August 25, 2019

Station crew to clear new port for second Soyuz docking attempt

August 24, 2019

Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, joined by Italian flight engineer Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, plans to relocate his Soyuz spacecraft to a new docking port on the International Space Station late Sunday (U.S. time), clearing a spot for the unpiloted Soyuz MS-14 spaceship to attempt another automated approach to the complex Monday after aborting its first rendezvous, Russian officials said.

Soyuz docking aborted at International Space Station

August 24, 2019

Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station commanded an approaching unpiloted Soyuz spacecraft to abort its docking Saturday after the ship’s automated rendezvous system ran into trouble, leaving ground teams assessing what went wrong and whether to attempt another link-up in orbit.

Delta 4 rocket’s launch timeline with GPS 3 SV02

August 22, 2019

A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket will deliver the U.S. Air Force’s second GPS 3-series navigation satellite into an elliptical transfer orbit nearly two hours after liftoff from Cape Canaveral.

Robot-carrying capsule launches on test flight to space station

August 22, 2019

With a robot rather than a cosmonaut in the commander’s seat, a Russian Soyuz spacecraft rocketed into orbit from Kazakhstan late Wednesday (U.S. time) en route to the International Space Station on a critical test flight before crews begin riding an upgraded Soyuz booster next year.

Live coverage: Delta 4 rocket lifts off with GPS satellite

August 22, 2019

The last flight of the single-core variant of United Launch Alliance’s Delta 4 rocket lifted off at 9:06 a.m. EDT (1306 GMT) Thursday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The 207-foot-tall launcher carried a GPS navigation satellite into orbit for the U.S. Air Force.

ULA’s last Delta 4-Medium rocket set for launch Thursday

August 22, 2019

United Launch Alliance is set to retire part of its rocket family Thursday with the final flight of the Delta 4 rocket’s “single stick” configuration, a mission set for liftoff from Cape Canaveral carrying a new GPS navigation satellite into orbit for the U.S. Air Force.

Live coverage: Soyuz docking aborted

August 22, 2019

An unpiloted Russian Soyuz spaceship aborted an attempted docking with the International Space Station Saturday after encountering trouble with its Kurs automated rendezvous system. The spaceship — with a robot passenger — launched on a test flight late Wednesday (U.S. time) with an upgraded model of the Soyuz rocket that will begin carrying crews into orbit next year.

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