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Russia denies ’systemic crisis’ in space industry


September 7th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian space industry is not in a crisis despite some local problems, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Friday."There is no systemic crisis in ... Read more...

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Putin wants changes in Russian space industry


September 1st, 2012 - 5:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has sought draft proposals for restructuring the national space industry after a string of accidents that have compromised the country's ... Read more...

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Sarah Brightman in talks over space trip


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) British singer Sarah Brightman, the world's bestselling classical vocalist, is in talks with tourism firm Space Adventures to become the world's eighth space tourist, a ... Read more...

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Russian rocket fails to put two satellites in orbit (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 7 (IANS) Russia's Proton-M carrier rocket failed to put into orbit two telecommunications satellites due to problems in its booster stage, federal space agency Roscosmos said Tuesday.Russia Monday ... Read more...

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Russia launches cargo spaceship


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 2 (IANS) A Russian cargo ship blasted off to the International Space Station (ISS) Wednesday night, the country's Roscosmos space agency said.The Soyuz-U rocket, carrying Progress M-16M cargo ... Read more...

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Russia starts building moon spaceship


July 20th, 2012 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS) Aiming to create the first base on the surface of the moon, Russia has started building a spacecraft for manned lunar missions with the first test ... Read more...

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Russia launches Proton-M rocket with Dutch telesat


July 10th, 2012 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS) Russia conducted the launch of a Proton-M rocket with a telecommunications satellite late Monday.According to Russia's federal space agency Roscosmos, the Russian Proton-M launch vehicle carrying ... Read more...

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Russia to expand commercial space services


June 30th, 2012 - 3:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will expand its commercial space services and push the US and the European Union out of that market, a minister has said.Deputy Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Russia, Kazakhstan extend Friendship Treaty for 10 years


June 8th, 2012 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Astana, June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and Kazakhstan have agreed to extend their bilateral Friendship Treaty, originally signed in 1992, for an additional 10 years.The protocol on amendments to ... Read more...

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Russia launches US satellite from floating pad


June 1st, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 1 (IANS) Russia has put a US communications satellite into space from a sea-based launch pad, said the country's space agency Roscosmos Friday.According to the mission control centre, ... Read more...

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Russia to send man to moon by 2030


April 28th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is planning to send a manned mission to the moon by 2030, Russian space agency Roscosmos said.According to the Russian space strategy published on ... Read more...

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Russian freighter docks with ISS


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 23 (IANS) A Russian cargo spacecraft Sunday successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS), Russia's Roscosmos space agency said.The Progress M-15M docked with the Pirs unit at ... Read more...

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Russian military satellite falls in Pacific


April 8th, 2012 - 7:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Fragments of a defunct Russian military communication satellite fell into the Pacific Ocean Saturday night."According to preliminary data, fragments of the Molniya satellite that did ... Read more...

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Three ISS crew to return to earth


March 29th, 2012 - 7:26 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 29 (IANS) Three crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) will return to earth April 27, the country's space agency has said.The landing of Russia's manned spacecraft ... Read more...

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Russia puts US satellite in orbit


March 26th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Proton-M carrier rocket successfully put a US telecom satellite into orbit Monday, space officials said.The Intelsat-22 separated from Proton's Briz-M booster "normally", a spokesperson ... Read more...

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Russia launches US satellite


March 26th, 2012 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 26 (IANS) A Russian rocket carrying a US telecommunications satellite blasted off from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan Sunday.The Proton-M rocket carrying Intelsat-22 lifted off at 4.10 ... Read more...

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Russia to launch US satellite


March 25th, 2012 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian rocket will carry a US telecommunication satellite into space Sunday.A Proton-M rocket carrying Intelsat-22 will lift off at 4.12 p.m. from Baikonur space ... Read more...

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Russia unveils robot for space missions


March 7th, 2012 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has built an android -- a robot resembling a human being -- to work in orbit.The robot, S-400, will be Russia's first space robot ... Read more...

