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2008-06-16 18:00:29

MOSCOW. June 16 (Interfax-AVN) - Russia has six times fewer civilian satellites than the United States and more than two times fewer than the Europe, the Russian space agency Roscosmos has reported. Russia currently has 51 orbiting civilian satellites, compared with the United States' 330 and Europe's 115, Roscosmos said on its website. China and Japan are catching up with Russia, as they each have 46 satellites. Earlier reports said that the Russian has about 100 military, dual-purpose...

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2008-04-12 00:05:00

Russian President Vladimir Putin longs for the Russian Space program to stand out like it once did. In a presentation to the Security Council on the eve of Cosmonauts' Day, Putin urged officials to speed the financing of a brand new cosmodrome in the Far East. Cosmonauts' day is special because it marks the first manned flight into space, when Yuri Gagarin, a military pilot from the Soviet spent 108 minutes in space in 1961. Russia prides itself on having the first manned spaceflight,...

2005-12-21 18:05:44

MOSCOW -- An unmanned Russian cargo ship carrying supplies and Christmas gifts for the crew of the international space station blasted off Wednesday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, a spokesman said. The Progress M-55 was launched at 9:39 p.m. (1:39 p.m. EST), according to a duty officer with the Federal Space Agency who was not authorized to give his name. In addition to 2.8 tons of food, water, books, DVDs and scientific equipment, the ship is also bringing cosmonaut Valery...

2005-10-01 02:51:00

By Nikolai Pavlov BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (Reuters) - A Russia-U.S. two-man crew and the world's third space tourist blasted off from Earth on Saturday, bound for orbit and the International Space Station. The cigar-shaped Soyuz rocket climbed into a blue morning sky from the barren steppe of Central Asia, arcing higher and higher until only a ball of flame could be seen. "It was wonderful. It was magnificent. It was beautiful," Michael Griffin, the head of U.S. space agency NASA, told...

2005-09-08 12:31:29

MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian cargo ship blasted off Thursday from the steppes of Kazakhstan carrying supplies for the international space station, a Russian space official said. The Progress M-54 ship lifted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome at around 5:08 p.m. with about 2.8 tons of fuel, food, water and technical supplies, Russian space agency spokeswoman Vera Medvedkova said. The cargo also included a replacement cartridge for the station's oxygen generator. A day earlier, the station's...

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2005-05-14 10:44:55

MOSCOW (AFP) -- The Russian space agency Roskosmos wants its American counterpart NASA to shoulder some of the financial burden of equiping the international space station (ISS) with Soyuz emergency escape craft, it said. There are plans to raise the ISS permanent crew from two to six. This would require two of the three-seater, thimble-shaped escape-vessels, capable of returning to Earth in case of an accident, to be docked at any one time. At present there is one. "It'll be necessary...

2005-05-12 18:47:49

MOSCOW (AFP) -- The oxygen generator on the orbiting International Space Station has broken down but there is no danger to its two-man crew, the Russian space agency Roskosmos said. "All the systems of the ISS are operating well, with the exception of the Elektron" oxygen generator, Roskosmos said in a statement, adding that the faulty component would be replaced next month. The orbiting station was supplied with three times its normal reserves of oxygen by the supply vessel Progress in...

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2004-12-22 08:51:11

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russia made final preparations for a crucial cargo flight to the International Space Station, whose two-man crew is running out of food and will have to be evacuated if the supply mission is aborted. The Progress M-51 vessel, which is to bring water, oxygen and food to the ISS, was wheeled out to the launch-pad of the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, a spokesman for Russia's space agency Rosaviakosmos told ITAR-TASS news agency. The supply ship is scheduled to take off from...

2004-11-25 15:00:07

Excerpt from report by Russian news agency ITAR-TASS Moscow, 25 November: The launch of Foton and Bion scientific satellites will be moved from Plesetsk to Baykonur cosmodrome. This is linked to the creation of the Angara space missile system at the northern cosmodrome [Plesetsk]. Today at Plesetsk an ITAR-TASS correspondent was told that "specialists from the Samara-based Progress design bureau have already begun dismantling the technical ground equipment used to prepare Foton and Bion...


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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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Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.