Soyuz proceeds with Express Rendezvous after achieving Precise Orbit

The Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft and its three crew members successfully entered the fast lane to the International Space Station for an overnight rendezvous, being lifted into a very precise orbit by the Soyuz FG launch vehicle after its middle-of-the-night blastoff from Kazakhstan.

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Soyuz Crew Trio en-route to Space Station after safe Launch into Orbit

A crew of two veteran flight engineers and a rookie commander began an overnight link-up with the International Space Station on Friday, launching into the night skies over the Baikonur Cosmodrome atop a Soyuz rocket.

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Photos: All Orbital Launches of 2015

The year 2015 saw 87 orbital launch attempts from spaceports across the globe – 84 missions reached orbit in a year that saw 82 successful orbital launches. Here are photos of all of 2015’s space launches.

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2015 Space Launch Statistics

The year 2015 saw a total of 87 known orbital launch attempts operated by seven nations from space ports in eight countries.

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Fiery Re-Entry of Soyuz Booster puts on Spectacular Show over Newfoundland

The spent rocket stage that delivered a crew of three to orbit earlier in the week put on a spectacular show for observers in North America when slamming into Earth’s atmosphere and breaking apart in a bright fireball moving silently across the night sky.

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Video: Soyuz Rocket Launches from Baikonur, carrying next Space Station Crew

A Soyuz FG rocket lifts off from Site 1/5 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome on December 15, 2015 – beginning a journey to bring Yuri Malenchenko, Tim Kopra and Tim Peake to orbit for a seven-month Space Station Mission.

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Soyuz Spacecraft reaches target Orbit for Fast-Track Rendezvous with Space Station

Soyuz TMA-19M and its three crew members, bound for a rendezvous with the International Space Station for a seven-month stay in space, got a smooth ride atop the Soyuz FG rocket – orbital data gathered after the crew’s arrival in orbit confirms.

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On the Fast Lane to the Space Station – Soyuz Trio safely in Orbit after flawless Launch

An international trio of crew members began a six-hour out-of-this-world commute on Tuesday, launching atop a Soyuz rocket to begin an express link-up with the International Space Station.

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Photos: Soyuz TMA-19M launches with three Space Station Residents

A Soyuz FG rocket lifts off from Site 1/5 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome on December 15, 2015 – beginning a journey to bring Yuri Malenchenko, Tim Kopra and Tim Peake to orbit for a seven-month Space Station Mission.

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Video: Soyuz Rocket rolls to Launch Pad

The Soyuz FG rocket rolls out to its launch pad at Site 1/5 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Sunday, December 13, 2015 to begin the final preparations for liftoff, carrying the Soyuz TMA-19M crew of Yuri Malenchenko, Tim Peake and Tim Kopra.

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Star-Filled Skies & a Colorful Sunrise – Soyuz Rocket rolls to Historic Baikonur Launch Site

A Soyuz rocket began its rollout to its historic Baikonur Launch Site under a star-filled sky Sunday morning, arriving at the launch pad at sunrise – marking the start of final preparations for the launch of three International Space Station Crew Members.

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