|Soyuz TMA-18 with a new crew docked with the ISS. / April 5, 2010 / |
The Soyuz TMA-18, wich was launched from Baikonur on April 2 with a new crew of the International Space Station, docked to the ISS. The docking to the «Poisk» research module of the Russian segment, which took place in the automatic mode, was broadcasting on TV Channel «Russia 24»..
|Soyuz TMA-18was launched From the Baikonur Cosmodrome to the ISS / April 5, 2010 / |
The Soyuz TMA-18 with three crew members on board was launched to the International Space Station from Baikonur Cosmodrome. He will deliver to orbit the Russians Aleksandr Skvortsov and Mikhail Kornienko, as well as an American Tracy Caldwell Dyson..
|U.S. buys Russian rocket engines made forty years ago / April 1, 2010 / |
The American company Aerojet plans to sign a contract for the purchase of rocket engines NK-33. They planned to equip the first stage of the launcher Taurus II. The publication notes that the engine NK-33 was developed for the Soviet lunar program designer, Nikolai Kuznetsov 40 years ago..
|At Baikonur the international crew of ISS raised the nations flags. / March 23, 2010 / |
Today at Baikonur test training facility by Gagarin main and backup crews of «Soyuz TMA-18» Skvortsov, M. Kornienko, T.Kolduel-Dyson, A. Samokutyaev, A. Borisenko and S. Kelley raised the nations flags participants of space flight. This astronauts tradition appeared a long time ago and was never broken..
|Proton-M/Echostar-14 Erected at the Launch Pad / March 18, 2010 / |
Following positive launch readiness conclusion by the State Commission last night, Proton-M/Echostar-14 was rolled out early this morning from the prop filling station to launch pad 200, Baikonur..