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Russia's Space Program Has Declared War On Menacing Asteroids
2013-10-23 11:08:16

[ Watch the Video: Russia Declares War On Asteroids ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While some of us may have stopped battling asteroids after putting our Ataris away in the 1980s, the Russian Space Agency appears to be ready to engage in just such a conflict – announcing a few days ago that it would partner with the country’s national academy of sciences over a project to neutralize deadly asteroids that may threaten the Earth. Oleg Ostapenko, head of...

Roscosmos Chief Vladimir Popovkin Replaced
2013-10-11 02:47:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Former deputy defense minister Oleg Ostapenko has replaced Vladimir Popovkin has the head of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), various media outlets reported Thursday. According to AFP writer Anna Smolchenko, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev made the decision to replace Popovkin after less than three years on the job in the hopes that Ostapenko, a former commander of space forces, can help “turn around the...

2013-09-13 16:20:22

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will provide extensive coverage live from Kazakhstan of the Sept. 25 launch of three crew members of Expedition 37-38, as they begin their journey to the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Michael Hopkins of NASA and Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) will depart from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 4:58 p.m. EDT (2:58...

2013-07-30 08:41:41

VANCOUVER, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - UrtheCast Corp. (TSX:UR) ('UrtheCast') is pleased to announce that RSC Energia has launched components that will support the installation of UrtheCast's cameras on the International Space Station ("ISS"). The launch of these components on Progress Supply Ship 52P from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan occurred on July 28, along with a payload of ISS supplies. "The successful launch of these major components is integral to the...

2015 ISS Crew Members Named
2013-07-10 18:30:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online NASA and its international partners have announced who will be venturing out to the International Space Station (ISS) on upcoming missions. The US space agency said that NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, along with Japanese Exploration Aerospace Agency (JAXA) astronaut Kimiya Yui and Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, will be launching in June 2015 to join three Expedition 44 crew members in orbit. Lindgren, a...

Russia To Launch Progress Cargo Vessel Despite Recent Proton Rocket Failure
2013-07-06 06:10:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite a recent Proton-M rocket failure, and an order to ground all Proton-based launches while an investigation is under way, one launch will continue as planned later this month. Russia will launch its Progress M-20M space freighter on July 28 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, where the Proton rocket carrying three GLONASS navigational satellites exploded on Tuesday. The Progress vessel will deliver supplies to the...

Russia Launches Investigation Into Proton-M Rocket Failure
2013-07-05 07:48:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russia has suspended all launches of Proton rockets following the July 2 launch failure of a Proton M rocket carrying navigational satellites into space. The country is also launching a criminal investigation into the disaster, sparking renewed doubts about the capabilities of the Russian space industry. On Tuesday, July 2, an unmanned Proton M rocket was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan carrying three GLONASS...

Another Setback For Russian Space Industry As Rocket Fails Moments After Lift Off
2013-07-02 12:11:39

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, is facing another setback after it failed to launch a Proton-M rocket into space. Seconds after the rocket lifted off from the launch pad it started to veer off its trajectory, falling apart in mid-air and erupting into a ball of flames. The Proton-M rocket was supposed to be taking three Russian Glonass-M navigation satellites into space. "There was an accident during the Proton-M launch. The...

2013-06-25 23:03:26

The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) has become an Honored Partner of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay, which is presented by Coca-Cola, OSAO "Ingosstrakh" and OAO "Russian Railways". (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) has become an Honored Partner of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay, which is presented by Coca-Cola, OSAO "Ingosstrakh" and OAO "Russian Railways". The agreement was signed by the President...

Olympic Torch Goes To Space
2013-06-25 14:18:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Russian space agency Roscosmos announced on Monday it will be scaling back its plans to take the famous Olympic torch relay into orbit. The head of Roscosmos, Vladimir Popovkin, signed an agreement with the president of the Organizing Committee for the 2014 Olympics, Dmitry Chernyshenko, to begin the framework of a special project to bring the relay to space. The plan now is to bring the torch into space aboard the International...