NASA says images suggest "success" in asteroid sample collection WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM - The U.S. space agency said Wednesday that it likely succeeded in collecting samples through a spacecraft touchdown on asteroid Bennu a day earlier, based on images that captured the activities, Kyodo News reports.
NASA explorer touches down on asteroid Bennu for sample collection WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM - A NASA space explorer on Tuesday touched down on the surface of the asteroid Bennu to collect rock samples and return them to Earth for study in what would be the first such mission for the U.S. space agency, Kyodo News reports.
Soyuz manned spacecraft docks to space station, setting record by speed of flight BAIKONUR. KAZINFORM The Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft with three crew members reached the International Space Station (ISS) under the two-orbit scheme for the first time, setting a record by the speed of flight to the orbital outpost, Russia’s space agency Roscosmos said in a live broadcast on Wednesday.
Head of Republican Space Communications Center named NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Today Chairman of the Aerospace Committee of the Kazakh Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry Baubek Oralmagambetov introduced the new CEO of the Republican Space Communications Center, Malik Zhuiriktayev, to the staff.
Soyuz MS-17 crew to return to Earth on April 9, 2021 MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The crew of the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft, scheduled to leave for the International Space Station (ISS) on October 14, will be brough back to Earth on April 9, 2021, the crew’s commander, Sergei Ryzhikov, told a news conference on Thursday.
Life in orbit induces brain changes in cosmonauts — head of research MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - A cosmonaut’s brain at the International Space Station changes in order to adapt a human being to life in space, head of the Department of Sensory-Motor Physiology and Countermeasures of the Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBMP) of the Russian Academy of Sciences Yelena Tomilovskaya told TASS on Tuesday.
Asteroid over 22 meters in diameter to pass by Earth on Tuesday – NASA WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM - An asteroid with diameters between 22 and 49 meters will shoot pass Earth in a distance closer than Earth from the Moon on Tuesday, according to the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Xinhua reports.
Russia starts developing new engine for Angara rockets KUBINKA. KAZINFORM - Russian rocket engine companies initiated implementation of a project on the upgraded RD-191M engine for Angara launch vehicles, chief executive of the rocket motor developer Energomash Igor Arbuzov told TASS in an interview at the Army 2020 Forum, TASS reports.