This unique photo taken in Northern Norway shows a Russian intercontinental missile flying into a spiral before it exploded in the atmosphare early morning on December 9th. The missile was most likely yet another failed test launch of a Bulava missile from the Typhoon submarine “Dmitri Donskoy” in the White Sea area.
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2011-11-25 Double Bulava launch on Monday Russia plans to test launch two Bulava intercontinental missiles from the White Sea on Monday November 28. People in Northern Norway should get up early and have their cameras ready.
2011-11-18 Last Bulava test launch can be postponed The final test launch of Russia’s newest intercontinental ballistic missile Bulava can be postponed to next spring because of the weather conditions in the White Sea, Russia’s Defense Minister says.
2011-11-09 Dozens of major flaws on newest submarine Simultaneously as Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visits Sevmash yard attending the contracts signing for new submarines, a source in the Russian Navy says the crew is afraid to sail with “Aleksandr Nevsky” - the newest submarine that carries 16 intercontinental nuclear missiles.
2011-10-28 Bulava missile visible from Norway Russia’s first fourth-generation strategic submarine Yury Dolgoruky this morning launched it third Bulava missile. The launch was as success and was visible from large parts of Northern Norway.
2011-08-29 Successful Bulava launch at maximum flight range Russia has conducted another successful test-launch of its newest intercontinental ballistic missile Bulava. The missile went maximum distance and reached its target in the Pacific Ocean.
2011-08-24 Ready for another Bulava test launch “Yury Dolgoruky”, Russia’s first fourth-generation strategic submarine, is ready to test-launch another Bulava missile this weekend.
2011-07-01 Aleksandr Nevsky also to shoot Bulava With the first successful launch of a Bulava missile from a Borei-class submarine earlier this week, the Russian navy announces that also the second vessel in the class will conduct a launch later this year.
2011-06-14 New submarine getting ready for missile launch Russia’s newest strategic submarine ”Yury Dolgoruky” has sailed out to the White Sea to prepare for its first-ever test launch of the new Bulava missile, a Russian news agency reports.
2011-05-09 Let’s get ready for the Bulava summer OPINION: Hundreds of Russia’s top officers were watching the latest of military hardware at the Victory Day parade on Moscow’s Red Square on Monday. However, their thoughts were more likely on the fate of the missile that was not on display; the prestigious Bulava submarine missile.
2010-12-21 Strategic submarine recalled for inspection Russia’s newest strategic nuclear-powered submarine ”Yury Dolgoruky” is not ready to launch missiles and has been called back from sea trials for inspection and corrections. The work will probably take at least six months.
2010-12-15 Bulava launch postponed The planned test launch of Russia’s new Bulava missile from the new strategic submarine Yury Dolgoruky has been postponed until next year. The reason is said to be difficult ice conditions in the White Sea.
2010-11-30 Russia to choose sub for next Bulava launch by Dec 10 The next test launch of Russia’s newest missile Bulava will most probably be conducted from the new strategic submarine Yury Dolgoruky. A final decision will be made in the first ten days of December, a source in the commission for testing of the missile says.
2010-10-29 Another succesful Bulava test launch Today’s planned test launch of Russia’s newest submarine-launched ballistic missile Bulava was successful, and the missile hit its target on the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Russian Defense Ministry reports.
2010-10-26 Next Bulava launch scheduled for October 29 The next test launch of Russia’s troubled Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile is scheduled for October 29, a source in the test flight commission said to RIA Novosti.
2010-10-13 First torpedo tests for Yury Dolgoruky Russia’s newest strategic submarine “Yury Dolgoruky” is ready for its first torpedo firing, news agency Interfax reports. The submarine will probably launch its first Bulava missile in December.
2010-10-11 Successful Bulava launch opens door for new submarine Last week’s successful test launch of Russia’s newest missile Bulava opens the road for the Borey-class strategic submarines, a military source says. The next test launch is planned at the end of October.
2010-10-07 Successful launch of Bulava This year’s first test launch of Russia’s new ballistic missile system Bulava was conducted from the White Sea today. The missile successfully hit its target on the Kura test range in Russia’s Far East Kamchatka region.
