On August 3, 2018 at 22:17 UTC the "Dragon” capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean in a distance of about 760 kilometers southwest of Long Beach, California. The Dragon delivered to Earth about 1700 kilograms of cargo. It was the "SpaceX CRS-15” mission. CRS means Commercial Resupply Services. It was the 15th flight of Dragon to the ISS with docking.
On August 3, 2018 at 10:30 UTC 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 mission control center, the robot arm released the Dragon CRS-15 spacecraft at 16:38 UTC on August 3. It was the 15th flight of Dragon to the ISS with docking, including a demonstration flight in 2012.
On July 15, 2018 at 10:20 UTC the US "Cygnus” (CRS OA-9E “S.S. J.R. Thompson”) unmanned supply spacecraft was undocked from the Harmony module of the International Space Station. After that, the spacecraft, which had been attached to the space station since May 24, 2018, was released by German astronaut Alexander Gerst and US astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor aboard the station using the “Canadarm-2” orbiting complex's huge robotic arm at 12:37 UTC. It was the 9th successful flight of "Cygnus” to the ISS.
On July 10, 2018 at 01:31 UTC the Russian “Progress MS-09” unmanned supply spacecraft docked to the International Space Station less than four hours (about 3 hours and 40 minutes) after blastoff from Baykonur Cosmodrome. The spacecraft was docked to the Russian “Pirs” (SO-1) module. The spacecraft delivered about 2500 kilograms of cargo for the ISS crew.The Progress spacecraft completed fastest-ever trip to the International Space Station.
On July 9, 2018 at 21:52 UTC the “Progress MS-09” unmanned supply spacecraft was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome to the International Space Station. The spacecraft was orbited by the “Soyuz-2.1A” rocket-carrier.
On July 2, 2018 at 13:50 UTC, the private U.S. unmanned supply spacecraft, the "Dragon” SpX-15 (CRS-15 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 astronaut Richard Arnold at 10:54 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 15th time a Dragon spaceship has reached the space station, counting a demonstration flight in 2012.
On June 29, 2018 at 09:42 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-15 flight also known as SpX-15) unmanned spacecraft on a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. CRS means Commercial Resupply Services. It is the 16th successful flight of a “Dragon” spacecraft and the 15th successful flight of a “Dragon” to the ISS.
On June 14, 2018, American astronauts Andrew Feustel and Richard Arnold performed a spacewalk. The astronauts installed two new cameras on the “Harmony” module of the ISS. The cameras will provide views of commercial crew space vehicles during final approach and docking. The spacewalkers also replaced a faulty high-definition camera. The EVA (extravehicular activity) lasted 6 hours and 49 minutes. This was the 9th spacewalk for Andrew Feustel and the 5th for Richard Arnold.
On June 8, 2018 at 13:01 UTC the Russian "Soyuz MS-09” spacecraft docked with the Russian “Rassvet” (MIM-1) module of the International Space Station.
The spacecraft delivered 3 new members of Expedition 56 to the ISS, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopiev, German astronaut Alexander Gerst and American astronaut Serena Maria Auñón-Chancellor. The new comers joined current ISS expedition members – Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev; American astronauts Andrew Feustel and Richard Arnold.
Soyuz MS-09 launch cover. The cover was autographed by the “Soyuz MS-09” crew: Commander, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopiev; German astronaut Alexander Gerst and American astronaut Serena Maria Auñón-Chancellor.