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Russia says cannot make contact with new space satellite

MOSCOW: Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Tuesday it had failed to establish contact with a newly-launched weather satellite. The Meteor-M was launched earlier on Tuesday from Russia’s new Vostochny cosmodrome in the Far East. Roscosmos said the satellite had not reached its designated orbit, and that it could not make contact with it. Roscosmos experts were analysing the situation, it said in a statement. Along with the Meteor-M, 18 smaller satellites were launched from Vostochny at 0841 Moscow time, Roscosmos…

Russia, US shoot for the moon with joint lunar station project

WASHINGTON: Russia and the United States agreed Wednesday to cooperate on a NASA-led project to build the first lunar space station, part of a long-term project to send humans to Mars. The US space agency said earlier this year that it was exploring a programme called the Deep Space Gateway, a multi-stage project to push further into the solar system. The project envisages building a crew-tended spaceport in lunar orbit that would serve as a "gateway to deep space and the lunar surface," NASA has said. An…