Patrick BlauComments Off on Fate of Russian Progress Cargo Ship unknown after suspected In-Flight Anomaly
The fate of Russia’s Progress MS-04 cargo spaceship is uncertain after an apparent in-flight anomaly occurred while the spacecraft was riding atop the third stage of its Soyuz U rocket following an on-time blastoff from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday.
Patrick BlauComments Off on NASA’s RapidScat Ocean Wind Sensor ends Operations at Space Station
NASA’s RapidScat instrument hosted outside the International Space Station has ended its mission of measuring winds over the world’s oceans after suffering a power failure earlier this year – just before reaching its planned two-year mission duration.
Patrick BlauComments Off on Soyuz Rocket rolls out at Sunrise for Thursday Liftoff with ISS Resupply Craft
A Russian Soyuz U rocket topped with a Progress cargo resupply craft was moved to its Launch Pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the early hours on Tuesday to enter final preparations for a Thursday liftoff on a two-day chase of the International Space Station to keep up a steady supply of cargo for the six crew members in orbit.
Patrick BlauComments Off on Photos: Soyuz Rocket moved to Baikonur Launch Pad at Sunrise
The penultimate Soyuz U rocket was greeted by a colorful sunrise as it arrived at Site 1/5 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome Tuesday morning, being raised to its vertical launch position to enter final preparations for a nighttime liftoff on December 1, 2016