Crossword911.com crossword help

deorbited

Examples

  • Russia's Progress M-05M cargo spacecraft will be deorbited and sunk in the remote area in southern Pacific on 08:01 15/11/2010 Russia's Progress M-05M cargo spacecraft will be deorbited and sunk in the remote area in southern Pacific on Monday, after. — “Russian space freighter to be 'buried' in Pacific | Science”,
  • I've heard that Russia's Mir station will be brought down out of orbit and crashed to Earth soon. How will they do that? In 1978, Russia deorbited a satellite that flew out of control, crashing into northern Canada. — “HowStuffWorks "How will the Mir space station be deorbited?"”,
  • The Progress M-61 cargo ship, which undocked on Dec 22, was deorbited over the Pacific on Jan 22 after a month of free flight carrying out the Plazma Progress M-62 undocked on Feb 4 at 1032 UTC and carried out Earth observations for 10 days before being deorbited on Feb 15 at 0944 UTC. — “Jonathan's Space Report No. 591 2008 Feb 15 | SpaceRef - Your”,
  • You probably know the hubble telescope which is named after a famous scientist Edwin Hubble. I was wondering where would it go afters its mission and on wikipedia i read that its going to be deorbited probably from 2016 to 2021. But can you tell. — “Is the hubble telescope return back to the earth after its”,
  • Definition of deorbited in the Online Dictionary. Meaning of deorbited. Pronunciation of deorbited. Translations of deorbited. deorbited synonyms, deorbited antonyms. Information about deorbited in the free online English dictionary and. — “deorbited - definition of deorbited by the Free Online”,
  • [edit] Verb. deorbited. Simple past tense and past participle of deorbit. Retrieved from " /wiki/deorbited" Categories: English simple past. — “deorbited - Wiktionary”,
  • You are here: Home News Satellites Intelsat 802 to be deorbited Wednesday, 18 August 2010 21:48. Intelsat requested to deorbit Intelsat 802 satellite within 30 days starting from September 6th. More info: http://licensing.fcc.gov/myibfs/download.do?attachment_key=835104. Many thanks to bajasur1. — “SatBeams - Intelsat 802 to be deorbited”,
  • Here's an overview of Compton, its history, how it worked, what it discovered - and why it was deorbited. So, on June 4, 2000, NASA deliberately deorbited the telescope, allowing most of it to burn up during reentry. — “The Compton Gamma Ray Observatory: History & Discoveries”,
  • A new Progress cargo carrier docked to the International Space Station's Pirs docking compartment Thursday with more than 2.5 tons of fuel, air, water, propellant and other supplies and equipment aboard. P27 will be deorbited Feb. 15 and destroyed on re-entry. — “NASA - Progress Docks to Space Station”, nasa.gov
  • The constellation now has 19 working sats, with two down for maintenance and another waiting to be deorbited. — “Russia Launches 3 More Glonass Sats | AVIATION WEEK”,
  • In this 5 minute 20 second time exposure made with ASA 800 film and a wide-angle lens on March 19, setting stars leave short, almost vertical trails. After 15 years in service, the long-lived Mir space station was safely deorbited today. — “APOD: 2001 March 23 - Mir Flares Farewell”, antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov
  • Category:Deorbited spacecraft. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to: navigation, search. These articles pertain to spacecraft that were deliberately deorbited. Pages in category "Deorbited spacecraft" The following 3 pages are in this category, out of 3 total. — “Category:Deorbited spacecraft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • Satelit.web.id collects and archives freely available satellite-related news Progress supply vessel deorbited. Submit on Monday, November 15th, 2010 22:58. The Progress M-05M supply ship, which was on a mission as a scientific laboratory for three weeks, was dumped in the Pacific today. — “Progress supply vessel deorbited - Satellite News - Just”, satelit.web.id
  • MirCorp, which leases the Russian space station Mir, tried to put a positive spin on reports that the station would be deorbited as early as February, essentially treating the situation as business as usual. — “ -- Mir Space Station May be Downed - Russian Minister”,
  • Russia's Progress M-03M cargo spacecraft was taken out of orbit and buried in the Pacific Ocean after its service life came to an end on Thursday, mission control said. The modul Russian space freighter deorbited, dumped in Pacific. — “Russian space freighter deorbited, dumped in Pacific”,
  • is the leading source for reliable space news and space information, directed by John Pike Russian space freighter deorbited, dumped in Pacific. — “Russian space freighter deorbited, dumped in Pacific”,
  • What does DEOS stand for? Definition of DEOS in the list of acronyms and abbreviations provided by the Free Online Dictionary and Thesaurus. deorbited. deorbited. deorbiting. deorbiting. deorbits. deorbits. Deordination. DEORSA. deorsumduction. deorsumduction. deorsumduction. deorsumduction. — “DEOS - What does DEOS stand for? Acronyms and abbreviations”,
