spacetoday.net: space news from around the web

AD: H2M 2014 Conference
Next ISS mission pushed back
Posted: Mon, Jan 23, 2006, 6:39 AM ET (1139 GMT)
Soyuz launch (Energia file photo) Russia is postponing the launch of the next crew to the International Space Station because of technical problems with their Soyuz spacecraft, the Itar-Tass news agency reported Monday. The Expedition 13 crew of Pavel Vinogradov and Jeffrey Williams, along with Brazilian guest cosmonaut Marcos Pontes, were scheduled to fly on the station on March 22. However, citing "malfunctions of several devices of the control systems" on the Soyuz TMA-8 spacecraft, Roskosmos officials said the launch would be delayed one week. The delay is not expected to pose any major problem for the mission. The delay will also postpone the launch of a Progress cargo spacecraft, now slated to launch on April 24.
Related Links:
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Astronauts replace ISS computer in brief spacewalk
Posted: Thu, Apr 24 6:14 AM ET (1014 GMT)

Data shows increased frequency of asteroid impacts
Posted: Thu, Apr 24 5:58 AM ET (0958 GMT)

news links
Thursday, April 24
Blast Off: The Future of Spaceflight
Commercial Spaceflight Federation — 5:42 am ET (0942 GMT)
Russia Readies Proton Rocket for Launch
RIA Novosti — 5:39 am ET (0939 GMT)
SpaceX to test engine components at Stennis
Picayune (MS) Item — 5:36 am ET (0936 GMT)
A galaxy for phones to explore
The Economist — 5:34 am ET (0934 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list