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29.06.2016

International Space Station Expedition 49 crew members Sergei Ryzhikov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, Shane Kimbrough of NASA, and Andrei Borisenko of Roscosmos..
Credits: NASA/Robert Markowitz
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NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and two Russian crewmates will answer questions about their upcoming mission on the International Space Station at a news conference, and be available for one-on-one interviews, Thursday, July 7, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The 2 p.m. EDT news conference will air live on NASA Television and stream on the agency's website.
Kimbrough and cosmonauts Andrey Borisenko and Sergey Ryzhikov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos will launch to the space station Sept. 23 aboard the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The trio will round out Expedition 49, and return to Earth in February as part of the Expedition 50 crew.
B-roll video of crew training will air before the news conference, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Media who wish to participate by telephone should call Johnson's newsroom at 281-483-5111 no later than 1:45 p.m. Those following the briefing on social media may ask questions using the hashtag #askNASA. Interview opportunities also are available in person or by phone.
To request credentials to attend in person, or to reserve an interview opportunity, reporters must contact Johnson's newsroom by 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 5.
During their planned five and a half month mission, the station crew members will perform approximately 250 research investigations and technology demonstrations not possible on Earth in order to advance scientific knowledge of Earth, space, physical and biological sciences. Science conducted on the space station continues to yield benefits for humanity and will enable future long-duration human and robotic exploration into deep space, including the agency’s Journey to Mars.
Kimbrough, a retired Army Colonel, completed his first spaceflight in 2008 on space shuttle mission STS-126, when he spent almost 16 days helping expand the station’s living quarters to accommodate a six-member crew. During those 16 days, he completed two spacewalks, logging 12 hours and 52 minutes outside the station.
A native of Killeen, Texas, Kimbrough is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Georgia Institute of Technology. He started working at Johnson as a flight simulation engineer on shuttle training aircraft before his selection to the astronaut corps in 2004.
Quelle: NASA
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Update: 15.09.2016
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NASA Television to Air Launch of Next International Space Station Crew

Expedition 49 crewmembers Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of the Russian space agency Roscosmos
Expedition 49 crewmembers Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of the Russian space agency Roscosmos join hands in front of their Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft during a pre-launch training fit check at the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Credits: NASA/Victor Zelentsov

Three crew members headed to the International Space Station are scheduled to launch on Friday, Sept. 23. Live launch coverage will begin at 1:15 p.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

 

NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, along with cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, will launch at 2:16 p.m. from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan (12:16 a.m. Sept. 24, Baikonur time). The Expedition 49/50 crew will spend approximately five months together aboard the orbital complex before returning to Earth in late February.

 

Between launch and docking to the space station, the trio will spend two days in the Soyuz MS-02 testing upgrades to the spacecraft’s various systems. The team will dock to the space station’s Poisk module at 3:32 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. NASA TV coverage of the docking will begin at 2:45 p.m.

 

Hatches between the Soyuz and station will open at approximately 6:10 p.m. Sunday, and NASA TV coverage of hatch opening and welcoming ceremonies will begin at 5:45 p.m. The arriving crew will be welcomed by Expedition 49 Commander Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos and Flight Engineers Kate Rubins of NASA and Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, who have been on the station since July.

 

The soon-to-be six crew members of Expedition 49 will continue work on hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science aboard humanity’s only microgravity laboratory.

Quelle: NASA

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Update: 17.09.2016

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Roscosmos Postpones Launch of Soyuz MS-02 Over Technical Reasons © Sputnik/ STR

TECH 11:11 17.09.2016(updated 11:12 17.09.2016) Get short URL 027410 The Russian space agency postponed the launch of the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft over technical reasons. © AP PHOTO/ GAGARIN COSMONAUT TRAINING CENTER VIA NASA ‘Your Blood Will Boil’: Never Walk in Space Without a Spacesuit, Cosmonauts Warn MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian space corporation Roscosmos has canceled the launch of the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft, scheduled for September 23, due to technical reasons, the agency's press service said in statement. "Roscosmos decided to postpone launch of the spacecraft Soyuz MS-02, scheduled for September 23, 2016, due to technical reasons after control testing at the Baikonur space center [in Kazakhstan]," the statement said. The launch date will be announced later, the press service added.

