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OneWeb surpasses 400 satellites with Arianespace’s first launch of the year

A Soyuz ST-B rocket takes off from the Guiana Space Center on Thursday with 34 new OneWeb internet satellites. Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace/P. Piron A Russian Soyuz rocket lifted off from French Guiana and hauled 34 new satellites into orbit for OneWeb’s internet network Thursday, bringing the tally of OneWeb spacecraft launched to 428 and marking the …

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Japanese space tourists return to Earth

Russian commander Alexander Misurkin smiles after getting out of the Soyuz MS-20 landing capsule, visible at bottom. Credit: Roscosmos Two Japanese space tourists and a veteran Russian cosmonaut departed the International Space Station and landed back on Earth Sunday, capping a 12-day mission with a parachute-assisted touchdown in frigid Kazakhstan. The Soyuz MS-20 space capsule …

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Japanese billionaire and assistant arrive at space station

Yusaku Maezawa, Yozo Hirano, and Alexander Misurkin, wearing blue flight suits, joined seven other residents on the International Space Station after docking Dec. 8. Credit: NASA TV / Spaceflight Now A Russian cosmonaut, a Japanese billionaire and his production assistant rocketed into orbit Wednesday and headed for the International Space Station for an 12-day visit, …

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Japanese billionaire ready for launch to International Space Station

Japanese spaceflight participant Yozo Hirano, Russan cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, and Japanese space tourist Yusaku Maezawa pose for a crew portrait at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Russia. Credit: Roscosmos A Russian Soyuz rocket is set for blastoff Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan carrying Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire businessman, his cameraman and …

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Arianespace launches Galileo navigation satellites in final mission before Webb

A Soyuz ST-B launcher takes off from the Guiana Space Center on Saturday night with two Galileo navigation satellites. Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace – Photo Optique Video du CSG – S. Martin Deployment of Europe’s independent Galileo navigation network resumed Saturday night with an on-target launch of two satellites aboard a Soyuz rocket, the final Arianespace mission …

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Soyuz launch to add two more satellites to Europe’s Galileo navigation network

Europe’s next two Galileo navigation satellites are prepared for attachment to their Russian-made Fregat upper stage at the Guiana Space Center. Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace – Photo Optique Video du CSG – P. Baudon Two more Galileo navigation satellites are set for liftoff Thursday night from French Guiana on a Soyuz rocket, the first mission in more …

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Russian node module docks with International Space Station

Russia’s Prichal node module moments before docking at the International Space Station. Credit: Roscosmos Russia’s Prichal docking module linked up with the International Space Station Friday, adding the final planned piece of the Russian segment of the outpost to provide a new connection for future crew and cargo ships. The spherical, ball-shaped docking node launched …

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Russia launches supply ship on two-day trip to space station

A Soyuz rocket lifts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome with the Progress MS-18 supply ship. Credit: Roscosmos A Russian Progress cargo freighter loaded with more than 5,000 pounds of crew supplies, fuel, water, and air lifted off Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and rode a Soyuz launcher into orbit, the first leg of …

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Russian Progress supply ship poised for launch from Baikonur

A Soyuz-2.1a rocket stands on its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Soyuz will launch with the Progress MS-18 supply ship for the International Space Station. Credit: Roscosmos A Soyuz rocket is ready to boost Russia’s Progress MS-18 supply ship into orbit Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, setting course for …

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Russian actress returns to Earth after space station movie shoot

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION Yulia Peresild, an award-winning Russian actress, sits near her Soyuz crewmates after landing Sunday. Credit: NASA TV/Roscosmos A Russian actress and her director-cameraman, wrapping up a 12-day movie shoot aboard the International Space Station, returned to Earth Sunday and promptly filmed a few additional scenes that will be …

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