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Russian cosmonauts conduct space walk


February 17th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 16 (IANS) Two Russian cosmonauts Thursday launched a six-hour space walk outside the International Space Station (ISS), the country's space agency Roscosmos said.Cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov ... Read more...

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Russia may spend $12 bn on satellite navigation system


February 8th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia may spend 346.5 billion rubles (almost $12 billion) on its Glonass satellite navigation system in 2012-20, the Kommersant daily said Wednesday.Glonass is Russia's answer ... Read more...

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Programme glitch led to Russian Mars probe failure: Report


January 31st, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A government commission has blamed Russian programmers for the recent failure of Russia's Phobos-Grunt Mars probe, the Kommersant daily said Tuesday citing a space industry ... Read more...

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Russia launches cosmonaut recruitment drive


January 27th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 27 (IANS) Russia, which sent into space the first artificial satellite, the first man and the first woman, has now launched a competition to select new cosmonauts.State space ... Read more...

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Russia postpones rocket launch


January 27th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The launch of a Russian Proton-M carrier rocket with a Dutch telecommunication satellite onboard scheduled for Friday has been postponed indefinitely for technical reasons, Russian ... Read more...

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Russia revives permanent moon base plan


January 19th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Space Agency Roscosmos is in talks with its European and US partners on the creation of manned research bases on the moon, the agencies ... Read more...

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US radar may have damaged Russian Mars probe: Daily


January 17th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A powerful electromagnetic emission from a US radar in the Pacific Ocean could have caused the malfunctioning of the Russian Phobos-Grunt probe, the Kommersant daily ... Read more...

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Russia’s Mars spacecraft falls in Pacific Ocean


January 16th, 2012 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Doomed Russian Phobos-Grunt Mars probe spacecraft, which had been stuck in Earth orbit for two months, crashed down in the Pacific Ocean late Sunday.Launched Nov ... Read more...

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Russia’s troubled Mars probe to hit earth


January 13th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's troubled Phobos Grunt spacecraft is expected to fall back to earth between Sunday and Monday morning, the US Strategic Command said Friday.Phobos Grunt, Russia's ... Read more...

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Russian military intelligence chief resigns


December 25th, 2011 - 5:42 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The chief of Russia's military intelligence GRU has resigned from his post, the Kommersant business daily reported.The 64-year-old Col. Gen. Alexander Shlyakhturov, who resigned Saturday, ... Read more...

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Russia’s space industry in crisis: Official


December 24th, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's space industry needs an influx of new faces to overcome its current crisis, the head of the country's space agency said after a satellite ... Read more...

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Russia, Europe plan joint mission to Jupiter


December 21st, 2011 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Top officials of Russia's federal space agency Roscosmos and the European Space Agency (ESA) met in Moscow to discuss a Moon research mission and a ... Read more...

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Russia to launch ESA satellites Sunday


December 12th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian launcher will put several European Space Agency (ESA) satellites into orbit Dec 17 from the Kourou space port in French Guiana, Russia's Federal ... Read more...

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ISS orbit raised by 1.8 km


December 1st, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 1 (IANS) The orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) was Thursday elevated by 1.8 km by Russia's Mission Control Centre.The orbit was raised to 428.4 km to ... Read more...

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Russia launches Chinese satellite


November 26th, 2011 - 3:46 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 26 (IANS) Russia has launched a Chinese communications satellite into space from its Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan.The Proton-M rocket, carrying the AsiaSat-7, lifted off at 1910 GMT ... Read more...

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Russian spacecraft undocks from ISS


November 22nd, 2011 - 8:10 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian spacecraft with three crew members onboard undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) Monday night, Russia's mission control said.The Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft -- ... Read more...

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Russia launches space freighter


October 31st, 2011 - 3:23 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Sunday launched a spacecraft carrying supplies to the International Space Station (ISS), the Roscosmos space agency said.The Soyuz-U carrier rocket with Progress M-13M spacecraft ... Read more...

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