  • Satellite operator SES Astra announced Tuesday that it has deorbited its Astra 1K spacecraft, two weeks after a launch failure stranded it in low Earth. — “: Astra 1K deorbited”,
  • Mark Wade Encyclopedia Astronautica most complete resource for rockets spacecraft launch vehicles astronauts cosmonauts spaceflight engines space history exploration After returning multiple film capsules, the spacecraft was deorbited. — “Orlets”, friends-
  • The unpiloted Russian Progress 7 supply ship departs from the Zvezda Service Module's docking port on the International Space Station. Carrying its load of trash and urneeded equipment, it will be deorbited and burned up in the atmosphere. The. — “0202481 - Progress 7 Supply Vehicle Departs for Incineration”, mix.msfc.nasa.gov
  • As in the case of other Yantars, after returning multiple film capsules, the spacecraft was deorbited. After returning multiple film capsules, the spacecraft was deorbited. — “Orlets-1”,

Videos

  • 1/3 MIR and Almaz Russian Space Stations Russian Orbital Station MIR - Руската орбитална станция - Мир Space Intelligence Station Almaz - Космическа разузнавателна станция - Алмаз those videos explain some of the aspects of the millitary and technological achievements of the two superpowers during the cold war. Video in Russian. Mir (Russian: Мир; lit. Peace or World) was a Soviet (and later Russian) space station. Mir was the world's first consistently inhabited long-term research station in space, and the first of the third generation type of space station, constructed from 1986 to 1996 with a modular design. The station was in operation for fif*** years until 23 March 2001, when it was deliberately de-orbited, breaking apart during atmospheric re-entry over the South Pacific Ocean The Almaz (Russian: Алмаз - "Diamond") program was a series of military space stations (or "Orbital Piloted Station" - OPS) launched by the Soviet Union under cover of the civilian Salyut DOS-17K (Orbital space station) program after 1971. Three Almaz stations were launched: Salyut 2, Salyut 3 and Salyut 5. Salyut 2 failed shortly after achieving orbit, but Salyut 3 and Salyut 5 both conducted successful manned testing. Following Salyut 5, the Soviet Ministry of Defence judged in 1978 that the time consumed by station maintenance outweighed the benefits relative to automatic reconnaissance satellites.
  • Chinese Test Anti-Satellite Weapon CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS Is this different than the US test in the 80s or the destruction of the falling satellite in the summer of 2007? The key difference may be how the US explains their actions (whether you accept it or not) and the complete lack of Chinese explanation for their test. The other key difference; the Chinese test caused hundreds of pieces of debris that are still in orbit. The debris from the US satellite interception and the test in the 80s has since safely deorbited. The Chinese debris (at a higher altitude) will be in orbit for decades - a continued threat to all satellites and the international space station. See details on US actions here: Still waiting for a formal Chinese explanation for their actions. FIRST NEWS STORY: ASAT HISTORY: ISS International Space Station: US SPACE POLICY: www.ostp.gov CHINA SPACE WHITE PAPER: (A Contradiction?) Video Produced by: ***ytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI)
  • चन्द्र, चन्द्रा (Chandra - the moon) There have been four "sisters" that comprised NASA's Great Observatories Program. They include, the oldest - "big" sister, if you will - the Hubble Space Telescope; Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory, which sadly malfunctioned and was "de-orbited," and the "baby sister" the Spitzer infrared observatory, and the most sophisticated X-ray observatory built to date - Chandra. Over the years, Hubble, Spitzer, and Chandra have provided the world incredible and spectacular images of the cosmos. On July 23, 1999 at 12:31 am EDT, the solid rocket motors in the Solid Rocket Boosters on NASA Shuttle Transportation System 93 (STS-93) ignited. Under the command of Col. Eileen Collins, the shuttle lifted off the launch pad at John F. Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Its mission: to carry NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory into space. photos, animation, and video NASA/Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics/ Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory chandra.harvard.edu music star sailor 4 solar wind National Holographic www.studio713 conceived and produced by Dale Caruso To the gallant crew of STS-93; Eileen M. Collins commanding, and to the memory of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, regarded as one of the foremost astrophysicists of the twentieth century, and namesake of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory. This film is dedicated.
