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Space Mail from U.A.E. to the ISS.
Soyuz TMA-16 up-to-the station letter.
This letter was written at the Central Post Office in Dubai, U.A.E on August 25, 2009.
It was addressed to Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko to the International Space Station. On October 2, 2009 the letter was delivered to the addressee by the Russian Soyuz TMA-16 spacecraft.
Aboard the station the letter was cancelled ... Read more »
Category: Space Mail | Looking through: 1768 | Date: 23.03.2010 | Rating: 5.0/3

Echostar 14 satellite is in orbit.
On March 20, 2010 at 18:26 UTC the Russian Proton-M rocket-carrier with Breeze-M upper stage successfully lifted off from Baykonur Cosmodrome.
The rocket-carrier orbited the US Echostar 14 telecommunication satellite. The satellite was made by Space Systems/Loral company.
Looking through: 1041 | Date: 22.03.2010 | Rating: 0.0/0

Soyuz TMA-16 landing.
On March 18, 2010 at 11:25 UTC the Soyuz TMA-16 spacecraft with cosmonauts Maksim Suraev (Russia) and Jeffrey Williams (USA) landed at the distance of 57 km from the city of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan.
The cosmonauts spent in space 169 days, 04 hours and 10 minutes.

NASA astronaut Jeffrey Williams, left, Expedition 22 commander; and Russian cosmonaut Maksim Suraev, Expedition 22 flight engineer, sit in chairs o ... Read more »
Looking through: 1206 | Date: 18.03.2010 | Rating: 0.0/0

Soyuz TMA-16 / ISS undocking.
On March 18, 2010 the Soyuz TMA-16 spacecraft carrying two cosmonauts undocked from the International Space station at 08:03 UTC.
The space capsule carrying Maxim Surayev of Russia and Jeff Williams of the United States from the ISS Expedition 22 is scheduled to land in central Kazakhstan at approximately 14:23 Moscow time (11:23 UTC).
Work at the ISS will be continued by Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov, Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi and American astronaut Timothy Creamer, until they are joined by Russians Alexander Skvortsov and Mikhail Kornienko ... Read more »
Looking through: 1082 | Date: 18.03.2010 | Rating: 0.0/0

45th Anniversary of the World’s first human spacewalk.
On March 18, 2010 is the 45th Anniversary of the World’s First Extra Vehicular Activity (Space Walk) performed by Soviet cosmonaut Aleksey LEONOV.

On March 18 – 19, 1965 Aleksey LEONOV together with Pavel BELJAEV performed a spaceflight aboard the "Voskhod-2” spacecraft.
During the flight cosmonaut A.Leonov ... Read more »
Looking through: 1064 | Date: 18.03.2010 | Rating: 0.0/0

For collections on space thematic.
In 2010 Russian Post issues a cover (postal stationery) devoted to the Cosmonautic Day.
The cover’s picture shows the flight of the "Energia-Buran” space system.
The text in the cover says: 12 April is Cosmonautic Day.
The cover was printed in the paper with watermarks.
Size of the cover 110 X 220 mm.
Print quantity – 2 000 000 copies.
Category: For Collectors on Space Thematic | Looking through: 1058 | Date: 18.03.2010 | Rating: 0.0/0

Site news.
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Looking through: 1250 | Date: 10.03.2010 | Rating: 0.0/0

Chinese satellite is in orbit.
On March 5, 2010 China successfully put into orbit another remote-sensing satellite, "Yaogan IX" at 04:55 UTC (12:55 p.m. Beijing Time) from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern Gansu Province.

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The satellite was sent into space aboard a Long March 4C (Chang Zheng-4C) rocket-carrier and will be used to conduct scientific experiment, carry out surveys on land resources, forecast grain output and help with natural disaster-reduction and prevention endeavor.
Looking through: 1047 | Date: 06.03.2010 | Rating: 0.0/0

US meteorological satellite is in orbit.
On March 4, 2010 at 23:57 UTC the Delta-4 rocket-carrier with the GOES-P satellite was launched from SLC-37B launch pad of Cape Canaveral, USA.
GOES-P (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) is a meteorological satellite. It is the third in the current series of GOES satellites (GOES N-O-P) and will be commissioned as GOES-15 once in its geostationary orbit. Its designed lifetime is seven years, with fuel for as much as ten years if the lifetime is exceeded. The next generation will be the GOES-R series, scheduled for deployment beginning in 2014.
Looking through: 1033 | Date: 05.03.2010 | Rating: 0.0/0

3 Russian Glonass satellites are in orbit.
The Russian "Proton-M” rocket-carrier with three Glonass satellites was successfully launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome on March 2, 2010 at 00:19 Moscow time (21:19 UTC, March 1).
Glonass - the Global Navigation Satellite System - is the Russian equivalent of the U.S. Global Positioning System, or GPS, and is designed for both military and civilian use. Both systems allow users to determine their positions to within a few meters.
Russia currently has a total of 22 Glonass satellites in orbit, but only 16 of them are operational. The system requires 18 operational satellites for continuous navigation services covering the entire territory of Russia and at least 24 satellites to provide navigation services worldwide.
Looking through: 1046 | Date: 03.03.2010 | Rating: 0.0/0

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