Latest Plesetsk Cosmodrome Stories

2006-07-28 04:00:00

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea sent a satellite into space on Friday primarily for geographical surveys but also for possibly spying on North Korea, which raised regional security concerns by launching missiles earlier this month. The 900-kg (2000 lb) Arirang-2 satellite, launched in Russia, can take high-resolution pictures of the earth's surface, a government agency said. Experts said it would be the country's most advanced surveillance satellite. "The high-definition MSC (multi-spectral...

2005-12-21 18:05:44

MOSCOW -- An unmanned Russian cargo ship carrying supplies and Christmas gifts for the crew of the international space station blasted off Wednesday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, a spokesman said. The Progress M-55 was launched at 9:39 p.m. (1:39 p.m. EST), according to a duty officer with the Federal Space Agency who was not authorized to give his name. In addition to 2.8 tons of food, water, books, DVDs and scientific equipment, the ship is also bringing cosmonaut Valery...

2005-10-28 18:23:02

MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian satellite has failed to reach its designated orbit, news reports said Friday in the latest is a series of mishaps that have dented the prestige of the country's space program. The Mozhayets-5 satellite, intended for optical experiments, was launched Thursday by the Kosmos-3M booster rocket from the northern Plesetsk cosmodrome. Space officials have lost contact with the satellite, which failed to enter its planned orbit, the ITAR-Tass, Interfax and RIA Novosti news...

2005-10-08 13:46:03

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A European satellite designed to measure how fast the polar ice caps are melting crashed into the Arctic Ocean after its launch went wrong, the Russian agency that launched it was quoted as saying on Saturday. The European Space Agency's Cryosat satellite was launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia but failed to establish communication at the scheduled time. "We believe the satellite ... fell where the second rocket stage is supposed to fall, that...

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