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Russian space officials said on Monday that the Cosmonaut program placed the European Ka-Sat into orbit overnight by using a Proton-M rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Russia marked the 50th anniversary of the worst space catastrophe in history on Sunday, remembering the day when 126 people were burned alive when a prototype rocket exploded on the launch pad before a scheduled launch.
The Russian Soyuz chief constructor said on Tuesday that the spacecraft set to launch in December has suffered damage to its container during transit.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Monday that the country would provide $800 million to help jump start the construction of a new cosmodrome to ease its dependence on a Soviet-era launch site in Kazakhstan.
The next residents of the International Space Station launched into orbit aboard a Soyuz spacecraft Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Activity is continuing at the Guiana Space Centre (Centre Spatial Guyanais â€“ CSG), Europeâ€™s Spaceport in French Guiana, as the Soyuz launch site takes shape.
The two astronauts set to take over the International Space Station (ISS) this week said on Wednesday they felt privileged to be part of the space station crew that will increase to six members in May.
The Russian space program is looking to send a rocket carrying cosmonauts to the moon by 2018.
A Russian military satellite is now in orbit above the Earth after being launched with a Proton-K heavy carrier rocket Saturday, an official says.
Russian space technicians are preparing to launch a Ukrainian-built rocket containing a U.S. Telstar telecom satellite, Russia's space agency said Friday.
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