  • Hubble From the Power Comes the Change 1080p HD The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Is a space telescope that was carried into orbit by the space shuttle in 1990. Although not the first space telescope, Hubble is one of the largest and most versatile, and is well-known as both a vital research tool and a public relations boon for astronomy. The HST was built by the United States space agency NASA, with contributions from the European Space Agency, and is operated by the Space Telescope Science Institute. It is named after the astronomer Edwin Hubble. The HST is one of NASA's Great Observatories, along with the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and the Spitzer Space Telescope. Space telescopes were proposed as early as 1923. Hubble was funded in the 1970s, with a proposed launch in 1983, but the project was beset by technical delays, budget problems, and the Challenger disaster. When finally launched in 1990, scientists found that the main mirror had been ground incorrectly, severely compromising the telescope's capabilities. However, after a servicing mission in 1993, the telescope was restored to its intended quality. Hubble's orbit outside the distortion of Earth's atmosphere allows it to take extremely sharp images with almost no background light. Hubble's Ultra Deep Field image, for instance, is the most detailed visible-light image ever made of the universe's most distant objects. Many Hubble observations have led to breakthroughs in astrophysics, such as accurately determining the rate of ...
  • Space Fan News #42: CERN FTL Experiment Confirmed; Water on Europa; Youngest Supernova Ever Recorded I should have been a little more clear that Galileo is no longer in orbit around Jupiter. It was de-orbited into Jupiter in 2003. This research is based on those observations. CERN FTL Experiment Confirmed: Water on Europa: www.jhuapl.edu Youngest supernova ever recorded (14 days)
  • ATV Launch The first European Automated Transfer Vehicle launched to the International Space Station from Kourou, French Guiana, on an Ariane 5 rocket at 04:03 GMT on 9th March 2008. Solar arrays deployed as planned after two engine firings more than an hour and a half after launch. That placed the ATV in a parking orbit about 1200 miles from the station. The high-capacity unpiloted cargo carrier is, at almost 22 tons, the largest cargo ever launched by the Ariane 5. This vehicle is named Jules Verne after the acclaimed French science-fiction author. It is the first of at least seven such spacecraft to be built. The ATV can carry more than 7.5 tons of cargo. That is about three times the cargo weight carried by the Progress, the reliable Russian unpiloted cargo carrier. The spacecraft can carry dry cargo -- food and other supplies and equipment—as well as water, propellant for the station, and gases, including air and oxygen. The Jules Verne initially was placed in an orbit a safe distance from the station, where a series of tests will be performed. Subsequent tests scheduled include two approaches to the station. Those approaches will end in "escape" maneuvers, in part to verify the collision avoidance system. It would be used if the ATV automated docking system should fail. The spacecraft is scheduled to dock with the station in early April. It will remain there, for unloading and subsequent filling with station garbage and discards, until August. Then it will be deorbited for ...
  • Progress 40 docking The 40th ISS Progress resupply vehicle docked to the Pirs docking compartment of the International Space Station at 12:36 pm EDT Saturday. Progress 40 brings to the orbiting complex 1918 pounds of propellant, 1100 pounds of oxygen, 498 pounds of water and 2804 pounds of food, spare parts, experiment hardware and other supplies for the station's six crew members. After conducting leak checks at the docking interface and opening the hatch to the resupply vehicle, the crew members will begin the long process of unloading the cargo. Once emptied, Progress 40 will be filled with trash and station discards and deorbited to burn in the Earth's atmosphere like its predecessors. The ISS Progress 40 launched at 11:11 am Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
  • Eye of the Skies: A Farewell Aptly named after American astronomer Edwin Hubble, The Hubble Space Telescope was launched in 1990 by the Discovery space shuttle and visited for its first maintenance mission in 1993 by the Endeavor. The Hubble Space Telescope has been visited five times by space shuttles and is considered to be the most famous scientific instrument the world over. The last mission was by Atlantis in 2009 (which would be the last time that we would see this marvelous instrument up-close). In fact, this last mission was not to be, but the uproar was such that the mission was reinstated. Everyone has seen at least one of its amazing images. You find them in planetariums, documentaries, on websites, t-shirts, CD covers- and any medium attempting to describe the vastness of space. The Hubble would not be without the space shuttle program, as the only space craft able to visit it in order to maintain and prolong its life. This magnificent creation has taken pictures of the universe for more than twenty years, and when it finally stops working, it will be de-orbited. The Hubble will have a fiery ending, burning in the Earth's atmosphere. To add to this eulogy, the space shuttles that installed and visited the Hubble telescope are being discontinued.
