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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...

2008-09-17 21:00:08

CARACAS. Sept 17 (Interfax) - Russia space technologies will come to Latin American countries, said head of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) Anatoly Perminov, who is a member of the Russian governmental delegation visiting Latin American countries. "We looked into the order of fulfilling agreements reached at a meeting of the Russian-Cuban intergovernmental commission about two months ago at talks with Cuban colleagues. Primarily, this involves the preparation of an agreement on...

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2008-09-17 11:25:00

Russia's space agency chief, Anatoly Perminov, said on Wednesday that Moscow is ready to help Cuba develop its own space center after talks in Caracas with Venezuelan and Cuban officials, Itar-Tass news agency reported. Russia is looking to establish better relations with both countries, which are ideological enemies of Washington, including sending Russian strategic bombers on a mission to Venezuela this month. Anatoly was quoted as saying: " We have held preliminary discussions about the...

2008-09-13 06:00:17

Text of report by South African newspaper Mail & Guardian on 12 September [Report by Stefaans Brummer and Nic Dawes: "SA, Russia in R1bn Cold War"] Cancellation of military satellite deal could result in a huge lawsuit in The Hague, write Stefaans Brummer and Nic Dawes The secret is out: Defence Minister Dosiuoa Lekota cancelled the purchase of a military spy satellite from Russia, putting relations between the two countries under strain and potentially creating a R1- billion...


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