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Russian actress, Japanese entrepreneur cleared for space station visits

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION Russian actress Yulia Peresild participates in a press conference Thursday in Moscow. Credit: Roscosmos Russian actress Yulia Peresild and filmmaker Klim Shipenko will join cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov for a Soyuz flight to the International Space Station on Oct. 5 to shoot scenes for an upcoming movie, the Russian …

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OneWeb adds 36 more satellites to internet network

A Soyuz rocket lifted off Sunday from Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia’s Far East with 36 internet satellites built on Florida’s Space Coast for OneWeb, bringing the company’s fleet to 182 spacecraft, more than a quarter of the way to building out a constellation of nearly 650 orbiting relay nodes. The 151-foot-tall (46-meter) Soyuz rocket climbed …

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Soyuz rocket set to launch more OneWeb internet satellites

A Soyuz rocket is standing on a launch pad at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia’s Far East for liftoff Sunday with the next 36 satellites for OneWeb’s internet network, the sixth Soyuz mission dedicated to the commercial broadband constellation. The 36 satellites, built on Florida’s Space Coast by a joint venturer between between OneWeb and …

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NASA chief: Russian cosmonauts unlikely fly on U.S. crew capsules until next year

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy has his Sokol launch and entry suit pressure checked before boarding a Soyuz spacecraft for liftoff April 9 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Credit: NASA/GCTC/Irina Spector U.S. government approval of a proposed agreement between NASA and the Russian space agency to fly mixed U.S.-Russian crews on missions to the International …

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Space station crew set for landing in Kazakhstan

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION Members of the Expedition 64 and 65 crews aboard the International Space Station this week during a handover between Soyuz missions. Credit: Sergey Kud-Sverchkov/Roscosmos Two cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut wrapping up a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station readied their Soyuz ferry ship for a fiery …

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NASA astronaut, two cosmonauts set for launch to space station

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei, commander Oleg Novitskiy, and Russian flight engineer Pyotr Dubrov after a pressure check of their Sokol launch and entry suits at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on March 27. Credit: NASA/GCTC/Irina Spector NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and two Russian cosmonauts will ride a Soyuz ferry ship to the International …

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Soyuz launch adds 36 satellites to OneWeb’s global internet network

A Soyuz rocket lifts off from the Vostochny Cosmodrome on the fifth mission to deliver OneWeb satellites to orbit. Credit: Roscosmos A Soyuz rocket took off from a cosmodrome in Russia’s Far East and deployed 36 Florida-built OneWeb internet satellites into orbit Thursday. Another batch of OneWeb satellites will launch next month, continuing the build-out …

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Starlink and OneWeb satellites ready for launch on opposite sides of the world

A Falcon 9 rocket stands on pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, ready for liftoff early Wednesday. Credit: Stephen Clark / Spaceflight Now SpaceX and OneWeb — space industry rivals and owners of two of the largest fleets of commercial satellites — are set to add more spacecraft to their internet networks Wednesday …

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Privately-funded mission takes off to begin space debris cleanup trials

The ELSA-d mission’s servicer and chaser satellites (bottom and top) during ground testing last year. Credit: Astroscale A commercial mission developed by the Japanese company Astroscale rocketed into space on a Russian Soyuz launcher Monday with 37 other payloads, ready to kick off an orbital “dance” with two small spacecraft demonstrating how satellite sweepers might …

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Watch live: Soyuz crew to relocate spacecraft to new space station docking port today

EDITOR’S NOTE: NASA TV’s live coverage begins at 12:15 p.m. EDT (1615 GMT) and will be available on this page. Two Russian cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut are strapping into their Soyuz spacecraft Friday to move the capsule to a different docking port on the International Space Station, clearing the way arrival of a fresh crew …

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