Russia, U.S. to create first joint satellite navigation venture

The Russian Space Systems corporation and the U.S. Trimble Navigation Group have signed an agreement to create a joint satellite navigation venture in Russia, the Russian company has said

// May. 31, 2010 - 14:29 GMT


Japan moves to test "space yacht" and solve Venus's "biggest mystery"

A Japanese H-2A rocket blasted off from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan on Friday carrying the country's first Venus probe and an experimental solar sail, the country's space agency said.

// May. 21, 2010 - 05:54 GMT


Space Shuttle may continue through next year - Roscosmos

The U.S. Space Shuttle program may not come to an end this year, Russian Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said in a statement, citing International Space Station (ISS) manager

// May. 06, 2010 - 12:46 GMT


Russian Progress freighter docks manually with ISS

Russia's Progress M-05M space freighter docked with the International Space Station (ISS) manually late on Saturday night.

// May. 02, 2010 - 04:13 GMT


Cameron wants to install 3-D cam on next NASA Mars rover

The reigning king of 3-D cinema, U.S. filmmaker James Cameron, persuaded NASA to install a 3-D cam on the Curiosity rover to be launched to the Red Planet in 2011.

// Apr. 30, 2010 - 08:42 GMT


Russia's Cosmos-3M space carrier orbits military satellite

A Russian carrier rocket orbited a military satellite on Tuesday at 6:08 Moscow time (2:08 GMT), a spokesman for the Russian Space Forces said.

// Apr. 27, 2010 - 09:35 GMT


Russia's Proton rocket takes U.S. satellite to orbit

Russia's Proton-M carrier rocket, launched on Saturday from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, took a U.S. telecommunications satellite to orbit after a nine-hour flight, a spokesman for Russia's federal space agency said on Sunday.

// Apr. 25, 2010 - 03:44 GMT


Solar-powered plane makes its first long-range flight

The solar-powered plane Solar Impulse successfully made its first long-range flight in Switzerland on April 7.

// Apr. 09, 2010 - 03:57 GMT


Russia set to launch Europe's CryoSat-2 satellite from Baikonur

A Russian Dnepr carrier rocket will launch the European Space Agency's CryoSat-2 Earth Explorer satellite from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on Thursday.

// Apr. 08, 2010 - 06:21 GMT


U.K. could become Russia's major hi-tech partner - official

The U.K. could become one of Russia's leading partners in innovative technologies, the head of the country's hi-tech government corporation Rosnano told RIA Novosti.

// Mar. 28, 2010 - 06:43 GMT