This Astronaut Just Broke The NASA Record For Longest Continuous Spaceflight

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei has broken the record for longest US human spaceflight, a title former astronaut Scott Kelly has held since 2016. Tuesday marks 341 consecutive days in space for Vande Hei, surpassing Kelly’s record-breaking 340-day stint aboard the International Space Station (ISS).   But the achievement comes amid volatile relations between the US and … Read more

Russia removes Soyuz rocket with 36 OneWeb satellites from launch pad (photos)

The outcome was expected, but the visuals are still dramatic. On Friday (March 4), Russia removed a Soyuz rocket topped with 36 OneWeb internet satellites from its launch pad at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, which is managed jointly by the Russian Aerospace Forces and Roscosmos, Russia’s federal space agency.  The Soyuz was originally supposed to … Read more

OneWeb satellites: Russia and UK face a stand-off over rocket launch

Satellites made by OneWeb, a firm part-owned by the UK government, are due to launch on a Russian Soyuz rocket on 4 March, but Russia is threatening to cancel while the UK has been criticised for going ahead following the invasion of Ukraine Space 2 March 2022 By Jonathan O’Callaghan A Soyuz rocket being prepared … Read more

Russia halts Soyuz rocket launches from South America over European sanctions on Ukraine invasion

The Russian space agency Roscosmos is stopping all Soyuz rocket launches from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana due to European Union sanctions on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  “In response to EU sanctions against our enterprises, Roscosmos is suspending cooperation with European partners in organizing space launches from the Kourou cosmodrome and withdrawing its personnel, including … Read more

Arianespace launches 34 OneWeb satellites on a Soyuz rocket in 1st launch of 2022

An Arianespace Soyuz rocket launched 34 new broadband satellites for the OneWeb constellation to space today (Feb. 10). In its first mission of 2022, the European launch provider Arianespace launched Soyuz Flight VS27 from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana at 1:09 p.m. EST (3:09 p.m. local time, or 1809 GMT). “There we … Read more

Arianespace will launch dozens of OneWeb satellites on a Soyuz rocket tonight. Here’s how to watch.

A Soyuz rocket will carry 34 more broadband satellites for OneWeb to space, and you can watch the launch live. Arianespace‘s first mission of the year will launch Soyuz Flight VS27 from French Guiana at 1:09 p.m. EST (3:09 p.m. local time, or 1809 GMT) on Thursday (Feb. 10). “The total duration of the mission … Read more

Soyuz rocket launches 36 OneWeb internet satellites into orbit

An Arianespace Soyuz rocket launched dozens of new internet satellites into orbit Monday (Dec. 27) to boost a growing megaconstellation by service provider OneWeb. The Russian-built Soyuz rocket launched 36 OneWeb satellites from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 8:10 a.m. EST (1310 GMT). The flight comes just two days after an Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket … Read more