Russia solicits moon rocket proposals

Russia solicits moon rocket proposals

MOSCOW, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Russia's Roscosmos space agency has announced a $300,000 tender for a moon rocket design, the official Web site that tracks state purchases said.
Russia says no manned moon shots till 2018

Russia says no manned moon shots till 2018

MOSCOW, July 20 (UPI) -- Russia's timetable for manned flights to the moon has been pushed back two more years with no launches until 2018, the head of Russia's space agency said.
Russia to retry failed Mars mission

Russia to retry failed Mars mission

MOSCOW, April 17 (UPI) -- Russia says it will mount another attempt at a Mars mission similar to the Phobos-Grunt probe that failed to head toward the Red Planet in November.

Russia offers space mission medical help

MOSCOW, March 30 (UPI) -- Russia says it will offer its medical expertise to astronauts from partner countries on the International Space Station during post-mission rehabilitation.

Counterfeit chips possible in mission fail

MOSCOW, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The failure of a unmanned Russian space mission to Mars possibly was caused by the malfunction of counterfeit chips in the craft's computer, officials say.

U.S. denies radar affected spacecraft

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The United States has denied powerful electromagnetic emission from a U.S. radar caused the failure of a Russian spacecraft that fell to Earth.

'Flaws' blamed for Russian space failure

MOSCOW, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The failure of a Russian Mars mission that crashed back to Earth was due to testing errors and engineering flaws, the head of the country's space agency says.
Russia talks of permanent moon base

Russia talks of permanent moon base

MOSCOW, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Russia's space agency Roscosmos says it is in talks with European and U.S. partners about creating permanent manned research bases on the moon.

Russia hints at spacecraft interference

MOSCOW, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A Russian space official said a Mars-bound spacecraft due to crash to Earth soon may have failed because it was struck by some type of anti-satellite weapon.

Bloggers infiltrate Moscow rocket factory

MOSCOW, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Russia's space agency must improve security at its facilities after a reported penetration of its rocket plant in northern Moscow, a government minister says.

Failed Mars probe to fall to Earth

MOSCOW, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A Russian spacecraft that failed to head for Mars after its November launch will fall back to Earth Jan. 9, experts said.

Russian Mars mission misses orbit

MOSCOW, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A Russian Mars probe launched early Wednesday failed to reach its intended orbit after separation from the launch vehicle, Russia's Federal Space Agency said.

Russia to abandon rocket booster work

MOSCOW, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Russia's space agency Roscosmos says it has decided to abandon the development of its Rus-M booster rocket because of inadequate funding.
Russia will spend $730 billion on weaponry

Russia will spend $730 billion on weaponry

MOSCOW, March 11 (UPI) -- Russian First Deputy Defense Minister Vladimir Popovkin says Russia will spend about $730 billion on advanced weapons systems over the next nine years.

Official says satellite in wrong orbit

MOSCOW, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The Russian military said Thursday it cannot use the satellite launched into the wrong orbit earlier this month for earth mapping.
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