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2009-02-05 19:47:27

Russia's leading spacecraft maker RSC Energia said an agreement has been reached to continue using the International Space Station until 2020. Vitaly Lopota, president of the company, said Russia, the United States, Canada, Japan and the European Space Agency have reached a verbal agreement to extend the use of the orbiter, RIA Novosti reported Thursday.

2008-12-03 09:55:19

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2008-11-18 09:05:00

Nations around the world will join together to mark a milestone in space exploration this week, celebrating the 10th birthday of a unique research laboratory, the International Space Station.

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2008-10-21 11:25:00

Russia is willing to spend billions of dollars in the next three years to strengthen their lead in the space industry, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday.

2008-10-12 21:00:04

BAIKONUR. Oct 12 (Interfax-AVN) - The Soyuz-FG launch vehicle took off without a hitch, the Russian spacecraft Soyuz TMA-13 was placed in orbit, all its systems are functioning properly and crewmembers feel well, the state commission at Baikonur space center announced on Sunday.

2008-10-11 15:00:10

Plans to add crew members to the International Space Station might be delayed, the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos said Saturday. RIA Novosti reported the space agency is considering a boost the number of astronauts on the space station from three to six in 2009.

2008-09-30 21:00:12

MOSCOW. Sept 30 (Interfax-AVN) - South Korea has yet to decide on the date of the launching its second astronaut to space with Russia's assistance, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak told journalists on Tuesday.

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.

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.

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.


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