Rarely-Used Soyuz 2-1v lifts off from Russia with Ultra-Secret Military Satellite

The rarely-flown single-stick version of Russia’s Soyuz rocket blasted off from the country’s Plesetsk Cosmodrome north of Moscow Friday evening on a highly classified mission for the Russian military with virtually no details known about the satellite it was carrying into orbit.

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Progress MS-06 Cargo Ship completes flawless Rendezvous & Docking with fresh Supplies for ISS

Russia’s Progress MS-06 spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, conducting a fully automated rendezvous culminating in docking to the aft end of the complex to mark the delivery of 2,500 Kilograms of food fuel and supplies aboard the orbiting laboratory.

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Progress MS-06 Cargo Ship Dispatched on ISS Supply Run by Soyuz 2-1A Rocket

A Russian Soyuz 2-1A rocket arced into overcast skies over the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, embarking on a nine-minute climb into orbit with the Progress MS-06 cargo spacecraft headed to the International Space Station.

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Photos: Soyuz Rocket Rolls Out for Progress MS-06 Launch

Russia’s Soyuz 2-1A launch vehicle, tasked with carrying a Progress cargo ship into orbit on Wednesday, was moved to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sunday for the standard two-day on-pad campaign to prepare for countdown operations.

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Russia’s Proton Returns to Flight after Year-Long Grounding, sends EchoStar-21 to Orbit

Russia’s Proton-M rocket soared into the skies over the remote Baikonur Cosmodrome again on Thursday, ending a year-long grounding with the launch of the EchoStar-21 mobile communications satellites – one of the vehicle’s heaviest Geotransfer payloads to date.

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Proton Rocket Returns to Baikonur Launch Pad for Long-Awaited Comeback Mission

Russia’s Proton rocket returned to its Baikonur launch pad for a long-awaited comeback mission, set to close a gap in Proton launch operations of a full year – the longest stand-down in the rocket’s five-decade service history.

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Late Afternoon Soyuz Landing Caps Successful Homecoming of Space Station Crew Duo

It was a warm summertime evening in the Kazakh steppe on Friday when a Soyuz Capsule carrying two ISS crew members from France and Russia parachuted to a safe landing one hour before sunset, closing out a half-year space mission that circled the Earth 3,136 times and covered over 130 million Kilometers.

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Soyuz Spacecraft set for Pre-Sunset Landing with Two Space Station Crew Members

A two-man crew is gearing up for their return to Earth after spending 197 days in space, making over 3,000 orbits around the planet. Russian Cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy and ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet are set for an early evening landing in south-central Kazakhstan on Friday

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