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Russian spaceship flies three astronauts to ISS

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 09:05

Russia`s manned spaceship carrying three astronauts blasted off late Wednesday from Kazakhstan`s Baikonur space centre, heading to the International Space Station (ISS).

Russian-Western crew blasts off for ISS onboard Soyuz rocket

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 03:59

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying a Russian-Western crew blasted off Wednesday from Kazakhstan for the International Space Station, as space cooperation between Moscow and the West presses on despite their worst standoff since the Cold War.

ESA`s Venus Express set to take plunge into planet`s hostile atmosphere

Last Updated: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 11:58

After eight years in orbit, ESA`s Venus Express has completed routine science observations and is preparing for a daring plunge into the planet`s hostile atmosphere.

Russian spaceship docks with ISS

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 16:06

A Russian spaceship carrying a new international crew docked with the International Space Station (ISS) Friday.

Russian-US crew blast off for ISS from Kazakhstan

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 04:58

Two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut blasted off Tuesday from Kazakhstan on a Russian Soyuz rocket for the International Space Station, with US-Russia space cooperation pressing on.

ESA to launch its space-based observatory PLATO to hunt planets by 2024

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11:23

A space-based observatory to search for planets orbiting alien stars has been selected as ESA`s third medium-class science mission, and is planned for launch by 2024.

Russian Soyuz rocket successfully puts satellite into orbit

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 15:54

The Russian Soyuz rocket, successfully placed a scientific earth-monitoring satellite into orbit on Sunday. There were several delays earlier this week due to an accident during testing which caused engine damage.

Russia launches new Soyuz rocket

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 00:40

Russia successfully launched an upgraded version of its Soviet-design Soyuz rocket on Saturday, the Defence Ministry said, giving a boost to the country`s troubled space program.

Gaia satellite set for launch to map billions of stars in the Milky Way

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 12:12

European Space Agency on Thursday will launch its Gaia mission which will provide a three-dimensional picture of our galaxy, measuring appropriate positions and distances of more than a billion stars.

ISS crew lands on Earth with Olympic Torch after 166 days in space

Last Updated: Monday, November 11, 2013, 10:29

Expedition 37 crew members Karen Nyberg, Fyodor Yurchikhin and Luca Parmitano have returned from the ISS, landing at 9:49 pm EST Sunday.

Russian Soyuz carrying Olympic torch docks with ISS

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 22:07

Russia`s Soyuz spacecraft carrying an unlit Olympic torch for 2014 Winter Games in Sochi and three astronauts today successfully docked to the International Space Station (ISS).

Russian Soyuz rocket flies Olympic torch to space station

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 12:00

A three-man crew successfully blasted off into space with the Olympic torch on Thursday, ready to take it on its first space walk in what they said would be a "spectacular" showcase for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.