Articles tagged "roscosmos"


ESA and Roscosmos launch ExoMars mission

In a joint space exploration effort, ESA and Roscosmos have successfully launched their ExoMars 2016 mission to planet Mars. The spacecraft was launched aboard Russian Proton-M rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 09:31 UTC on March 14, 2016. It will...

March 14, 2016


Russia's manned Moon mission set for 2029 launch

Over 45 years after losing the space race to the United States, Russia has finally announced its own manned Moon mission which is set to be launched in 2029. The mission will be preceded by multiple unmanned missions which will include orbiters and landers and will...

October 30, 2015

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Moonbase? Come on... Russia calls US and Europe to jointly create manned research base on the Moon

Officials from Russia’s Space Agency, Roscosmos, are in talks with US and Europe over possibility of establishing a collective research base on the Moon. The head of the Roscosmos, Vladimir Popovkin said last week that the plan was either to set up a base on the

January 23, 2012

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Phobos-Grunt probe reentry scheduled for January 15

The spokesman of Russia's military space forces told Russian news agencies today that stranded Phobos-Grunt could fall to Earth on Jan. 15. About 30 fragments weighing up to 200 kilograms (440 pounds) are expected to fall to Earth. The $165-million Phobos-Grunt

January 05, 2012

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No response from Russian Phobos-Grunt spacecraft

The European Space Agency will once again attempt to call the Russian Phobos-Grunt spacecraft tonight (Nov. 29), after officials received no response yesterday. The probe has been stranded in the wrong orbit since it was launched on November 8.A ground station in

November 30, 2011