On March 29, 2018 at 17:38 UTC the "Soyuz-2.1b” rocket-carrier was launched from Russian Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Arkhangelsk region, North Russia. The rocket orbited a Russian reconnaissance satellite. The satellite was named “Kosmos-2525”, keeping with the Russian military’s naming scheme for defense-related space vehicles.
On March 29, 2018 at 11:26 UTC the GSLV Mk.II (F08) rocket-carrier was launched from Sriharikota spaceport (the Satish Dhawan Space Center), 80 km from Chennai, India. The rocket (GSLV - Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) orbited the “GSAT-6A” communications satellite.
On March 23, 2018 at 19:40 UTC the Russian "Soyuz MS-08” spacecraft docked with the Russian “Poisk” (MIM-2) module of the International Space Station.
The spacecraft delivered 3 new members of Expedition 55 to the ISS, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev; American astronauts Andrew Feustel and Richard Arnold. The new comers joined current ISS expedition members – Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, American astronaut Scott Tingle and Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai (金井... Read more »
On March 21, 2018 at 17:44 UTC the Russian “Soyuz MS-08” spacecraft was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome. The space vehicle was orbited by the Russian “Soyuz-FG” rocket-carrier. The spacecraft is piloted by 3 cosmonauts: Commander, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev (center); American astronauts Andrew Feustel (right) and Richard Arnold (left).
Photo by Russian Cosmonaut training center.
The space vehicle is to dock with the International Space Station on March 23. Artemyev, Feustel and Arnold will join current ISS expedition members Shkaplerov, Tingle and Kanai.
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On March 17, 2018, at 07:10 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 fourth in a series of high-resolution Earth-imaging satellites. The LKW-4 satellite will expand an orbiting fleet of reconnaissance space vehicles that likely serve for the Chinese military.
On March 9, 2018 at 10:06 UTC the Russian "Soyuz-ST-B” rocket-carrier was launched from Kourou launch site in French Guiana. The rocket equipped with the "Fregat-MT” booster orbited 4 telecommunications satellites 03b (FM13-FM16).
On March 6, 2018 at 05:33 UTC the "Falcon-9” rocket-carrier was launched from Cape Canaveral launch site of US Air Force. The launch was performed by SpaceX company supported by the 45th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket orbited the “Hispasa 30W-6” Spanish telecommunication satellite.
On March 1, 2018 at 22:02 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 “GOES-S” meteorological satellite.