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geckos in space
2014-07-29 04:02:39

After losing contact with a satellite filled with geckos taking part in an unusual reproductive experiment late last week, Russian space officials have re-established communication with the Photon-M probe.

High Tech Telecom Satellite Destroyed After Russian Rocket Launch Fails
2014-05-16 13:17:27

A Russian telecommunications satellite crashed to the ground on Friday as a result of a launch failure by the country’s Proton-M rocket.

History Of Baikonur Cosmodrome Includes Many Firsts For Russian Space Program
2014-04-12 08:00:41

Forty-three years ago today, the former Soviet Union launched the first human into space. Now, on this International Day of Human Spaceflight, which coincides with the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s famous leap into space, Russia celebrates...

Russia To Launch Progress Cargo Vessel Despite Recent Proton Rocket Failure
2013-07-06 06:10:25

Despite a recent Proton-M rocket failure, and an order to ground all Proton-based launches while an investigation is under way, one launch will continue as planned later this month.

Russia Launches Investigation Into Proton-M Rocket Failure
2013-07-05 07:48:34

Russia has suspended all launches of Proton rockets following the July 2 launch failure of a Proton M rocket carrying GLONASS navigation satellites into space.

Another Setback For Russian Space Industry As Rocket Fails Moments After Lift Off
2013-07-02 12:11:39

The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, is facing another setback after it failed to launch a Proton-M rocket into space.

Putin: First Manned Launch From New Russian Spaceport By End Of 2018
2013-04-14 08:38:43

The target date for the first manned spaceflight launch at Russia’s planned Vostochny Cosmodrome will be sometime in 2018, President Vladimir Putin told astronauts on board the International Space Station.

Russian Rocket Fails To Deliver US Satellite Into Orbit, Crashes In Pacific
2013-02-01 07:19:50

Russia’s space industry has suffered yet another blow after a Zenit-3SL launch vehicle failed to deliver a US telecommunications satellite into orbit last night.

Officials Ready Soyuz Spacecraft For Wednesday Launch
2012-12-18 07:54:39

Expedition 34 crew members aboard the International Space Station are busy preparing for the arrival of three new members that will join them later this week.


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