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Europe is set to add two new types of rocket to its launch fleet in French Guiana, in a move that is being hailed as a space â€œrevolution,â€ European Space Agency (ESA) head Jean-Jacques Dordain said Friday.
Space Adventures said on Wednesday that Russia will reopen its Soyuz space ships to paying tourists in 2013 after a hiatus since 2009.
China, working jointly with Russia, plans to launch its first Mars probe in October after a two-year delay, state media reported on Sunday.
NASA officials ordered additional repairs to Space Shuttle Discovery on Friday--a move which could further delay the vehicle's final mission.
A failed rocket launch that delayed the deployment of Russia's answer to the US Global Positioning System (GPS) has led to the firings of two top officials in that country's space program.
Russian space officials said on Monday that the Cosmonaut program placed the European Ka-Sat into orbit overnight by using a Proton-M rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
A shuttle carrying Russian, Italian and American astronauts successfully docked with the International Space Station on Friday, after Russian space control had lost contact with it for several hours on Thursday.
Russian investigators said Friday that the Russian Proton rocket that failed to deploy its own satellite system was the result of a fuel miscalculation.
Preparations were underway at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan early Wednesday morning as a trio of crew members were set to begin a five-month mission onboard the International Space Station.
Interfax reported that Russia's space agency had delayed the launch of a European satellite after a rocket crashed off the coast of Hawaii last weekend.
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