RUSSIAN SATELLITE

  • Soviet satellite to fall to Earth March 27, 2012

    Moscow: Meteor1, the Soviet Union's first fully operational weather satellite, will Monday night reenter the Earth's atmosphere after more than four decades in orbit, the web site of the US Strategic Command said. The Meteor satellite series was developed in the Soviet Union during the sixties. On March 26, 1969, a...
  • Astronauts rush to safety as space junk whizz by March 25, 2012

    Washington: Six International Space Station (ISS) astronauts rushed to safety as a piece of a Russian satellite whizzed by. The astronauts orbiting 320 km above the planet were stirred from their slumber Saturday to jump into emergency escape pods. They were told by the ground control to scramble into two docked...
  • US, Russian satellites collide in space February 12, 2009

    Washington: A privately owned US communication satellite collided with a defunct Russian satellite in orbit posing a risk to the international space station. A NASA official said that this is the first such incident in space. It was the first such collision in space, NASA spokesman Kelly Humphries said on Wednesday,...