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Russian Space Chief Says There Are No Flaws In Soyuz Rockets
2011-10-07 11:29:07

Russian Space Agency head Vladimir Popovkin said on Friday that inspectors have found no flaws in their Soyuz rockets. Soyuz had been postponed pending the outcome of a probe influenced by a rocket crashing in August.

Manned Soyuz Launch Delayed Until November
2011-09-14 09:20:39

Roscosmos said Tuesday that it is postponing the launch of its next manned Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station until November 12, only days before the remaining ISS astronauts are due to return to Earth.

Russia To Return Space Station Crew This Week
2011-09-13 04:58:40

Russia will return half of the crew members on board the International Space Station (ISS) later this week, although there are no immediate plans to send up their replacement.

Defect Caused Soyuz Failure To Reach Orbit
2011-09-09 13:29:56

Russian space agency Roscosmos said Friday that the reason for the Soyuz rocket failure on August 24 was a production line defect.

Progress 44 Accident And The Consequences For The Space Station
2011-08-31 12:57:29

The six astronauts on the International Space Station are safe and continuing their normal work after the loss of their space-bound cargo craft on 24 August.

Soyuz Failure May Force Crew To Abandon Space Station
2011-08-31 04:43:13

Astronauts may be forced to abandon the International Space Station (ISS) in November if last week’s engine failure of a Russian Soyuz rocket is not diagnosed and fixed.

International Space Station
2011-08-29 09:57:24

Russian news agencies said on Monday that the country's space agency is delaying the return of astronauts from the ISS and the launch of the next mission to the station.

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2011-08-25 12:23:16

Mission Control Moscow reported that communication with the Progress 44 cargo craft was lost 5 minutes, 20 seconds after its launch at 9 a.m. EDT today.

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2011-08-19 07:35:12

Russia said on Thursday that it has lost track of a $265-million telecommunications satellite.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.