NASA, Russian space agency sign deal to share space station flights

The International Space Station (ISS) crew member Russian actor Yulia Peresild waves farewell as she boards the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft for the launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan October 5, 2021. Andrew Shelepin | GCTC | Roscosmos | via Reuters NASA and Russia’s space agency Roscosmos have signed a long-sought agreement to integrate flights to … Read more

Samudrayaan mission: India’s first manned mission to send humans 6,000 meters deep in ocean

To unlock the mysteries in the heart of the deep sea waters, India has undertook mega ocean mission ‘Samudrayaan’. The country aims to send a team of experts into the deep sea to carry out various deep underwater studies. Samudrayaan Mission is aimed to develop a self-propelled manned submersible to carry three human beings to … Read more

Ukraine: Situation at Europe′s largest nuclear plant ′out of control′ | Environment | All topics from climate change to conservation | D.W.

Experts say that Ukraine’s occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant — Europe’s biggest — is “extremely vulnerable” to meltdown after the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said all safety measures had been “violated” by Russian forces. If the plant loses grid power due to a potential uptick of fighting in the area, backup … Read more

India wants to buy more oil from the Arctic; steps up diplomacy with Russia

New Delhi: India and Russia continue to expand their partnership in the Arctic, deepening cooperation in high latitudes, both in bilateral and multilateral formats. An Indian delegation, led by Sanjay Verma, Secretary (West), Ministry of External Affairs, held wide-ranging discussions on Arctic issues with Nikolay Korchunov, Russia’s Ambassador-at-Large for the Arctic Cooperation in Moscow, last … Read more

NATO reveals how it will operate in outer space

NATO will consider an attack against a member country’s assets in space as an assault on the alliance, and such actions could lead to a coordinated armed response from all members if necessary, according to NATO’s first formal, public space policy released Monday. Why it matters: The policy reflects the increasing importance of space to … Read more

The Russian Invasion Touches Outer Space

This week, as Russia unleashed a violent assault on Ukraine, the director of Russia’s space agency went on a rant. After President Joe Biden announced on Thursday new sanctions against Russia that would, among other effects, “degrade their aerospace industry, including their space program,” Dmitry Rogozin responded with a series of tweet about the International … Read more

Europe can help prevent disaster in outer space – POLITICO

Paul Taylor, a contributing editor at POLITICO, writes the “Europe At Large” column. His report of him “Running out of Space; European security in Space” was published by Friends of Europe. BRUSSELS — A disaster in outer space is waiting to happen. Accumulating debris threatens to trigger a cascade of collisions, which would disable satellites … Read more

Power politics shift to space domain: Russia to end the ISS cooperation

By Kashif Anwar The development of the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz test project began an era of cooperation between the US and USSR, later with Russia. During the Cold War, the USA and USSR were engaged in a neck-to-neck competition to establish supremacy over each other, including the space domain. The launch of the International Space Station … Read more