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Russian And European Space Agencies Finalize ExoMars Cooperation
2013-03-14 15:31:14

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The European Space Agency (ESA) and Russian federal space agency (Roscosmos) have finally signed a formal agreement to work together on the ExoMars program to determine whether life ever existed on Mars. Under the partnership, ESA agreed to provide the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) and the Entry, Descent and Landing Demonstrator Module (EDM) in 2016 as well as the carrier and rover in 2018. Roscosmos agreed to be responsible for the 2018...

2013-01-15 09:52:45

NASA and its international partners have named several future International Space Station expedition crews. They include NASA astronauts Steve Swanson, Reid Wiseman, Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts. Swanson was born in Syracuse, N.Y., but considers Steamboat Springs, Colo., his hometown. Wiseman is from Baltimore and is a commander in the U.S. Navy. Wilmore, a captain in the U.S. Navy, is from Mount Juliet, Tenn. Virts, a colonel in the U.S. Air Force, was born in Baltimore, but considers...

Russia Plans Moon Mission For 2015, New Space Rocket By 2020
2013-01-15 06:50:45

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) has been busy outlining its space plans for the next several years. Included is a mission to the moon in 2015 and a replacement of its Soyuz rocket by 2020. The 2015 moon mission would see a launch from a new facility (Vostochny Cosmodrome) in the country´s Far East, according to Vladimir Popovkin, head of Roscosmos. Popovkin told Russian news officials Tuesday that the rocket booster for...

2013-01-14 20:20:07

Corrected to update crew mission dates HOUSTON, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and its international partners have named several future International Space Station expedition crews. They include NASA astronauts Steve Swanson, Reid Wiseman, Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Swanson was born in Syracuse, N.Y., but considers Steamboat Springs, Colo., his hometown. Wiseman is from Baltimore and is a commander in the...

2013-01-14 16:20:44

HOUSTON, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and its international partners have named several future International Space Station expedition crews. They include NASA astronauts Steve Swanson, Reid Wiseman, Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Swanson was born in Syracuse, N.Y., but considers Steamboat Springs, Colo., his hometown. Wiseman is from Baltimore and is a commander in the U.S. Navy. Wilmore, a captain in the U.S....

Russian Space Agency To Increase Spending
2012-12-28 11:57:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to the state-run RIA news agency, Russia is giving its space industry budget a big financial boost. The news agency reported that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev approved a plan to spend $68.71 billion on developing Russia's space industry from 2013 to 2020. "The program will enable our country to effectively participate in forward-looking projects, such as the International Space Station, the study of the...

Soyuz Rocket Launches Second Pleiades Satellite
2012-12-03 05:23:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A Soyuz rocket carrying an Earth observation satellite has lifted off from a spaceport in French Guiana, officials from the Russian national space agency (Roscosmos) announced on Sunday. According to RIA Novosti reports, the Russian Soyuz ST-a carrier rocket and its payload, the multi-purpose European observation satellite Pleiades 1B, lifted off at 6:03 Moscow time on Sunday. The launch had been scheduled for Saturday morning,...

2012-11-28 16:20:28

HOUSTON, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) will hold two briefings on Wednesday, Dec. 5, beginning at 8 a.m. CST, to preview the upcoming yearlong expedition by two crew members aboard the International Space Station. NASA Television and the agency's website will carry the briefings live. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Scott Kelly of NASA and Mikhail Kornienko of Roscosmos will launch to the...

2012-11-28 16:40:28

NASA and the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) will hold two briefings on Wednesday, Dec. 5, beginning at 8 a.m. CST, to preview the upcoming yearlong expedition by two crew members aboard the International Space Station. NASA Television and the agency's website will carry the briefings live. Scott Kelly of NASA and Mikhail Kornienko of Roscosmos will launch to the station in early 2015 to begin a yearlong stay aboard the orbiting laboratory. This will be the longest time an...

2012-11-26 08:20:20

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA, the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and their international partners have selected two veteran spacefarers for a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station in 2015. This mission will include collecting scientific data important to future human exploration of our solar system. NASA has selected Scott Kelly and Roscosmos has chosen Mikhail Kornienko. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO )...