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Watch live: Russian cargo ship set for launch on flight to space station

Russia is set to launch a Progress supply freighter Tuesday on a two-day trek to the International Space Station to deliver 5,556 pounds (2,520 kilograms) of cargo, fuel, water, and nitrogen to the orbiting research laboratory. A Soyuz-2.1a booster will launch the Progress cargo ship at 8:20 p.m. EDT Tuesday (0020 GMT Wednesday) from the …

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Watch live: Soyuz rocket set to launch from Vostochny Cosmodrome

A Soyuz launcher lifts off from the Vostochny Cosmodrome with four satellites at 3:57 p.m. EDT (1957 GMT) Saturday. Credit: Roscosmos TV A Russian Soyuz rocket launched from the Vostochny Cosmodrome at 3:57 p.m. EDT (1957 GMT) Saturday with three Gonets data relay payloads and a demonstrator spacecraft for a proposed constellation of Russian broadband …

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Russia launches three satellite deployment missions in one week

A Finnish pilot submitted this spectacular photo of the Soyuz rocket’s exhaust plume at sunrise after launch Oct. 10 from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. Credit: Tuomas Syrjäniemi All three of Russia’s major rockets — the Soyuz, Proton, and Angara — launched last week on missions to deploy a Russian navigation satellite, an Angolan …

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NASA astronaut launches to space station aboard Russian rocket

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION A Soyuz rocket lifts off Sept. 21 with a crew of three heading for the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls Despite severely strained U.S.-Russian foreign relations, an American astronaut joined two Russian cosmonauts aboard a Soyuz spacecraft in Kazakhstan and rocketed into orbit Wednesday on a two-orbit …

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Soyuz rocket rolls out for launch of Russian-American crew to space station

A Soyuz-2.1a rocket stands on its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome after rollout from its hangar Monday at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls Ground teams at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan rolled a Soyuz rocket to its launch pad Sunday, moving a step closer to liftoff Wednesday with a team of …

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Russian Soyuz rocket hauls Glonass navigation satellite to space

A Soyuz rocket lifts off July 7 with a Glonass navigation satellites. Credit: Russian Ministry of Defense A fresh satellite joined Russia’s Glonass navigation network with the launch of a Soyuz rocket Thursday from a military spaceport about 500 miles (800 kilometers) north of Moscow. The new Glonass satellite lifted off Thursday from the Plesetsk …

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Russian Soyuz rocket poised for launch with space station cargo freighter

NASA TV (English) Roscosmos Webcast (Russian) Russia’s Progress MS-20 cargo freighter is set for launch Friday on a fast-track, three-and-a-half hour rendezvous with the International Space Station to deliver around three tons of fuel, food, and supplies for the lab’s seven-person crew. The Progress supply ship is set for liftoff from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in …

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Russia launches Soyuz rocket with military spy satellite

A Soyuz rocket lifts off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome. Credit: Russian Ministry of Defense A new Russian spy satellite launched April 7 aboard a Soyuz rocket, likely embarking on a mission to identify and locate foreign military forces by tracking their radio transmissions. The Russian Defense Ministry announced the launch April 7, and U.S. military …

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Record-setting NASA astronaut back on Earth after record-setting flight

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei gives a thumbs-up after landing in Kazakhstan, closing out 355 days in space. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei joined two Russian cosmonauts aboard a Soyuz spacecraft, undocked from the International Space Station and plunged back to Earth Wednesday, landing on …

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NASA astronaut, two cosmonauts set for Wednesday return to Earth

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei in his Russian Sokol launch and entry spacesuit. Credit: NASA NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei, launched by Russia to the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz spacecraft last April, returns this week to a world torn by war in Ukraine and escalating superpower tension as he closes out a 355-day …

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