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2008-09-29 21:00:04

MOSCOW. Sept 29 (Interfax) - Russian mission control in Korolyov near Moscow will adjust the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday. "The orbit will be adjusted after the engines of the space freighter Progress M-65 are fired," a Mission Control spokesman told Interfax. The adjustment is to begin at 3:59 p.m., Moscow time, and is to last for some 12 minutes, he said. The Progress M-65 docked with the ISS on September 18, bringing along 2.5 tonnes of various cargo,...

2008-09-27 12:00:47

Text of report in English by corporate-owned Russian military news agency Interfax-AVN website Moscow, 25 September: Three Glonass-M satellites launched by a Proton-M carrier rocket from the Baykonur space centre (Kazakhstan) on Thursday [25 September] have detached from the DM booster block and took up their calculated orbits. "The satellites will be switched on after a series of cyclic tests to adjust control systems and systems responsible for the reception and transmission of signals....

2008-09-26 09:00:31

Russia launches rocket with navigator satellites MOSCOW, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- A Russian carrier rocket blasted off on Thursday from Baikonur cosmodrome, a Central Asian launching pad, with three navigator satellites atop, local media reported. The Proton carrier rocket is expected to send into orbit the three satellites of the GLONASS network, a Russian version of the U.S. Globle Positioning System (GPS), said a spokesman of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos). The delivery...

2008-09-25 21:00:28

MOSCOW. Sep 25 (Interfax-AVN) - Three GLONASS-M satellites launched by a Proton-M carrier rocket from the Baikonur space center (Kazakhstan) on Thursday have detached from the DM booster bloc and took up their calculated orbits. "The satellites will be switched on after a series of cyclic tests to adjust control systems and systems responsible for the reception and transmission of signals. This may take roughly between 30 and 60 days after the launch," a source in the Russian space agency...

2008-09-23 21:00:11

MOSCOW. Sept 23 (Interfax-AVN) - The Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) has done its best to prevent another ballistic descent of the cosmonauts returning from the International Space Station in October, Roscosmos chief Anatoly Perminov said at a meeting with the next ISS crew. "From the technical point of view, I do not see any worry that a third ballistic descent could happen," he said. The ballistic descents from the orbit of the Soyuz TMA-10 and the Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft occurred in...

2008-09-23 21:00:10

MOSCOW. Sept 23 (Interfax-AVN) - Russia would like to have "some civilian tracking stations [in Venezuela] to monitor our civilian space launch vehicles," but the matter was not raised during a recent visit to the Latin American country by Russian space industry officials, head of the Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) Anatoly Perminov said on Tuesday. "So far we only discussed legal relations and began to prepare a treaty on the use of space for civilian purposes," Perminov told reporters....

2008-09-23 21:00:10

MOSCOW. Sept 23 (Interfax-AVN) - Space tourist Richard Garriott, the son of U.S. astronaut Owen Garriott, and Sergei Volkov, the son of Russian cosmonaut Alexander Volkov, will work together on the International Space Station and then will return together to the Earth, Director of the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) Anatoly Perminov told journalists. "The history of astronautics has never seen such a thing: two dynasties, two sons of the U.S. and Russian astronauts descending on the same...

2008-09-23 21:00:10

MOSCOW. Sept 23 (Interfax-AVN) - The new International Space Station (ISS) expedition may have to perform a spacewalk to repair the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft, Russian space agency Roscosmos said. "Cosmonauts will certainly come out to inspect the spacecraft. If some manipulations will be needed, they will do them," said Roscosmos chief Anatoly Perminov, when asked whether cosmonauts will have to do a spacewalk to inspect and repair Soyuz. At any rate, cosmonauts will have to measure the...

2008-09-23 18:30:00

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian military news agency Interfax-AVN website Moscow, 23 September: Roskosmos [Russian Federal Space Agency] has done everything possible to prevent the repetition of a ballistic descent of cosmonauts when they return from the International Space Station in October, Roskosmos head Anatoliy Perminov said at a meeting with the next crew that will be heading for the station. "From the point of view of technology I cannot see any concerns about ballistic...

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...