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Sally Ride, first US woman in space dead at 61
Sally Ride, first US woman in space dead at 61

Sally Ride, the first American woman to journey into space, died on Monday after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

Sally Ride, first US woman in space dead at 61
Astronomers spot first evidence of dark galaxies
Astronomers spot first evidence of dark galaxies

Astronomers in Chile using a powerful telescope have observed what appears to be evidence of the existence of dark galaxies, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) announced Wednesday.

Astronomers spot first evidence of dark galaxies
Rocket launch from Baikonur cosmodrome. ©RIA Novosti
Baikonur will develop regardless of Russia's presence: Mussabayev

Head of Kazakhstan Space Agency talked about the future development of Baikonur in case Russia moves out to Vostochnyi cosmodrome.

Baikonur will develop regardless of Russia's presence: Mussabayev
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
Spektr-UF telescope
Kazakhstan to rent Russian equivalent of Hubble telescope

Kazakhstan will rent Russian telescope Spektr-UF to be launched in space in 2016.

Kazakhstan to rent Russian equivalent of Hubble telescope
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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GLONASS developers to create common navigation field of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan

Common navigation field based on GLONASS system may be created in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

GLONASS developers to create common navigation field of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan
Baikonur cosmodrome. RIA Novosti©
Not a single space power operates from other countries’ cosmodromes: Russia's Vice PM

Russia will keep on cooperating with Kazakhstan at the Baikonur cosmodrome while the Russia-based Vostochnyi cosmodrome is gaining momentum: Russia’s Vice Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.

Not a single space power operates from other countries’ cosmodromes: Russia's Vice PM
Baikonur cosmodrome. Stock photo of Tengrinews.kz
Cosmodrome Baikonur has been overstretched for the recent years: RosCosmos Space Agency Vice Head Aleksandr Lopatin

However friendly Kazakhstan may be, the facility is a rented one. It is a political issue. I don’t mean that Kazakhstan may abruptly “cut off the oxygen” for Russia: Aleksandr Lopatin.

Cosmodrome Baikonur has been overstretched for the recent years: RosCosmos Space Agency Vice Head Aleksandr Lopatin
Venus. Tengrinews.kz stock photo
U.S. interested in 16-y.o. inventor from Pavlodar

Pavlodar school student Nazifa Baktybayeva has been invited to the U.S. to visit NASA headquarters.

U.S. interested in 16-y.o. inventor from Pavlodar
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Communications operators invited to shift from foreign satellites to KazSat-2

KazSat-2 was placed in full operation November 26. November 25 the National Space Agency obtained the full title to the satellite from Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center.

Communications operators invited to shift from foreign satellites to KazSat-2
A representative of Russia's military establishments. Photo by Shamil Zhumatov, REUTERS
Russia’s military establishments to step out of Baikonur by early 2012

11284 military division formed on June 2, 1955 and known as the Fifth science and research training ground of the USSR Military of Defense, will be liquidated by the end of December.

Russia’s military establishments to step out of Baikonur by early 2012
Chairman of Kazakhstan National Space Agency Talgat Mussabayev. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Kazcosmos negotiating flights of Kazakh astronauts with NASA

Chair of Kazakhstan National Space Agency held talks with NASA representative on the possibility of sending Kazakh astronauts into space.

Kazcosmos negotiating flights of Kazakh astronauts with NASA
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Kazakhstan obtains full title to KazSat-2 communications satellite

Khalyk Kazakhinstrakh has been designated as the insurance company.

Kazakhstan obtains full title to KazSat-2 communications satellite
Prime-Minister of Ukraine Nikolai Azarov. Tengrinews.kz stock photo
Kiev offered Astana to cooperate in space industry

Kiev and Astana could establish a partnership in space industry.

Kiev offered Astana to cooperate in space industry
Chairman of Kazakhstan National Space Agency Talgat Mussabayev. ©Yaroslav Radlovskiy
Kazakhstan is keen to use space technologies for peaceful purposes

Implementing its space program, Kazakhstan is striving for the joint use of space for peaceful purposes and international scientific partnership: Mussabayev.

Kazakhstan is keen to use space technologies for peaceful purposes
Экипаж именного космического корабля "Союз ТМА-21" "Гагарин":астронавт НАСА Рональд Гаран, космонавт Александр Самокутяев и космонавт Андрей Борисенко (слева направо). ©РИА Новости
Soyuz TMA-21 with 3 astronauts on board successfully landed in Kazakhstan

Soyuz TMA-21 capsule successfully landed in Kazakhstan.

Soyuz TMA-21 with 3 astronauts on board successfully landed in Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstan ready to allocate $164.3 million for KazSat-3

The satellite is to be launched in 2013.

Kazakhstan ready to allocate $164.3 million for KazSat-3
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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