Russia test-fires new intercontinental ballistic missile
The Russian military says it has successfully performed the first test of a new intercontinental ballistic missile, a weapon President Vladimir Putin said would make the West “think twice” before harboring any aggressive intentions against Russia.
Russian space chief: Sanctions could imperil space station
The head of Russia’s space program says the future of the International Space Station hangs in the balance after the United States, the European Union and Canadian space agencies missed a deadline to meet Russian demands for lifting sanctions on Russian enterprises and hardware.
NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei, Russian cosmonauts to return to Earth
The landing would mark the end of a historic mission for NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei, whose 355 days in space set a record for the longest single spaceflight for an American. His return, along with his Russian counterparts, would also serve as a powerful symbol of partnership amid heightened tensions over the war in Ukraine.washingtonpost.com
Russians arrive at space station wearing Ukrainian colors
Three Russian cosmonauts arrived at the International Space Station in yellow and blue suits, the colors of the Ukrainian flag, on Friday. NASA said cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveev and Sergey Korsakov docked from the Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft on the ISS while it was over Kazakhstan.news.yahoo.com
3 Russian cosmonauts arrive at International Space Station
Russian space corporation Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveyev and Sergey Korsakov blasted off successfully from the Russia-leased Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan in their Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft at 8:55 p.m. Friday (11:55 a.m. EDT). The blastoff marked the first space crew launch since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24.news.yahoo.com
NASA head: We have cooperation with our Russian colleagues
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson on Friday played down recent comments by the head of Russia’s space agency that the United States would have to use broomsticks to fly to space after Russia said it would stop supplying rocket engines to U.S. companies.
Elon Musk points to recent SpaceX launch to mock Russia's suggestion the US might have to fly into space on 'broomsticks' after rocket sales stop
Elon Musk's SpaceX launched a rocket with internet satellites into orbit hours after the Russian space chief said rocket sales to the US had stopped.news.yahoo.com
Despite Ukraine invasion, NASA continues its space station partnership with Russia
As Russia continues its bloody invasion of Ukraine, the U.S.-Russia partnership that runs the International Space Station has come under more strain than it has endured in years, and it is unclear how the countries will continue to work together in space as tensions mount on the ground.washingtonpost.com
Russian space chief threatens International Space Station over sanctions
Russia's space agency chief said that the sanctions imposed by the United States and its allies over Russia's invasion into Ukraine could potentially destroy cooperation on the International Space Station (ISS). After President Biden announced Thursday that the U.S. would sanction major Russian banks and impose export controls on Russia to curtail high-tech imports, Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin tweeted that the ISS's current...news.yahoo.com
SpaceX's Crew Dragon 'safe enough' to fly Russian cosmonauts, Roscosmos chief says
Russian cosmonauts will be allowed to fly to the International Space Station on SpaceX's Crew Dragon space capsule in the future as the technology has now proved to be sufficiently safe and reliable, the head of Russia's space agency Roscosmos said.space.com
Russia to launch new International Space Station module
The long-delayed Russian module for the International Space Station is set to be finally launched this month, but the date has been pushed back several days, the head of the country's space corporation said Thursday. Roscosmos director Dmitry Rogozin said on Twitter that the Nauka (Science) module is now scheduled to be launched from the Russian launch facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan on July 21. The launch of Nauka, also called Multipurpose Laboratory Module, has been repeatedly delayed because of technical problems.news.yahoo.com
China, Russia agree to build lunar research station
China and Russia said they will build a lunar research station, possibly on the moon's surface, marking the start of a new era in space cooperation between the two countries. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)BEIJING – China and Russia said they will build a lunar research station, possibly on the moon's surface, marking the start of a new era in space cooperation between the two countries. A statement posted on the website of the China National Space Administration Wednesday said the International Lunar Research Station would also be open to use by other countries, but gave no timeline for its construction. Russia is a participant in the International Space Station but its space program has been somewhat eclipsed by those of China, the U.S., India and others. AdChina has planned four crewed missions this year to work on its first permanent orbiting space station, the core module of which could be launched as soon as next month.
Russia test-launches Angara A5 heavy lift space rocket
This photo taken on Dec. 14, 2020, and distributed by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service shows, a test launch of a heavy-class carrier rocket Angara-A5 from the launch pad of site No. 35 of the State Test Cosmodrome of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation at Plesetsk launch facility in the Arkhangelsk Region of northwestern Russia. The Angara-A5 is the prospective heavy-lift rocket that is expected to enter service in the following years. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)MOSCOW – Russia on Monday successfully test-launched its heavy lift Angara A5 space rocket for the second time, the country's military and space officials said. The rocket lifted off Monday morning from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northwest Russia.
Russian space chief disses NASA's Artemis moon landing plans
The head of Russia's space agency criticized NASA's plans to return to the moon of being "too U.S.-centric" as the heads of seven space agencies met virtually at the 71st International Astronautical Congress. "In our view, the lunar Gateway in its current form is too U.S.-centric," Rogozin said at the virtual meeting, through an interpreter. The Gateway is a lunar orbit space station meant as an outpost for visits to the lunar surface by astronauts. Related: Europe will help build NASA's moon-orbiting Gateway space stationRogozin did not completely close the door on the Gateway, however, expressing the hope that the design of a docking module allows for visits. The ILRS is to be constructed across a similar timeline to that of NASA's crewed Artemis program.space.com
NASA's new moonshot rules: No fighting or littering, please
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA’s new moonshot rules: No fighting and littering. The space agency released a set of guidelines Tuesday for its Artemis moon-landing program, based on the 1967 Outer Space Treaty and other agreements. Founding members include the U.S., Australia, Canada, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The coalition can say, “Look, you’re in this program with the rest of us, but you’re not playing by the same rules,” Bridenstine said. ___The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education.
Europe's ExoMars rover launch delayed to 2022 due to parachute problems
The heads of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, have decided to postpone this year's launch of the ExoMars rover until 2022 due to technical issues. Related: Europe's ExoMars missions to Mars in picturesThe ExoMars parachute deployment sequence for the Rosalind Franklin rover. (Image credit: ESA)Named Rosalind Franklin, the ExoMars rover was scheduled to launch to the Red Planet in July. An artist's depiction of the European Space Agency's ExoMars rover Rosalind Franklin. ESA and Roscosmos have delayed its launch from 2020 to 2022 due to parachute problems.space.com