Researchers create map of water vapor distribution in Mars' atmosphere
Researchers create map of water vapor distribution in Mars' atmosphere

Researchers have recently developed a map of water vapor distribution in Mars' atmosphere, it has been reported.

Russian scientists plan project to detect space threats
Russian scientists plan project to detect space threats

Russian scientists plan to create a space observatory which can spot asteroids measuring over 50 metres at a distance of one astronomical unit and other space objects a decametre in size, similar to the Chelyabinsk meteorite, in the near Earth orbits.

Mars Orbiter Mission: 10 facts you should know
Mars Orbiter Mission: 10 facts you should know


The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), also called Mangalyaan, is India’s first interplanetary mission to the planet Mars.

Russian space `sex geckos` are safe for now

There is good news for the geckos aboard the Russian Foton-M4 space satellite meant to study the effects of microgravity on sex and reproduction.

Russia blocks military functions of US GPS stations

Russia has started to block the military functions of US Global Positioning System base stations on its territory, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said.

Russia developing manned space programme to replace ISS

Russia is developing a national programme of manned space explorations which will replace the International Space Station (ISS) programme after 2020, the Russian federal space agency, Roscosmos, said Thursday.

Russia rebuffs US on extending life of space station

Russia has no intention of prolonging the use of the International Space Station after 2020, as the US is proposing, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin said here Tuesday.

Times Square Toshiba Vision Screen to showcase next Space Station launch

The Toshiba Vision screen in New York`s Times Square is going to show the public the next launch of three crew members to the International Space Station.

Chandrayaan 2 may be an all India mission

Chandrayaan 2, the second mission to moon, could be an Indian programme all the way without any Russian support.

Russia`s carrier rocket explodes on takeoff at cosmodrome

An unmanned Russian Proton-M carrier rocket exploded today on takeoff at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, in images broadcast live on national television.

Russia readies space freighter launch

The launch of the Soyuz-U carrier rocket and Progress M-19M space freighter is scheduled for Wednesday.

Mice, lizards, snails part of Russian satellite crew

Russia Friday launched a satellite with over 100 living creatures, including mice, lizards, snails as well as strains of bacteria, plants and seeds, as its "crew", federal space agency Roscosmos said.

`Russian space programme to focus on landing missions`

Landing missions to celestial bodies in the solar system will form the backbone of Russia`s space research programme in the coming decades, according to a Russian expert.

Russia to build anti-meteorite shield

Russia would build a system to protect the Earth from meteors and other space debris, Russian federal space agency Roscosmos said Tuesday.

Russia launches six Globalstar telecom satellites

A Russian Soyuz-2.1a rocket carrying six telecom satellites has blasted off from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan, Russian space agency Roscosmos said.

ISS crew uses laser channel to beam data

Russian astronauts onboard the ISS have transferred scientific data using a laser communication channel for the first time.

Russia, US pick astronauts for yearlong mission

Russia`s federal space agency Roscosmos and NASA have chosen two participants for an experimental yearlong endurance mission to the International Space Station in 2015, Roscosmos said Monday.

Russian satellites reach orbit

Two satellites launched Saturday have successfully reached orbit, Russia`s space agency Roscosmos said.

Russia needs leaner space industry: Roscosmos

Russia needs a leaner space industry, and that means significant job cuts, according to Vladimir Popovkin, head of Russia`s Space Agency Roscosmos.

Russia denies `systemic crisis` in space industry

The Russian space industry is not in a crisis despite some local problems, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Friday.