Quelle: Sputnik

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Update: 20.09.2016

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Soyuz MS-02 launch to ISS postponed until November 1 

MOSCOW, September 20. /TASS/. The launch of Soyuz MS-02 manned spacecraft with the new crew to the International Space Station (ISS) scheduled for September 23 has been postponed until November 1, a NASA representative in Russia’s Mission Control Center has told TASS.

"Yesterday a meeting of the state commission was held that took a decision on the Soyuz launch on November 1," the NASA representative said.

The launch has been postponed for technical reasons. A source in the rocket and space sector earlier told TASS the delay came due to a short circuit in the spacecraft’s equipment.

The flight was scheduled to carry Russian cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Andrei Borisenko, and US astronaut Robert Shane Kimbrough to the space station.

Quelle: TASS

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Update: 23.09.2016

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Soyuz MS-02 launch to ISS postponed due to burnt cable — source

MOSCOW, A burnt cable was the cause of postponing the launch of the Soyuz MS-02 manned spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, a source in the rocket and space sector said on Thursday.

"The cause has been determined - one of the cables was burnt. The specialists may remove the old one and install a new one by October 19. If they manage to do this by that time, then the launch will take place after October 20," he said. 

The Roscosmos space corporation has not commented on the report.

The Soyuz MS-02 manned spacecraft, carrying Russian cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Andrei Borisenko, as well as US astronaut Robert Shane Kimbrough, was initially scheduled to blast off for the ISS on September 23, but the launch was delayed on September 17 due to undetected technical malfunction.

Two days ago a NASA representative in Russia’s Mission Control Center told TASS that the launch of Soyuz MS-02 was postponed until November 1.

Roscosmos informed earlier that despite the delayed launch of the Soyuz MS-02 rocket, specialists continued preparations for the launch of the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft, scheduled for November 16.

The launch of the first spacecraft of the new series Soyuz MS initially scheduled for June 24 was postponed until July 7 due to technical problems with the flight control system.

Quelle: TASS

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Update: 13.10.2016

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Next Space Station Crew Set for Launch, Live on NASA TV

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Expedition 49 crew members Shane Kimbrough of NASA, and Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of the Russian space agency Roscosmos at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sept. 9, 2016.
Credits: NASA

Three crew members of Expedition 49/50 are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station at 4:05 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 19 (2:05 p.m. Baikonur time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Live launch coverage will begin at 3:15 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

 

NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, along with Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko, will travel for two days in the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft to test upgraded spacecraft systems before docking to the space station’s Poisk module at 5:59 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21. NASA TV coverage of the docking will begin at 5:15 a.m.

 

Hatches between the Soyuz and station will open at approximately 8:35 a.m., and the arriving crew will be welcomed on board by Expedition 49 Commander Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos and Flight Engineers Kate Rubins of NASA and Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, who have been aboard the complex since July. NASA TV coverage of hatch opening and welcoming ceremonies will begin at 8 a.m.

 

The original launch date of Sept. 23 was postponed due to a technical issue with the Soyuz spacecraft, which Roscosmos repaired.

 

Kimbrough, Ryzhikov and Borisenko will spend a little more than four months together aboard the orbital complex before returning to Earth in late February. The full six-person crew will continue work on hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science aboard the International Space Station, humanity’s only microgravity laboratory.

Quelle: NASA

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Update: 16.10.2016

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© Marina Lystseva/TASS, archive 

BAIKONUR, The Soyuz-FG rocket carrier with the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft has been set up at the launch pad at the Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan, Roscosmos state corporation told TASS on Sunday.

"In accordance with the decision of the state commission, the Soyuz-FG rocket carrier, with the Soyuz MS transport manned spacecraft, were taken from the assembly and testing facility to the launch pad," a spokesman for Roscosmos said.

The spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) will be launched at 11:05am Moscow time on October 19. It will dock the Russian module Poisk at 12:59pm Moscow time on October 21.

Among the crewmembers of the Soyuz MS-02 transport manned spacecraft are Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrei Borisenko and US astronaut Shane Kimbrough.

