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Russian space agency has two rocket 'glitches' in same day

Russia's Roscosmos space agency has been having a "very bad day." The latest events include a rocket attached to the International Space Station that malfunctioned, and the loss of a satellite in a failed launch, both occurring within hours of each other.

Space tragedy: Five geckos in Russian sex study froze to death

Moscow - Five geckos sent into space on a Russian satellite as part of an experiment to evaluate their reproductive capacity under conditions of weightlessness have died, said Roscosmos, the Russian Space Agency.

Communication with Russian gecko sex satellite restored

Moscow - The Russian Federal Space Agency announced that it has restored contact with its Foton-M4 satellite, lost three days ago. The spacecraft carries a set of scientific tests including five geckos to study the effect of micro-gravity on their fertility.

ESA and Roscosmos sign deal for ExoMars Mars explorer missions

The European Space Agency and the Russian federal space agency, Roscosmos, announced today that they entered a formal agreement to work together on the ExoMars programme, looking ahead to the launch of two missions to the planet Mars in 2016 and 2018.

Russia's space program suffers another failed launch

Russia’s space program suffered another setback Tuesday when two telecommunications satellites were doomed by the improper firing of a booster rocket.

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A Russian Proton-M rocket launched from Baikonur in Kazachstan today  May 16th 2015 at 05:47 UTC car...
A Russian Proton-M rocket launched from Baikonur in Kazachstan today, May 16th 2015 at 05:47 UTC carrying the MexSat-1 satellite into a planned orbit.
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