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October 22, 2014
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Proton-M Lofts Express-AM6 Satellite
Moscow (RIA Novosti) Oct 23, 2014
Russia launched on Tuesday an Express-series communications satellite on board the Proton-M carrier rocket from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said. "The launch took place as scheduled at 07.09 p.m. Moscow time [15:09 GMT]," a Roscosmos spokesman told RIA Novosti. "The separation of the satellite from the Briz-M booster is expected at 04.31 a.m. Moscow time on October 22 [00:31 GMT]," the official added. Based on the heavy-class Express-2000 pla ... read more
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STATION NEWS

Cosmonauts Busy as US Segment Crew Takes Day Off
A pair of cosmonauts suited up for a dry run of Wednesday's spacewalk while Dragon will hang on to the International Space Station for a few more days. Commander Max Suraev and Flight Engineer ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE

Russia to Create Space-Based Ballistic Missile Warning System
Russia will create a space-based ballistic missile warning system capable of detecting launches of existing and test missiles, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Thursday. "The creati ... more
GPS NEWS

Russian Bank Offers 5 Billion Rubles for GLONASS
The Russian state development bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) is set to offer financial support for domestic companies to develop projects using the GLONASS navigation system in Russia and abroad pending ... more
ENERGY DAILY


STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Inside the Milky Way
Is matter falling into the massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way or being ejected from it? No one knows for sure, but a UC Santa Barbara astrophysicist is searching for an answer. Carl G ... more


RUSSIAN SPACE

Russian 'Smart' Mini-Satellites to Go Into Orbit in 2016
The first group of Russian "smart" mini-satellites should be launched into orbit in 2016, Mikhail Sonkin, the Deputy Governor of Russia's Tomsk Region, said Wednesday. "The signing of an agree ... more
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STATION NEWS

ISS Astronauts Wrap Up Preps for Wednesday Spacewalk
The Expedition 41 crew of the International Space Station geared up Tuesday for a pair of spacewalks. Two NASA astronauts wrapped up final preparations to head outside Wednesday and replace a power ... more
STATION NEWS

Progress-M Cargo Ship To Undock From ISS On Oct 27
The Russian M-24M cargo resupply spacecraft, will undock from the International Space Station (ISS) on October 27, a spokesman for Russia's space agency, Roscosmos, told RIA Novosti Tuesday. " ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
U.S. holds test on Aegis tracking capability

Thales providing satcom capability to Qatar

Successful test for India's Nirbhay cruise missile

Israeli minister airs Iran nuclear concerns at Pentagon

More sightings of 'foreign sub' as Sweden says it could use force

India says no compromise with China on territory

Pakistan air strikes kill 28 militants: officials

EARTH OBSERVATION

Russia to Conduct Observation Flights Over Canada and US
A team of Russian aviation inspectors will conduct observation flights over Canada and the United States under the Treaty on Open Skies, the head of the Russian National Center for Reducing Nuclear ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Exercises Authority to Proceed with Commercial Crew Contracts
On Sept. 16, NASA announced U.S. astronauts once again will travel to and from the International Space Station (ISS) from the United States on American spacecraft under groundbreaking contracts. The ... more
MOON DAILY

Russian Luna-25 Mission to Cost Billions
The Luna-25 exploration mission will cost tens of billions of rubles, an official from Russian Federal Space Agency said Friday. "Let's say, we are talking tens of billions of rubles because i ... more
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MOON DAILY

New Batch of Lunar Soil to be Delivered to Earth in 2023-2025
New samples of lunar soil will be delivered to Earth in 2023-2025, an official from a Russian aerospace company said Friday. "The program currently has four missions: the first demonstration l ... more
MOON DAILY

Russia to make Moon exploration core part of space program
Russia will take the Moon exploration as a core of its space program for the next decade, Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said Friday. "This year Roscosmos has prepared a long-term program of d ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Australian volcanic mystery explained

Scientists create possible precursor to life

Massive debris pile reveals risk of huge tsunamis in Hawaii

The breathing sand

Autism autism evolved recently in human history

Mediterranean, Semi-Arid Ecosystems Prove Resistant to Climate Change

WSU researchers see how plants optimize their repair

LAUNCH PAD

Soyuz Flight VS09 Report
The Independent Inquiry Board formed to analyze the causes of the anomaly occurring during the orbital injection of satellites in the Galileo constellation by a Soyuz rocket launched from the Guiana ... more
GPS NEWS

