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2009-05-12 16:13:48

The U.S. space agency says it will air live TV coverage of the next Russian Soyuz mission, including launch and arrival at the International Space Station. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the coverage will begin Friday when the crew members leave Star City, Russia, en route to the launch site in Kazakhstan. On May 27, Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, European Space Agency astronaut Frank De Winne and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Bob Thirsk will be aboard the Soyuz...

2009-02-28 14:30:00

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. A Space Forces spokesman, Lt. Col. Alexei Zolotukhin, said the satellite successfully separated from the Russian rocket after being launched from the Baikonur space center, RIA Novosti reported. The separation of the satellite from the upper stage took place in a normal mode, Zolotukhin said. The Baikonur center, located in the central Asian...

2009-01-30 15:08:01

Russia has launched its first rocket of the year, carrying a research satellite as its payload, a space agency spokesman said Friday. The launch of the Cyclone-3 rocket from the Plesetsk space center in northwest Russia originally was scheduled for Thursday, but was delayed for technical reasons, the Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported. The Coronas-Photon satellite, which will study the sun from near-Earth orbit, is the third of three satellite placed in orbit under Russia's Coronas...

2008-10-12 21:00:12

BAIKONUR. Oct 12 (Interfax-AVN) - The Russian spacecraft Soyuz TMA-13, carrying the crew of the 18th main expedition and the sixth space tourist to the International Space Station, has been put into earth orbit. "The spacecraft has started its two-day journey to the ISS," a spokesman for the Energia corporation told Interfax-AVN at Baikonur on Sunday. The crew comprises Russian cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, NASA astronaut Michael Fincke and the sixth space tourist Richard Garriott. The Soyuz...

2008-10-12 21:00:12

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. The Soyuz TMA-13 is carrying Russian cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, NASA astronaut Michael Fincke and the sixth space tourist Richard Garriott. "The launch was successful. In about nine minutes the rocket will put the spacecraft into an earth orbit," a spokesman for the Energia...

2008-10-09 21:00:16

BAIKONUR. Oct 9 (Interfax-AVN) - Teams of the Federal Space Agency and the Baikonur space center are attaching the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft to the Soyuz-FG rocket. "The process will take about six hours," a space center source told Interfax-AVN. The spacecraft is being attached to the rocket in a hangar of CSKB Progress (the head designer and manufacturer of Soyuz-FG rockets) with the assistance of representatives of the Energia Aerospace Corporation (the designer of manned spacecraft)....

2008-09-23 21:00:11

MOSCOW. Sept 23 (Interfax-AVN) - Russia has signed 14 contracts to launch Soyuz-ST space launch vehicle rockets to date, deals worth a total of about $700 million, the head of the Federal Space Agency, Anatoly Perminov, told reporters on Tuesday. (c) 2008 Daily News Bulletin; Moscow - English. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-20 15:00:36

The Russian space agency will launch 10 carrier rockets at a French facility under a new contract with a French company, officials said Saturday. Arianespace Chairman Jean-Yves Le Gall said the deal his French satellite launch firm signed Saturday with the Russian Federal Space Agency will allow the Russians to use its facilities in French Guiana for Soyuz-ST carrier rocket launches, RIA Novosti reported. "The contract envisions the purchase of 10 Soyuz carrier rockets to be launched from...

2008-07-26 18:00:15

Text of report in English by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Plesetsk, Arkhangelsk Region, 26 July: A modernized Soyuz-2 carrier rocket blasted off from Russia's northern Plesetsk spaceport on Saturday [26 July] to take a Kosmos [also Cosmos] military satellite into orbit. The launch took place at 2231 Moscow time (1831 gmt). The launch was postponed for a day on Friday for additional checks in the rocket control system of the 1B modernization stage [its full designation Soyuz-2-1B,...

2008-07-25 21:00:14

PLESETSK, Arkhangelsk region. July 25 (Interfax-AVN) - The launch of a military spacecraft with the aid of a Soyuz 2 rocket has been postponed for twenty-four hours. "The state commission led by Space Troops Commander Maj. Gen. Oleg Ostapenko has decided to postponed the launch of the Soyuz 2 rocket carrier with the spacecraft for 24 hours," Assistant to the Space Troops Commander Alexei Zolotukhin told Interfax-AVN. (c) 2008 Daily News Bulletin; Moscow - English. Provided by ProQuest...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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