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August 20, 2014
Russian Cosmonauts Conclude EVA Ahead of Schedule
Moscow (RIA Novosti) Aug 20, 2014
Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev successfully concluded a spacewalk, where they conducted science experiments using equipment on the exterior of the International Space Station (ISS), over one hour ahead of schedule, Russia's Federal Space Agency Roscosmos announced on Monday. "The exit hatch [of the docking compartment Pirs] was closed on August 18, 2014 at 23:12 Moscow time [19:12 GMT]. Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev have carried out open space works for the second ... read more
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ISS Spacewalkers Deploy Nanosatellite, Install and Retrieve Science
Two Expedition 40 spacewalkers, clad in Russian Orlan spacesuits, wrapped up a 5-hour, 11-minute excursion outside the International Space Station at 3:13 p.m. EDT Monday. Flight Engineers Alexander ... more

Russian Cosmonauts Carry Out Science-Oriented Spacewalk Outside ISS
Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev on Monday ventured outside the International Space Station (ISS) to conduct a planned six-hour and 15-minute spacewalk focused on scientific ... more

Asteroid Defense - Casualty in Chilled US-Russia Relations
Space cooperation and even asteroid defense agreements between the United States and Russian governments have been sacrificed as a result of poor international relations, but according to a spokeswo ... more


Russia's First Exoskeleton to Help Physically Impaired
A team of Russian exoskeleton designers said Monday they were looking for disabled patients who would agree to volunteer for human tests in the country's unique ExoAtlet Project, according to Izvest ... more


Russia to Develop New Satellite Communication System
Russia intends to create a new powerful satellite communication system that will provide global coverage and communication security, Izvestia newspaper reported Thursday. The development of su ... more
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US Suppliers Could Lose Global Space Market Share Over Sanctions
US companies producing space-qualified components could lose some of their global market share due to Washington's sanctions, which prevent them from trading with Russia, the head of Russia's United ... more

ATV completes final automated docking
In a flawless demonstration of technology and skill, ESA's fifth and final ATV, Georges Lemaitre, docked with the International Space Station, fixing itself firmly for a six-month resupply and reboo ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Ground X-Vehicle Program Aims to Break The "More Armor" Paradigm

General Hyten takes control of AFSPC

Aerojet Rocketdyne To Develop Large Scale Additive Manufacturing

Russia's First Exoskeleton to Help Physically Impaired

World must act to halt Iraq 'genocide': Yazidi leader's son

Octopus inspires new camouflage material

SM-6 missile undergoes follow-on testing


Astrophysicists Detect Destruction of Three Stars by Black Holes
Researchers from MIPT and the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences have reported registering three possible occasions of thetidal destruction of stars by supermassive black ho ... more

Russia to Give 'Tough' Response to Western Sanctions Soon
Russia will soon unveil a series of protective economic measures - including in the sensitive space industry - aimed at taking the edge off recent Western sanctions, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rog ... more

ESA's cargo vessel ready for space delivery
ESA's latest Automated Transfer Vehicle is set to dock with the International Space Station on Tuesday, delivering more than six tonnes of crucial supplies and scientific experiments to the orbiting ... more
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Who Needs Russia? Ukraine Will Destroy Itself With New Gas Tax
Ukraine doesn't need Russia to take it down-Kiev is doing fine destroying itself, most recently with a new tax code that doubles taxes for private gas producers and promises to irreparably cripple n ... more

Russia to Decide on Future of Sea Launch Project by End of 2014
Russia will decide on the future of the Sea Launch project, which uses Russian-Ukrainian Zenit-SL rockets to put commercial cargo into orbit, by the end of the year, the head of Russia's United Rock ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Japan to resume Fukushima rice exports

Mountain lions of Santa Monica Mountains are inbreeding and aggressive

Iceland evacuates areas close to rumbling volcano

Four dead, several missing in Japan landslides

Japan volcanic isle may collapse, create tsunami: study

Urgent action needed to tackle Sahel's lack of rainfall: UN

'Safer' pesticide could create toxic mercury: study


Russia to Draft Import Substitution Program for Space Industry
An import substitution program for Russian space companies will be ready by the end of 2014, the head of the United Rocket and Space Corporation said Thursday. Igor Komarov told a news confere ... more