Russian Phone Operators Could Become GLONASS Shareholders
Russian providers of mobile phone services could become shareholders in the Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) open joint-stock company, the Russian Kommersant daily reported Wednesday. ... more
MARSDAILY

Russia May Send Repeat Mission to Martian Moon Phobos in 2023
Russia may attempt to repeat its mission to Mars' moon Phobos in 2023, Lev Zeleny, the head of the Russian Space Research Institute told RIA Novosti Friday. The Russian-led mission Phobos-Grun ... more
MARSDAILY

Russian Scientists Develop Mechanism for Rover's Descent to Mars
Russian scientists have developed a unique mechanism for the rover's descent to the surface of Mars, Lev Zeleny, the head of the Russian Space Research Institute said on Friday. "Our European ... more
MILTECH

S-400 Air Defense Regiment Takes up Duty in Russia's South
The S-400 Triumf air defense missile system regiment that was deployed in the Southern Military District, has taken up combat duty near the Russian city of Krasnodar, the press service of the distri ... more
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GPS NEWS

Russia to Launch New GLONASS Navigation System Satellite by Year End
A new model of the Russian GLONASS navigation system satellite will be launched at the end of this year, the JSC Information Satellite Systems, a leading Russian satellite manufacturing company, ann ... more
MARSDAILY

Four candidate landing sites for ExoMars 2018
Four possible landing sites are being considered for the ExoMars mission in 2018. Its rover will search for evidence of martian life, past or present. ExoMars is a joint two-mission endeavour ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
EIA: North Dakota close to goals for curbing flared gas

Seeking 'absolute zero', copper cube gets chillingly close

Electrically conductive plastics promising for batteries, solar cells

UT Nuclear Engineers Part of Three Grants Totaling $2.6 Million

Tritium targets Europe for its EV fast charger

Kyocera and Healthy Planet Team Up To Lower Solar Capital Costs

San Francisco To Get 68 New EV Stations

RUSSIAN SPACE

Russia launches Proton-M rocket after accident

LAUNCH PAD

Proton Failure Review Board Concludes Investigation

STATION NEWS

New ISS Trio Launches to Expand Expedition 41 to Six

STATION NEWS

Crew including first woman cosmonaut in 17 years blasts off for ISS

SPACE TRAVEL

Crew selected for eight-month Mars simulation

LAUNCH PAD

Soyuz Rocket Awaiting Launch at Baikonur Cosmodrome

RUSSIAN SPACE

Russia Plans to Boost Space Monitoring Capability by 2018

MOON DAILY

Russia to Launch Full-Scale Moon Exploration Next Decade

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Mystery of rare 5-hour space explosion explained

RUSSIAN SPACE

Russia to Boost Space Microelectronics Production

Russia Unable To Reject Foreign Parts in GLONASS Satellites

Talks Over GLONASS Station Locations in US on Hold

More land, fewer harvests

Analyst: US to Finish Human Space Launcher by 2018 at Best

NASA Chooses American Companies to Transport US Astronauts to ISS

Russian Aerospace Defense Forces Again Dismiss Satellite Explosion Rumors

Astronauts eye China's future space station

Western Sanctions Fail to Impede GLONASS Satellite Production

Proton Launches May Compete on Price With US Falcons

Russian Defense Ministry Denies Reports that Its Satellite Exploded Above US

Helicopter-Type UAVs May Appear in Russian Navy in One Year

Geopolitical Tensions Not to Affect ISS Cooperation

Putin Approves Developing Super-Heavy Rockets With Up to 150-Ton Cargo Capacity

Control over Vostochny Cosmodrome Construction Handed Over to Russian Government

Russian Navy to Get New Space Tracking System

Russia's Space Geckos Die Due to Technical Glitch Two Days Before Landing

Russian, US Scientists to Prepare Astronauts for Extreme Situations in Space

Russia Proceeding With Plans for Grouped Military Satellites

Russia May Continue ISS Work Beyond 2020

Russia Considers Meteor Impact Prevention Project

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