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N. Korea installs rocket on launch pad: report
N. Korea installs rocket on launch pad: report

North Korea has installed the first stage of a long-range rocket it plans to launch this month on the launch pad, defying international calls to cancel the mission.

N. Korea installs rocket on launch pad: report
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S. Korea rocket launch set for Nov 29

South Korea plans to go ahead with a delayed rocket launch on Thursday next week in its third bid in four years to put a satellite into orbit.

S. Korea rocket launch set for Nov 29
Twelve rockets hit Israel after truce: police
Twelve rockets hit Israel after truce: police

Twelve rockets fired from the Gaza Strip hit Israel on Wednesday in the first hours that followed a ceasefire agreement ending hostilities in the week-long Gaza conflict.

Twelve rockets hit Israel after truce: police
S. Korea readies for delayed rocket launch
S. Korea readies for delayed rocket launch

Korea is set to go ahead next week with a delayed rocket launch as it aims to join the elite club of nations capable of putting a satellite into orbit.

S. Korea readies for delayed rocket launch
Russia launches three astronauts to ISS
Russia launches three astronauts to ISS

A Russian rocket carrying two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut blasted off successfully on Tuesday for the International Space Station.

Russia launches three astronauts to ISS
Soyuz rocket launches two satellites as Galileo takes shape
Soyuz rocket launches two satellites as Galileo takes shape

Soyuz rocket launched two Galileo satellites into orbit on Friday, marking a crucial step for Europe's planned navigation system, operator Arianespace announced.

Soyuz rocket launches two satellites as Galileo takes shape
North Korea says missiles can strike continental US
North Korea says missiles can strike continental US

North Korea said Tuesday it possessed rockets capable of striking the US mainland, as it slammed a new US-South Korean deal to extend the range of the South's missile systems.

North Korea says missiles can strike continental US
Hamas, Islamic Jihad claim rocket fire into Israel
Hamas, Islamic Jihad claim rocket fire into Israel

The armed wings of Gaza's ruling Hamas movement and the Islamic Jihad group announced Monday they had fired a series of rockets at Israel, a day after an Israeli air strike that injured 10 people.

Hamas, Islamic Jihad claim rocket fire into Israel
SpaceX craft on way to ISS in first supply run
SpaceX craft on way to ISS in first supply run

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket blasted off Sunday, launching the cargo-laden Dragon capsule into orbit en route to the International Space Station for NASA's first privately-run supply mission.

SpaceX craft on way to ISS in first supply run
Rocket launch from Baikonur cosmodrome. ©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan is ready to discuss development of Sodruzhestvo superheavy rocket in cooperation with Russia and Ukraine

The project is very interesting: Head of KazKosmos Talgat mussabayev.

Kazakhstan is ready to discuss development of Sodruzhestvo superheavy rocket in cooperation with Russia and Ukraine
Angara rocket model in Khrunichev State Space Scientific-Production Center. ©RIA Novosti
Building of Russian-Ukrainian-Kazakhstan rocket for flight to Moon will take 3-4 years

Russia is able to build a new superheavy carrier rocket capable of delivering space vehicles of up to 20 tons to the Moon within 3-4 years.

Building of Russian-Ukrainian-Kazakhstan rocket for flight to Moon will take 3-4 years
Israel deploys anti-rocket battery near Egypt border: army
Israel deploys anti-rocket battery near Egypt border: army

The Israeli army has deployed an Iron Dome air defence system, designed to intercept and destroy rockets, days after two rockets were fired at the town of Eilat near the border with Egypt.

Israel deploys anti-rocket battery near Egypt border: army
Rocket being brought to the launching pad. ©RIA Novosti
Delayed Russian launches from Baikonur scheduled for July and September 2012

Two Russian space launches from Kazakhstan's Baikonur will be made in the middle of summer and the beginning of autumn.

Delayed Russian launches from Baikonur scheduled for July and September 2012
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Kazakhstan permitted Russia to resume launches from Baikonur

We have agreed that Kazakhstan issues a permit to Russia for these unplanned launches: Karim Massimov.

Kazakhstan permitted Russia to resume launches from Baikonur
Chairman of Kazakhstan National Space Agency Talgat Mussabayev. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Astana does not hinder launches of Russian satellitles from Baikonur: Kazakhstan Space Agency

Kazakhstan has never banned the coordinated launches. Do not blow it into a political issue: Mussabayev.

Astana does not hinder launches of Russian satellitles from Baikonur: Kazakhstan Space Agency
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Kazakh-Russian project to construct the Baiterek space launch complex 1.5 years behind the schedule

Initially the Baiterek (“poplar tree”) space launch complex was supposed to be constructed at Baikonur in 2013, following the testings of Angara booster rocket.

Kazakh-Russian project to construct the Baiterek space launch complex 1.5 years behind the schedule
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Kazakhstan’s Space Agency demands greater clarity with regards to Baiterek launch complex for Russia’s Angara booster rocket

It’s time to sit down and think if we really need the project that is likely not to pay back. The risks are huge: Mr. Mussabayev.

Kazakhstan’s Space Agency demands greater clarity with regards to Baiterek launch complex for Russia’s Angara booster rocket