On October 16, 2017 at 11:04 UTC the Russian “Progress MS-07” unmanned supply spacecraft docked to the International Space Station. The spacecraft was docked to the Russian “Pirs” module. The spacecraft delivered about 2500 kilograms of cargo for the ISS crew.
On October 15, 2017 at 07:28 UTC the “Atlas-5” rocket-carrier was launched from Cape Canaveral launch site of US Air Force. The launch was performed by United Launch Alliance supported by the 45th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket orbited the NROL-52 classified satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office. The NROL (National Reconnaissance Office Launch) abbreviation is used to identify classified satellites operated by the United States National Reconnaissance Office.
On October 14, 2017 at 08:46 UTC the “Progress MS-07” unmanned supply spacecraft was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome to the International Space Station. The spacecraft was orbited by the “Soyuz-2.1A” rocket-carrier.
On October 13, 2017 at 09:28 UTC the “Rockot” rocket-carrier was launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Arkhangelsk region, North Russia. The launch was performed by Russian Aerospace Defence Forces. The rocket orbited the “Sentinel-5P” European environmental satellite. The satellite will collect daily air quality measurements over every major city on Earth.
On October 11, 2017 at 22:53 UTC the "Falcon 9” rocket-carrier was launched from LC-39A of the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The launch was performed by the "SpaceX” private company supported by the 45th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket orbited the “SES-11” (Echostar-105) telecommunication satellite.
On October 9, 2017 at 22:01 UTC (on October 10 at 07:01 local time) the Japanese H-2A rocket was launched from Tanegashima Cosmodrome situated at the island located 115 km south of Kyushu. Kyushu is the third largest island of Japan and most southwesterly of its four main islands. The rocket orbited the “Michibiki-4” navigation satellite for Quasi-Zenith Satellite System.
On October 9, 2017 at 12:37 UTC the "Falcon-9” rocket-carrier was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA. The launch was performed by the "SpaceX” private company supported by the 30th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket orbited 10 “Iridium NEXT” communications satellites.
On October 9, 2017, at 04:13 UTC the “Long March–2D” (“Changzheng-2D”) rocket-carrier was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, Gansu Province, the northwest of China. The rocket orbited the VRSS-2 (Venezuela's remote sensing satellite-2) Earth-imaging satellite.
On October 5, 2017, American astronauts Randolph Bresnik and Mark Vande Hei performed a spacewalk. The primary goal of the spacewalk was to replace latching end effector A, or LEE-A, one of two grappling mechanisms on the station’s Canadian-built robot arm. The EVA (extravehicular activity) lasted 6 hours and 55 minutes. This was the third spacewalk for Randolph Bresnik and the first one for Mark Vande Hei.
On September 29, 2017 at 18:56 UTC (on September 30 at 21:56 UTC) the “Ariane-5ECA” rocket-carrier was launched from Kourou Cosmodrome in French Guiana. The rocket orbited the “Intelsat-37e” and the “BSat-4a” telecommunications satellites.