Contents tagged with International Space Station

  • U.S. accuses Russia of 'reckless' tests of anti-satellite weapons

    The United States believes that Russia has tested anti-satellite weapons which posed a threat to the International Space Station (ISS), said at a briefing spokesperson for the United States Department of State Ned Price.

    “The Russian Federation recklessly conducted a destructive satellite test of a direct-ascent anti-satellite missile against one of its own satellites. The test has so far generated over 1,500 pieces of trackable orbital debris and hundreds of thousands of pieces of smaller …

  • For second time in one week oxygen generation system breaks down in Russian module of International Space Station

    The Electron-VM Oxygen Generation System was shut down in the Russian module of the International Space Station (ISS), reported RIA Novosti.

    On January 20, it was also reported that the air conditioning system stopped working in the Russian module Zvezda. Cosmonaut Sergey Ryzhikov said that the mechanism will be fixed soon and that the crew is not in danger.

    The Electron-VM system broke down six times from October to December. A few days ago, the system broke down once again. The crew members …

  • American astronauts give food to Russian cosmonauts after they ran out of supplies

    Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station (ISS) have run out of food and their American colleagues came to their rescue, reported the Russian publication Moskovsky Komsomolets with reference to NASA.

    The problem happened after the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos decided to postpone the launch of the Progress cargo ship, which was supposed to deliver provisions to the station. If the date is not moved again, the ship will fly to the station only in a month, on February 15.

    American …

  • 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 …