On July 22nd this GSLV (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) MkIII rocket vanished from sight into a cloud bank an instant after this dramatic snapshot was taken. Launched from India's Satish Dhawan Space Centre it carried the Chandrayaan 2 mission spacecraft into Earth orbit.
Last year, new "anti-terrorism" regulations authored by State Duma deputy Irina Yarovaya entered force in Russia. Since July 1, 2018, communications providers have been required to store copies of the last six months of all clients' telephone conversations, text messages, and electronic correspondence. Additionally, since October 1, Russian telecoms have had to store the past 30 days of clients' Internet traffic history.
The BBC Russian Service has reportedly obtained a letter that indicates Moscow law enforcement officials ordered cellular Internet services to be shut down during last Saturday's protest for free elections. The letter was allegedly sent to call center employees working for one of Russia's "big three" cellular service providers (MTS, Beeline, and MegaFon), but the BBC did not specify which of the three operators had sent the letter in question.
Moscow. The control of the Yamal-601 satellite has been completely transferred to Gazprom Space Systems, a division of the Russian gas holding, the company said in a statement on its website on Monday. "On July 19th, Thales Alenia Space ...