The International Space Station Russian state space corporation Roscosmos MOSCOW. KAZINFORM Specialists of Russia’s Mission Control Center will carry out a maneuver on November 8 to raise by 800 meters the average altitude of the International Space Station (ISS), the Central Research Institute of Machine-Building (TsNIIMash) told TASS on Friday.
Al-Farabi Center to open doors in Almaty NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Al-Farabi Center will be opened in Almaty city, this was announced by Berdibek Saparbayev, Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, at a meeting of the state commission for the preparation and holding of the 175th anniversary of Abay and the 1150th anniversary of Abu Nasr Muhammad al-Farabi. The roundtable was held in Akorda Presidential Residence.
Japan tests robots as caregivers for the elderly TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Talking humanoids, intelligent beds or exoskeletons that assist in walking are some of the robots being tested in retirement homes in Japan as possible solutions to the shortage of workers to take care of a rapidly-aging population.
Moscow holds Conference devoted to 150th anniversary of Alexander Zataevich MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - The VIII international scientific conference is being held in Moscow on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the outstanding musicologist-ethnographer, People's Artist of Kazakhstan Alexander Zataevich, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize OSLO. KAZINFORM - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.
Scientists attempt to breed new plants suitable for Arctic conditions YEKATERINBURG. KAZINFORM Scientists of the Urals Federal University will try to grow in Yal-Sala (the Yamalo-Nenets Region) irises, barberry, Hungarian lilac and other plants, which are not typical for the Arctic, the university’s press service said.
Satellites launched atop Russia’s Proton-M rocket put into designated orbits MOSCOW. KAZINFORM Two commercial satellites, Europe’s Eutelsat-5WB and US MEV-1, launched atop the Proton-M carrier rocket on Wednesday, were put into their designated orbits on Thursday, the International Launch Services (ILS) said on Twitter.
Russia’s state commission greenlights Proton rocket’s launch with 2 foreign satellites MOSCOW. KAZINFORM Russia’s state commission has made a decision on the readiness of a Proton-M carrier rocket for its scheduled launch with two foreign satellites from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Wednesday, the State Space Corporation Roscosmos reported on its Twitter.
Nobel Prize in Physics 2019 awarded for contribution to study of the universe STOCKHOLM. KAZINFORM The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Canadian scientist James Peebles «for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology» and Swiss researchers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz «for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star», the Nobel Committee of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences informed on Tuesday.
Russia’s sample mission to Moon scheduled for 2026-2027 MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - Russia’s Luna-28 mission to deliver samples of the Moon soil to the Earth is tentatively scheduled for launch in 2026-2027, the director of the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Lev Zeleny, told TASS.
NASA Astronaut visits Kazakh National Space Center NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The Space Week 2019 is celebrated worldwide with lots of interesting activities. The theme of the World Space Week 2019 The Moon: Gateway to the Stars is dated to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 and the first human step on the Moon.