20 years ago on December 02, 1990 the world first journalist began his space flight aboard the Russian Soyuz TM-11 spacecraft. It was a Japan citizen Toyohiro Akiyama, journalist of Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) Corporation.
He began his space flight together with Soviet cosmonauts Viktor Afanasjev and Musa Manarov.
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On November 26, 2010 at 18:39 UTC the Ariane-5ECA (V198) rocket-carrier was launched from French Kuru Cosmodrome of the Guiana Space Center on the northeast coast of South America.
The rocket-carrier orbited two telecommunications satellites: Intelsat IS-17 and Hylas 1.
The Intelsat 17 (5500 kilograms) satellite was built by Space Systems/Loral and will deliver a wide range of communications services for Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India.
Hylas 1 (2570 kilograms) belongs to Avanti Communications, British company. Designed and built by EADS Astrium in partnership with the Indian Space Research Organization, HYLAS 1 is to bring high-speed broadband services to remote rural areas across Europe.
On November 26, 2010 at 04:46 UTC the Soyuz TMA-19 landing capsule with the crew – Commander, Russian cosmonaut Fjodor Yurchikhin, American astronauts Shannon Walker and Douglas Wheelock - landed successfully to the North from the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan.
The Soyuz TMA-19 crewmembers are seen after being removed from the Soyuz TMA-19 capsule. From left to right: NASA astronaut Douglas Wh
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On November 24, 2011 at 16:09 UTC the Long March 3A rocket-carrier was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The rocket orbited the "Zhongxing-20A" communications satellite.
It was the 135th launch of China's Long March series of rockets since April 24, 1970, when a Long March-1 rocket successfully sent China's first satellite, Dongfanghong-1, into space.
The cosmonauts left the ISS via the "Pirs” docking compartment airlock. The primary assembly and maintenance objectives of the spacewalk were to install a multipurpose workstation on the starboard side of the Zvezda service module, to clean thermal insulation around the vents for the Elektron oxygen-generation system and to relocate a television camera from one end of the Rassvet docking compartment to the other.
On November 15, 2010 the Progress M-05M autonomous mission was completed. The space vehicle’s main engine was started for deorbiting at 08:50 UTC. The Progress M-05M entered the atmosphere and burnt down over the Pacific. Remaining parts of the Progress, not burnt during the reentry fell down into the south area of the Pacific at about 09:37 UTC.
On November 14, 2010 at 17:29 UTC the Russian "Proton M” rocket-carrier with the "Briz-M” upper stage was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome.
The rocket orbited the American MSV-1 (Mobile Satellite Ventures 1) [SkyTerra 1] communication satellite.
The MSV 1/SkyTerra1 with its flight mass of 5390 kilograms is designed and fabricated by Boeing Satellite Systems for the U.S. operator Light Squared. The launch services were contracted by International Launch Services Inc. (ILV), Reston, VA.