The launch from Plesetsk navigation satellite of new generation "GLONASS-K", which is regularly postponed from March, was postponed for October, told RIA Novosti source in the space industry.
In early August, another Agency source in the industry said that the launch rescheduled for the end of August - beginning of September.
A new device brought in late July, the Russian cargo ship "Progress", showed that the concentration of toxic benzene in the atmosphere of the International space station is the norm, told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the Roscosmos.
Benzene was recorded in the air of the ISS in April. First, its concentration remained at the level of 65 micrograms per cubic meter, and then began to rise. However, as reported in may, RIA Novosti news Agency "Roskosmos", the concentration did not exceed maximum permissible norm and do not threaten the crew. The source of benzene is still not found. To reduce its concentration, the crew has installed carbon filters.
The General Director of "Rosatom" Dmitry Rogozin instructed to develop options for a winged, manned space Shuttle similar to the Soviet "Buran" to replace the "Soyuz MS". He told this in an interview with RIA Novosti.
At the same time, Rogozin admitted that the creation of a reusable vehicle will take much time. Soyuz MS, of course, still serve. He constantly modernizarea", - said the head of "Roscosmos", noting however that the endless modernization "is detrimental to the development of space technology".
Enterprise "Roscosmos" has begun to develop methods of landing a spacecraft on an asteroid, such technologies can be established before the end of the next decade, said in an interview with RIA Novosti General Director of "Rosatom" Dmitry Rogozin.
Rogozin explained that this technology it is possible to create up to 2030.
The General Director of "Rosatom" Dmitry Rogozin urged not to exaggerate the role successful completion of the first manned test flight of the spacecraft SpaceX Crew Dragon, inviting my American colleagues to try to repeat the record of Russian ships at the speed of flight on the ISS.
According to him, the Crew Dragon from SpaceX and the future from Boeing Cockpit are more spacious and comfortable, but only analogues of the Russian "Soyuz MS".
Funding for the creation and testing of carrier rockets "Angara" for the Vostochny space centre increased by 1.7 times - from 26 to 45 billion rubles for the period up to 2026. It follows from the Roskosmos posted on the procurement website.
In 2015, experimental design work (OKR) "Cupid" on creation of space rocket complex heavy class on the East for the period to 2025 planned $ 32.4 billion. In 2018, this amount was reduced to 26.2 billion rubles. The money was planned to develop a rocket "Angara-A5" East and conduct flight tests, including three start-up.
The cost of making the first modernized carrier rocket "Angara-А5М" to conduct flight tests from Baikonur East will be 6 billion rubles, follows from materials of the Roscosmos posted on the procurement website.
In October 2019, the General designer of KB "salute" of Khrunichev Centre Sergey Kuznetsov told RIA Novosti that the first launch of "Angara-А5М" with the East is planned at the end of 2024.
The Crew Dragon vehicle during its return to Earth was more like a beast than a spaceship, described his return to it from the ISS NASA astronaut Bob Behnken.
The astronaut said that "when we fell a little bit in the atmosphere, the Dragon came to life ... the atmosphere is beginning to make sounds, you can hear it roaring outside the ship and as the ship is trying to control (the movement), you feel the shaking his body," - said the astronaut.
All three of the carrier rocket "proton-M", which found faulty components of 2015-2016 of production, returned from Baikonur to Moscow for repairs, told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the Roscosmos.
According to him, one of these missiles have already been repaired, sent back to Baikonur in late July with her help, was successfully launched telecommunications satellites, "Express-80" and "Express-103".
The spacecraft Crew Dragon splashed down in the Atlantic ocean off the coast of Florida, completing the first manned flight to the International space station.
He touched the water in the calculation 21:48 Moscow time.
The names of the participants of the first ever group of tourist flight to the ISS on Russian spaceship "Soyuz" will be announced early next year, reported RIA Novosti in the press service of the Roscosmos.
Earlier in the Russian office of Space Adventures RIA Novosti reported that signed contracts with space tourists for a project on the Russian Soyuz in 2021.
New Russian multipurpose laboratory module "Nauka" launch to the International space station in April 2021, told reporters the head of "Roskosmos" Dmitry Rogozin.
"We plan to start in April next year", - said Rogozin.
Cosmonaut Nikolai Tikhonov, who received an eye injury and was removed from the crew for flight on the International space station, leaving the cosmonaut corps, told the Moscow cosmonaut training Center.
"The thirty-first of July, terminated the employment contract with a test-cosmonaut Nikolai Tikhonov Tikhonov... decided to leave the cosmonaut corps in connection with the recent new data on the state of health", - is spoken in the message on the organization's website.
The results of the simulation, which was conducted by American scientists, showed that some stars can be up to seven potentially habitable planets. The paper was published in the journal Astronomical Journal.
The search for life in outer space, scientists tend to restrict the so-called habitable zone — the region around a star where orbiting it planets may be liquid water needed to sustain life in the form we know it.
The configuration of the satellite constellation, the Chinese Beidou-3 is that the navigation system has to be more effective than American and Russian analogues GLONASS and GPS, however, unequivocally say this is impossible, since the complete information about Chinese handsets, said RIA Novosti head of the space policy Institute Ivan Moiseev.
Earlier, the President of China XI Jinping officially announced the launch of a Chinese global navigation system, Beidou-3. Last, the 55th satellite system Beidou-3 was successfully launched into orbit on 23 June.
Chinese President XI Jinping officially announced the launch of a Chinese global navigation system, Beidou-3.
The ceremony of launching of the system took place Friday morning in the hall of the people in Beijing.
The amount of debris in the tank of the upper stage "Fregat" exploded in space in may, has nearly tripled from 65 to 175, follows from the data of the U.S. air force published on the dedicated website space-track.org.
According to the American military tank "Frigate" exploded in orbit on may 8, this resulted in 65 of the wreckage. Roskosmos confirmed the destruction, noting that the debris threatened the International space station and Russian satellites.
The carrier rocket "proton-M" with telecommunication satellite "Express-80" and "Express-103" was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome, the broadcast was carried on the website of Roskosmos.
"Contact lifting", - declared the speaker during the broadcast. He later reported on the successful separation of the satellites from the launch vehicle.
The carrier rocket "proton-M" launched a telecommunications satellite "Express-80" and "Express-103" in conjunction with the upper stage "breeze-M" on a suborbital trajectory, to be broadcast on the website of Roscosmos.
"There is a branch of the orbital block, there is a shutdown of the third stage of the carrier rocket", - declared the speaker during the broadcast.
God has blessed human to explore the cosmos, it can reconcile peoples and to stop the soldiers, told RIA Novosti on Friday the head of the world Union of the old believers, Leonid Sevastianov.
He drew attention to earlier on Thursday the start of the American research Rover Perseverance, the mission of which is to search for traces of life on Mars.
The Russian segment of the ISS hooked up to a broadband satellite communication channel with the Earth and eliminating the need to use American communication channels, according to the Rocket-space Corporation (RKK) "Energy" - the operator of the Russian segment of the station.
All the years of ISS operation up to this point, astronauts could communicate with Earth only flying over Russian territory, and, if necessary, when outside of these areas used the American funds.
The state Commission at the Baikonur cosmodrome gave the nod to the start of the carrier rocket "proton-M" with telecommunication satellite "Express-80" and "Express-103" the removal of which in orbit will take a record 18 hours, according to "Roskosmos".
"The state Commission made a decision about filling the carrier rocket "proton-M" propellants and confirmed start time", - stated in the message on the website of the Corporation.
The very large telescope (VLT) the European southern Observatory (EO) in Chile received a new image of the gas of the nebula NGC 2899, symmetry, color, and complex internal structure resembling fluttering in the night sky multi-colored butterfly. This was reported on the official website EO.
This planetary nebula has never been photographed in such minute detail — even visible through translucent background star field its weak outer edges.
In Florida, launched a carrier rocket Atlas V with a research Rover Perseverance, which is to look for traces of life on Mars, live broadcast of the launch leads NASA.
The carrier rocket was launched at 07:50 am East coast time USA (14:50 GMT). Arrival research Rover into orbit is scheduled for February 18, 2021.
Scientists have discovered a stellar stream consisting of the remnants of the ancient globular clusters are broken by the gravity of the milky Way two billion years ago. The study is published in the journal Nature.
A globular cluster is a sphere, consisting of hundreds of thousands and even millions of stars, bound by gravity and orbiting around the galactic nucleus. Our Galaxy has about 150 globular clusters. But the "field of stars", which was recently discovered by astronomers of the international consortium of S5 is very different from the usual and well-studied globular clusters in the milky Way.
Favorable conditions for the observation of one of the brightest meteor showers of the Perseids will come only a few days after its peak, according to the Moscow planetarium.
"Favorable conditions for the visibility of flow in 2020 will develop after three to four days after the night of the peak (from 16th-23rd August)", - stated in the message.
American scientists using mathematical tools described heterogeneity of relict cosmic radiation, which arose immediately after the birth of the Universe. The authors believe that their results confirm the correctness of the hypothesis of the Big bounce, according to which the emergence of our Universe was the result of the collapse of a "previous" universe. The results were published in the journal Physical Review Letters.
While the theory of General relativity explains a wide range of astrophysical and cosmological phenomena, some properties of the Universe remain a mystery. In particular, it cannot explain the uneven distribution in space of galaxies and dark matter.
Pure oxygen can, for the first time to appear on Mars in 2021, if the MOXIE experiment, will meet the expectations of its creators, told RIA Novosti Deputy Director of the project Professor at mit, former NASA astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman.
Experiment MOXIE - a device the size of a car battery to produce oxygen from the atmosphere of the Fiery planet. The experiment will work on the Rover Perseverance, which is scheduled to kick off from Earth on July 30 and if everything goes well, in February, will arrive at Mars.
The second booster heavy class "Angara-A5" is planned to send to the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the first half of August, reported RIA Novosti source in the space industry.
"Sending a train with the blocks of the rocket "Angara-A5" from the Khrunichev Center in Plesetsk is planned in the first half of August," - said the Agency interlocutor.
American gas delivered to the Russian cargo ship "Progress", is not found toxic benzene in the atmosphere of the International space station, said NASA.
Earlier the space Agency said that "the Progress MS-15", arriving at the station on July 23 was taken two detector Draeger and 90 test records to search for a source of benzene.
Note to the control system upper stage "breeze-M" was the reason for the postponement of the launch of the carrier rocket "proton-M" with telecommunication satellite "Express-80" and "Express-103" from the Baikonur cosmodrome with 30 to 31 July, reported RIA Novosti source in the space industry.
Previously, Roskosmos announced that the launch of "Proton" postponed for a day for additional inspections of components and assemblies.
Global ice ages in Earth's history occurred when the level of solar radiation is sharply changed in a short period by geological standards the period of time, American scientists have found. Their work was published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A.
In Earth's history was at least two periods of the Paleoproterozoic 2.4 to 2.1 billion years ago during the Neoproterozoic 850-630 million years ago, when the whole surface of the planet was covered with ice. With the end of the second period of time is associated sudden flowering of complex multicellular life on Earth. Therefore, not only geologists and planetary scientists studying exoplanets lying within the habitable zones, looking for the causes that can trigger a global glaciation.
Telecommunications satellites, "Express-80" and "Express-103", which is scheduled to launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome on Thursday, is scheduled to be operational in January-February 2021, said operator - enterprise "Space communications".
According to Roscosmos, the launch rocket "proton-M" with satellites is planned July 30 at 0.27 GMT.
Scientists studying Mars, was the first to prove that the wave structure on the surface of the planet are not immune fingerprints of rocks and moving sand "maghrabi", similar to that found in arid regions of the Earth. The study is published in the journal of Geophysical Research: Planets.
In the pictures the surface of Mars in many places visible wind-blown wave structure of Aeolian sandy "maghrabi". Waves of sand located at a distance of from one to 35 meters from each other — on average about five meters. The size of these structures by about two orders of magnitude less than the surrounding sand dunes. At the base of the waves, according to scientists, is fine-grained fraction of sand — dust, and on top of the ridges — the larger the grains.
High-altitude testing in the United States parachute system for the Russian-European Mars landing station ExoMars-2022, postponed from March due to pandemic coronavirus, outlined in October, reported RIA Novosti head of the European space Agency (ESA) in Russia Rene Pishel.
In March, Russia's Roscosmos and ESA announced the postponement of the launch of the station from 2020 to 2022 for additional testing with modified equipment and the final version of the software. Furthermore, additional issues for further work have caused the spread of the coronavirus.
NASA has identified the following manned missions Crew Dragon to the International space station (ISS), which will go into orbit in the spring of 2021, said the us space Agency on Tuesday.
In the crew of the second commercial flight of the ship in orbit will include two NASA astronauts Shane Kimbro (the captain) and Megan MacArthur, and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and Frenchman Thomas Sands. It is planned that the crew will travel to the ISS in the spring of 2021, and will remain at the space station for about six months.
The government has developed a draft decree according to which Roskosmos will determine the perpetrators of the contracts for the development and operation of space technology closed method, according to a draft document published on the portal of normative legal acts.
In the explanatory note to the draft States that the need for the adoption of the resolution due to the fact that the authorities of the foreign States and groups of States to analyze open-source information from contracts of the Roscosmos and its enterprises, revealing of participants of cooperatives.
French astronaut Thomas Sands next year will go into space on the spacecraft Crew Dragon.
"The end of uncertainty: next year I will fly to (the space ship) Crew Dragon (company) SpaceX. Exercise in his futuristic cockpit has already begun," wrote Sand in his Twitter.
Search of source of toxic benzene resumed on the International space station after delivery of the new equipment on the cargo ship "Progress", the crew conducted measurements in the Russian and American modules, said NASA.
On the Agency's website notes that "Progress MS-15", arrived on 23 July, brought the two American Drager gas detector and 90 test records to search for a source of benzene.
American and British physicists, using the known distance from the Earth to fifty galaxies, said the value of the Hubble constant used in calculations of the age of the Universe, which, in accordance with the new data, is 12.6 billion years. The study is published in the journal Astronomical Journal.
To date, the time of the Big Bang that spawned the Universe, scientists estimate, using computer simulation, which is based on the distance to the oldest stars, the behavior of galaxies and the expansion rate of the Universe. The idea is to calculate how much time it will take for all the objects returned to the initial state.
New Russian space robot, created to replace the robot "Fedor", because of the sanctions will not get the best of foreign components, would therefore be collected from domestic or localized production in Russia, details, told in an interview to RIA Novosti Executive Director of the NGO "Android technology" Eugene Dudorov.
"It is clear that access to global best solutions, we have not been and will not because of the sanctions restrictions," he said.
New Russian space robot, created to replace the robot "Fedora", will assist the astronauts during their work on the outer surface of the International space station, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Executive Director of the NGO "Android technology" Eugene Dudorov.
"For example, with a robot operator from the Ground or the ISS will conduct the necessary preparation before EVAs people, reducing the time and facilitating the work of astronauts. It is clear that the robot is not a substitute astronaut, but it will complement and help man," he said.
The following Russian space robot, which is developed to replace the robot "Fedor" may remain without a proper name, and to the alphanumeric designation, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Executive Director of the NGO "Android technology" (developed by robot "Fedora") Eugene Dudorov.
"We he is called SAR – anthropomorphic robotic system. The new name we invented. I think in the end will probably alphanumeric symbol. In this situation it would be correct," - said Dudorov.
New Russian space robot, created to work on the surface of the International space station, will be made in several copies - one of them will be able to go into space, the other will remain on Earth, and the third, perhaps destroy, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Executive Director of the NGO "Android technology" Eugene Dudorov.
He noted that in connection with the requirements for space technology, some developers of equipment do up to five identical samples for various tests before launch into space.
Cosmonaut in space robot "Fedor" will be used to test technologies that will then be used in the new Russian space robot, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Executive Director of the NGO "Android technology" Eugene Dudorov.
Robot "Theodore" went into space on 22 August 2019 on the spacecraft "Soyuz MS-14". Aboard the ISS, he was tested in Autonomous mode and under control of the astronauts. September 7, Fedor returned to Earth.
The company "Kosmocar" - the Russian operator of suborbital flights into space - ready to give the acting Governor of the Khabarovsk Krai Mikhail Degtyarev opportunity to fly into space as a test.
In 2016, being the Deputy of the state Duma from LDPR Degtyarev said he intends to go on a space flight as a test equipment company "Cosmocats".
A new attempt to launch a space rocket "MOMO" Japanese company, Interstellar Technologies has been interrupted for a few seconds to launch from a platform in the city Taiki on the Northern island of Hokkaido.
Run the video was broadcast on the company's website. The reason for the cancellation of the launch is not yet known.
The launching into orbit telecommunications satellites "Express-80" and "Express-103", which on 30 July launch rocket "proton-M" will become the longest in history.
As reported on Sunday, "Roscosmos", the "separation of the spacecraft "Express-80" from the upper stage "breeze-M" is expected in 17 hours 59 minutes after the start, "Express-103" another 17 minutes."
Roskosmos confirmed that the rocket "proton-M" with telecommunication satellite "Express-80" and "Express-103" starts at 00.27 MSK on July 30.
Earlier, a similar launch time called RIA Novosti source in the space industry.
The launch of the Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou in French Guiana postponed from 28 to 31 July, according to the operator Arianespace.
"The final phase of the launch has not been initiated by Arianespace to conduct additional technical verification", - the company said in a press release published on the website.
China on Saturday with the help of the carrier rocket "Changzheng-4B" successfully orbited three civilian satellites, reports the Chinese Corporation of space science and technology (CASC).
The launch took place on Saturday morning at 11.13 local time (6.13 GMT) from the Baikonur "Taiyuan" in Shanxi province in Northern China. After a while all three of the satellite entered the preset orbit.
Rocket-space Corporation "Energy", leading the cooperation on the creation of a rocket heavy class for flights to the moon, has patented a scheme of flight to the moon, allows you to refuse the creation and use of heavy missiles.
For the landing of the Russian cosmonauts to the moon and back requires one rocket "Soyuz-2.1 a" and three developed rocket "Angara-А5В". The first "Angara" on the moon starts the module refueling. Then the crew on the Soyuz rocket inside the spaceship "Soyuz MS" delivered to the International space station or other earth station, there he transplanted to the lunar landing reusable spacecraft. To him second "Angara-А5В" delivered the upper stage and the vehicle tanker. The upper stage used to send bundles of the lunar ship and ship-tanker to the moon.
Difficulties arose before, during docking of the cargo ship "Progress MS-15" with the Russian segment of the International space station, but they did not prevent the connection in automatic mode, informed RIA Novosti the press service of the Roscosmos.
"In carrying out docking cargo vehicle "Progress MS-15" indeed, some deviations were observed cargo vehicle relative to the target. Control the process of docking was carried out by ground control personnel and the crew of the Russian segment of the ISS. Deviations from the target were within the tolerance defined technical documentation on system convergence," said the Corporation.
On the NASA website posted the first images of the Northern polar part of the ninth largest object in the Solar system's largest satellites of Jupiter — Ganymede, made by the automatic interplanetary spacecraft Juno.
The spacecraft NASA's Juno ("Juno") flying near the North pole of Ganymede 26 Dec 2019. Device JIRAM (Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper) on Board managed to make a series of detailed pictures. Scientists have received a full and detailed infrared image of the polar region, the largest of the planet-satellite in the Solar system, larger than mercury.
Cargo ship "Progress MS-15" set a record for on-time flight to the International space station, told RIA Novosti in the press service of the Roscosmos.
He got to the ISS in three hours 18 minutes and 31 seconds.
Russia will attract private traders to develop a flight model rocket ultralight class by 2024, from the presentation of the first Deputy of Director General of "Roscosmos" Yuri Urlichich.
According to the materials submitted by Urlichich, this rocket will be needed for launches of small and micro satellites and observation. The satellites, which will be created on the base of unified platforms to manage Autonomous using artificial intelligence technologies.
Russian cargo ship "Progress MS-15" docked to the International space station, he was the fifth ship that reached ISS on ultrashort scheme in less than four hours.
Broadcast of the flying leads "Roscosmos".
The head of the British space program Vice-Marshal Harvey Smith after a space command of the United States has accused Russia of carrying out the July tests in space of anti-satellite weapons, according to the official statement of the command.
"We are concerned about how Russia conducted a test of one of its satellites by running the object with the weapon characteristics. Such actions threaten the peaceful uses of outer space and pose the risk that the debris can pose a threat to satellites and space systems that affect the world. We call on Russia to refrain henceforth from such experiments. We also call on Russia to work together with the UK and other partners to ensure responsible behavior in space," Smith wrote on Twitter.
The spacecraft "Progress MS-15" placed into orbit by the carrier rocket "Soyuz-2.1 a" and get to the International space station in 3.5 hours, using super-speed flight profile, reported in the broadcast run, which is on the website of Roskosmos.
"There is a branch of cargo transport ship "Progress MS-15" from the third stage of the carrier rocket "Soyuz-2.1 a", - said the speaker during the broadcast.
China launched its first probe to study Mars, "Tanwani-1" ("Questions to heaven -1"), according to Xinhua news Agency.
The launch was carried out at 12.41 local time (7.41 GMT) from the Baikonur "Wenchang" Haikou city with the help of the carrier rocket "chanchzhen-5" ("long March 5").
The state Corporation "Rosatom" took the decision to create the hydrogen engine for rocket "Angara", which will develop the carrier with increased carrying capacity and eventually the rocket with reusable stages, told RIA Novosti press-service of the Corporation.
"Yes, the decision was made", - said Roscosmos.
Cargo spacecraft "Progress MS-15" will be launched from Baikonur rocket "Soyuz-2.1 a" on Thursday, to the International space station he will have to get three and a half hours.
The launch is scheduled for 17.26 GMT, docked with the station at 20.47 GMT ± 3 minutes. This will be the fifth flight of the cargo "progress" on the "superfast" double scheme. Before it was used either the standard two-day scheme, providing for 34 turns around the Earth, or cropped chetyrehmetrovy, a flight which takes about six hours.
The brightest in the last seven years, comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) will approach the Earth on the minimum distance on Thursday.
As previously reported in the Moscow planetarium, July 23, the recently discovered comet will approach our planet on 103,52 million kilometers.
The first contract flight spacecraft Crew Dragon with four crew members on the International space station will be held before the end of September, NASA announced Wednesday.
"The launch is planned no earlier than the end of September and will be followed by the successful return from the space station, NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley and analysis of NASA and SpaceX's second demonstration flight," said NASA on Wednesday.
The launch of the first UAE probe to Mars is a national and Arab accomplishment, said the President of the UAE Khalifa bin Zaid al Nahyan.
Booster H-IIA launch vehicle from the Satish Dhawan space Hope ("Hope"), developed by engineers at UAE, on Monday successfully launched from the space center of the Japanese island of Tanegashima. Subsequently, the probe separated from the booster and began to beep. Prior to this, due to the bad weather the launch was postponed several times.
