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STS-129 landing.
 
photo NASA
On November 27, 2009 the "Atlantis” American space shuttle (STS-129) landed at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 14:44 UTC (9:44 a.m. EST).
The crew, led by U.S. astronaut Charles Hobaugh, spent a week at the station, delivering equipment including gyroscopes, thermal control components, and an oxygen tank, and carried out three spacewalks to install devices and conduct repairs.
For the return journey, the crew was joined by ISS flight engineer Nicole Stott, who had been on board the orbital station for three months.< ... Read more »
Looking through: 794 | Date: 28.11.2009 | Rating: 0.0/0

STS-129 / ISS undocking.
Space shuttle Atlantis and its seven-astronaut crew undocked from the International Space Station at 4:43 a.m. EST (09:43 UTC) on November 25, 2009.
Atlantis is scheduled to land at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., Friday.
The 11-day Atlantis mission will return ISS crew member Nicole Stott to Earth and is expected to be the final space shuttle crew rotation flight. Stott spent two and a half months on board the ISS.
When the mission completed, only five U.S. space shuttle flights will remain before the shuttle fleet is retired next year. Russian, European and Japanese space freighters will keep the ISS supplied until NASA deploys its new capsule-style Orion spacecraft.
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Proton-M rocket orbited “Eutelsat W7” satellite.
 
 photo by Roscosmos
On November 24, 2009 Russia launched a Proton-M rocket carrying the European "Eutelsat W7” satellite at 14:19 UTC.
The contract for the launch was concluded between the European "Eutelsat” telecommunications company and International Launch Services Inc. (ILS). The Russian-American joint venture International Launch Services (ILS) had signed a contract with the Eutelsat satellite operator to launch the Eutelsat W7.
Eutelsat W7 was manufactured by Thales Alenia Space.
The 5.5-ton satellite has a lifetime of about 15 years.
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STS-129 – the 3rd EVA.
On November 23, 2009 American astronauts Randolph Bresnik and Robert Satcher performed a successful 5-hour and 42-minute spacewalk. The spacewalkers left the station at 13:25 UTC and returned back at 19:07 UTC.
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Intelsat-14 launch.
On November 23, 2009 Denver-based United Launch Alliance launched the "Intelsat-14” telecommunication satellite aboard an "Atlas 5” rocket.
 The launch was performed at 1:55 a.m. EST (06:55 UTC) from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Looking through: 767 | Date: 23.11.2009 | Rating: 0.0/0

Russian cosmonaut Konstantin Feoktistov passed away.
 

Well-known spaceship designer and one of the Soviet Union's first cosmonauts, Konstantin Feoktistov, has died at 83 in Moscow.
K.Feoktistov was one of those who designed "Soyuz” and "Progress” spaces vehicles, and the "Salyut” and "Mir” space stations until 1990.
From 1990 he worked as a professor at a Moscow technical university.
Feoktistov made a spaceflight on board the "Voskhod” spacecraft in 1964.
He was awarded the title of the Hero of the Soviet Union for that first flight of a multi-seated spacecraft in history.
A crater on the Moon is named after Feoktistov.
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STS-129 – the 2nd EVA.
On November 21, 2009 American astronauts Michael Foreman and Randolph Bresnik performed ... Read more »
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STS-129 – the first EVA.
On November 20, 2009 two astronauts from U.S. shuttle Atlantis crew performed the first spacewalk of their current mission to the International Space Station. Spacewalkers Michael Foreman and Robert Satcher completed a 6-hour and 37-minute spacewalk at 04:01 p.m. EST (21.01 UTC). The astronauts installed a spare communications antenna on the exterior of the orbital station, hooked up some cables and greased a robotic arm on the Kibo module. They also managed to do some extra maintenance work scheduled for the second spacewalk of the current STS-129 mission.
Looking through: 757 | Date: 21.11.2009 | Rating: 0.0/0

Russian military satellite launch.
On November 20, 2009 at 10:44 UTC Russia's Space Forces launched a Soyuz-U carrier rocket with a Kosmos-series military satellite. The rocket was launched from the Plesetsk space center in north Russia and successfully orbited a satellite that was assigned the serial number Kosmos-2455.
Looking through: 780 | Date: 21.11.2009 | Rating: 0.0/0

STS-129 / ISS docking.
On November 18, 2009 the American Space Shuttle "Atlantis” (STS-129) docked with the International Space Station at 16:51 UTC. It has delivered over 13 tons of supplies and equipment to the orbital station. Atlantis mission will return ISS crew member Nicole Stott to Earth and is planned to be the final space shuttle crew rotation flight. Stott spent two and a half month on board the ISS. Only five U.S. space shuttle missions remain before the shuttle fleet is retired next year.
Looking through: 877 | Date: 21.11.2009 | Rating: 0.0/0

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