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Year-Long Manned Missions In Space Could Be A Reality By 2015
2012-10-03 09:40:33

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has been decided by International Space Station (ISS) partners that special crews aboard the orbiting lab will partake in year-long missions potentially beginning in March 2015, doubling the current standard of six months in space, according to a report by Ria Novosti news agency. “The principal decision has been made and we just have to coordinate the formalities,” Alexei Krasnov, the head of Roscosmos human space...

Top Russian Space Official Resigns After Proton-M Rocket Failure
2012-08-17 08:26:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ten days after a Russian space rocket failed to put two communication satellites into orbit, the head of the company in charge of building the particular rocket handed his resignation. The move also came just one day after Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev reprimanded space officials for the failed rocket/satellite launch, according to a government source. The source said that the resignation of Vladimir Nesterov, 63, head of...

Medvedev Orders Russian Space Agency Shakeup
2012-08-15 09:22:30

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered the government to work out a plan to improve Russia's space industry organizations.  Meeting with both cabinet and space industry officials, Medvedev gave them one month to present proposals for practical steps to tighten controls on spacecraft production and reorganize the federal space agency, Roscosmos. This demand comes in response to a string of failed launches that have tarnished...

Russian Proton-M Rocket Suffers Booster Failure, Two Satellites Lost
2012-08-08 10:19:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russian space agency Roscosmos has been dealt another major blow to its faltering space program after a Monday launch of its Proton-M rocket failed to lift two satellites into orbit. The Telkom 3 satellite, belonging to PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, and a Russian satellite -- Russian Express MD2 -- failed to reach orbit after launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Monday night, due to a malfunction of the Briz-M booster...

Russia Considering Cooperation In JUICE Jupiter Mission
2012-07-25 05:25:46

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Russian space agency is considering participating in a developing project to send a spacecraft to Jupiter. The European Space Agency (ESA) is starting-up the Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer (JUICE) project, and Russian scientists are considering the possibility of participating, according to a Voice Of Russia report. Lee Fletcher from JUICE´s Oxford University scientific group presented the objectives of the mission at the...

Progress Resupply Vessel Fails To Dock With ISS
2012-07-24 07:50:45

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russia´ Progress M-15M cargo ship, which had been docked with the International Space Station (ISS) since late April, has failed to re-dock with the orbiting lab during a test of new docking gear for Russian flights, according to US and Russian space agencies on Tuesday. The new automated docking gear is meant to simplify missions to the ISS, but after Tuesday´s failure, doubts remain. The agencies said they would...

Russia Planning Manned Moon Landings By 2018
2012-07-20 14:15:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite a string of failed mission launches, equipment losses, and launch setbacks over the past year, Russia is looking to restore its integrity by developing a manned spacecraft that will have humans stepping foot on the Moon again for the first time in more than 40 years. In its attempt to return to the moon, the Russian space agency Roskosmos said it will begin testing launches of manned spacecrafts in 2015.  Scientists...

International Space Station Crew Blasts Off
2012-07-15 06:19:21

[ Watch the Video ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft carrying three new crew members to the International Space Station (ISS) departed from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan shortly before 11pm EDT Saturday night, NASA officials have announced. According to the American space agency, the vehicle carrying NASA Flight Engineer Sunita Williams, Russian Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)...

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2012-07-13 11:35:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A conference held at the Farnborough International Airshow included international leaders from government, space agencies and the space industry. The conference was hosted by David Williams, Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency, and featured an opening address from Francesco Profumo, the Italian Minister for Education. Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA Director General, gave a speech at the conference, along with Enrico Saggese, President...

2012-07-08 09:32:38

NASA Television will provide extensive coverage of prelaunch, launch and docking activities of the next trio of crew members who will fly to the International Space Station. NASA TV coverage of the Soyuz TMA-05M launch begins at 8:30 p.m. CDT, Saturday, July 14. NASA Flight Engineer Sunita Williams, veteran Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency and Flight Engineer Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will launch to the station at 9:40...


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