Western sanctions boost Russia’s business ties with China — Putin
Russia turns down Japan’s protest over Russian minister’s trip to disputed islands
Ukraine's Radical Party leaving ruling coalition won't affect its work — lawmaker
Russian security chief says hotbeds of tension emerge near Russia's border — official
Crimean leader promises no censorship on new Crimean Tatar TV channel
Farmers, affected by loss of Russian market, to go out to mass protests in MoldovaWorld September 01, 18:56
Ukraine’s Poroshenko pledges to restore Donbas infrastructureWorld September 01, 18:53
Nicolas Sarkozy’s father shows exposition in MoscowNon-political September 01, 18:38
First casino in new Far East recreation zone to open in OctoberRussia September 01, 17:59
Average price of Russian gas for Europe in Q2 down by almost 12%Economy September 01, 17:46
Russians bring honey, vodka to bears in flooded Far East zooNon-political September 01, 17:21
Modifying Russia according to Western patterns impossible — Russian Railways ex-CEORussia September 01, 17:06
OPEC may try to keep Brent oil price above $50 per barrel — Bank of America Merrill LynchEconomy September 01, 16:55
Helicopter lift frees trapped lion’s cage at flooded Far East zoo, rescue continuesRussia September 01, 16:50
KOROLEV (Moscow Region), August 21 (Itar-Tass) — Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Yuri Malenchenko who work on the International Space Station (ISS) under the Russian program have installed on the Zvezda module additional anti-meteorite shields a spokesman for the Mission Control Centre (MCC) outside Moscow reported.
Before that the cosmonauts moved the cargo boom manipulator arm from the Pirs docking module to the Zarya module for ensuring its further convenient use. Padalka and Malenchenko also launched the Sfera (Sphere) microsatellite that is intended for developing mathematical methods of measuring atmospheric drag by ground-base equipment.
The cosmonauts also have the task to take from the exterior surface of the Pirs docking module some samples of materials of the Biorisk experiment that stayed there for a long time for studying the effects of space radiation, and bring them to the station for the following delivery to Earth.
The cosmonauts are also to dismantle the removable cassette container from the Pirs docking and take it to the ISS. There are various construction materials in this container.
In addition, Padalka and Malenchenko are to install an outboard working station on the Pirs docking module.
The Russian cosmonauts opened the hatches of the Pirs docking module and their spacewalk 19:37, Moscow time, Monday. They have worked in outer space for more than five hours.