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“Progress MS-10” undocked from Space Station.

On June 4, 2019 at 08:40 UTC the “Progress MS-10” unmanned supply spacecraft was undocked from the International Space Station.

Category: Manned Space Flights. | Looking through: 42 | Date: 27.06.2019 | Rating: 0.0/0

Dragon CRS-17 supply spacecraft returned to Earth.

On June 3, 2019 at 21:48 UTC the "Dragon” capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean around 325 kilometers southwest of Long Beach, California. It was the "SpaceX CRS-17” mission. CRS means Commercial Resupply Services. It was the 17th flight of Dragon to the ISS with docking.

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Dragon CRS-17 spacecraft undocked from ISS.

On June 3, 2019 the station's robotic arm removed the Dragon capsule from its berthing port on the station’s Harmony module. Using a command issued from the mission control center, the robot arm released the Dragon CRS-17 spacecraft at 16:01 UTC. It was the 17th flight of Dragon to the ISS with docking, including a demonstration flight in 2012.

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Russian “Proton” orbited telecommunications satellite.

On May 30, 2019 at 17:24 UTC the Russian "Proton-M” rocket-carrier was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome. The rocket equipped with the "Briz-M” booster orbited the “Yamal-601” telecommunications satellite. It is a French-built, Russian-owned satellite. The space vehicle is owned by the Gazprom Space Systems, a provider of satellite communications to Russian homes, businesses and the government, and a daughter company of oil giant Gazprom. Designed for a 15-year mission, the spacecraft was built by Thales Alenia Space of France. This launch was the first “Proton” flight of the year, and the 419th Proton rocket launch since 1965.

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Russian cosmonauts performed EVA.

On May 29, 2019, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Aleksey Ovchinin performed the extra vehicle activities (EVA – spacewalk). The cosmonauts sent birthday greetings to Soviet veteran-cosmonaut Aleksey Leonov, the first man to walk in space. A few minutes after floating outside, the cosmonauts paused to send the birthday greetings to cosmonaut Leonov, who turns 85 on May 30. The “Roscosmos” Russian space declared that the spacewalk was dedicated to Leonov, “the man who first took a step into the unknown and found himself one-on-one with unlimited outer space.” O.Kononenko and A.Ovchinin wore placards on their spacesuit backpacks, one saying “Leonov No. 1” and the other “Happy Birthday, Al ... Read more »

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Russia launched navigation satellite.

On May 27, 2019 at 06:23 UTC the “Soyuz-2.1b” rocket-carrier was launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Arkhangelsk region, North Russia. The launch was performed by Russian Aerospace Defence Forces. The rocket equipped with the “Fregat” booster (upper stage) orbited the “Glonass-M” navigation satellite. The Russian GLONASS Global Navigation Satellite System – operated by the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces – is currently the only global alternative to the American GPS fleet in operation that has global coverage of comparable precision. The Russian Defense Ministry designed the new satellite “Kosmos-2534”, using the Russian military’s catch-all naming scheme for defense and intelligence spacecraft.

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Falcon rocket orbited 60 “Starlink” satellites.

On May 24, 2019 at 02:30 UTC the "Falcon 9” rocket-carrier was launched from SLC-40 of Cape Canaveral launch site of US Air Force, Florida. The launch was performed by the "SpaceX” private company supported by the 45th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket orbited 60 “Starlink” satellites. The “Starlink” is a satellite constellation development project underway by US “SpaceX” company. The 60 small satellites will be joined by hundreds more “Starlink” spacecraft over the next year to fill out the network’s preliminary constellation. The “SpaceX” says that thousands of Starlink satellites may be launched to provide high-speed Internet services to consumers around the world.

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Crash launch from Taiyuan.

On May 22, 2019 at 22:49 UTC (on May 23 by Beijing time) the “Long March – 4C” (“Changzheng-4C”) rocket-carrier was launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province. The rocket was to orbit the “Yaogan-33” top secret military satellite. China’s official Xinhua news agency reported that the rocket’s third stage failed during the climb into space after the launch from Taiyuan. The satellites of the “Yaogan” series include satellites carrying Earth-facing optical telescopes and radar imagers to collect high-resolution imagery for the Chinese military and intelligence agencies.

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India orbited radar observation satellite.

On May 22, 2019 at 00:00 UTC, the PSLV-CA rocket-carrier was launched from Satish Dhawan (Sriharikota) spaceport, 80 km from Chennai, India. The rocket (PSLV - Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) orbited RISAT-2B (Radar Imaging Satellite-2B). It is a high-power radar imaging satellite designed to peer through clouds and darkness to resolve signs of pollution, natural disasters and foreign military movements.

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China launched navigation satellite.

On May 17, 2019 at 15:49 UTC the "Chang Zheng-3C/G2” (Long March-3C/G2) rocket-carrier was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Xichang, southwest China's Sichuan Province. The rocket orbited the “Beidou-45” navigation satellites.

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