  • LEGO Saturn V RDVD7 First off, the music is NOt mine, it is owned by James Horner, Second, the song is from the Apollo 13 soundtrack- called "Launch", sorry for the dodgy audio, my editing was not as well as I wanted it to be. Ok, so I built this about a month ago for the Apollo 11 40th anniversary, it was about 2.5ft high and weighed about 5lbs. It was built in 4 stages. The real saturn V was around 365ft high, and powerd by 5 HUGE engines, it was designed by Dr. Wernher Von Braun if that name sounds familiar he built the V1 and V2 rocket for the NSDAP durring World War 2, and then was sent to NASA in 1947.) There was 6 Moon landing missions. the last 2 Saturn V's where used to send up Skylab (De-orbited in 1979) and meet with a CCCP Soyuz Capsule. A few full scale models remain in muesems. So, please enjoy my hardwork and have fun. please Comment, Rate, and Suscribe if you want! -RDVD7
  • ATV Docking The Jules Verne, the first European Space Agency Automated Transfer Vehicle, docked to the aft port of the International Space Station's Zvezda Service Module at 10:45 am EDT on 3rd March 2008. The unpiloted cargo spacecraft carries more than 7500 pounds of equipment, supplies, water, fuel and gases for the station. It also carries hopes and aspirations of the European Space Agency. The ATV and its advanced rendezvous system could play an important role in future space exploration. The Jules Verne docked smoothly using its automated, laser guided rendezvous system. It was in many respects a repeat of the dry run three days before. That practice approach brought the ATV to within 36 feet of the docking port. The Jules Verne launched from Kourou, French Guiana, on an Ariane 5 rocket on 9th March 2008. Solar arrays deployed as planned after two engine firings more than an hour and a half after launch. That placed the ATV in a parking orbit about 1200 miles from the station. It was, at almost 22 tons, the largest payload ever launched by the Ariane 5. The Jules Verne is named after the acclaimed French science-fiction author. It is the first of perhaps seven such spacecraft to be built. The ATV can carry about three times the cargo weight carried by the Progress, the reliable Russian unpiloted cargo carrier. The Jules Verne initially was placed in an orbit a safe distance from the station, where a series of tests were performed. Among the last of the tests were two approaches ...
  • Colony Drop Seen from Orbit Unfitting music now included. Features Frogisis' O'Neil Island 3 Colony. I don't normally do silly things in Orbiter, but I just had to after watching Gundam and seeing this addon pop up. Unfortunately, the Colony landed in central Asia instead of Sydney Australia thanks to an unpredicted normal component of my thrust. Hey, I deorbited it from a Lagrangian orbit with a DELTAGLIDER. Cut me some slack. Music is Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D, which I obviously did not compose or perform. Filmed in Orbiter Spaceflight Simulator 2006 using Fraps.
  • Cool new space station parts. Miles O'Brien interviews Boeing and L3 about new parts that Atlantis's STS-129 mission carried to the Space Station and discusses the possibility that the space station could be deorbited before the end of its useful life.
  • Poisk - Russian Mini-Research Module The propulsion compartment of the Poisk module undocked at 4:16 pm PST Monday and was deorbited four hours later for a destructive reentry in the Earth's atmosphere. Its departure opens up a docking port for Russian vehicles on Poisk, which will first be used when Suraev and Williams relocate their Soyuz spacecraft in January.
  • 2/3 MIR and Almaz Russian Space Stations Russian Orbital Station MIR - Руската орбитална станция - Мир Space Intelligence Station Almaz - Космическа разузнавателна станция - Алмаз those videos explain some of the aspects of the millitary and technological achievements of the two superpowers during the cold war. Video in Russian. Mir (Russian: Мир; lit. Peace or World) was a Soviet (and later Russian) space station. Mir was the world's first consistently inhabited long-term research station in space, and the first of the third generation type of space station, constructed from 1986 to 1996 with a modular design. The station was in operation for fif*** years until 23 March 2001, when it was deliberately de-orbited, breaking apart during atmospheric re-entry over the South Pacific Ocean The Almaz (Russian: Алмаз - "Diamond") program was a series of military space stations (or "Orbital Piloted Station" - OPS) launched by the Soviet Union under cover of the civilian Salyut DOS-17K (Orbital space station) program after 1971. Three Almaz stations were launched: Salyut 2, Salyut 3 and Salyut 5. Salyut 2 failed shortly after achieving orbit, but Salyut 3 and Salyut 5 both conducted successful manned testing. Following Salyut 5, the Soviet Ministry of Defence judged in 1978 that the time consumed by station maintenance outweighed the benefits relative to automatic reconnaissance satellites.
  • The human body is obsolete Random ramblings from long ago, pasted into a script. Obviously, the word 'obsolete' can't come up without 'NASA' also coming up. Music: Contact NASA is finished. The current round of commercial crew funding is a dead cat bounce, but not the start of a perpetual flow of money. This budget is going to decrease, like every other budget, until it's on an unsustainable path. Once the space station is deorbited, there isn't going to be government money or demand for launching humans. Soyuz may prove good enough, even before then. In the fullness of time, we'll discover commercial crew funding was just a polite way of saying we can't afford a space program. But there's a bigger problem facing human spaceflight, & it's this: THE HUMAN BODY IS FINISHED In the next 500 years, we'll be replacing all the human senses with information from machines the size of a grain of sand, that can be launched anywhere in space. Unfortunately, the signals will be too delayed to give realtime interaction with the foreign environment. In the next 1000 years, complete human brains & consciousness will be transferred to machines. When this happens, the human body will be obsolete. The machines will be built in space. Our brains will be uploaded from Earth to the machines, where they will spend eternity traveling between the stars. Maybe the machines will be built on other planets, with our consciousness transported between planets by radio. We are not going to know of *** anymore, except through some ...
