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Roscosmos Chief Vladimir Popovkin Replaced
2013-10-11 02:47:54

Former deputy defense minister Oleg Ostapenko has replaced Vladimir Popovkin has the head of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), various media outlets reported Thursday.

Russia To Launch Progress Cargo Vessel Despite Recent Proton Rocket Failure
2013-07-06 06:10:25

Despite a recent Proton-M rocket failure, and an order to ground all Proton-based launches while an investigation is under way, one launch will continue as planned later this month.

Olympic Torch Goes To Space
2013-06-25 14:18:31

The Russian space agency Roscosmos announced on Monday it will be scaling back its plans to take the famous Olympic torch relay into orbit.

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

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.

Russia Announces Manned Moon Mission By 2030
2012-04-30 10:52:02

Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, announced this past weekend that it is planning to send a manned mission to the moon by 2030, reports RIA Novosti.

Roscosmos, ESA Agree Joint Mars Research
2012-04-09 11:13:49

Russian and European space officials on Friday agreed on a joint Mars mission to hunt for signs of life on the Red Planet, after NASA pulled the plug on its program, the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) said on April 6.

Russia Now Blames Cosmic Radiation For Failed Mars Mission
2012-02-01 05:52:10

Russian space agency Roscosmos announced on Tuesday the initial results of an investigation into its failed Mars mission, blaming cosmic radiation for a computer glitch that ultimately doomed the Phobos-Grunt spacecraft.

Russia Says Its Planning Moon Base With NASA And ESA
2012-01-20 12:15:46

The Russian space agency (Roscosmos) said on Friday that it is talking with NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) on plans to create a manned research base on the moon.

Russia Hints US May Be Behind Recent Satellite Failures
2012-01-11 05:25:46

A series of Russian satellite failures over the past year may be due to sabotage by foreign nations, Russia’s space chief said on Tuesday in remarks that seemed to be directed at the United States.

Russian Space Chief Says There Are No Flaws In Soyuz Rockets
2011-10-07 11:29:07

Russian Space Agency head Vladimir Popovkin said on Friday that inspectors have found no flaws in their Soyuz rockets. Soyuz had been postponed pending the outcome of a probe influenced by a rocket crashing in August.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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