Russia Launches Progress M-22M Cargo Ship Toward Space Station

With freezing temperatures as low as -21 degrees Celsius (-6 degrees Fahrenheit) at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Progress M-22M took flight, precisely on time on Wednesday, 5 February. Photo Credit: NASA TV, with thanks to Mike Barrett

Russia has successfully launched its 54th Progress resupply craft to the International Space Station (ISS), carrying 5,600 […]

Progress M-22M Ready for Wednesday Night Launch, as Progress M-20M Departs ISS

Encapsulated within the payload shroud of its Soyuz-U booster, Progress M-22M stands vertical at Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Monday, 3 February. Photo Credit: Roscosmos press service

Less than 24 hours since its Progress M-20M cargo craft undocked from the International Space Station (ISS), following six months in residence, Russia is […]

Medvedev Reprimands Roscosmos Chief

Roscosmos Chief Vladimir Popovkin has been reprimanded by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Photo Credit: Ria Novosti

On August 2, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev issued an official reprimand to Roscosmos chief Vladimir Popovkin citing incompetence.

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All Change at ISS as Russia Plans Progress Cargo Ship Swap

 

For more than three decades, Progress has provided indispensable cargo delivery services to four space stations: Salyut 6, Salyut 7, Mir, and the ISS. Photo Credit: NASA

Its days in orbit may be numbered, but Russia’s Pirs docking module will be a busy place over the next few days, with the scheduled […]

Proton Launch Failure Update: Culprit Found

Angular velocity sensors installed upside down may account for the July 1 Proton-M launch taking a nosedive. Photo Credit: Tsenki TV

It appears a likely culprit of the July 1 Proton-M launch failure has been discovered. In the first English-language report, Anatoly Zak of RussianSpaceWeb, relates that investigators combing through wreckage from the […]

Update on Proton-M Launch Failure Fall-out

Photo Credit: Roscosmos / Vesti.ru

In the days since the spectacular failure of a Proton-M rocket seconds after its July 1 launch, a few more details have surfaced to shed a little light on the event. So far, most sources are being reported as anonymous and no information has been made public by […]

Repercussions of Proton-M’s Fiery Launch Failure

Photo Credit: Tsenki TV

At 8:38 a.m. local time on July 2, a three-stage Proton-M with Block DM-03 upper stage took off from Baikonur Cosmodrome’s launch pad 24 at launch complex 81 carrying three GLONASS-M navigation satellites. Less than a minute later, the rocket and its cargo was back on the ground in […]