  • Progress M-05M (37) Cargo Ship Launches to the ISS April 28, 2010 - Baikonur Cosmodrome. The ISS Progress 37 cargo carrier launched atop Soyuz-U rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on April 28 at 12:15 pm EDT. Scheduled to dock at the International Space Station Saturday, the unmanned Progress spaceship is loaded with 2.6 tons of food, fuel, oxygen, propellant and supplies for the Expedition 23 crew. At the time of launch, the station was passing directly over the launch pad in Baikonur and the crew reported seeing the Progress Soyuz booster rocket engine ignition against the darkened Earth. The Progress is similar in appearance and some design elements to the Soyuz spacecraft, which brings crew members to the station, serves as a lifeboat while they are there and returns them to Earth. The aft module, the instrumentation and propulsion module, is nearly identical. But the second of the three Progress sections is a refueling module, and the third, uppermost as the Progress sits on the launch pad, is a cargo module. On the Soyuz, the descent module, where the crew is seated on launch and which returns them to Earth, is the middle module and the third is called the orbital module. The ISS Progress 35 deorbited April 23 as its engines fired for a final time at 2:05 pm, sending the craft to a destructive re-entry over the Pacific Ocean. The ISS Progress 35 undocked from the stations Pirs docking compartment April 22.
  • Lacrosse 5 spy satellite disappearance trick - 11 Nov 2011 NOTE: *NO, THIS IS NOT SHADOW ENTRY!!!!* The drop in brightness occurred at 17:35:20 UT, 3.5 minutes BEFORE shadow entry (17:38:55 UTC). The US spy satellite Lacrosse 5 (2005-016A) caught doing its "disappearance trick" on 11 Nov 2011. Filmed from Leiden, the Netherlands (WATEC 902H + 1.4/12mm). NOTE: (a) I do NOT believe this is due to a deliberate "Stealth" feature of this satellite (as was unfortunately suggested on a website where this video was linked). (b) This is NOT the moment the satellite disappears into earth shadow. (c) Its sister ships Lacrosse 2 (now deorbited), 3 and 4, do not show this behaviour, making Lacrosse 5 stand out from its brethren (suggesting a design change or design upgrade), and this is why this behaviour is interesting.
  • Progress M-03M (35) Lift Off from Baikonur to the ISS (HD) October 15, 2009 - Baikonur Cosmodrome. A new Progress cargo resupply vehicle launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 9:14 pm EDT Wednesday, Oct. 14. Less than nine minutes later, the ISS Progress 35 reached its preliminary orbit and deployed its solar arrays and navigational antennas. It replaces the trash-filled Progress 34 which undocked on Sept. 21 and was destroyed on re-entry into Earths atmosphere over the Pacific on Sept. 27. Progress 35 is set to dock to the station on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 9:41 pm with more than two tons of oxygen, air, propellant and other supplies and equipment aboard. The station's 35th Progress unpiloted spacecraft brings to the orbiting laboratory 1918 pounds of propellant, 110 pounds of oxygen and air, 926 pounds of water and 1750 pounds of spare parts and supplies for the Expedition 21 crew. Once the Expedition 21 crew members have unloaded the cargo, Progress 35 will be filled with trash and station discards. It will be undocked from the station and like its predecessors deorbited to burn in the Earth's atmosphere. The Progress is similar in appearance and some design elements to the Soyuz spacecraft, which brings crew members to the station, serves as a lifeboat while they are there and returns them to Earth. The aft module, the instrumentation and propulsion module, is nearly identical. But the second of the three Progress sections is a refueling module, and the third, uppermost as the ...
