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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 16:40:28

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...

Astronauts Chosen For Year Long ISS Mission In 2015
2012-11-26 08:52:05

NASA Release 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. Kelly and Kornienko will launch aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in...

Severed Cable Drops Russia's Communication With Space Station
2012-11-14 17:25:28

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA said on Wednesday that a cut found in Russia's communications link with the International Space Station was not serious. The US space agency added that the problem would likely be fixed within an hour, and that it is an occasional issue. "It is a cut communications cable outside of the mission control center in Moscow. That happened before. It happens from time to time," NASA spokesman Josh Byerly said in a statement to...

British Singer Sarah Brightman To Visit International Space Station
2012-10-11 07:58:32

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of Britain´s most beloved sopranos, Sarah Brightman, is making plans to fly to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2013. Brightman, who is best known for her roles in the British productions of Cats and Phantom of the Opera in the 80s, told a news conference in Moscow on Wednesday that she will join an elite list of tourists who have actually visited the orbiting space lab. Not only will her journey be one of just...

Yearlong ISS Mission Approved
2012-10-07 10:00:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online In order to collect scientific data needed to allow astronauts to depart for new destinations in the Solar System, two crew members will be spending an entire year living on the International Space Station (ISS). The project, which was officially announced by NASA officials on Friday, is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2015. As part of the mission, one American astronaut and one Russian cosmonaut will live on board the...


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