TASS correspondent and two space tourists leave for Baikonur MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The crew of the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft consisting of cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, who will be the first TASS correspondent onboard the orbital outpost, Japanese billionaire Yusako Maezawa and his assistant Yozo Hirano flew to Baikonur in order to complete preparations for the flight to the International Space Station (ISS), Roscosmos stated on Friday.
Elon Musk's SpaceX launches fresh crew to International Space Station CHICAGO. KAZINFORM - A crew of three Americans and one German blasted off Wednesday night from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on the latest mission in billionaire Elon Musk's private-company race to space, Anadolu Agency reports.
72nd International Astronautical Congress convenes tomorrow at Dubai World Trade Centre DUBAI. KAZINFORM The 72nd International Astronautical Congress (IAC), the world’s largest and most prestigious global space event, is set to kick off tomorrow (25 October) at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Being held for the first time in the Middle East, the five-day event, which runs until 29 October, is being organised by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in partnership with the International Astronautical Federation (IAF).
New Board Chairman of Garsyh Sapary Space Agency named NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Kazakh astronaut, Air Force Major General Aidyn Aimbetov has been named Chairman of the Board of Kazakhstan’s Garsyh Sapary Space Agency by the decision of the Board of Directors, Kazinform cites the website of the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation, and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan.
Russia, Kazakhstan sign agreement on construction of Soyuz-5 launch complex — Roscosmos MOSCOW. KAZINFORM Roscosmos Center for Operation of ground-based space infrastructure and Basis Construction (Kazakhstan) signed an agreement for construction of a launch complex for the Soyuz-5 carrier rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Roscosmos CEO Dmitry Rogozin said Thursday.
SpaceX rocket blasts off from Florida with first-ever all-civilian crew CHICAGO. KAZINFORM -With whoops and hollers on the ground and fist bumps and thumbs ups from the crew members, Elon Musk's SpaceX venture launched the first all-civilian crew into space Wednesday night for an historic step forward in space tourism, Anadolu Agency reports.
Elon Musk's SpaceX delays launch of civilians until Wednesday night CHICAGO. KAZINFORM -Elon Musk will be the latest billionaire to oversee a launch of civilians into space, set for later in the week, but with some big differences from his predecessors Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos, Anadolu Agency reports.
Soyuz-2.1b rocket with 34 OneWeb satellites launched from Baikonur space port MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The Soyuz-2.1b carrier vehicle with the Frigate upper stage and 34 UK’s OneWeb communication satellites was launched from the Baikonur site, according to the live stream of the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos on its website.
Russia’s Soyuz-2 carrier rocket sent to Baikonur for launch of Prichal module to ISS MOSCOW. KAZINFORM Two Soyuz-2 rockets have been sent from the Progress Space Rocket Center to the Baikonur spaceport and one of the carriers is set to deliver Russia’s new Prichal module to the International Space Station (ISS), the State Space Corporation Roscosmos announced on Monday.
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.