  • MIR Space Station Mir (Russian: Мир, which can mean both Peace and World) was a Soviet (and later Russian) orbital station. Mir was humanity's first consistently inhabited long-term research station in space, and the first 'third generation' type space station, constructed over a number of years with a modular design. Mir holds the record for longest continuous human presence in space at eight days short of 10 years, and, through a number of collaborations, was made internationally accessible to cosmonauts and astronauts of many countries. The most notable of these, the Shuttle-Mir Program, saw American Space Shuttles visiting the station eleven times, bringing supplies and providing crew rotation. Mir was assembled in orbit by successively connecting several modules, each launched separately from 1986 to 1996. The station existed until 23 March 2001, when it was deliberately de-orbited, breaking apart during atmospheric re-entry over the South Pacific Ocean. Music by David Parry
  • Modern Art of Church Music Part 1 (Endless Expanse in Outerspace) Download this track via SOUNDCLOUD: This is a new kind and art of Church Music, made in Germany, to praise our Lord! Listen to the music and watch and enjoy the pictures taken with the hubble space telescope (see below) carefully. If you want you are allowed to engaged me to play in YOUR church. With MY music to praise OUR Lord!!! Liebe Grüße Karsten Hartdegen Endless expanse Wideness Width Vastness Largeness Expanse Range & scope It's so beautiful to discover Our brain, mind & soul To feel the possibilities And opportunities Of growing and Developing To discover the limits of Our brain, mind & soul Don't underrate your Capabilities Competences Efficiencies & Talents Discover the limits for Your brain, mind & soul God will help YOU, ME And US Karsten Hartdegen, September 13th 2010 Hubble Space Telescope From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, search Hubble Space Telescope The Hubble Space Telescope as seen from the departing Space Shuttle Atlantis, flying Servicing Mission 4 (STS-125), the fifth and final human spaceflight to visit the observatory. General information NSSDC ID 1990-037B Organization NASA / ESA / STScI Launch date April 24, 1990, 8:33:51 am EDT[1] Launch vehicle Space Shuttle Discovery, (STS-31) Mission length 20 years, 4 months, and 16 days elapsed Deorbited due ~2013--2021[2][3] Mass 11110 kg (24500 lb) Type of orbit Near-circular low Earth orbit Orbit height 559 km (347 mi) Orbit period 96--97 minutes ...
  • Soyuz-U Rocket Launches Progress-45 (M-13M) ISS Resupply Spacecraft From Baikonur.wmv This video covers the entire launch, from T-3 minutes through spacecraft separation. The unpiloted ISS Progress 45 cargo craft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 6:11 am EDT Sunday. Less than nine minutes later, the Progress reached its preliminary orbit and deployed its solar arrays and navigational antennas. The Russian cargo craft is scheduled to dock with the International Space Station on Wednesday at 7:40 am It contains 2.8 tons of food, fuel and supplies for the Expedition 29 crew, including 1653 pounds of propellant, 110 pounds of oxygen and air, 926 pounds of water and 3108 pounds of spare parts, experiment hardware and other supplies. It replaces the trash-filled ISS Progress 42 cargo craft which undocked from the station's Pirs docking compartment Saturday. The unpiloted Progress 42, which arrived at the station in late April, was deorbited for a destructive re-entry into Earth's atmosphere a few hours after undocking. Once the station crew members have unloaded the cargo, Progress 45 will be filled with trash and station discards, then undocked from the station in late January. Following its departure, controllers in Mission Control, Moscow, will raise its orbit to 310 miles (500 kilometers) so that they can deploy a microsatellite called Chibis. Once the microsatellite is deployed, Progress 45 will be deorbited for a destructive re-entry into Earth's atmosphere. › Read more about Progress resupply vehicles On August 24 the ISS Progress 44 ...
  • Extending the Promise: Science and Exploration on the International Space Station (Julie Robinson) Undoubtedly the greatest technical and engineering achievement of the Space Shuttle is the assembly and development of the International Space Station (ISS)—whose entire design, elements, and systems were designed for launch, assembly, and servicing by the shuttle. Indeed, following first element launch—the Russian-launched FGB module that established the initial foundation for station—the Shuttle manifest has been dominated by ISS requirements, so the shuttle and its mission were also dependent upon ISS. The ISS program has evolved dramatically since its initiation in 1984, having undergone several major redesigns—most notably the creation of what became the ISS after the Vest Committee Review in the early 1990s, which affected the overall program structure and management approach as well as necessitated the need for increased payload performance to meet the requirement of moving the station to an orbital inclination accessible to our new Russian partners. Perhaps most remarkable is the fact that ISS is the creation of eigh*** international partners whose hardware and systems often "met" for the first time in orbit. As we approach "assembly complete," we are now entering a decade of ISS utilization, which will afford the scientific and human exploration communities an opportunity to fully exploit the promise of this remarkable achievement, and to establish the foundation for exploration beyond the boundaries on low-Earth orbit. In this regard, the ISS is a model for ...
  • STS-125 - Landing - Edwards Air Force Base - SD STS-125 is successfully back on the Earth after quite a few waved off attempts to get her back at Kennedy Space Center. Unsuccessful attempts were seen, and the Shuttle was deorbited successfully for a landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
  • Central High 2000-2001 Reunion Slideshow Knoxville Central High School C/O 2001 Ten Year Reunion slideshow. We wanted to showcase major events during the 2000 and 2001 school year that we may have missed or just want to remember.