Quelle: TASS

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Update: 18.10.2016

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Quelle: NASA

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Update: 19.10.2016

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NASA Astronaut Shane Kimbrough, Crewmates Launch to Space Station to Continue Research

Launch of Expedition 49 crew to ISS on Oct. 19, 2016.
The Soyuz MS-02 rocket is launched with Expedition 49 Soyuz commander Sergey Ryzhikov of Roscosmos, flight engineer Shane Kimbrough of NASA, and flight engineer Andrey Borisenko of Roscosmos, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Ryzhikov, Kimbrough, and Borisenko will spend the next four months living and working aboard the International Space Station.
Credits: NASA/Joel Kowsky
NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough gives a thumbs-up shortly after launch on Oct. 19, 2016
NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough gives a thumbs-up shortly after launching Oct. 19, 2016, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on his way to the International Space Station with Expedition 49 crewmates Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of the Russian space agency Roscosmos.
Credits: NASA TV
Expedition 49's Andrey Borisenko of Roscosmos, Shane Kimbrough of NASA, and Sergey Ryzhikov of Roscosmos
Expedition 49 flight engineer Andrey Borisenko of Roscosmos, flight engineer Shane Kimbrough of NASA, and Soyuz commander Sergey Ryzhikov of Roscosmos, climb the ladder to the elevator as they prepare to board the Soyuz MS-02 rocket for launch, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Kimbrough, Borisenko, and Ryzhikov will spend the next four months living and working aboard the International Space Station.
Credits: NASA/Joel Kowsky

Three crew members representing the United States and Russia are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:05 a.m. EDT Wednesday (2:05 p.m. Baikonur time).

The Soyuz spacecraft carrying astronaut Shane Kimbrough of NASA, and cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, is scheduled to dock to the Poisk module of the space station at 5:59 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21. NASA Television coverage of docking will begin at 5:15 a.m. Hatches are scheduled to open about 8:35 a.m., with NASA TV coverage starting at 8 a.m.

The arrival of Kimbrough, Ryzhikov and Borisenko returns the station's crew complement to six. The three join Expedition 49 Commander Anatoli Ivanishin of Roscosmos, Flight Engineers Kate Rubins of NASA and Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The Expedition 49 crew members will spend a little over four months conducting more than 250 science investigations in fields such as biology, Earth science, human research, physical sciences and technology development.

 

Kimbrough, Ryzhikov and Borisenko are scheduled to remain aboard the station until late February. Rubins, Ivanishin and Onishi will return to Earth Oct. 30.

 

The Expedition 49 crew will welcome a variety of cargo deliveries to the space station, including Orbital ATK’s Cygnus, which launched Monday from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft is scheduled to arrive at the orbital laboratory Sunday, Oct. 23, with more than 5,100 pounds of science and research equipment, as well as crew supplies and hardware.

 

Included in the Cygnus shipment are payloads that will study fires in space, the effect of lighting on sleep and daily rhythms, collection of health-related data, and a new way to measure neutrons.

 

A Japanese cargo craft is scheduled to deliver new lithium ion batteries in December to replace the nickel-hydrogen batteries currently used to store electrical energy generated by the station’s solar arrays. The crew members also are scheduled to receive SpaceX’s 10th commercial resupply ship and two Russian Progress resupply missions delivering several tons of food, fuel, supplies and research.

 

For more than 15 years, humans have been living continuously aboard the space station to advance scientific knowledge and demonstrate new technologies, making research breakthroughs not possible on Earth that also will enable long-duration human and robotic exploration into deep space. A truly global endeavor, more than 200 people from 18 countries have visited the unique microgravity laboratory that has hosted more than 1,900 research investigations from researchers in more than 95 countries.

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Quelle: NASA

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Update: 22.10.2016

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New crew members move from Soyuz spacecraft to ISS

"The crew of the manned cargo spacecraft has begun transfer to the ISS," Mission Control said.

  

Soyuz has brought to the ISS Russia’s Sergei Ryzhikov and Andrei Borisenko, as well as US astronaut Robert Shane Kimbrough.

On board the ISS they have been welcomed by the crew of the previous expedition - Russia’s Aleksey Ivanishin, Japan’s Takuya Onishi, and NASA’s Kathleen Rubins - who are to travel back to Earth on October 30. It is expected that the Soyuz MS will separate from the ISS at 03:36 Moscow time to land in Kazakhstan’s steppe at 06:59 Moscow time.

The Soyuz-FG rocket carrying the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft blasted off from the Baikonur space site in Kazakhstan at 11:05 on October 19. Nine and a half minutes later the ship entered the expected orbit and started closing up with the ISS. At 12:59 on October 21 the Soyuz spacecraft docked with the Russian module of the ISS in the automatic mode.

