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.
Around 7,000 tonnes of space debris is in the Earth's orbits - expert MOSCOW. KAZINFORM About 3,000 tonnes of operating vehicles and about 7,000 tonnes of space debris are in the Earth's orbits, Head of the information and analytical center at Central Research Institute of Machine Building at the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) Igor Bakaras said in an interview with TASS.
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.
Dubai successfully launches its first environmental satellite DUBAI. KAZINFORM DMSat-1, the emirate’s first nanometric environmental satellite, developed by Dubai Municipality in collaboration with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), has reached its orbit 550 km above Earth, following its successful launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard the Soyuz 2.1a space rocket.
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.
Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with Arktika-M satellite blasts off from Baikonur spaceport MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - A Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with a Fregat booster and Arktika-M weather satellite blasted off from the Baikonur spaceport, according to a broadcast on the Roscosmos state space corporation’s website, TASS reports.