Source Pravda.Ru

Situation with solar sail spacecraft remains unclear

There is no information to confirm or deny that the spacecraft successfully separated from the booster rocket. It could take up several hours to establish the exact situation, reports Associated Press, citing a spokeswoman for the Lavochkin institute involved in the project.

A Volna booster rocket launched the unmanned spacecraft from a submerged Russian submarine in the northern Barents Sea at 11:46 p.m. Moscow time (1946GMT) on Tuesday.

The aim is for streams of solar energy particles to push a giant, reflecting sail through space the way wind propels sailboats across water.

Representatives of the North Korean administration issued a statement saying that the United States and its allies have lost the "political and military confrontation" to the DPRK

North Korea declares victory over USA

Putin made his first public comment on the subject of the recent decision of US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision