First private crewed orbital mission Inspiration4 a success for SpaceX (Updated)

First private crewed orbital mission Inspiration4 a success for SpaceX (Updated)

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted-off from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, carrying a four person crew in one of its own Crew Dragon capsules. Lift-off for the mission known as “Inspiration4” was at 0002 GMT, 16 September, and saw the Resilience capsule...

20 ton Nauka module successfully docks with ISS but later causes scare with misfiring thrusters (Updated)

Following a troubled eight-day voyage the Nauka module has successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS), the first Russian module to do so in 11 years. Docking occurred at 1329 GMT on 29 July, according to on-board telemetry. The module approached...
Nauka module limps towards ISS after suffering multiple issues in orbit following successful Proton launch (Updated)

Nauka module limps towards ISS after suffering multiple issues in orbit following successful Proton launch (Updated)

The newest ISS module, known as Nauka, was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, by a Proton M at 1458 GMT on 21 July. The Proton rocket flying for the first time in almost a year utilised a 3-stage configuration as opposed to the more familiar 4-stage...