ISS

NASA astronaut & Russian cosmonaut successfully launched for ISS

NASA astronaut & Russian cosmonaut successfully launched for the ISS

American astronaut Jack Fischer and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin were boosted into Earth’s orbit on Thursday for their planned five-month stay on the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA’s Fischer and Roscosmos’ Yurchikhin lifted off on a Russian Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft carried by a Soyuz-FG rocket from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome at 3:13 a.m. EDT (0713 GMT) on April 20, 2017.

Launched on a planned “fast-track,” 6-orbit rendezvous, the duo is set to dock at the orbiting outpost’s Poisk module at around 9:23 a.m. EDT or 1323 GMT.

Tags: 

Two ISS astronauts perform spacewalk for second time within a week

Two ISS astronauts perform spacewalk for second time within a week

Two International Space Station (ISS) astronauts on Thursday performed an hours-long spacewalk for the second time in less than a week, American space agency NASA announced.

In the 7-hour long spacewalk, Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson and Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough outfitted a recently relocated docking module to make it ready for docking of commercial crew spacecraft in 2018.

Tags: 

British teenager detects error in ISS data

British teenager detects error in ISS data

A British teenager has pointed out a major error in a set of data that the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) collects from the International Space Station (ISS), according to emerging media reports.

Seventeen-year-old Miles Soloman, an A-level student at Sheffield-based Tapton School, detected the error while working on the TimPix project, which allows British students to access data recorded by NASA’s radiation detectors.

Tags: 

SpaceX cargo ship completes journey to ISS

SpaceX cargo ship completes journey to ISS

Four days after being launched from the Kennedy Space Center’s historic launch pad 39A, SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft smoothly approached to the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday.

The resupply cargo craft kept smoothly floating in range of the orbiting lab’s robotic arm to be captured to deliver nearly three tones of supplies and research experiments.

Tags: 

ISS to pass in front of the Sun Thursday morning

ISS to pass in front of the Sun Thursday morning

Some individuals living in the Denver Metro area will get a rare chance to enjoy a special view of the International Space Station (ISS) in the morning hours of Thursday as the orbiting lab will be passing in front of the Sun.

The Denver Astronomical Society has created and released a map showing the ISS’ path across the Sun through Denver. In case the weather cooperates, individuals living within 14 miles of this line will be able to get the best chance to view the orbiting lab.

Tags: 

Russian cargo spacecraft destroyed in failed launch

Russian cargo spacecraft destroyed in failed launch

An unmanned Russian cargo spacecraft failed to reach orbit and fell back to Earth shortly after being launched toward the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, Dec. 1, Russian federal space agency Roscosmos confirmed.

Roscosmos officials said that the Progress 65 freighter was launched atop a Soyuz-U rocket at 9:51 a.m. EST or 1451 GMT yesterday from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Around 6 minutes into the flight, mission controllers stopped receiving signal from the freighter and radar stations were unable to spot on its planned orbit.

Tags: 

American astronaut to vote from space

American astronaut to vote from space

NASA’s Shane Kimbrough, the only American aboard the International Space Station (ISS), will have already filled out his ballot by the time when tens of millions of voters around the U.S. will be heading to polling places to cast their votes in presidential election next week.

The government-run space agency announced that astronaut Kimbrough will fill out his absentee ballot through an electronic system that has specifically been designed for astronauts.

Tags: 

Three ISS astronauts return safely to Earth

Three ISS astronauts return safely to Earth

Three astronauts returned from the International Space Station (ISS) to Earth on a Soyuz spacecraft, marking the end of the Expedition 49 mission to the orbiting lab.

NASA said in a statement that three astronauts, viz. American astronaut Kate Rubins, Russian space agency Roscosmos’ Anatoly Ivanishin, and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Takuya Onishi floated back to Earth in the Soyuz MS-01 space capsule, making a safe landing in Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan at around 10.00 a.m. local time on Sunday, October 30, 2016.

Tags: 

Cygnus cargo ship to remain tethered to ISS for weeks

Cygnus cargo ship to remain tethered to ISS for weeks

The Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo ship that recently arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) will remain tethered to the orbiting lab for weeks to allow space station crew to unload the vessel and then reload it with trash and release it to burn up in the atmosphere.

Around a week after its launch, the Cygnus cargo ship loaded with equipment and supplies docked with the ISS at 7:28 a.m. EDT (GMT-4) on Sunday. It was pulled up grabbed by the space station’s robotic arm operated by Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi and NASA crewmate Kate Rubins.

Orbital ATK’s OA-5 Cygnus spacecraft successfully docks with ISS

Orbital ATK’s OA-5 Cygnus spacecraft successfully docks with ISS

Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday, October 23rd, American space agency NASA announced.

According to a NASA statement, the spacecraft designated OA-5 under the agency’s Commercial Resupply Services 1 (CRS-1) contract docked with the ISS at 10:53 a.m. EDT, nearly 250 miles above the Indian Ocean.

Frank Culbertson, the president of Orbital’s Space Systems Group, called the OA-5 mission ‘distinct’ and ‘special’ to their entire team.

Tags: 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - ISS