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Russian rocket pioneer Alexander Soldatenkov dies at 86

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 19:26

Alexander Soldatenkov, a top Russian rocket designer who worked on the mission that made Yury Gagarin the first man in space, has died at 86, the space industry plant where he worked said.

Russian rocket crashes in Kazakhstan

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 13:27

A Proton-M rocket crashed one minute after blasting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Ecuadorian satellite escapes collision with Russian rocket

Last Updated: Friday, May 24, 2013, 10:22

Ecuador`s first satellite avoided a direct collision with the remains of a Russian rocket, but whether the device is still operating remains unclear, the head of the country`s EXA space agency told EFE.

Russian rocket wreckage threatens Ecuador satellite

Last Updated: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 11:51

The Ecuadorian Civil Space Agency issued an alert Wednesday about a possible collision of its Pegaso satellite, launched last month, with the wreckage of a Russian rocket.

Russian rocket fails to put two satellites in orbit

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 07, 2012, 10:35

Russia`s Proton-M carrier rocket failed to put into orbit two telecommunications satellites due to problems in its booster stage, federal space agency Roscosmos said Tuesday.

France launches spy satellites aboard Russian rocket

Last Updated: Saturday, December 17, 2011, 11:18

The second Russian-built Soyuz rocket launched from French Guiana blasted off on Friday carrying six military spy satellites, space officials said.

Russia blames scientists for rocket crashes

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 20:52

Russia`s chief prosecutor today blamed a recent spate of disasters threatening the future of the International Space Station (ISS) on negligence by the country`s underpaid rocket scientists.

TV signals caused Russian rocket to miss ISS: NASA

Last Updated: Sunday, July 04, 2010, 10:13

Television signals caused a Russian cargo rocket to miss its rendezvous with the ISS, NASA said.

Russian rocket to put Japanese satellite to orbit in June

Last Updated: Monday, May 03, 2010, 15:31

A Russian Rokot rocket will be launched from the Plesetsk spaceport in June to deliver a Japanese satellite to orbit, a source at the Khrunichev Aerospace Center has said.