Contents tagged with International Space Station

  • Russian spacecraft fails to dock with International Space Station

    On August 24, the Russian spacecraft Soyuz MS-14, with a humanoid robot on board, was supposed to dock to the International Space Station (ISS) at 8:30 (Moscow time) but could not do it and significantly moved away from the docking site, reports Interfax.

    Piloted spacecraft Soyuz MS-14 with the robot FEDOR on board was expected to dock to the ISS on Saturday morning, but at the appointed time it was at 96 meters from the station. Then the spacecraft flew around the ISS and stopped in front of …

  • Russia to Cut Funds For International Space Station

    Russian media reports that the state authorities are planning to reduce the cost of maintenance of the International Space Station in the next decade.

    According to the newspaper Izvestia in the latest draft budget for the 2016-2025 years, the cost of servicing the ISS will be around 3.3 billion dollars (252.1 billion rubles), which is 10 percent less than was suggested in the draft budget drawn up in April last year.

    The Russian Space Agency is one of five departments that control the station …

  • Putin to replace Russia's space agency

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree dissolving Roscosmos, one of the most advanced space agencies in the world. Starting January 1st, 2016, a state-run corporation will replace the space program.

    "You can compare it to the fall of the Roman Empire... The Russian space industry is collapsing," an analyst and science associate at the Russian Academy of Sciences told IBTimes UK.

    A statement by Roscosmos hinted that the decision was made due to government cutbacks during the …