  • Soyuz TMA-12 launches Tuesday, April 8, 2008 Launch of an earlier Soyuz mission. At 11:16 GMT this morning, a Russian Soyuz-FG carrier rocket launched from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, with the Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft, on a mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Aboard were three cosmonauts; Russians Sergei Volkov and Oleg Kononenko, and South Korean Yi So-yeon. Volkov and Kononenko make up the ISS Expedition 17 crew, whilst Yi is flying as a Spaceflight Participant through the Korean Astronaut Programme. All three are making their first trip into space. Two major firsts are being achieved on this mission. Yi is the first South Korean to fly in space, and Volkov is the first second-generation space traveller, his father Alexander Volkov having flown three space missions, Soyuz T-14, TM-7 and TM-13, spending over a year aboard the Mir space station across the three missions. Soyuz TMA-12 successfully separated from the carrier rocket about nine minutes after lift off. Docking with the Pirs module of International Space Station is planned for Thursday at 13:00 GMT. In preparation for docking, the Progress M-63 cargo spacecraft undocked at 08:30 GMT yesterday morning, and was de-orbited to burn-up in the Earth's atmosphere at 11:50. The TMA-12 spacecraft will remain docked to the ISS as an emergency escape capsule until October, when it will be used to return the Expedition 17 crew to Earth, along with space tourist Richard Garriott. Yi So-yeon will return to ...
  • ISS Progress 30 A new Progress cargo carrier launched to the International Space Station at 3:50 pm EDT Wednesday with almost 2.7 tons of fuel, air, water, propellant and other supplies and equipment aboard. The station's 30th Progress unpiloted spacecraft brings to the orbiting laboratory more than 1900 pounds of propellant, more than 110 pounds of oxygen, almost 465 pounds of water and 2865 pounds of dry cargo. Total cargo weight is 5357 pounds. P30 replaces the trash-filled P29 which was undocked from the Earth-facing port of the Zarya module on Sept. 1 and deorbited for destruction in the Earth's atmosphere on Sept. 8. P30 will use the automated Kurs system to dock to the aft port of the station's Zvezda service module. Expedition 17 Commander Sergei Volkov will be at the manual TORU docking system controls, should his intervention become necessary. Once the cargo is unloaded, P30 will be filled with trash and station discards. It will be undocked from the station and like its predecessors deorbited to burn in the Earth's atmosphere.
  • ISS Update - Oct. 31, 2011 The International Space Station video update for Oct. 31, 2011.
  • Watch De-Orbited: Like a Scale in Zero Gravity Full Movie Online Part 1/15
  • ISS Update - August 23, 2011 The International Space Station video update for Aug. 23, 2011.
  • ISS Update - Nov. 2, 2011 The International Space Station video update for Nov. 2, 2011.
  • Mission Update: Chandra The Chandra X-ray Observatory is part of NASA's fleet of "Great Observatories" along with the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitizer Space Telescope and the now deorbited Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. Chandra allows scientists from around the world to obtain unprecedented X-ray images of exotic environments to help understand the structure and evolution of the universe. Already surpassing its five-year life, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is rewriting textbooks and helping advance technology.
  • NASA's Three Great Observatories The Chandra X-ray Observatory is one of NASA's "Great Observatories," along with the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope, and the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (now de-orbited). Chandra gives astronomers the power to investigate X-rays across the universe. This animation shows a short segment of each of the three active Great Observatories (Chandra, Hubble, and Spitzer) as depicted in their orbits. (Credit: Chandra: NASA/CXC/A.Hobart; Hubble: NASA/ESA/STScI/G.Bacon; Spitzer: NASA/JPL)
  • Catch A Falling Star Part 2 Catch A Falling Star Part 2 C-119J performs aerial recovery of a deorbited satelite. The 1st successful recovery was accomplished on 19 August 1960 Highlights from a government produced documentary on Corona, America's first reconnaissance satellite program. Corona operated from 1960 to 1972 with 145 launches. The data from Corona helped build confidence in the measures taken by our national leaders to counter the growing Soviet threat. And it was yet another example of America's pioneering achievements. Firsts in History: -The first recovery of a vehicle from space. -The first use of a satellite to gather photo intelligence. -The first midair recovery of a reentry vehicle. -The first mapping of the earth from space.
