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Is ISRO’s Chandrayan Mission a Success?

NASA has lauded Chandrayaan-2, saying India's moon mission has "inspired" the US space agency which is keen to jointly explore the solar system with ISRO, a day after the lunar expedition suffered a snag while attempting a historic landing on ...


Prospects of Military Space Industry

... Mars and Venera series of surface-mapping probes, both of which had been used in the late 1970s. The Americans effectively failed to build a single full-fledged manned space station (Skylab was based on a modified Saturn-IBV stage, and was viewed by NASA as a partial space station or a space lab). Russia is still completing the Soviet-designed GLONASS system, and has not yet created an equivalent of the Mir space station. Both countries are running on leftovers from the previous decades, with Russia ...



The US space agency has forked out $490m for six seats for its astronauts to get to the ISS on board one of the Russian Federal Space Agency's (Roscosmos) Soyuz spacecraft. Nasa's space shuttles were stopped in 2011 as the organisation set about sending its astronauts to the ISS on board privately developed spacecrafts like SpaceX. However, a shortfall in funding from the US Congress has meant the space agency is down about ...


Russia and a new medium of space research

What does the last flight of the shuttle mean for Russia? The middle of 2011 became a milestone in the development of cosmonautics. By that time four negative trends had emerged in the US. First, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) closed the program of reusable flights of spaceships “Space-Shuttle” started in 1981. Second, the Obama Administration froze several long-term projects: programs of creating spaceships “Constellation” and “Orion”, rocket carriers “Ares ...


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