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NASA Television will air the Thanksgiving Day return to Earth of three crew members from the International Space Station and the preparation, launch and docking of the newest trio of station residents three weeks later.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that the country hopes to launch manned rockets from its new Vostochny cosmodrome located in the far east of Russia as early as 2018.
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 CryoSat-2 satellite, which will monitor the impact of global climate change on marine ice in the North and South poles, was successfully launched at 8:57 CDT Thursday morning.
BAIKONUR. Oct 12 (Interfax-AVN) - A Russian launch vehicle, Soyuz- FG, carrying the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft, blasted off from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, on Sunday, an Interfax-AVN correspondent reported from the launch site.
Text of report by privately-owned Interfax-Kazakhstan news agency Almaty, 7 October: The National Space Agency of Kazakhstan (Kazkosmos) does not rule out that in future, Russia may abandon the use of the Baykonur [space ground] and it [Kazkosmos] develops plans on the further functioning of the space centre.
Text of report in English by corporate-owned Russian military news agency Interfax-AVN website Baikonur, 10 September: The launch of the Express AM-44 and Express MD-1 communication satellites by means of a Proton-M rocket, scheduled for 2008, could be postponed until 2009, a source with the Baikonur federal space centre told Interfax on Wednesday.
Text of report by corporate-owned Russian military news agency Interfax-AVN website Baykonur [Kazakhstan], 28 August: It is planned to launch six Proton booster rockets from the Baykonur space centre before the end of 2008, Interfax was informed by a source at the centre on Thursday [28 August].
MOSCOW. Aug 29 (Interfax-AVN) - Five German RapidEye satellites have separated from the Dnepr (intercontinental ballistic missile RS- 20) launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday. "The satellites have been put into orbit.
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