Quelle: TASS

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Upgraded Soyuz brings crew of three to space station

The Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft on final approach early Friday, bringing three fresh crew members to the International Space Station. 

 NASA

An upgraded Soyuz ferry ship, the second in a new series featuring improved avionics, navigation and other systems, glided to a flawless docking with the International Space Station early Friday, bringing three fresh crew members to the outpost and briefly boosting the lab’s crew back to six.

With commander Sergey Ryzhikov monitoring an automated approach, flanked on the left by flight engineer Andrey Borisenko and on the right by NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, the Soyuz MS-02/48S spacecraft docked at the station’s upper Poisk module at 5:52 a.m EDT (GMT-4) as the two spacecraft passed 250 miles above southern Russia.

Hooks and latches then engaged, pulling the nose of the Soyuz firmly into the docking mechanism and locking the spacecraft in place.

“Congratulations on (a) successful docking,” a Russian flight controller radioed.

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The Soyuz MS-02 crew -- Andrey Borisenko, front left, Sergey Ryzhikov, front center, and NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, front right, reached the International Space Station Friday after a two-day orbital chase. Welcoming them aboard were Kate Rubins, back left, Expedition 49 commander Anatoly Ivanishin, back center, and flight engineer Takyua Onishi, back right.

 NASA

After verifying an airtight seal and equalizing pressure between the station and the Soyuz, Expedition 49 commander Anatoly Ivanishin, Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins welcomed their new crewmates aboard at 8:20 a.m., two days after launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Floating in the Russian Zvezda module, all six crew members took a moment to chat with family, friends and program officials in the Moscow mission control center during a traditional post-docking video conference.

“Andrey dear, we’re wishing you and your entire crew, and the Anatoly Ivanishin crew, all the very, very best, every success in your work,” Borisenko’s mother called up. “We love you very, very much, we’re wishing you all the very best. Remain in good health.”

“Thank you, mother,” her son replied from orbit. “We’re doing really well, everything is great. Please, don’t worry about any of us.”

Ivanishin, Onishi and Rubins, launched July 6 aboard the Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft, have had the station to themselves since Sept. 6 when Expedition 48 commander Jeff Williams, Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka departed and returned to Earth aboard their Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft.

Kimbrough and his crewmates originally hoped to replace the TMA-20M crew in September, but the flight was delayed nearly a month by work to repair damaged wiring in the MS-02 spacecraft.

The new MS-series Soyuz features a variety of major upgrades and improvements, including enhanced navigation and rendezvous systems, a new satellite communications capability, improved propulsion and increased redundancy in critical systems.

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The Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft on final approach to the space station, as seen by a new high-definition camera mounted on the lab’s solar power truss.

 NASA

In recent years, Soyuz crews have carried out relatively short, six-orbit trips to the station. But for at least the first two MS-series spacecraft, Russian mission managers opted for two-day 34-orbit rendezvous profiles to carry out a variety of tests before resuming faster four-orbit trips. 

Ryzhikov, Borisenko and Kimbrough face a busy first few days aboard the space station, preparing for the arrival early Sunday of an Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo ship loaded with more than 5,100 pounds of equipment and supplies.

Six days later, Ivanishin’s crew will prepare for departure and return to Earth on Oct. 29 U.S. time, leaving Kimbrough in command of the Expedition 50 crew.

“To all crew members, have a good flight, wishing you a successful handover,” a Russian flight controller radioed Friday. “You have a very busy day, the day after tomorrow you’re going to welcome a cargo vehicle. It’s a lot of work, and then you will need to get ready to go back home to Earth. Wishing you a soft landing.”

After Ivanishin’s crew departs, Kimbrough and his MS-02 crewmates will be on their own until Nov. 15 when Soyuz MS-03 commander Oleg Novitskiy, European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet and NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson arrive after blastoff from Baikonur.

A Japanese HTV cargo ship is expected to arrive in December, bringing six lithium-ion batteries to the lab complex to replace 12 aging, less powerful batteries in the station’s solar power system. The new batteries will be installed during spacewalks in January.

If all goes well, Kimbrough, Ryzhikov and Borisenko will return to Earth at the end of February to close out a 130-day mission.

Quelle: CBSNEWS

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Update: 23.10.2016

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ISS-Crew im Gespräch mit Angehörigen in Moskau:

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Quelle: NASA

 
 










 

 

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