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60 years after Sputnik, Russian space programme faces troubles

60 years after Sputnik, Russian space programme faces troubles

The Soyuz booster, currently the only vehicle that launches crews to the International Space Station, is a modification of the R-7 rocket that put Sputnik in orbit on October 4 1957.

Oct 04, 2017, 18:18 PM IST
Mission successful! Seventh spacewalk of 2017 comes to an end after seven hours, 34 minutes

Mission successful! Seventh spacewalk of 2017 comes to an end after seven hours, 34 minutes

The spacewalkers left the station's Pirs airlock at approximately 10:45 a.m EDT to deploy several nanosatellites, collect research samples, perform structural maintenance and to install handrails and struts to facilitate future excursions.

Aug 18, 2017, 08:56 AM IST
Russian cosmonauts venture out of ISS for the year's seventh spacewalk - Watch Live

Russian cosmonauts venture out of ISS for the year's seventh spacewalk - Watch Live

The spacewalkers will be involved in collecting residue samples from various locations outside the Russian segment of the station and install handrails and struts to facilitate future excursions.

Aug 17, 2017, 08:39 AM IST
Russian cosmonauts all set to take the reins for seventh spacewalk of 2017 outside ISS on August 17!

Russian cosmonauts all set to take the reins for seventh spacewalk of 2017 outside ISS on August 17!

This time, it is the Russian cosmonauts aboard the ISS who are going to be taking the reins of the space event.

Aug 14, 2017, 12:26 PM IST
Newest members to join the ISS family, Expedition 52 crew safely arrives at space station!

Newest members to join the ISS family, Expedition 52 crew safely arrives at space station!

The new Expedition 52 crew members will spend more than four months conducting approximately 250 science investigations in fields such as biology, Earth science, human research, physical sciences and technology development.

Jul 29, 2017, 12:30 PM IST
New three-member crew set for launch to International Space Station today – Watch LIVE

New three-member crew set for launch to International Space Station today – Watch LIVE

The Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft carrying the new crew is scheduled to lift off on July 28, 2017, at 11:41 a.m. (9:41 p.m. Baikonur time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Jul 28, 2017, 09:34 AM IST
Russia launches 73 satellites into three different orbits via Soyuz 2.1a rocket!

Russia launches 73 satellites into three different orbits via Soyuz 2.1a rocket!

 The 73 satellites also include those from US, Germany, Norway, Canada and Japan.

Jul 15, 2017, 13:23 PM IST
Contact with cargo space ship headed for ISS lost; reported to have crashed in Siberia

Contact with cargo space ship headed for ISS lost; reported to have crashed in Siberia

A Progress cargo ship launch failed in April 2015. The failure, which Russia blamed on a problem in a Soyuz rocket, saw the ship disintegrate as it plummeted to Earth.

Dec 02, 2016, 00:07 AM IST
Enjoy the panoramic view of Earth and space station, while cosmonaut  Andrei Borisenko takes you on a tour! - Watch video

Enjoy the panoramic view of Earth and space station, while cosmonaut Andrei Borisenko takes you on a tour! - Watch video

The cupola is also the place the astronauts head to when they get some time off their work. After all, who wouldn't want to relax with the most amazing view in the world?  

Nov 21, 2016, 21:16 PM IST
Is China interested in Russian rockets for space explorations?

Is China interested in Russian rockets for space explorations?

The joint satellite system will harbor "immense" advantages for the members for natural disaster observation and environmental purposes. However, some fear that it could be used for military systems as well.

Nov 02, 2016, 23:47 PM IST
Citing technical reasons, NASA postpones launch of next ISS crew members

Citing technical reasons, NASA postpones launch of next ISS crew members

The Soyuz spacecraft was supposed to carry three crew members as part of Expedition 49 to the International Space Station.

Sep 18, 2016, 13:53 PM IST
And they're off! Expedition 48 astronauts take off for the International Space Station – Watch video

And they're off! Expedition 48 astronauts take off for the International Space Station – Watch video

The astronauts will reach the ISS after a two-day-long journey, which will signal the commencement of Expedition 48.  

Jul 07, 2016, 08:55 AM IST
NASA introduces Expedition 48 crew members; to make their ISS journey on July 6! - See pic

NASA introduces Expedition 48 crew members; to make their ISS journey on July 6! - See pic

All three will spend approximately four months on the orbital complex, returning to Earth in October.

Jul 03, 2016, 12:26 PM IST
Russia-Europe rocket blasts off on mission seeking life on Mars

Russia-Europe rocket blasts off on mission seeking life on Mars

Russia`s Proton rocket carrying the spacecraft launched into an overcast sky at the Russian-operated Baikonur cosmodrome in the Kazakh steppe at 0931 GMT according to plan.

Mar 14, 2016, 16:05 PM IST

Putin abolishes space agency

The newly-created corporation will manage space operations and implement the regulatory control accordingly. 

Dec 28, 2015, 20:02 PM IST
European-Russian joint mission to colonise the Moon

European-Russian joint mission to colonise the Moon

The probe, named “Luna 27,” will explore the freezing “dark” south pole of the Moon to assess whether there is water or any raw materials to create fuel and oxygen.

Oct 19, 2015, 20:58 PM IST

Russia successfully launches satellite with Proton rocket

Russia on Monday successfully launched a Proton rocket, carrying a Russian telecoms satellite, from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in the second successful launch since the disastrous loss of a Mexican satellite in May. 

Sep 15, 2015, 14:13 PM IST
Russian astronauts set for spacewalk on ISS

Russian astronauts set for spacewalk on ISS

NASA will broadcast the live coverage of a six-hour spacewalk by two Russian crew members aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday.

Aug 09, 2015, 16:31 PM IST

NASA to shell out $490 million for astronauts' launch on Russian rocket

Owing to the continued reduction in funding, NASA has been forced to extend its existing contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) to transport American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).

Aug 07, 2015, 15:50 PM IST
New ISS crew joins Expedition 44 for five-month mission

New ISS crew joins Expedition 44 for five-month mission

Three crew members- NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, Oleg Kononenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Kimiya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday, after a two-month launch delay.

Jul 23, 2015, 16:58 PM IST