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Proton-M Poised for Return to Flight Mission Sunday Night

Laden with the Astra 2E communications satellite, Russia’s giant Proton-M is rolled horizontally to Pad 39 at Site 200 at Baikonur on Thursday, 26 September. Photo Credit: ILS

Less than three months after the spectacular—though catastrophic—loss of a Proton-M booster in July, International Launch Services (ILS) is primed to return the venerable vehicle to [...]

ExoMars' Partners Sign Agreement Moving Mission Forward

ESA has signed an agreement this week with Roscosmos, which would see the two agencies work together to move forward with the development of the ExoMars mission. Image Credit: ESA

With the signing of a formal agreement regarding the European Space Agency’s (ESA) ExoMars mission, it appears that the two-part exploratory effort might be [...]

Russia Filling Void Left by NASA on ExoMars Mission?

The Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, has agreed to pick up where NASA left off in terms of the agreement that the U.S. space agency had with the European Space Agency’s ExoMars mission. Image Credit: ESA

Abandoned by NASA, the European Space Agency has begun working with the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, to [...]

A Weak Briz: Engine Shortfall Likely Caused Satellite Losses

The Proton-M thunders into the darkened Baikonur sky on Monday evening, beginning what should have been a nine-hour journey to geosynchronous orbit for Telkom-3 and Ekspress-MD2. Despite the satisfactory performance of the rocket itself, the Briz-M upper stage apparently malfunctioned and has left both satellites stranded in useless orbits. Photo Credit: Roscosmos

A Russian [...]