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Falcon rocket orbited 7 satellites.

On May 22, 2018 at 19:47 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 7 satellites: 5 Iridium-NEXT communication satellites and the 2 identical GRACE-FO (Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment - Follow On) satellites for a cooperative project managed by NASA and the German Research Centre for Geosciences.

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“Cygnus OA-9E” cargo spacecraft launched to Space Station.

On May 21, 2018 at 08:44 UTC the "Cygnus” privately owned U.S. unmanned supply spacecraft was launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), a commercial space launch facility located at the southern tip of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, USA. The spacecraft was orbited by the “Antares 230” rocket-carrier. The "Cygnus” (CRS OA-9E “S.S. J.R. Thompson”) unmanned supply spacecraft, built by U.S. space firm Orbital Sciences Corp., was orbited on its cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. CRS means Commercial Resupply Services. The "Cygnus” (CRS OA-9E) is the 9th successful flight of the Orbital ATK uncrewed resupply spacecraft Cygnus.

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China launched relay satellite.

On May 20, 2018 at 21:28 UTC (on May 21 at 05:28 Beijing time) the Chang Zheng-4 (Long March-4) rocket-carrier was launched from Xichang Cosmodrome, Sichuan province, southwestern China. The rocket orbited the “Queqiao” relay satellite, which will serve as a communication relay satellite between Earth and the lunar farside.

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US astronauts performed a spacewalk.

On May 16, 2018, American astronauts Andrew Feustel and Richard Arnold performed a spacewalk to reposition two spare solar array ammonia coolant pump assemblies, putting a failed unit, dubbed “Leaky,” into long-term storage and attaching another, known as “Frosty,” to an appendage of the lab’s robot arm. The EVA (extravehicular activity) lasted 6 hours and 31 minutes. This was the eighth spacewalk for Andrew Feustel and the fourth for Richard Arnold.

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Falcon rocket orbited Bangladesh’s satellite.

On May 10, 2018 at 20:14 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 “Bangabandhu-1” satellite. It is Bangladesh’s first communications satellite.

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China launched Earth observation satellite.

On May 8, 2018 at 18:28 UTC the “Long March – 4C” (“Changzheng-4C”) rocket-carrier was launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province. The rocket orbited the “Gaofen-5” environmental monitoring satellite to survey global land and water resources, air pollutants, greenhouse gases and other environmental parameters.

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Dragon CRS-14 supply spacecraft returned to Earth.

On May 5, 2018 at 19:00 UTC the "Dragon” capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean in a distance of 650 kilometers southwest of Long Beach, California. The Dragon delivered to Earth about 1700 kilograms of cargo. It was the "SpaceX CRS-14” mission. CRS means Commercial Resupply Services. It was the 14th flight of Dragon to the ISS with docking.

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Dragon CRS-14 spacecraft undocked from ISS.

On May 5, 2018 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 Canadian Space Agency’s control center, the robot arm released the Dragon CRS-14 spacecraft at 13:23 UTC on May 5. It was the 14th flight of Dragon to the ISS with docking, including a demonstration flight in 2012.

Category: Manned Space Flights. | Looking through: 24 | Date: 16.07.2018 | Rating: 0.0/0

US launched a space probe to Mars.

On May 5, 2018 at 11:05 UTC the "Atlas-5” rocket-carrier was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA. The launch was performed by United Launch Alliance supported by the 30th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket dispatched NASA’s InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) lander on a 301-million-mile voyage to Mars with a package of European-built instruments to probe the inside of the Red Planet.

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China launched telecommunications satellite.

On May 3, 2018 at 16:06 UTC the Chang Zheng-3B (Long March-3B) rocket-carrier was launched from Xichang Cosmodrome, Sichuan province, southwestern China. The rocket orbited the “APStar-6С” telecommunications satellite.

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