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Russian Soyuz rocket poised for launch with space station cargo freighter

NASA TV (English) Roscosmos Webcast (Russian) Russia’s Progress MS-20 cargo freighter is set for launch Friday on a fast-track, three-and-a-half hour rendezvous with the International Space Station to deliver around three tons of fuel, food, and supplies for the lab’s seven-person crew. The Progress supply ship is set for liftoff from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5:32 a.m. EDT ...

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Russian spy satellite launched by Soyuz rocket

 A classified mapping satellite rode a Soyuz rocket into space Thursday from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, the fifth mission of the year to deploy a Russian military payload in orbit. The Russian military satellite launched at 4:03 a.m. EDT (0803 GMT) Thursday from Plesetsk, a military spaceport about 500 miles (800 kilometers) north of Moscow in Arkhangelsk Oblast. A Soyuz-2.1a ...

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Russia suspends Soyuz launch operations in French Guiana

A Soyuz ST-B rocket takes off from the Guiana Space Center on Feb. 10 with 34 new OneWeb internet satellites. Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace/P. Piron Blaming European sanctions enacted after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Russian space agency said Saturday it is recalling dozens of engineers and technicians from French Guiana and suspending Soyuz rocket operations there, grounding a pair of European ...

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NASA aims to bring station crew home Monday, before replacements launch

STORY WRITTEN FOR  & USED WITH PERMISSION File photo of a Crew Dragon spacecraft near the International Space Station. Credit: NASA NASA and SpaceX decided Friday to bring four space station astronauts back to Earth Monday to close out a 199-day mission, pressing ahead with re-entry and splashdown two days before the planned launch of their replacements Wednesday aboard another Crew ...

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Russian actress returns to Earth after space station movie shoot

STORY WRITTEN FOR  & USED WITH PERMISSION Yulia Peresild, an award-winning Russian actress, is helped out of the Soyuz MS-18 descent module Sunday. Credit: Roscosmos A Russian actress and her director-cameraman, wrapping up a 12-day movie shoot aboard the International Space Station, returned to Earth Sunday and promptly filmed a few additional scenes that will be part of the film’s conclusion. ...

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On the verge of another Soyuz launch, OneWeb looks to flights on Indian rockets

 OneWeb announced Monday it is working on an agreement to launch future broadband internet satellites on Indian rockets, the same day the next batch of 36 OneWeb spacecraft moved into position at a Russian spaceport for liftoff Thursday on a Soyuz launcher. The London-based company, which builds its satellites in a factory on Florida’s Space Coast, said Monday it ...

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Soyuz arrives at space station for out-of-this-world film shoot

STORY WRITTEN FOR  & USED WITH PERMISSION Actress Yulia Peresild, wearing a bright red flight suit, joins crewmates Anton Shkaplerov and film director Klim Shipenko inside the Zvezda service module for a welcome ceremony at the International Space Station. Credit: NASA TV Chalking up a space first of sorts, a Russian actress, her director-cameraman and a veteran cosmonaut rocketed into orbit, ...

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