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October 8-14, 2018 / Vol 37, No 41 / Hawai`i Island, USA

5 Oct 2018, 20:20 UTC
October 8-14, 2018 / Vol 37, No 41 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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Russia to Launch Soyuz MS-10 with ISS Exp 57, Host Jim Bridenstine, and Solar System, Astrophysics Conferences

Roscosmos is planning the 139th launch of a Soyuz rocket with MS-10 scheduled October 10 carrying Expedition 57/58 members Aleksey Ovchinin and Nick Hague to International Space Station from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Russia and China are still the only 2 countries launching people into space. One day prior at Baikonur, the head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will meet to discuss the unusual hole found in Soyuz MS-09 – which is intended to return 3 Astronauts to Earth on December 13. Bridenstine makes note of the positive strong relationship with Russia in space, stating “We’ve been able to make sure that space has been set apart from all of these sometimes terrestrial challenges.” The 9th International Solar System Symposium hosted by Russia Space Research Institute in Moscow on Oct 8-12 will cover formation, evolution and exploration of Solar and exosolar systems with a special emphasis on Moon, Mars and Venus. Specific missions Mars Express, Venus Express, Luna-Glob, Luna-Resurs, ExoMars 2016 and ExoMars 2020 will be detailed by speakers from IKI, CNRS, SwRI, Brown University, ESTEC, and China. On ...

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