Saturday, September 26, 2020
The International Space Station (ISS) has completed an avoidance maneuver to avert a crash into unidentified space debris, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said via Twitter Tuesday. "Maneuver Burn complete. The astronauts are coming out of safe haven," he noted. Earlier, NASA reported that the ISS crew had to take a...
A nuclear-powered ice breaker Russia says is the world’s largest and most powerful set off on Tuesday on a two-week journey to the Arctic as part of Moscow’s efforts to tap the region’s commercial potential, Reuters reported. Known as “Arktika,” the nuclear icebreaker left St. Petersburg and is headed for...
The first launch of the OneWeb communications satellites from the Vostochny spaceport is scheduled for December 2020, the statement by the press service of Arianespace made public on Monday said, TASS reported. "The next Soyuz launch for OneWeb is targeted as soon as December 2020," the statement reads. The launch...
Two Eastern Military District air defense regiments will be refurbished with S-400 missile systems, while two air defense divisions will receive Buk-M1-2 systems before the end of this year, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at the Ministry of Defense board meeting Thursday, TASS reported. "Before the end of this...
Two Russian Tu-22M3 strategic bombers conducted a scheduled flight over the neutral waters of the Black Sea, Russian Defense Ministry announced Wednesday, TASS reported. "Two Russian Tu-22M3 long-range aviation strategic bombers conducted a scheduled flight in the air space over the neutral waters of the Black Sea," the Ministry said,...
Moscow has called on Apple not to follow Kiev’s orders that the apps of Russian media should be removed from AppStore, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement on Saturday, TASS reports. "We call on Apple not to pander to the Ukrainian authorities and not to take...
The orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) will be adjusted to ensure that it avoids a collision with a US spacecraft, Roscosmos said on Saturday, TASS reported. "On Monday, September 14, 2020, at 02:23 Moscow time, the International Space Station is predicted to approach the American BRICSat-2 satellite, which...
Russian Gamaleya research institute refutes claims that the data on the Russian COVID-19 vaccine that was published in the Lancet journal was untrustworthy, the deputy head of scientific research at the institute, Denis Logunov said, as reported by Sputnik News. "The Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology strongly rejects...
The laser assembly for spacecraft, capable of displaying advertisement from space, has passed stratosphere tests, Avant Space, the developer, told TASS Thursday. "The laser assembly was launched to the stratosphere, to an altitude of about 30 kilometers, in order to confirm the calculated light source power in conditions, similar to...
Russia’s Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute’s (TsAGI) proposal for a dedicated research and development center, which would concentrate on low-boom supersonic technologies, has won competition for state funding for a “national scientific project” held by the country’s Ministry for science and higher education, Rusaviainsider.com reported. The so called “world class scientific center”...