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Indian rocket carrying two satellites blasts off


September 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 9 (IANS) An Indian rocket carrying two satellites blasted off from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here in Andhra ... Read more...

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ISRO’s 100th mission a milestone: PM (Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota, Sep 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday described ISRO's 100th space mission as "a milestone" following the successful launch of its rocket carrying two foreign satellites.ISRO's 100th ... Read more...

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India’s space odyssey: A timeline (To go with ISRO’s 100th mission story)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Here is a timeline of the five decades of India's space programme:1962 - Indian National Committee for Space Research set up by the Department of Atomic Energy. Work starts on ... Read more...

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Space centre chief loses job over failed launches


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed Vladimir Nesterov as general director of the Khrunichev Space Center, the state press service reported Monday.The Russian space industry ... 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 launches cluster of four satellites


July 28th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Saturday launched a rocket with a Cosmos class military satellite and three civilian satellites on board, spokesperson Col. Alexey Zolotukhin said.The rocket blasted off ... 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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Kazakhstan allows Russia to resume space launches


June 16th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kazakhstan has given Russia permission to carry out launches from the Baikonur space centre, Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov said after talks with his Russian ... 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, Kazakhstan in deadlock over rocket launches


May 30th, 2012 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Astana, May 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and Kazakhstan have failed to reach an agreement on a new drop zone for the debris of Russian carrier rockets being launched from the ... Read more...

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Japan launches South Korean satellite


May 18th, 2012 - 3:58 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 18 (IANS) Japan early Friday launched a South Korean satellite from its space centre in southwestern part of the country.Japan's H-2A rocket, carrying Arirang 3 multi-purpose observation satellite, ... 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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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 jails military officer for spying for CIA


February 10th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian military district court Friday sentenced an engineer of the country's Plesetsk Space Centre to 13 years in prison on charges of state treason, ... Read more...

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Russia launches space freighter to ISS


January 26th, 2012 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian Soyuz-U rocket carrying the Progress M-14M cargo spacecraft was launched just after midnight Wednesday for the International Space Station (ISS) now in orbit.The ... Read more...

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Held for friend’s death, Sivia was wooed by British government


January 14th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Indian-origin mathematics lecturer at Oxford University, Devinder Sivia, who was arrested and later released on bail after the body of a fellow academic was found at ... Read more...

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Russia test launches RS-18 ballistic missile (Lead)


December 28th, 2011 - 1:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia successfully test-launched intercontinental ballistic missile -- RS-18 (SS-19 Stiletto) -- Tuesday from the Baikonur Space Centre in Kazakhstan, said the defence ministry.The missile is ... Read more...

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President Patil in Hyderabad for southern sojourn


December 25th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 25 (IANS) President of India Pratibha Patil Sunday reached Hyderabad for her 11-day southern sojourn.She arrived at Begumpet airport by a special Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft ... Read more...

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Man escapes as satellite piece crashes through roof


December 25th, 2011 - 5:10 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Siberian resident miraculously escaped serious injury or even death when a fragment of a Russian communication satellite crashed through the roof of his house.A ... 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’s manned spacecraft docks with ISS


December 24th, 2011 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 24 (IANS) Russia's Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft with three astronauts onboard has docked with the International Space Station (ISS), the Mission Control Centre said.The spacecraft docked with the ISS' ... Read more...

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Russian satellite crashes shortly after launch


December 23rd, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 23 (IANS) A Russian communication satellite -- Soyuz-2 -- crashed Friday shortly after being launched in northern Russia, RIA Novosti reported.A Meridian satellite launched from the Plesetsk space ... Read more...

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Russia launches manned mission to ISS (Lead)


December 21st, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 21 (IANS) Russia Wednesday launched a manned mission to the International Space Sation (ISS) from its Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan.The Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft carrying three astronauts blasted ... Read more...

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Russia launches two telecom satellites


December 11th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Sunday launched two telecommunications satellites --Luch-5A and Amos-5 -- from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan.A Proton-M carrier rocket with two telecommunications satellites onboard ... 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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Vietnam to build space centre by 2018


November 17th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Nov 17 (IANS) Vietnam will build a space centre by 2018 for which it will spend over $600 million.Under the plan, the Vietnam Space Centre, covering an area of ... Read more...

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Russia fails to make contact with Mars moon probe


November 12th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has again been unsuccessful in its attempt to establish contact with its Phobos Grunt probe, whose engines failed to put in on course for ... Read more...

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Russia to launch three Glonass satellites Friday


November 4th, 2011 - 8:31 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will launch a Proton-M rocket carrying three Glonass navigation satellites from the Baikonur space centre Friday after a 24-hour delay due to technical reasons, ... 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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Russian space freighter undocks from ISS


October 30th, 2011 - 3:10 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's unmanned Progress M-10M spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) Saturday for its return to Earth.The freighter detached from the platform at 09:04 ... Read more...

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Russia launches US communications satellite


October 20th, 2011 - 2:40 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 20 (IANS) Russia Wednesday launched a US communications satellite into space from the Baikonur Space Centre in Kazakhstan, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said.The Proton-M carrier rocket, carrying ... Read more...

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Russia launches navigation satellite


October 3rd, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Plesetsk (Russia), Oct 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Monday launched a navigation satellite from its Plesetsk Space Centre, Space Forces spokesman Col. Alexei Zolotukhin said.The Soyuz-2.1B carrier rocket with the Glonass-M ... Read more...

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Russia to spend $170 mn on modernising space centre


September 7th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow will spend over five billion rubles ($170 million) on the development and expansion of the Plesetsk space centre in northern Russia this year, Space ... Read more...

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