Soviet-Era Satellite Burns Up in Atmosphere After 34 Years of Service
The Kosmos-1151, a Soviet-era satellite appears to have burned up upon reentry into the Earth's atmosphere, Russian Aerospace Defense Forces spokesman Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin said Tuesday. " ... more

Baikonur Cosmodrome Could Stop Receiving Financing in 2016
Russian Ministry of Finance might stop financing Baikonur cosmodrome in 2016, Izvestia newspaper reported Friday citing a source in Roscosmos. "In previous versions of draft budget for 2016 it ... more

Russian Space Scientists Hope Sanctions Don't Impede Projects
Russian scientists hope that the western sanctions, imposed on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, will not impede the implementation of space projects, according to the director of the Lebedev Physi ... more

NASA Experts, Russia Sign Radiation Safety Protocol Despite Sanctions
NASA experts have signed a protocol with Russia on radiation safety for space flights despite the new set of US sanctions against Moscow, the director of Moscow State University's Institute of Nucle ... more


US EVAa Delayed; Crew Preps For Russian EVA, Robonaut Upgrades
The six-person Expedition 40 crew of the orbiting International Space Station spent Wednesday conducting medical research, gearing up for a Russian spacewalk and preparing the station's robotic crew ... more

Russia To Construct Landing Pad For ExoMars Mission
Russia will create a landing deck and provide a range of unique scientific equipment for a new Russian-European Mars mission known as ExoMars, Daniel Rodionov, a Russian scientific supervisor for th ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Earth's resource budget for 2014 already spent: NGO

Obama strategist jumps aboard controversial Uber app

Bidding starts for wind energy offshore Maryland

Australia tycoon blasts Chinese government 'mongrels'

Sunrun Brings Affordable Home Solar Service to Nevada

Yingli Solar Powers School in Laos with Clean Energy

Green power blooms as Japan unveils 'hydrangea solar cell'


Russia Looking To China For Military, Aerospace Components


Absence of Russia Instrument On NASA Mars Rover Not Political


Manned Moon Mission to Cost Russia $2.8 Bln


Russian Bio-Satellite Back From The Dead


'Doomsday sputnik': Russia said to launch new missile-attack warning satellite


ISS Crew Opens Cargo Ship Hatch, Preps for CubeSat Deployment


As Russia's Isolation Grows, Oil Companies Caught in Middle


Scientists Find Way to Maintain Quantum Entanglement in Amplified Signals


Chelyabinsk Meteorite Sheds Light on Dinosaur Extinction Mystery


Russian Spacecraft To Host Experiments After ISS Supply Run

Next ISS Cargo Spacecraft Rolls Out to Pad

Russian Resupply Spacecraft to Deliver Snails to ISS for Experiments

Manned mission to Moon scheduled by Roscosmos for 2020-2031

New UAV for background radiation monitoring

US Refusal to Host GLONASS Base a Form of Competition with Russia

Russian GLONASS to Boost Yield Capacity by 50 percent

Sanctions on Russian launchers confers advantage to others

First Launch of Proton After Crash Scheduled for September 28

China's Fast Track To Circumlunar Mission

Russia's Angara rocket not to be used as ICBM

Russian Scientists Develop Liquid Test System for ISS

First Angara Test Launch Successful

Russia Launches Rokot Carrier Rocket with Three Satellites

China, Russia to cooperate in satellite navigation

Eco-Friendly 'Angara' Rocket Installed On Plesetsk Launch Pad

Space junk damages ISS US segment

New type of soot particle discovered from wildfire emissions

Russia Sees No Progress in GLONASS Talks with US

Scientists Develop Force Sensor from Carbon Nanotubes

US Refusal to Host Russian Navigation Stations Political

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