On June 1, 2017, the Russian Federal Communications Agency issued a postage stamp devoted to the 100th anniversary of the “Izvestia” newspaper. Izvestia is a high-circulation daily broadsheet newspaper in Russia. The word izvestiya in Russian means "delivered messages". In the context of newspaper, it is usually translated as "news" or "reports". The postage stamp depicts the anniversary logo of the “Izvestia” newspaper and the first pages of the publication illustrating the bright moments of the history of Russia, including the issue of 12 April 1961 with the photo of Yuri Gagarin (the left side of the postage stamp).
On September 3, 2017 at 01:22 UTC the Russian “Soyuz MS-04” landing capsule landed safely in Kazakhstan.
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The spacecraft delivered to Earth the 3 members of ISS’s Expedition 52 – Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, American astronauts Jack Fisher and Peggy Whitson. Fyodor Yurchikhin and Jack Fisher spent in space 136 days. Peggy Whitson spent in space 290 days. Three other ISS crew members – Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazansky, American astronaut Randolph Bresnik and It
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On September 2, 2017 at 21:58 UTC (on September 3 at 00:58 Moscow time) the Russian “Soyuz MS-04” spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station to deliver to Earth the 3 members of Expedition 52 – Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, American astronauts Jack Fisher and Peggy Whitson.
On August 31, 2017 at 13:30 UTC the PSLV-XL (C39) rocket-carrier was launched from Sriharikota spaceport, 80 km from Chennai, India. The rocket (PSLV - Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) was to orbit the IRNSS-1H (Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System) satellite. The satellite remained stuck to its launcher after climbing into orbit when the rocket’s aerodynamic payload shroud failed to jettison as planned several minutes after liftoff.