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Moscow (RIA Novosti) Jan 27, 2012
Russia's Chibis (Peewit) microsatellite, which studies gamma-radiation generated by lightning in the atmosphere, was put into orbit from the International Space Station (ISS).
It separated from the Progress M-13M space freighter at 23:18 GMT on Tuesday.
The microsatellite weighs about 40 kilograms and carries some 12 kilograms of scientific equipment.
The microsatellite, developed at the Institute of Space Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, was delivered to the ISS on November 2, 2011.
Source: RIA Novosti
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Russian cargo vessel takes off for space station
Moscow (AFP) Jan 26, 2012
The Russian cargo ship Progress M-14M was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan early Thursday, bringing water and fuel to the International Space Station, the mission control centre said. Progress was successfully launched at 05:06 Thursday (2306 GMT Wednesday) carrying some 2.6 tonnes of mainly water and fuel, Russian news agencies cited the Russian control centre as saying. ... read more
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