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China launched a meteorological satellite.

On November 04, 2010 at 18:37 UTC the "Chang Zheng-4C” rocket-carrier with the "Feng Yun-3B” meteorological satellite was launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern China's Shanxi Province.

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Russian military satellite launch.

On November 2, 2010 the "Soyuz-2.1 a” rocket-carrier and the "Fregat” upper stage orbited the "Meridian” Russian military communication satellite.The rocket was launched at 01:01 UTC from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia. It was the third Meridian satellite launched since 2006. The Meridian satellites are replacements for Molniya communications satellites providing coverage of high latitude polar regions of Russia.

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ISS – 10 years in piloted regime.
10 years ago on October 31, 2000 the Soyuz TM-31 spacecraft with Expedition 1 crew on board was launched to the International Space Station.
Soyuz TM-31 launch cover

On November 2, 2000 the space vehicle docked to the ISS. Y.Gidzenko (Russia), S.Krikalev (Russia) and W.Shepherd (USA) began their mission aboard the ISS. Since then the ISS has ... Read more »
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China launched Beidou satellite.

On October 31, 2010 at 16:26 UTC, the Chang Zheng-3В (Long March) rocket-carrier was launched from Xichang Cosmodrome, Sichuan province, southwestern China.

Photo of China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology

The rocket orbited the Chinese "Beidou” (Compass) navigation satellite.

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Progress M-08M docked with ISS.
On October 30, 2010 at 16:35 UTC the Progress M-08M unmanned supply spacecraft docked with the ISS. The space vehicle is attached to the "Pirs” module now.
Photo NASA
At first the rendezvous sequence was performed in automatic regime. Then, in according to the decision of Mission Control Center, the rendezvous sequence was switched to manual mode at the distance of 194 meters from the station. Controlled by Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri, the vehicle docked to the station smoothly.
Progress M-08M delivered about 2500 kilograms of cargo ... Read more »
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Soyuz TMA-19 up-to-the station letter.
First this letter was postmarked in the Philatelic Shop in Vienna, Austria. In Austria the letter was postmarked on 6 May 2010. It is the birthday of Russian cosmonaut A.Skvortsov, the addressee of this letter.
Then it was sent to the International Space Station. The letter was delivered to the station by the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft. Aboard the station the letter was marked with all proper board seals, including the ISS official board post mark dated 18 June 2010, the day when the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft docked to ... Read more »
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Soyuz TMA-17 on the way back letter.
This letter was written aboard the International Space Station and delivered to Earth by the Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft.
Aboard the station the letter was marked with all proper board seals, including the ISS official board post mark dated 02 June 2010, the day when the Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft undocked from the ISS.
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Arian 5 rocket launch.
On October 28, 2010 at 21:51 UTC the Ariane 5 (V197) rocket-carrier with two telecommunications satellites was launched from French Kuru Cosmodrome of the Guiana Space Center on the northeast coast of South America.

The rocket delivered the W3B communications satellite and the BSAT 3b high-definition television broadcasting spacecraft to geostationary transfer orbit.
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Progress M-08M launch.
On October 27, 2010 at 15:11 UTC the "Soyuz-U” rocket-carrier was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome. The rocket-carrier orbited the Progress M-08M unmanned supply spacecraft.

The spacecraft is to deliver more than 2.5 tons of cargoes, including oxygen, water, food and medical equipment, to the International Space Station.
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FIP Astrophilately Section.
On October 27, 2010 in Vienna, Austria an informal meeting of the Chairman and the Secretary of the FIP Section of Astrophilately took place. Jaromir Matejka, Secretary and Igor Rodin, Chairman discussed different questions concerning Astrophilately. The possible activities of the Section concerning the 50th Anniversary of the first manned space flight of Yuri Gagarin were also discussed.
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