  • Progress Supply Ship Burns Up In Atmosphere (2011.10.29) Several times a year, robotic spacecraft carrying a variety of items—including food, water, fuel, oxygen, medical supplies, replacement parts, and research materials—are launched from Earth to dock with the ISS. These spacecraft are built and launched by ISS international partners in Russia, Japan, and the Europe. After the cargo has been transferred to the ISS, the spacecraft is refilled with refuse, and then undocked and de-orbited—essentially using the Earth's atmosphere as an incinerator for both the spent spacecraft and the refuse. This astronaut photograph highlights the reentry plasma trail of one such spacecraft, the ISS Progress 42P supply vehicle (Russian designation M-10M). The Progress is based on the Soyuz design, and can fly autonomously or under remote control from the space station. Progress 42P docked at the ISS on April 29, 2011, and was undocked and de-orbited on October 29, 2011. Astronauts on the ISS took a time-lapse sequence of the event; the image above is part of that sequence. The ISS was located over the southern Pacific Ocean when this image was taken. Light from the rising sun illuminates the curvature of the Earth limb (horizon line) at image top, but does not completely overwhelm the airglow visible at image top left. Airglow is the emission of light by atoms and molecules in the upper atmosphere when they are excited by ultraviolet radiation. credit: NASA source: eol.jsc.nasa.gov
  • Mir Deorbit The journey of the 15-year-old Russian space station ended March 23, 2001, as Mir re-entered the Earth's atmosphere near Nadi, Fiji, and fell into the South Pacific. Its downfall - planned and controlled - began around 8 am Moscow time. Engines of a cargo ship docked to Mir were fired causing the station's orbit to brake, starting the Mir's descent. The computer generated images below illustrate the breakup of the 143-ton station as it descended to Earth.
  • ISS Progress 37 The ISS Progress 37 cargo craft successfully undocked from the International Space Station's Pirs docking compartment Monday at 7:25 am PDT. The Progress will spend three weeks orbiting a safe distance from the station to enable Russian engineers to conduct technology experiments before being deorbited Nov. 15.
  • Catch A Falling Star Part 1 Catch A Falling Star Part 1 C-119J performs aerial recovery of a deorbited satelite. The 1st successful recovery was accomplished on 19 August 1960 Highlights from a government produced documentary on Corona, America's first reconnaissance satellite program. Corona operated from 1960 to 1972 with 145 launches. The data from Corona helped build confidence in the measures taken by our national leaders to counter the growing Soviet threat. And it was yet another example of America's pioneering achievements. Firsts in History: -The first recovery of a vehicle from space. -The first use of a satellite to gather photo intelligence. -The first midair recovery of a reentry vehicle. -The first mapping of the earth from space.
  • KSP Orbit mission The game is Kerbal Space Program, check it out at Now it's basically a sandbox game, where you build and test rockets to try to defeat the planet's gravity and make it into space. it's still in early development, and was released only a few weeks ago. More advanced features such as autopilots, space stations, orbital construction, and other planets/moons to fly to are planned for the future of the game's development. Best of all, it's free! I got up to a stable orbit at about 50 km, circumnavigated the planet, and then de-orbited and dropped back down less then 2 kilometers from the launch pad. Fraps kind of screwed up and chopped off some bits when I was recording, and also somehow de-synced the audio. Provided some annotations for your viewing pleasure. I used Sunday Punch's mod for the extra parts (The orange fuel tanks, the cluster rocket engine, and the medium SRBs). It can be found at
  • Juno de-orbit animation Find out more at missionjuno.swri.edu and http After more than a year orbiting Jupiter, Juno's science mission will be complete. The Juno spacecraft will then be commanded to dive into Jupiter's atmosphere where it will burn up like a meteor. Juno will become part of the planet it has studied. After 33 orbits passing through Jupiter's radiation belts, the spacecraft will have received a large dose of radiation, and more radiation would eventually cause its systems to fail. So the spacecraft is de-orbited to meet the planetary protection requirement set by NASA. Credit: NASA/JPL/SwRI
  • 3/3 MIR and Almaz Russian Space Stations Russian Orbital Station MIR - Руската орбитална станция - Мир Space Intelligence Station Almaz - Космическа разузнавателна станция - Алмаз those videos explain some of the aspects of the millitary and technological achievements of the two superpowers during the cold war. Video in Russian. Mir (Russian: Мир; lit. Peace or World) was a Soviet (and later Russian) space station. Mir was the world's first consistently inhabited long-term research station in space, and the first of the third generation type of space station, constructed from 1986 to 1996 with a modular design. The station was in operation for fif*** years until 23 March 2001, when it was deliberately de-orbited, breaking apart during atmospheric re-entry over the South Pacific Ocean The Almaz (Russian: Алмаз - "Diamond") program was a series of military space stations (or "Orbital Piloted Station" - OPS) launched by the Soviet Union under cover of the civilian Salyut DOS-17K (Orbital space station) program after 1971. Three Almaz stations were launched: Salyut 2, Salyut 3 and Salyut 5. Salyut 2 failed shortly after achieving orbit, but Salyut 3 and Salyut 5 both conducted successful manned testing. Following Salyut 5, the Soviet Ministry of Defence judged in 1978 that the time consumed by station maintenance outweighed the benefits relative to automatic reconnaissance satellites.