Russia says it will stay on International Space Station until at least 2028

Russian space officials told their U.S. counterparts that Moscow expects to remain on the International Space Station at least until their own outpost in orbit is built in 2028, NASA’s space operations chief said. The assurance on Tuesday from Russia came after the newly appointed head of its space agency, Roscosmos, surprised NASA earlier in… Read More Russia says it will stay on International Space Station until at least 2028

Russia announces plans to withdraw from International Space Station

Russia’s new space chief announced on Tuesday his country plans to withdraw from the International Space Station after 2024, but senior NASA officials said Moscow has not formally conveyed an intent to end its two-decade-old orbital partnership with the United States. While heightened tensions between Moscow and Washington over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have raised… Read More Russia announces plans to withdraw from International Space Station

NASA, Roscosmos sign agreement to share space station flights

NASA and Russia’s space agency Roscosmos have signed an agreement to integrate flights to the International Space Station, allowing Russian cosmonauts to fly on U.S.-made spacecraft in exchange for American astronauts being able to ride on Russia’s Soyuz, the agencies said Friday. “The agreement is in the interests of Russia and the United States and… Read More NASA, Roscosmos sign agreement to share space station flights

U.S. astronaut, two Russian cosmonauts return to Earth from International Space Station

A U.S. astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts landed in Kazakhstan on Wednesday after leaving the International Space Station aboard the same capsule despite heightened antagonism between Moscow and Washington over the conflict in Ukraine. The flight — carrying NASA’s Mark Vande Hei and Russians Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov back to Earth — was being… Read More U.S. astronaut, two Russian cosmonauts return to Earth from International Space Station

Smoke triggers alarm in Russian module on International Space Station

A smoke alarm was activated in a Russian service module on the International Space Station (ISS), the Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Thursday, and Russian news agencies reported that cosmonauts had smelled burning plastic. The RIA news agency quoted Roscosmos as saying all systems were later working properly. Plans for a space walk later… Read More Smoke triggers alarm in Russian module on International Space Station

International Space Station briefly malfunctions following misfire of Russian module

The International Space Station (ISS) was thrown briefly out of control on Thursday when jet thrusters of a newly arrived Russian research module inadvertently fired a few hours after it was docked to the orbiting outpost, NASA officials said. The seven crew members aboard – two Russian cosmonauts, three NASA astronauts, a Japanese astronaut and… Read More International Space Station briefly malfunctions following misfire of Russian module

Russia threatens to withdraw from International Space Station unless U.S. sanctions on space sector are lifted

The head of Russia’s space agency on Monday suggested Moscow would withdraw from the International Space Station in 2025 unless Washington lifted sanctions on the space sector that were hampering Russian satellite launches. Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Roscosmos, was addressing parliamentarians ahead of a summit in Geneva later this month between Russian President Vladimir… Read More Russia threatens to withdraw from International Space Station unless U.S. sanctions on space sector are lifted