Latest Russian Federal Space Agency Stories
A series of failed Russian space missions has impelled Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to contemplate bringing criminal charges against space officials responsible for the embarrassing failures.
A Proto-M rocket carrying a Chinese communications satellite successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan late Friday evening, the Russian Federal Space Agency has announced.
Officials with the Russian Federal Space Agency said on Thursday that they had successfully made contact with the stranded Phobos-Grunt probe, one day after the European Space Agency reported having received a signal from the craft.
Russia’s Phobos-Grunt space probe, lost in Earth’s orbit for the past two weeks, has finally responded to a signal from space officials working for the European Space Agency (ESA).
Three astronauts living aboard the International Space Station for the past six months safely touched down in Kazakhstan Monday, leaving three others aboard the orbiting complex until another crew is sent on December 21.
Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft carrying two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut has docked successfully with the International Space Station (ISS).
An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts were launched successfully on Monday to return a full crew to the International Space Station (ISS), the first manned launching since the US shuttle program retired in July.
Manned Russian space flights are scheduled to resume today, with two cosmonauts and one American astronaut scheduled to depart for the International Space Station (ISS) onboard a Soyuz rocket shortly after 11pm EST this evening.
After another failed attempt to make contact with the Phobos-Grunt probe, reports have surfaced that the Roscosmos will abandon the $160 million satellite to its fate.
China’s unmanned Shenzhou-8 spacecraft docked successfully early on Thursday with the Tiangong-1 space lab module, taking the country to new heights in the hopes of giving its astronauts a long-term presence in space.
- Growing in low tufty patches.
More Images (234 images) »