Category Archives: Space

Crew in No Danger After ISS Issues Resolved – Russia

The International Space Station is now working normally with no danger to its occupants after the crew managed to resolve a series of technical issues overnight, Russia’s space agency said Tuesday. The crew aboard the ISS had reported issues with the oxygen production system, a toilet and the oven for preparing food. “The problems that occurred on board the ISS during

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Russia to deploy military communications and intelligence systems in space

In 2022, Russia plans to begin the deployment of a next-generation satellite communications system in space, which will allow global control of the planet’s surface, stated in an interview with the newspaper Red Star Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air and Space Forces Colonel-General Sergey Surovikin. According to Surovikin, the program will be carried out as part of the creation of

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‘Trampoline Is Working’: Musk Taunts Russia

Russian space agency chief Dmitry Rogozin once ridiculed the lack of a U.S. manned flight programme, saying it might as well “deliver its astronauts to the ISS by using a trampoline”. Six years later Elon Musk and NASA had the last laugh. “The trampoline is working,” quipped the 48-year-old U.S. entrepreneur at a post-flight news conference alongside NASA administrator Jim

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Elon Musk’s Plan to Bomb Mars Is a Cover to Send Nukes Into Space, Russia’s Space Chief Says

Tech billionaire Elon Musk’s plan to bomb Mars to make it suitable it for human life is a front to deploy nuclear weapons in space, Russia’s space chief said Wednesday. The SpaceX founder and CEO has occasionally floated his controversial plan to terraform the Red Planet by setting off thermonuclear explosions above the planet’s polar caps and evaporating the frozen

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Russia vows to protect the Moon from privatization

Russia will not allow the privatization of the Moon, the head of the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos, Dmiri Rogozin, told the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda. According to him, Moscow considers the Moon primarily as a satellite of the earth and any attempts to extract minerals there contradict international law. “We will not allow the privatization of the Moon, it is

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Russia urges U.S. to resume joint space exploration

“The Russian Foreign Ministry has noted the media reports that U.S. President Donald Trump allegedly has no plans to involve Russia in discussing plans for joint development of the Moon,” said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. “Of course, we have noted these messages. They are perceived by us as a reflection of the well-known U.S. line on asserting its

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Russia Space Chief Spars With Elon Musk Over Launch Pricing

The head of Russia’s space agency on Saturday accused Elon Musk’s SpaceX of predatory pricing for space launches, which is pushing Russia to cut its own prices. “Instead of honest competition on the market for space launches, they are lobbying for sanctions against us and use price dumping with impunity,” Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin wrote on Twitter. Rogozin, who is often outspoken on

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Russia Compares Trump’s Space Mining Order to Colonialism

Russia’s space agency Roscosmos has denounced U.S. President Donald Trump’s order allowing commercial lunar mining and the extraction of other resources in space, appearing to liken the policy to colonialism. Trump signed an executive order Monday establishing a U.S. policy which allows “commercial exploration, recovery and use of resources in outer space.” The Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and

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RFE/RL: U.S.-Ukraine produced rocket lifts off, takes supplies to International Space Station

A medium-class rocket jointly developed by U.S. and Ukrainian specialists successfully launched from a NASA flight facility in Virginia on February 15, carrying nearly four tons of supplies, hardware, and science payloads to the International Space Station (ISS). The Antares rocket, partly designed by the Pivdenne Design Bureau and made by the Pivdenmash in Ukraine’s Dnipro region, lifted off at

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