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AAUSAT5 and GomX-3 leaving International Space Station. Credits: NASA

AAUSat-5 and GomX-3 leaving Station

Yesterday at 15:55 CEST two miniature satelites were deployed from the Internatioanal Space Station by the Japanese robotic arm. They are now orbiting Earth. The GomX-3 cubesat will demonstrate new radio technology to support the tracking of...

Back on Earth – in images

After landing in the Kazakh steppe, Andreas went to Cologne, Germany, at the ESA’s European Astronaut Centre. These pictures show his further travels…

Nicki's drawing.

Driving Eurobot and announcing competition winner

On flight day 7, Tuesday, ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen drove his second rover from space for the Supvis-E experiment. The video below shows how it went. Read more on the ESA website. Remote control of robots are...

Thunderstorm over Cuba. Credits: ESA/DTU Space

First images of thunderstorm clouds

ESA astronaut Andresa Mogensen has taken the first images of thunderclouds during his iriss mission on the International Space Station. The images will improve our understanding of thunderstorms and lightning. Andreas took images of thunderclouds over Mexico...

A school in Argentina

ESA received a message and artwork from a school in Argentina: The school is called Martín Fierro, it is located in a neighbourhood called Trujui, in San Miguel, Buenos Aires, República Argentina.  The school is for disadvantaged...

Soyuz TMA-18M liftoff. Credits: ESA

Liftoff!

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen, commander Sergei Volkov and Aidyn Aimbetov were launched into space this morning 2 September at 04:37:43 GMT (06:37:43 CEST) from Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The launch marks the start of ESA’s 10-day ‘iriss’ mission...

Getting in the bus to launchpad. Credits: ESA

Getting to the Soyuz spacecraft

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen woke up at 1:20 local time at night, eight hours before launch. He passed his last medical procedures and final medical check and received an official call for medical flight readiness. A new...

Roll out of Soyuz launcher from MIK 112 to Pad 1. Credits: ESA
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Soyuz rollout

Every space mission to the International Space Station starts with a train ride. The Soyuz TMA-18M that will take Andreas Mogensen, Sergei Volkov and Aidyn Aimbetov to space 2 September at 4:37 GMT was rolled out to...

Tree planting

On Thursday 27 August the crew planted a trees in a long-standing tradition. All astronauts that fly on the Soyuz plant a tree before flight and Sergei, Andreas and Aidyn are no different. Andreas’s backup, ESA astronaut...