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An American satellite launched by Russian rocket.
On July 10, 2010 at 18:40 UTC the Russian "Proton-M” rocket-carrier was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome to orbit the American "EchoStar-15” satellite.
EchoStar-15 produced by Space Systems Loral is a new direct broadcast satellite (DBS). EchoStar-15 will provide expanded services and flexibility for the "DISH Network” TV company which has about 14 million television subscribers.
Looking through: 828 | Date: 12.07.2010 | Rating: 0.0/0

Progress M-06M / ISS docking.
On July 04, 2010 at 16:17 UTC the Progress M-06M unmanned supply spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station, the Zvezda module.
The Progress delivered about 2600 kilograms of cargo to the station, including propellant, food, oxygen, scientific equipment, crew parcels, etc.
The docking process failed two days earlier, on Friday on July 02.
Progress M-06M is the 40th cargo vehicle of this type arriving at the station.
Looking through: 789 | Date: 05.07.2010 | Rating: 0.0/0

Progress M-06M launch.
On June 30, 2010 at 15:35 UTC the Russian Progress M-06M unmanned supply spacecraft was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome.
Photo by Roscosmos.
The space vehicle is to deliver about 2500 kg of supplies to the International Space Station. The Progress M-06M is to dock with the ISS on July 2, 2010.
Category: Manned Space Flights. | Looking through: 945 | Date: 01.07.2010 | Rating: 0.0/0

Soyuz TMA-19 redocking.
On June 28, 2010 the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft was redocked from the Zvezda module to the Rassvet module.
The operation was carried out manually by Soyuz commander, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin. During the redocking the crew also consisted of American astronauts Shannon Walker and Douglas Wheelock.
Three other crew members- ISS commander Alexander Skvortsov, Mikhail Kornienko, Tracy Caldwell Dyson - were in the station following the redocking ... Read more »
Category: Manned Space Flights. | Looking through: 872 | Date: 01.07.2010 | Rating: 0.0/0

Ariane 5 launches Arab and South Korean satellites.
On June 26, 2010 at 21:41 UTC France successfully launched the Ariane 5 rocket-carrier from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou on the northeastern coast of South America (at 06:41 pm in Kourou local time). Ariane Flight V195.
The rocket-carrier orbited the Arabsat 5A satellite and the South Korea satellite - COMS (the Communication, Ocean and Meteorological Satellite).
The Arabsat group, based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, operates a cluster of orbiting satellites to reach millions of homes in over 100 countries across the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia, relaying hundreds of television channels and radio stations.
Built jointly by Astrium an ... Read more »
Looking through: 733 | Date: 01.07.2010 | Rating: 0.0/0

Israel launched a spy satellite.
On June 22, 2010 at about 19:00 UTC Israel successfully launched a top secret spy satellite into low Earth orbit from the Palmachim air base along the Mediterranean coast.
Palmachim air base is situated in about 15 miles south of downtown Tel Aviv.
The Shavit rocket-carrier orbited the Ofeq 9 spy satellite. A press release from the Israeli Defense Ministry offered no details on the spacecraft, except that Ofeq 9 is an "advanced remote sensing satellite."
Looking through: 920 | Date: 26.06.2010 | Rating: 0.0/0

German satellite launch.
On June 21, 2010 at 02:14 UTC the Russian RS-20 (Dnepr version) rocket-carrier was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome.
A converted Russian intercontinental ballistic missile took the German TanDEM-X satellite into orbit.
It was the 16th launch of an international satellite under the Dnepr program involving Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, which converts RS-20 intercontinental ballistic missiles (classified by NATO as the SS-18 Satan) into carrier rockets to put satellites into low Earth orbit.
The 1350-kg TanDEM-X satellite, with a life span of five years, will survey Earth's land surface several times during its mission. The primary objective of the mission is to generate a consistent global digital elevation model of an unprecedented ... Read more »
Looking through: 787 | Date: 23.06.2010 | Rating: 0.0/0

Soyuz TMA-19 / ISS docking.
On June 17, 2010 at 22:21 UTC (June 18 at 02:21 Moscow time) the Russian "Soyuz TMA-19” spacecraft with three crewmembers on board docked with the International Space Station (ISS), to the aft end docking port of the "Zvezda” service module.
The crew consisted of Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchihin and American astronauts Douglas Wheelock and Shannon Walker.
When the hatches between the spacecraft and the ISS were opened, the three new crewmembers were welcomed by Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Mikhail Korniyenko as well as by U.S. astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson who had been aboard the station since April 2010.

Category: Manned Space Flights. | Looking through: 858 | Date: 20.06.2010 | Rating: 0.0/0

Soyuz TMA-19 launch.
On June 16, 2010 at 01:35 Moscow time (June 15 at 21:35 UTC) the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome.
The Soyuz TMA-19 is commanded by Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, with NASA’s Shannon Walker and Douglas Wheelock as flight engineers.
Photo by the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.
The three crew members are to join their colleagues aboard the International Space Station on June ... Read more »
Category: Manned Space Flights. | Looking through: 857 | Date: 17.06.2010 | Rating: 0.0/0

Dnepr rocket launch.
On June 15, 2010 at 14:42 UTC a Soviet-era "Dnepr” ballistic missile blasted off from southern Russia. The "Dnepr” rocket launched from an underground silo at a space base near Yasny, Russia, a small community in the Orenburg region in the southern part of the country.
The rocket orbited a French spacecraft to observe the sun and a Swedish experiment to demonstrate orbital formation flying with two satellites.
The launch was the 15th flight of the Dnepr rocket, a converted Ukrainian SS-18 rocket built for the Soviet Union's military missile forces. Fourteen Dnepr missions have been successful.
The "Picard” satellite is commencing a two-year mission to watch the sun with three instruments. Scientists hope the satellite will provide insights into th ... Read more »
Looking through: 886 | Date: 17.06.2010 | Rating: 0.0/0

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