by Staff Writers
Moscow, Russia (XNA) Jul 20, 2011
A Russian Zenith-3M rocket with an observation satellite blasted off early Monday, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said.
The rocket with Fregat-SB upper stage and Russian astrophysical observatory Spectrum-R lifted off at 6:31 a.m. Moscow time (0231 GMT) from Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan, said the agency.
And separation of the spacecraft from the upper stage which is to deliver Spectrum-R into the targeted orbit is expected to take place at about 10 a.m.(0600 GMT), it said.
Spectrum-R was designed under the Radioastron international project by prime contractor Lavochkin R and D while scientific payloads were developed by the Astro Space Center of Lebedev.
Source: Source: Xinhua
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NASA inks agreement with maker of Atlas V rocket
Washington (AFP) July 18, 2011
NASA said Monday that it had reached an agreement with United Launch Alliance (ULA) to try to adopt the Atlas V commercial rocket to send astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). ULA is a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin designed to provide cost-efficient rockets to send US government missions into space. The agreement was unveiled as the shuttle Atlantis pre ... read more
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