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STS-129 Launch.
On November 16, 2009 the American Space Shuttle "Atlantis” (STS-129 flight) was launched from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy< ... Read more »
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China launched a scientific research satellite.
On November 12, 2009 at 02.45 UTC the Chinese "Shijian XI-01" satellite was orbited by the China-developed Long March 2C rocket-carrier. The launch was performed from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the northwestern Gansu Province. According to a white paper published in 2006, China's Shijian, or Practice, series of satellites are designed for scientific research and technological experiments.
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The “Poisk” docked with the ISS.

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On November 12, 2009 at 18:41 Moscow time the "Progress M-MIM 2” spacecraft successfully docked to the ISS Zvezda`s transfer compartment zenith docking port. The rendezvous and docking were carried out automatically.
The space vehicle delivered the "Poisk” module to the station. Aboard the spacecraft there were about 750 kg of cargo needed for maintaining station functioning and crew support.
The "Poisk” will serve as an additional docking port for Soyuz and Progress spacecraft and as an airlock for spacewalks. The module will also provide extra space for scientific experiments, and power-supply outlets and data-transmission interfaces for two external ... Read more »
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The new module launched to the ISS.
On November 10, 2009 a "Soyuz-U” rocket-carrier blasted off from Baykonur Cosmodrome at 14:22 UTC.
The rocket orbited the "MIM 2” research module also named as "Poisk”.
The "Poisk”, which means "search" or "explore" in Russian, was attached to the service module of a Russian Progress unmanned supply spacecraft, providing electrical power and propulsion for the module during its two-day journey to the space station.
The new module is the first major Russian addition to the ISS since the nearly identical "Pirs” module was launched in 2001. The "Pirs” is located on Zvezda's Earth-facing port, directly across from the future home of the "Poisk” ... Read more »
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SoyuzTMA-14/ISS flown covers.

In October 2009 during the changing of Expeditions 20 and 21, the cosmonauts postmarked several dozens covers aboard the station. A number of covers were cancelled on October 05, 2009. These covers were delivered from the ISS to Earth by the Russian SoyuzTMA-14 spacecraft.

Category: Space Mail | Looking through: 1197 | Date: 08.11.2009 | Rating: 5.0/1

One more example of ATV flown covers.

In according to the agreement between Russian Space Agency and ESA (European Space Agency), the Russian members of Expedition 17, cosmonauts Sergey Volkov and Oleg Kononenko marked 25 ATV covers with the ISS octagonal board seal and autographed them. There were the covers numbered from 0001 till 0025. More information about the ATV flown covers see at http://www.astrophil.ucoz.ru/news/atv_flown_covers/2009-09-24-52
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For collections on space thematic.

In September 2009 Russian Post issues a cover (postal stationery) devoted to the 50th anniversary of the launch of the "Luna-2” automatic interplanetary space vehicle. The launch was performed on September 12, 1959. ... Read more »
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Two European satellites were launched from Plesetsk.

On November 02, 2009 at 01:50 UTC a “Rokot” rocket-carrier with two European satellites was successfully launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northwest Russia. ... Read more »

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HTV - mission completed.

On October 30, 2009 H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-1) Japanese unmanned supply spacecraft left the ISS. American astronaut Nicole Stott separated off the HTV-1 from the station by using Canadarm-2 robotic arm.

On November 01, 2009 at ... Read more »

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The Ariane 5 rocket launch.

On October 29, 2009 at 20:00 UTC the Ariane 5 rocket was launched from the Guiana Space ... Read more »

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