The carrier rocket Falcon 9 launched military satellite ANASIS-II for South Korea, the company said SpaceX.
The rocket was launched from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral (FL) at 0030 GMT on Tuesday. Before the start of the company said that the launch of the first stage of the carrier rocket was used earlier to launch to the ISS in the first flight of a manned spacecraft Crew Dragon.
Russian cosmonaut, the Executive Director of "Rosatom" Sergey Krikalev, whose flight on station "the World" taking place at the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union, said that he was aware of the events on the Ground of political events, but for him they were in the background of the work space.
Krikalev went on an expedition to the station "Mir" in 1991. He then agreed to stay aboard the station for a second expedition. Back home, the astronaut could only in 1992. The duration of his flight was 311 days. Thus, Krikalev flew from the Soviet Union, and returned to Russia. For the flight he was awarded the Star of Hero of the Russian Federation at number one.
American and Swiss scientists have proved that in the depths of Venus is still active internal processes associated with mixing substances. The study is published in the journal Nature Geoscience.
It is known that the surface of Venus was formed later than Mars or mercury, the inner part of which has long been cold. At a recent internal activity of the planet indicate a ring-shaped structure known as the crown.
At Baikonur any comments for ground-based equipment in the "Soyuz-2.1 a", said Roscosmos.
It specified that we are talking about one of the aggregates of the launch complex, and expressed confidence that in the near future will solve the problem.
Carrier rocket "Soyuz-2.1 a" to transport cargo vehicle "Progress MS-15" on Monday were taken and installed at the launch complex of the Baikonur cosmodrome, reports Roskosmos.
"After installation at the launch complex of pad 31 in vertical position, it was announced farm service, and the joint calculation of specialists of enterprises of state Corporation "Roscosmos" began work on schedule the first launch day," - said in a statement on the website of the Corporation.
The head of NASA Jim Breidenstein congratulated the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the successful launch of the first Arab probe "al-Amal" ("Hope") to Mars.
Previously, the mission of the Hope Mars announced that a carrier rocket H-IIA launch vehicle from the Satish Dhawan space centre "Hope", created by engineers in UAE, in UAE 01.58 at the time (00.58 GMT) successfully launched from the space center of the Japanese island of Tanegashima. Subsequently, the space probe "al-Amal" was separated from the rocket and began to beep.
The launch to Mars of the launch vehicle H-IIA launch vehicle from the Satish Dhawan space centre "Hope", created by engineers UAE, on the Japanese island Tanegashima has taken place, it has been broadcast on Twitter mission.
The launch was held at the scheduled time - July 20 at 01:58 UAE time (00.58 GMT).
The Russian space Agency confirmed on NASA's "super-fast" the scheme of flight to the ISS Russian cargo spacecraft "Progress MS-15", the launch of which is scheduled for July 23.
"Start of the carrier rocket "Soyuz-2.1 a" to transport cargo vehicle "Progress MS-15" planned 17.26 GMT 23 Jul 2020. His flight to the International space station will pass through the so-called "superfast" double scheme, docked to the module Pirs of the Russian segment is scheduled 20.47 MSC 3 minutes", - is reported on the website of the Corporation.
The pad for the carrier rocket "Angara" began to transport via the Northern sea route from Severodvinsk at the Eastern spaceport.
"In Severodvinsk finishes unique transport operation on transportation launch new carrier rocket "Angara". System with a total mass of more than 2000 tons loaded on the boat "Barents", which is already out of the waters of the shipyard "Zvezdochka", - is spoken in the message published on the website of the Center for exploitation of ground space infrastructure.
NASA astronauts were shocked when first saw the Soviet "space toilet", told in the Museum space at a ceremony to mark the docking of spacecraft "Soyuz" and "Apollo" twice hero of the Soviet Union, pilot-cosmonaut Vladimir Dzhanibekov.
"Cesspool installation of our ship came as a shock to the astronauts, on our ship. Similarly, a hole to pee through the valve. From Filipchenko (member of the backup crew - ed.) asked: what is the size of the output device? He writes: "XXXL". Ladies are lining up for an autograph by Anatoly. (Alex) Leonov in the direction of the rest," said Dzhanibekov, who was part of the delegation, who worked in Houston on the organization flight.
The carrier rocket "Changzheng-5" ("long March 5"), which should be directly displayed on a transitional orbit of Earth and Mars, the first Chinese probe to study Mars, delivered to the launch pad of the spaceport Wenchang in Hainan island, the report said the Chinese Corporation aerospace science and technology (CASC).
