies to the Space Station. It was the 9th docking of a "Cygnus” spacecraft with the ISS.
|“Cygnus OA-9E” cargo spacecraft launched to Space Station.
On May 21, 2018 at 08:44 UTC the "Cygnus” privately owned U.S. unmanned supply spacecraft was launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), a commercial space launch facility located at the southern tip of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, USA. The spacecraft was orbited by the “Antares 230” rocket-carrier. The "Cygnus” (CRS OA-9E “S.S. J.R. Thompson”) unmanned supply spacecraft, built by U.S. space firm Orbital Sciences Corp., was orbited on its cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. CRS means Commercial Resupply Services. The "Cygnus” (CRS OA-9E) is the 9th successful flight of the Orbital ATK uncrewed resupply spacecraft Cygnus.
|US astronauts performed a spacewalk.
On May 16, 2018, American astronauts Andrew Feustel and Richard Arnold performed a spacewalk to reposition two spare solar array ammonia coolant pump assemblies, putting a failed unit, dubbed “Leaky,” into long-term storage and attaching another, known as “Frosty,” to an appendage of the lab’s robot arm. The EVA (extravehicular activity) lasted 6 hours and 31 minutes. This was the eighth spacewalk for Andrew Feustel and the fourth for Richard Arnold.
|Dragon CRS-14 supply spacecraft returned to Earth.
On May 5, 2018 at 19:00 UTC the "Dragon” capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean in a distance of 650 kilometers southwest of Long Beach, California. The Dragon delivered to Earth about 1700 kilograms of cargo. It was the "SpaceX CRS-14” mission. CRS means Commercial Resupply Services. It was the 14th flight of Dragon to the ISS with docking.
|Dragon CRS-14 spacecraft undocked from ISS.
On May 5, 2018 the station's robotic arm removed the Dragon capsule from its berthing port on the station’s Harmony module. Using a command issued from the Canadian Space Agency’s control center, the robot arm released the Dragon CRS-14 spacecraft at 13:23 UTC on May 5. It was the 14th flight of Dragon to the ISS with docking, including a demonstration flight in 2012.
|“Progress MS-07” mission completed.
On March 28, 2018 at 13:50 UTC the “Progress MS-07” unmanned supply spacecraft was undocked from the International Space Station. After undocking, the spacecraft continued its orbital flight autonomously, during which scientific and applied research and experiments were conducted.
On April 26, 2018 at 03:08 UTC the “Progress MS-07” unmanned supply spacecraft was deorbited. Non-burnt fragments of the spacecraft drowned in the remote area of the Pacific at 04:51 UTC.
|Béla Magyari passed away.
Hungarian not flow cosmonaut Béla Magyari passed away. He was 68. In May 1980 he was the backup to the first Hungarian cosmonaut Bertalan Farkas on the “Soyuz-36” spacecraft of an Interkosmos mission.
|Dragon CRS-14 spacecraft docked to space station.
On April 4, 2018 at 13:00 UTC, the private U.S. unmanned supply spacecraft, the "Dragon” SpX-14 (CRS-14 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 Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai and American astronaut Scott Tingle at 10:40 UTC. The Dragon spacecraft was maneuvered into position and attached to a berthing port on the space station's Harmony module by ground controllers in Houston and Canada. This docking marked the 14th time a Dragon spaceship has reached the space station, counting a demonstration flight in 2012. It is the second flight of the same Dragon’s capsule. The same capsule was used during SpaceX CRS-8 mission.
|Dragon (CRS-14) supply spacecraft launched to ISS.
On April 2, 2018 at 20:30 UTC the "Falcon 9” rocket-carrier was launched from SLC-40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA. The launch was performed by the "SpaceX” private company supported by the 45th Space Wing of US Air Force. US private company SpaceX launched its "Dragon” (CRS-14 flight also known as SpX-14) unmanned spacecraft on a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. CRS means Commercial Resupply Services. It is the 15th successful flight of a “Dragon” spacecraft and the 14th successful flight of a “Dragon” to the ISS.