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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Roscosmos chief Vladimir Popovkin. ©RIA NOVOSTI
Russia PM reprimands space chief for failures

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Friday issued an official reprimand to the head of Russia's space agency Roscosmos after a series of embarrassing rocket launch failures.

Russia PM reprimands space chief for failures
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N. Korea halts work at long-range rocket site: website

Fresh satellite images confirm that North Korea has halted construction at a facility to launch a new generation of long-range rockets.

N. Korea halts work at long-range rocket site: website
Proton carrier rocket. ©RIA Novosti
Proton rocket program resumed at Baikonur

Assembly of Proton-M carrier rocket has started in the integration and test block of platform 92A of Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Proton rocket program resumed at Baikonur
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Over 400 tons of highly-toxic substances removed from Kazakhstan to Russia

Kazakhstan Defense Ministry and the OSCE have transported 410 tons of mixed acid rocket fuel component to Russia.

Over 400 tons of highly-toxic substances removed from Kazakhstan to Russia
The fall of Proton-M rocket at Baikonur. ©RIA Novosti
All fragments of crashed Proton-M collected at Baikonur

All the fragments of the crashed Russian Proton-M carrier rocket have been collected at Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

All fragments of crashed Proton-M collected at Baikonur
Mels Yeleussizov. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Booting Russia from Baikonur would be unwise: ecologist

Head of Kazakhstan's Tabigat ecological union Mels Yeleussizov is against closing of Baikonur cosmodrome.

Booting Russia from Baikonur would be unwise: ecologist
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Soil detoxifocation at Proton-M crash site completed

Detoxification of soil pollutants at the crash area of the Russian Proton-M rocket-carrier finished on July 10.

Soil detoxifocation at Proton-M crash site completed
Talgat Mussabayev. Photo by Marat Abilov©
Heptyl won't reach villages in Kyzylorda in big quantities: Mussabayev

The hazardous substances spilled because of the Proton-M crash at Baikonur cannot reach villages in Kyzylorda oblast in big quantities.

Heptyl won't reach villages in Kyzylorda in big quantities: Mussabayev
A cloud over Baikonur. ©twitter.comAidashov
Hundreds of tons of heptyl is a chemical attack: expert

Corresponding member and analyst of Tsiolkovskiy Russian Cosmonautics Academy Yuriy Karash commented the possible consequences of the crash of Proton-M at Baikonur in Kazakhstan.

Hundreds of tons of heptyl is a chemical attack: expert
Photos of disabled children were attached to the letter. Photo by Roza Yessenkulova©
Kazakhstan protests Russian rocket launches from Baikonur

A group of activists gathered near the Russian General Consulate in Almaty after the crash of Russian unmanned carrier rocket Proton-M at Baikonur.

Kazakhstan protests Russian rocket launches from Baikonur
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Russian rocket releases toxic fuel after blast in Kazakhstan

An unmanned Russian carrier rocket exploded on takeoff at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, releasing tonnes of highly toxic fuel into the air in the space programme's latest disaster caught on live television.

Russian rocket releases toxic fuel after blast in Kazakhstan
India launches satellite for new navigation system
India launches satellite for new navigation system

India launched the first of seven satellites for its domestic satellite navigation network Tuesday, its space centre said, in the first step to creating a scaled down version of the US Global Positioning System.

India launches satellite for new navigation system
Europe set for record-breaking space launch
Europe set for record-breaking space launch

Nearly 40 years ago, European countries worried by US and Soviet dominance of space gave the green light to the first Ariane rocket.

Europe set for record-breaking space launch
Rockets fired from Syria hit Lebanon
Rockets fired from Syria hit Lebanon

Four rockets fired from Syria hit Lebanon's eastern Bekaa region on Saturday, causing no casualties, in the latest spillover from the more than two-year conflict in Lebanon's larger neighbour.

Rockets fired from Syria hit Lebanon
Rocket transportation to launch site at Baikonur. ©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan to make Baikonur rocket launches a tourist attraction

Kazakhstan wants to make rocket launches from Baikonur cosmodrome a tourist attraction.

Kazakhstan to make Baikonur rocket launches a tourist attraction
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Ecuador satellite hits Soviet-era space junk

A tiny Ecuadoran satellite that collided in space with the remains of a Soviet rocket survived the crash, but was damaged and is not transmitting.

Ecuador satellite hits Soviet-era space junk
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Virgin Galactic tourist spaceship breaks sound barrier

Virgin Galactic's passenger spaceplane, which is designed to take tourists to the edge of space, flew its first rocket-powered test flight Monday, breaking the sound barrier at high altitude.

Virgin Galactic tourist spaceship breaks sound barrier
Orbital Sciences launches Antares rocket
Orbital Sciences launches Antares rocket

US manufacturer Orbital Sciences launched its first Antares rocket Sunday, paving the way for a demonstration flight to the International Space Station within months.

Orbital Sciences launches Antares rocket
Orbital Sciences ready for first launch of Antares rocket
Orbital Sciences ready for first launch of Antares rocket

Orbital Sciences, one of two private US firms chosen by NASA to shuttle cargo to the International Space Station, is preparing for the first launch of its Antares rocket Wednesday.

Orbital Sciences ready for first launch of Antares rocket
At least 2 rockets hit Israeli resort town of Eilat: police
At least 2 rockets hit Israeli resort town of Eilat: police

At least two rockets exploded in Israel's Red Sea resort town of Eilat early on Wednesday causing no casualties but prompting the authorities to close the airport.

At least 2 rockets hit Israeli resort town of Eilat: police