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What is this huge, red, blinking light structure on Earth seen from the ISS in this video?

The video ESA video Progress launch timelapse seen from space is of course striking for many reasons. However there is a strange, blinking light structure on Earth that's quite puzzling! I've added ...
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How is the docking hatch on the Progress/ATV opened?

Normally during the Progress or ATV hatch opening procedure the crew inside the ISS turn a handle to unseal the SSVP drogue cover which they then pull inward, revealing the Progress docking probe and ...
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Where did Soyuz and Progress dock with Mir?

I'm piecing together a chronological timeline of Mir station including manned and unmanned visits to the ship, time of docking and undocking, and location of docking. My question is around the ...
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Is this ginormous porthole a permanent feature of the ISS or “just passing through”?

This tweet from Expedition 51/52 astronaut Jack Fischer admires the great view straight down from the ginormous Russian porthole of the Progress cargo vehicle on the ISS. I don't really understand ...
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Progress-MS01 docking incident

I read somewhere that the last Progress-MS01 strongly misfired completely to side just after docking to ISS which created problems for future Soyuz missions. Why did this happen? What was the effect ...
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Who can now resupply the ISS?

There are 4 major spacecraft that can supply the ISS. Progress, Dragon, ATV, and Cygnus. Of these 4 spacecraft, only the ATV has not had an issue in the last 8 months. ATV has stated they will not ...
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How does delaying Soyuz TMA-15M crew return help with ISS schedule slip due to failed Progress M-27M resupply vehicle?

After the failed Progress M-27M / Progress 59 resupply mission in late April 2015, Roscosmos and NASA have been working on ISS schedule changes to accommodate loss of supplies to the station, while an ...
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Does the cargo type to ISS differ between different carrier spacecrafts such as Progress, Dragon, HTV, Cygnus?

Do different cargo carriers to the ISS generally have different profiles for their cargo composition, or is it basically just the number of tons that matter? Especially with respect to cargo which is ...
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Can we see the Russian Progress 59 spacecraft burn up on reentry?

Progress 59's orbit is decaying and it will soon reenter Earth's atmosphere. Will it be possible for observers on the ground to see it burn in the skies as it falls towards the Earth?
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Why are Soyuz rockets painted with different colors?

The different parts of the Soyuz rocket have different colors: White Dark gray Orange Progress rockets I saw have different "liveries", multicolored like this and white like this: I suppose they ...
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How similar are Soyuz and Progress?

Superficially the Soyuz and Progress spacecraft look very similar: (Soyuz TMA-7) (Progress M-52) So it would be easy to imagine that they share a common service module and/or orbital module. But ...
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What is different from the R-7 that launched Sputnik, to the Soyuz launcher used for Soyuz/Progress launches?

One of the very interesting things about the Soviet (and now Russian) space program is how some things seem almost eternal. The first Sputnik launch was on an R-7 ICBM, modified for space launch. If ...
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On Mir, did they ever move a Soyuz at the front end, to a side docking port using Lyappa?

On Mir, the docking module was at the front end of the station. It technically had 6 ports (one was used to connect to Mir itself, so 5 exposed). In general the docking node had one active port ...