December 18, 2017

Soyuz blasts off on two-day flight to space station

December 17, 2017

While a SpaceX Dragon cargo ship closed in on the International Space Station early Sunday, a Russian Soyuz spacecraft blasted off from frigid Kazakhstan, boosting a fresh three-man crew into orbit for a two-day flight to the lab complex.

Live coverage: Fresh station crew lifts off from Kazakhstan

December 16, 2017

Three days after three space fliers wrapped up their 139-day space mission, another trio launched Sunday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome to continue a rapid-fire crew rotation and bring the International Space Station back to a full complement of six residents. Russian commander Anton Shkaplerov, NASA flight engineer Scott Tingle and Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai lifted off at 0721 GMT (2:21 a.m. EST) Sunday.

Space station crew returns Thursday, replacements launch Sunday

December 13, 2017

In a rapid-fire crew rotation, a Russian cosmonaut, a NASA astronaut and an Italian flier plan to close out a 139-day mission aboard the International Space Station with a fiery plunge back to the frigid steppe of Kazakhstan aboard their Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft early Thursday.

Russian resupply launch aborted, curbing express trip to station

October 12, 2017

The launch of a Soyuz rocket with a Progress refueling and resupply freighter was aborted seconds before liftoff Thursday in a rare scrub for Russia’s workhorse rocket, delaying the start of a journey to the International Space Station until at least Saturday and thwarting plans to test out a new automated fast-track rendezvous sequence.

ILS declares mission success after Proton launch of AsiaSat 9

September 29, 2017

AsiaSat’s most powerful communications satellite, built by Space Systems/Loral in California to reach developing markets in Myanmar, Indonesia and other parts of the Asia-Pacific, rode a Proton rocket and Breeze M upper stage Thursday into orbit ranging more than 22,000 miles above Earth.

Live coverage: Proton lifts off with U.S.-built satellite for Asian company

September 28, 2017

A Russian Proton rocket lifted off Thursday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with the AsiaSat 9 satellite destined to provide television broadcast, video networking and data delivery services over the Asia-Pacific region. Launch occurred at 1852:16 GMT (2:52:16 p.m. EDT), beginning a series of maneuvers expected to last nine hours before AsiaSat 9 is deployed from the rocket.

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