China and Russia to launch 6 lunar missions in 2021-2025 to build international Moon base BEIJING. KAZINFORM China and Russia are planning to launch six missions within the preparatory stage of building an international Moon base, Pei Zhaoyu, deputy director of the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), said during the GLEX-2021 conference on Wednesday.
Russia to send three missions to Moon by 2026 MOSCOW. KAZINFORM Larger spending on space explorations will enable Russia to send three missions to the Moon and actively engage in the second lunar race, President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeyev said at a session of the Academy’s Presidium on Tuesday.
Askar Mamin pays working visit to Baikonur, holds talks with Roscosmos Director General BAIKONUR. KAZINFORM – Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin has familiarized with the social and economic development of Baikonur city, Kyzylorda region, as well as with the implementation of the projects of Kazakhstan and Russia in the field of space as part of his working visit to the city, Kazinform cites the website of the PM.
Tokayev confirms Kazakhstan and Russia’s cooperation in implementing joint space projects NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Today, the solemn session on the occasion of 60 years of Yuri Gagarin’s flight into space took place at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, where Kazakh PM Askar Mamin read out the welcoming remarks by the Kazakh Head of State, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Kazinform cites the Facebook account of the President’s Press Secretary Berik Uali.
SpaceX’s Starship prototype explodes minutes after landing in Texas NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - US’s SpaceX successfully landed the Starship spacecraft, designed for Martian missions, Wednesday; however, the spacecraft exploded several minutes after the landing. The event was livestreamed on YouTube, TASS reports.
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.
EAEU countries mull over joint space project MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has approved the first cooperation project of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) countries in the provision of space and geoinformation services based on remote sensing data - an interstate program, which will be a pilot one for the EAEU member states, BelTA learned from the press service of the EEC.
Russia’s future space observatory to be able to search for other civilizations — Roscosmos MOSCOW. KAZINFORM Russia’s proposed scientific satellite Millimetron (also known as Spektr-M), whose main task will be to conduct research into the early days of the Universe, will also be searching for traces of engineering activity by extraterrestrial civilizations, if they ever existed or do exist, the executive director of Russia’s space corporation Roscosmos for research programs and science, Alexander Bloshenko, told TASS in an interview.