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June 1, 2015

Steering engine of Proton-M 3rd stage failed because of excessive vibration loads, - Roscosmos Head Igor Komarov reported.

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May 26, 2015

After Proton-M booster crush Roscosmos inspected the estimated region of Proton-M debris fall using all possible space surveillance devices and haven’t found anything.

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May 26, 2015

Kazcosmos together with the Russian party is working up a possibility of Kazakh astronaut Aidyn Aimbetov flight to the ISS after British singer Sarah Brightman cancelled her participation in the flight, - Kazakhstan Aerospace Committee press service Head reports.

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May 25, 2015

Roscosmos didn’t announced specified data on Progress M-27M cargo vehicle accident on Friday, Commission well need more time, - space agency press office reports.

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May 22, 2015

Asteroid danger is one of the main threats to the mankind, - stated cosmonaut Alexei Leonov twice Hero of the Soviet Union speaking on Tuesday in London Science Museum.

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May 21, 2015

Russian Space Exhibition postponed due to the lack of guarantees from the British part will open in London on September 18, - British Science Museum press-service reports.

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May 20, 2015

It is too early to replace proton with Angara since this is a new rocket and it didn’t have enough time to accumulate positive flight history – Russian Academy of Cosmonautics named after Tsiolkovsky Andrei Ionin believes. On Monday Russian Vice Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin demanded to abandon Proton and start using Angara instead.

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May 19, 2015

Russian billionaire Filaret Galtchev Eurocement Group beneficiary may go to the International Space Station as space tourist. Galchev is willing to take vacant seat in Soyuz spaceship to be launched in September this year. Such possibility appeared after Sarah Brightman’s refusal to go to the ISS.

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May 18, 2015

Off-nominal situation leading to the loss of Proton-M booster with Mexican MexSat-1 satellite happened at 08.59, Moscow time, May 16, 2015 one minute before the space device and the upper stage were t o separate from the 3rd stage of the booster. According to preliminary data the accident was caused by Proton 3rd stage steering engine failure.

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May 18, 2015

ISS orbit was adjusted on May 18,2015. According to ballistic and navigational support service specialists calculations progress M-26M cargo vehicle thrusters were ignited at 03.30, Moscow time and have been operating for 1922 seconds. As a result of this maneuver the station got velocity increment of 1,75 m/s.

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