Previously to the launch pad was delivered probe for Mars exploration "Tangwani-1". According to Chinese media, the launch could take place on July 23. According to preliminary calculations, the probe will take about seven months to reach the planet's surface, in the case of success of the mission, the probe will send the obtained data to the Earth in 2021.
The launch of the newest telescope "James Webb" is postponed until 31 October 2021 due to pandemic coronavirus and technical problems, NASA said on Thursday.
NASA explained that one of the reasons for the delay was caused by the pandemic is the reduction in the number employed in the construction of the telescope staff. Despite the delay, I hope NASA, the cost of creating an orbital telescope would not be increased and will not exceed approved budget of $ 8.8 billion.
NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken returned to ISS on completion of planned works at a battery replacement station in space, NASA conducts a live broadcast.
The astronauts transferred the suits to the operation of the auxiliary power supply at 14.10 Moscow time and were left out of the station about six hours. During this time, they finished the planned work on the installation of new cameras on the external surface of the ISS and the replacement of obsolete batteries. On Thursday, the astronauts removed six old Nickel-hydrogen batteries and installed three new lithium ion battery.
Scientists said the age of the formation of the moon, it was formed 100 million years later than anticipated, said during an online speech at the international youth science school "space exploration: theory and practice", conducted by Moscow state technical University jointly with "Roskosmos", the scientific head of the space research Institute of RAS lion Green.
"There is a lot of calculations, a lot of controversy. And the better we understand this most interesting time. Just a few days ago there was a very interesting article that estimated the time in which the upper crust of the moon, which represented the ocean froze. It turned out to be longer than the scientists thought of it earlier. The moon is younger by about a hundred million years. And now the most severe rating that the Moon was formed 4 billion 425 million years ago," he said.
The Boeing company received a contract from NASA to 916 million dollars to continue to support the work of the International space station until 2024, said in a statement Thursday the company.
"Boeing will provide technical support, provide resources and personnel to work on Board the ISS, and will be responsible for a system of station", - is told in the message.
Ministry of defense studied close one of the Russian spacecraft with advanced small satellite inspector.
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Booster Minotaur-4 launched from the Baikonur Wallops in Virginia with four razvedochnyi for the first time since 2017, live broadcast led the portal Space Flight Now.
The rocket was launched at 9.46 on the East coast of the USA (16.46 GMT). It into orbit four satellites for the National administration of military konicheskoi US intelligence. In connection with secrecy of the mission, the live broadcast ended two minutes after the start. Orbital parameters, which will display the devices and their modifications are also not disclosed.
Russia believes that the space should be free from weapons of any kind, said Wednesday the General Director of "Rosatom" Dmitry Rogozin.
"We need to keep outer space free from weapons of any type, keep it natural for a long-term and sustainable use of both our and future generations," - Rogozin said at a video conference of heads of space agencies of the BRICS countries.
The head of NASA Jim Bridenstine said Tuesday that he still expects support from the Russian space Corporation in the lunar program of the United States, despite the fact that the head of the Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, criticized her, writes Reuters.
Earlier, the head of the Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, said that the US lunar program is "more of a political project", aimed at creating a kind of NATO in space, in which Washington will play a leading role.
Russian astronomers working with colleagues from other countries first discovered the spiral flow of the substance, the feeding of a massive star, as well as new molecules, creating the maser radiation. The results of observations published in the journal Nature Astronomy.
Massive stars — stars with mass greater than eight solar masses that end their lives with a supernova explosion, play a crucial role in the evolution of galaxies. For a long time scientists could not find an explanation of how the material that feeds these young stars, overcomes a huge radiation pressure.
China delivered to the launch pad for its first probe to study Mars, "Tanwani-1", preparations for its launch, reports China Central television.
"Probe for Mars exploration "Tangwani-1" have already been delivered to the Baikonur launch site "Wenchang" Haikou city, currently the preparatory work..." - stated in the message channel.
Space Agency of the UAE Space center and the Mohammed bin Rashid announced Tuesday the postponement of the launch of the first Emirati probe to Mars from Japan due to bad weather conditions, the report said the UAE government on Twitter.
The first is made entirely of Emirati engineers and scientists probe was supposed to go to Mars on Wednesday, July 15.
Japanese space probe "Hayabusa-2" will bring to Earth a capsule with soil samples of an asteroid Ryugu 6 December this year, said in a joint statement, the Japanese space Agency Ahai Australian space Agency ASA.
The capsule will be dropped on December 6 in the Australian desert.
Cargo ship "Progress MS-15", which is July 23, will travel to the International space station, will bring Russian cosmonauts in addition to the standard rations compotes and a set of fish, told RIA Novosti head of the Department of nutrition of the Institute of biomedical problems (IBMP) of RAS Alexander Agureev.
