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Russia says it will pull out of space station project after 2024

A Russian Progress cargo freighter approaches the International Space Station in the background, while a Soyuz crew ferry spacecraft is docked to the Prichal module on the Russian segment of the complex. Credit: NASA Russia will pull out of the International Space Station project after 2024, the new director of the Russian space program said Tuesday, but no firm dates ...

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Watch live: Russian cosmonauts begin 250th space station spacewalk

 Russian cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Denis Matveev ventured outside the International Space Station on Thursday for a planned six-and-a-half hour spacewalk to begin unlimbering the European Robotic Arm. The cosmonauts opened the hatch to the Poisk airlock at 10:58 a.m. EDT (1458 GMT), marking the official start of the spacewalk. The excursion is the 250th spacewalk since 1998 in ...

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Russian cosmonauts begin spacewalk to outfit European robotic arm

 Two Russian cosmonauts put on their Orlan spacesuits and headed outside the International Space Station Monday for a spacewalk to begin outfitting a European robotic arm mounted on a Russian science module launched last year, a collaboration that’s been unaffected by souring international relations on Earth. Cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Denis Matveev opened the hatch to the Poisk airlock ...

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Russia issues ultimatum to UK government over OneWeb launch

The Soyuz rocket’s payload fairing containing OneWeb’s next 36 satellites. Credit: Roscosmos Russia’s space agency said Wednesday it will not launch a batch of 36 OneWeb satellites this week unless the UK government gives up its stake in the satellite internet company, a prospect the UK business secretary later confirmed won’t happen. A Russian Soyuz rocket rolled to its launch ...

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Russia suspends Soyuz launch operations in French Guiana

A Soyuz ST-B rocket takes off from the Guiana Space Center on Feb. 10 with 34 new OneWeb internet satellites. Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace/P. Piron Blaming European sanctions enacted after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Russian space agency said Saturday it is recalling dozens of engineers and technicians from French Guiana and suspending Soyuz rocket operations there, grounding a pair of European ...

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