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Satellite imagery might be used as basis of war crimes charges over Aleppo

Whatever Russia’s television propaganda mouthpiece RT might say to try to convince otherwise, there has been widespread revulsion in the civilised world over the destruction of the Syrian city of Aleppo which has been mainly caused by a Russian and …

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Russian Soyuz vehicle successfully launches astronauts, and troubled Soyuz craft, to the ISS

At 0805 GMT, 19 October 2016, a Soyuz-FG rocket lifted off from Site 31/6, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, carrying the Soyuz MS-02 craft containing crew members of Expedition 49/50 to the International Space Station (ISS). The new crew members …

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Russian Soyuz craft suffers anomaly, while Roscosmos announces crew reductions to the ISS

The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, announced on 17 September 2016, that the next flight of the Soyuz-MS crew transport craft would be delayed for technical reasons after testing conducted at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. According to TASS, the Russian state …

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Farnborough Air Show: None of Russia’s main delegation make it to show after UK visa ban – retaliation is expected to follow (Updated)

Russian officials hoping to attend the Farnborough International Air Show were effectively barred as the were not able to obtain visas after the UK Government refused to let them have them.  The move by the UK Government was made as …

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Russia should build a Moon-base says Rogozin

The US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney famously rubbished his Repulican nomination opponent Newt Gingrich’s plan for a Moon base by saying: “I spent 25 years in business. If I had a business executive come to me and say they wanted to spend a few hundred …

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VIDEO: Russia’s MAKS spaceplane

Spacevidcast.com has released this video and this article about Russia’s MAKS aerospace system…

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VIDEO: Roscosmos MAKS 2009 video gives Vostochny detail

At 5min 50s into this 10min 53s Federal Space Agency video produced for MAKS 2009 there are details of the new Vostochny cosmodrome that is to be built in Russia’s far eastern Amur region. This segment also shows a video of an Advanced Crew …

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The Orion gap, no not that one, the second one, in 2020

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credit NASA/Lockheed Martin / caption: Will this be seen in 2020?

Acting NASA administrator Christopher Scolese made some interesting remarks on 29 April at the Congressional appropriations hearing that Hyperbola thinks could see another human spaceflight gap for the USA at …

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French Guiana’s Soyuz mobile gantry comes together

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credit: Federal Space Agency / caption: The mobile gantry is built before being sent to South America

The mobile gantry for the Samara Space Center Soyuz 2-1a (and eventually 2-1b) rocket’s CNES/European Space Agency spaceport in French Guiana is being constructed …

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Roscosmos specifies tourism role for Soyuz TMA replacement

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Detail’s from the Russian Federal Space Agency’s request for proposals for its Soyuz TMA replacement, apparently now called Advanced Manned Space Transpotation …

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GOCE goes!

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credit ESA / caption: Eurockot’s Rockot launches ESA’s GOCE satellite

According to ESA’s press release  

This afternoon, the Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) satellite developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) was lofted into a near-sunsynchronous,

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No more space tourism for Russia’s Myasishchev Design Bureau

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credit: Myasishchev Design Bureau/Flight / caption: Myasishchev’s concept for air launched suborbital tourism

Sources at Russia’s United Aircraft (UA) have informed Hyperbola that the Myasishchev Design Bureau is being absorbed into the state run aviation company, created in 2006, and its …

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VIDEO: ESA profiles Soyuz builder’s preparation for French Guiana

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The European Space Agency has profiled the work being done by Russia’s Samara Space Center for the Soyuz 2-1a rockets that are planned to launch from French Space Agency CNES’ French Guiana spaceport by the end of this year. …

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Space Adventures and that 2011 flight is…

more likely to happen than not based on an answer to a question I posed to Russia’s Federal Space Agency (aka Roscosmos)

On 11 June 2008 Space Adventures announced an ‘agreement‘ to have an entirely private flight to the …

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The Bear and the Dragon

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credit S P Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation / caption: Progress M66 is processed

I found a couple of Russian and Chinese items today. Energia has been posting photo reports of the progress, as it were, of the Progress M66 cargo …

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The new X-38/CRV: SpaceX’s Dragon?


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For those of you who didn’t spot it in my colleague John Croft’s NASA commercial resupply services (CRS) analysis Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has apparently started a study for NASA on how to send to the International …

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PICTURES: Russia’s Mini Research Module 1

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credit: Spacehab

Russia’s S P Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia built Mini Research Module (MRM1) will be taken to ISS on mission STS-132, the Space Shuttle Discovery’s last known mission scheduled for April 2010. The MRM1 will carry in …

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Does 2010 loom for maiden French Guiana Soyuz launch?

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Already delayed from 2008 to 2009 the European Space Agency (ESA) seems to be preparing for a possible delay into 2010 for the introduction of Arianespace/Starsem French Guiana Space Centre (CSG) operations of the Samara Space Centre Soyuz 2-1a

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More progress for Korea’s Khrunichev rocket

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credit: Khrunichev Space Center / caption: this KSLV first-stage mock-up helped with the SLC tests

Russia’s Khrunichev Space Center has reported that qualification testing has been completed for Korea’s space launch vehicle’s (KSLV) launch complex’s pre-flight assembly and testing procedures ground equipment …

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Hyperbola’s Russian roundup

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Assembly of a Khrunichev Space Center Proton-M rocket took place at Baikonur cosmodrome today. It was mated with its DM upper stage and its three Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS)-M satellites covered by the fairing. A …

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