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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
Watch - Maiden rocket launch from Russia's brand new Vostochny Cosmodrome!

Watch - Maiden rocket launch from Russia's brand new Vostochny Cosmodrome!

As per reports, the lift-off took place at 5:01am Moscow time (2:01am GMT) on Thursday.  

Apr 28, 2016, 10:08 AM IST
HAL makes spacecraft module for second moon mission

HAL makes spacecraft module for second moon mission

State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) on Monday delivered a spacecraft module with an orbiter and a lander to the Indian space agency for its second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 slated for the near future.

Jun 22, 2015, 19:42 PM IST

Russian space agency confirms ISS crew's return on June 11

 The return of the International Space Station (ISS) crew is scheduled for June 11, Russian space agency Roscosmos chief Igor Komarov told the media on Friday.

Jun 05, 2015, 21:15 PM IST
Russian spacecraft burnt up on re-entering Earth's atmosphere

Russian spacecraft burnt up on re-entering Earth's atmosphere

An out-of-control unmanned Russian spacecraft on Friday burnt as it re-entered the Earth`s atmosphere, a media report said.

May 08, 2015, 10:08 AM IST
Doomed Russian spacecraft may crash into the Earth Friday

Doomed Russian spacecraft may crash into the Earth Friday

A Russian spaceship that spun out of control since launching last week may re-enter the atmosphere and crash into the earth Friday, according to scientists.

May 07, 2015, 12:36 PM IST

US, Russia sign deal to prolong ISS operation

An agreement has been signed to prolong the operation of the International Space Station (ISS) till 2024, Igor Komarov, the head of Russian space agency Roscosmos, said at a news conference on Saturday.

Mar 28, 2015, 14:27 PM IST

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.

Jul 29, 2014, 17:09 PM IST

Rodents return to Earth after space flight

The returnable capsule of a biological research satellite landed in Russia Sunday, bringing mice, Mongolian gerbils, geckos and various micro-organisms and plants back to Earth.

May 19, 2013, 15:38 PM IST

Russia launches rocket with French telecom satellite

A Proton-M rocket carrying a French telecommunications satellite has blasted off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, said a spokesman for Russian space agency Roscosmos.

May 15, 2013, 08:52 AM IST

NASA extends Russia space travel deal

NASA will pay an additional $424 million to extend its contract with Russia’s federal space agency (Roscosmos) to transport US astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS), NASA said Tuesday.

May 01, 2013, 09:35 AM IST

Russian spaceship docks with ISS despite antenna mishap

An unmanned cargo vehicle on Friday successfully docked with the International Space Station, in a delicate manoeuvre after its navigation antenna failed to properly deploy following launch, Russian mission control and NASA said.

Apr 27, 2013, 09:18 AM IST

ISS to be sunk after 2020: Russian space agency

Space junk is becoming an increasingly serious
headache.

Jul 27, 2011, 23:13 PM IST

China leads in outer space pollution: Russian space agency

China has topped the list of the world`s major polluters of the near-Earth space environment.

Jul 30, 2010, 18:08 PM IST