Month: December 2015
Photos: Zenit rocket soars on perhaps its last launch
Curiosity rover reaches Martian sand dunes
Russian data relay satellite launched by Proton rocket
Falcon 9’s near-term manifest coming into focus
Russian weather satellite lifts off aboard Zenit rocket
A weather satellite to help civilian and military forecasters track storm systems over Russia’s vast territory launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Friday aboard a Ukrainian-built Zenit rocket, perhaps on its final flight as Russian-Ukrainian relations sour and demand wanes for the 1980s-era launcher.
Soyuz lands in Kazakhstan, bringing three station crewmen back to Earth
Live coverage: International crew lands in Kazakhstan
Veteran Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, flanked by Japanese flight engineer Kimiya Yui and NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, boarded a Soyuz landing craft Friday and made a parachute-assisted touchdown in Kazakhstan at 1312 GMT (8:12 a.m. EST) to close out more than 141 days on the International Space Station.