"Progress" will bring the crew a traditional set of fresh fruits and vegetables. It includes apples, grapefruits and oranges, and sauces, the fruit chutney and Apple-cranberry. In addition, the set of condensed milk, crushed lingonberries and mashed apricots.
"Roscosmos" is not going to shift the dates of the launches from the Baikonur cosmodrome from-for the arisen in the eponymous city of the outbreak of coronavirus, said the head of rostec Dmitry Rogozin.
"I'm not going to move. To date, we have not even discussed the idea of moving", - he told on air of radio "KP".
Russia is actively developing a nuclear spacecraft engine in order to in the future to send the heavy ships to distant planets in the Solar system and beyond, reported Monday the General Director of "Rosatom" Dmitry Rogozin.
"And the only kind of powerful potential of the engines, which allows for operation of the ion engine, it will only allow the vehicle to reach the planets of the Solar system, and maybe, in the future, to break out of the solar system," he said in an interview with radio "Komsomolskaya Pravda".
The General Director of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, said that the new American spacecraft SpaceX and Boeing Cockpit CrewDragon more glamorous than the Russian "Soyuz", but, in fact, are his analogues.
"Yeah, more spacious, more glamorous, but our counterparts grandfather. What we say, the old horse furrow not spoil," - said he in an interview with radio "Komsomolskaya Pravda".
The brightest over the past seven years the comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) can be seen in the sky from the Earth approximately one week, then it will already be hard to see, told RIA Novosti on Monday, the engineer training Observatory Ural Federal University (Urfu) Vladilen Sanakoev.
C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) is a comet, discovered on 27 March 2020 infrared space telescope NEOWISE. Previously it aboard the International space station took a picture of the Russian cosmonaut Ivan Wagner. According to the astronaut, it is the brightest for the last seven years, the comet.
Cabin in the Russian new module "Nauka", launched to the International space station is planned in 2021, will protect the astronaut from the radiation in the centimeter aluminum plate, told RIA Novosti head of the Department of radiation safety of manned space flight Institute of biomedical problems of RAS Vyacheslav Shurshakov.
Sending module "Science" at the Baikonur cosmodrome is scheduled for July 21-23 and the launch of the carrier rocket "proton-M" - in the spring and summer of 2021.
The start of the Russian carrier rocket "Soyuz-ST" with the satellite of optical-electronic surveillance UAE Falcon Eye 2 from Kourou in French Guiana is planned in mid-October, according to the website of the German centre for air and space DLR.
The launch was scheduled in early March, but was delayed due to problems with the upper stage "Fregat", which was replaced with a spare. However, in mid-March, the Kourou space centre temporarily closed due to pandemic coronavirus, therefore, according to the RIA Novosti source in the rocket and space industry, the launch of Falcon Eye 2 was postponed to 17 October.
Specialists conducted the orbit of the International space station, flight altitude is reduced by almost one kilometer for docking cargo vehicle "Progress MS-15", according to Roscosmos.
Initially, the correction was planned for the 10th of July, the altitude was going to increase to 480 meters. But plans changed after the ISS had to make an unplanned evasive action of debris - shatter stage of the Russian rocket "proton", launched in 1987.
The launch of Falcon 9 with a group of Internet-satellites Starlink, which was scheduled for Saturday, is cancelled again, the company said SpaceX.
"Cancel today's launch of the tenth mission Starlink to give more time to check
The explosion on the ship "Apollo 13" during the flight to the moon, saved the unmanaged orbital station "Salyut-7", the fire on the Mir station and RAM the cargo ship "Progress", according to RIA Novosti, among the five most serious emergencies in manned space exploration. In contrast to disasters in the Soviet spacecraft "Soyuz-1 and Soyuz-11" and the American "Challenger" and "Columbia" video, thanks to the professionalism of the astronauts and ground experts, led to the death of the crew.
"Apollo 13" was the third ship that went to the moon with the goal of landing astronauts on its surface. The launch of a spacecraft with crew James Lovell, John Swigert and Fred Haise took place on 11 April 1970.
The height of the orbit of the International space station on Saturday, it is planned to reduce a kilometer before the arrival of the cargo ship "Progress MS-15", informed RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the Roscosmos.
The height of the orbit of the station wanted to raise to 480 metres, on 10 July, but after the unscheduled evasive maneuvers ISS 3 July from the chip stage of the Russian rocket "proton", launched in 1987, plans were changed.
Problem when you first start the Chinese solid-fuel carrier rocket "Queijo-11", led to the accident, the mission is considered a failure, according to China Central television.
The launch took place on Friday at 12.17 local time (07.17 MSK) from the spaceport of Jiuquan in Gansu province.