A little while ago the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft was captured by the robotic arm Canadarm2 on the International Space Station. Tim Peake, assisted by his fellow astronaut Jeff Williams, managed the operation and started moving the Dragon to the berthing point at the Harmony module. The spacecraft was launched last Friday and arrived a little more than 20 minutes later than scheduled because it was slowed down by atmosphere drag but eventually the first leg of its mission was accomplished.
A little while ago the Progress MS-2 spacecraft docked with the International Space Station in the mission also referred to as Progress 63. The Russian space freighter blasted off last Thursday and carries food, water, scientific experiments, propellant and various hardware. This arrival confirms the success for the new version of the Progress spacecraft.
The Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft, launched on March 23, has just reached the International Space Station and was captured by the Canadarm2 robotic arm. Astronaut Tim Kopra, assisted by his colleague Tim Peake, will soon begin the slow maneuver that will move the Cygnus until it docks with the Station’s Harmony node after about two hours.
A few hours ago the Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and after about six anx a half hours reached the International Space Station carrying Jeff Williams, Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka. The Soyuz used the fast path normally used.
A few hours ago, the cosmonauts Sergey Volkov and Mikhail Kornienko and the American astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth on the Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft, landed without problems in Kazakhstan. Volkov spent about six months on the International Space Station, where he arrived on September 4, 2015 as part of Expedition 45. Kornienko and Kelly spent 340 days on the Station, where they arrived on March 28, 2015 as part of Expedition 43.