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2011-03-14 08:15:00

Officials at the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) have delayed the launch of a rocket set to carry three US and Russian astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) due to technical issues, various media outlets were reporting Monday morning. "A decision to postpone" the launch of the Soyuz TMA-21 capsule, which was scheduled to take place on March 30, "to a later date" was made "due to technical problems," Roscosmos officials announced in a statement, according to Reuters. In...

2011-02-14 14:40:00

The Russian space agency said Monday that there may have been a foreign power behind the space accident that disabled one of the country's most modern military satellites earlier this month. Russia launched a high-tech Geo-IK-2 craft on February 1st to help the military draw a three-dimensional map of the Earth and locate the precise positions of various targets. According to Russian news reports, the satellite was a vital part of Russia's effort to match the U.S. and NATO's ability to...

2011-01-03 06:35:00

China, working jointly with Russia, plans to launch its first Mars probe in October after a two-year delay, state media reported on Sunday. Yinghuo-1 was due to blast off in October 2009 along with Russia's "Phobos Explorer" from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan but the launch was postponed, Xinhua news agency said. The media report, quoting an anonymous expert at China Academy of Space Technology, said the launch was pushed back to October 2011. It also reported that China plans to...

2010-10-26 09:30:00

Officials with the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) ordered the International Space Station (ISS) to change course in order to avoid a collision with floating space debris, various media outlets reported Tuesday morning. "A decision has been taken to correct the flight orbit of the ISS," a spokesperson representing the mission control center near Moscow told the RIA Novosti news agency, according to AFP. "The engines will be switched on at 1425 Moscow time (1025 GMT)." By firing the...

2010-10-06 05:25:00

The Russian Soyuz chief constructor said on Tuesday that the spacecraft set to launch in December has suffered damage to its container during transit.  Vitaly Lopota, the president of the Energia spaceship factory, told the Interfax news agency that engineers spotted damage to the Soyuz TMA-20's transport container after it was shipped by rail to the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. "When we put the ship on a stand to check it over before the launch, we discovered damage, but to the...

2010-09-24 09:15:00

Three members of the International Space Station (ISS) crew set to depart for a return trip to Earth on Friday will be forced to wait another day due to issues encountered while trying to undock. According to a statement posted to the NASA website, Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Mikhail Kornienko and American astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson were forced to return to the space station after attempts to release the hooks and latches securing the Soyuz TMA-18 vehicle that was to carry...

2010-08-27 10:55:00

A vacuum lab that is expected to be added to the International Space Station (ISS) by 2013 would be used to grow crystals that would improve the efficiency of solar cells on the orbital base, according to a Friday article by BBC News Science Reporter Katia Moskvitch. Moskvitch reports that the vacuum conditions in space would allow for the growth of a new film crystal that would possess "properties that are unachievable on Earth." The crystals, which are known as ultra-thin semiconductor...

2010-04-23 16:33:00

ATIKWA LAKE AU-CU, ON, April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Opawica Explorations Inc. (TSX.V: OPW / OTC: OPWEF / FRANFURT: OE5A)("Opawica" / the "Company") announces drill hole results from the first hole of a six hole program at the Company's 100% owned Atikwa Lake property located near Kenora, Ontario. A total of 4 holes have been drilled to date under the current program consisting of about 2200m of drilling. All holes are mineralized with intermittent pyrrhotite and chalcopyrite throughout...

2010-04-01 06:00:00

Preparations have begun for Friday's scheduled launch of a Soyuz rocket that will carry two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS) for a six month mission. Security was reportedly heavy at the Baikonur, Kazakhstan facility where NASA flight engineer Tracy Caldwell and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Mikhail Korneinko were scheduled to depart shortly after 10:04am on Friday. The rocket which will carry the trio into space was...

2010-03-20 07:35:00

Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov displayed a small toy duck on Friday as he and his crewmates prepared for a mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in April. Skvortsov said his daughter picked out the toy as an impromptu "weightlessness sensor." The crew, consisting of Skvortsov, fellow Russian Mikhail Korniyenko and NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell-Dyson, will take off from Baikonur on April 2 "We thought it was light and pretty enough. I think it should bring us luck," said...

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2009-04-23 12:24:22

Nikolay Dimitrievich Zelinsky (1861-1953), was a Russian chemist and academician of the Academy of Sciences of USSR (1929). Zelinsky was educated at the University of Tiraspol, the University of Odessa and also at the German universities of Leipzig and Göttingen with Victor Meyer. Later in 1988 and 1891, he received his masters and PhD from the University of Novorossisk. Zelinsky was appointed professor in 1893 at the University of Moscow. He served in this leadership position until...

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