Space Station Orbit raised for next Crew Launch & Express Cargo Mission

The International Space Station conducted a reboost maneuver on Saturday to set up the orbital geometry required for the fast rendezvous of the Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft carrying the next crew to the orbital outpost, followed by an express cargo flight by Progress MS-02 at the end of the month.

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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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International Space Station completes next Round of CubeSat Deployments

The deployment of CubeSats from the International Space Station resumed this week with a total of 16 satellites up for release Monday through Wednesday comprised of two Danish satellites for the monitoring of ship and aircraft traffic and 14 Planet Labs Doves to become part of the company’s Earth Observation satellite constellation.

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