2010-10-06 Bulava launch on Thursday The Typhoon class nuclear submarine ”Dmitry Donskoy” has left port for a test launch from the White Sea of Russia’s ill-fated ballistic missile Bulava.
2010-08-10 Planned Bulava launch postponed Russian military has once again postponed the test launch of the ill-fated Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), a navy source says. The first test launch since the development program was halted in December 2009 was to take place this week.
2010-07-06 Bulava tests to continue A state investigation commission recommends that the tests of Russia’s new intercontinental seabased missile should be resumed.
2010-01-11 New Bulava tests this summer There will be at least two launches from the strategic submarine “Dmitry Donskoy” next summer. If the tests are successful, the program will be continued from the newly constructed nuclear submarine “Yury Dolgoruky”.
Santa Claus is not coming to town when Sevmash celebrates its 70th anniversary today. The keel of the fourth Borei-class strategic sub – to be named Syvatitel Nikolay or St. Nicholas in English - was supposed to be laid on December 22nd
The next test launch of the Russian ICBM Bulava can take place already in January 2010. Construction of the fourth Borei class submarine will start up as planned in December at the Sevmash shipyard outside Arkhangelsk, a high ranking military source says.
2009-12-10 Russia confirms failed missile launch More than 24 hours after the incident, the Russian Ministry of Defence confirms that it was a failed Bulava missile launch that caused the strange spiral shaped lights over Northern Norway yesterday.
2009-12-10 Will failed test end the Bulava program? -It would be logical to close the project and to forget about it as a bad dream, writes the journalist and missile expert Victor Myasnikov in today’s edition of Nesavisimaya Gazeta
2009-04-29 Bulava test to be resumed this summer More land-based bed-tests are necessary before test fires of the Bulava sea-based intercontinental ballistic missile can be resumed, Deputy Minister of Defence Vladimir Popovkin says.
2009-03-05 Bulava missiles ready this year The submarine-based intercontinental nuke-missiles Bulava will be put into service this year despite new delays in the test programme.
2009-02-23 New Bulava launch in March Test fires of the new Bulava sea-based intercontinental ballistic missile will probably be resumed in March.
2007-09-03 Russia to continue advanced missile tests Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces will conduct more tests of new warheads for its intercontinental ballistic missiles later this year, Col. Gen. Nikolai Solovtsov said Saturday.
2007-08-06 Russia to start serial production of new missile system Head commander of the Russian Navy, Mr. Vladimir Masorin, confirms that the Bulava-M submarine-based intercontinental ballistic missile will be put into production. -Huge funding and intellectual efforts have been invested in the creation of this complex, the navy leader stresses.
2007-06-29 Bulava missile launched from the White Sea President Vladimir Putin has hailed Bulava as a key component of the nation’s nuclear forces for years to come and has boasted of its ability to penetrate any prospective missile defenses.
2007-04-17 More testing of the Bulava missile coming up Head of the Moscow Institute of Thermal Techics, Yuri Solomonov, stresses that he is confident that the Russian Bulava-30 missile system is being successfully developed.
2006-10-26 Russian sea-launched ballistic missile test fails A Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile launched from the Dmitry Donskoi nuclear submarine in the White Sea self-destructed after it deviated from its trajectory, the Russian Navy press service said Wednesday.
The Murmansk Economic Zone was presented as a miracle cure for regional development and as key facility for the Shtokman project. Today, five years on, regional authorities put their faith in the fish industry.
Renowned Norwegian actress Gørild Mauseth is in the leading role when actors and producers from the Gorky Dramatic Theatre in Vladivostok come to Harstad to present a unique version of Tolsoy’s classic play Anna Karenina.
Nuclear safety projects in the Murmansk region wouldn’t be the same without her contribution. Finnish European Parliament Member Heidi Hautala is today one of 89 Europeans barred from Russia in response to EU sanctions over Crimea and Ukraine.
Wistleblower Edward Snowden is winner of this year’s recognized Bjørnson Award, but Norwegian authorities are unlikely to guarantee his safe travel to the award ceremony. The former CIA employee should instead be handed over the award in Pechenga, the Russian borderlands to Norway, a Norwegian university lecturer suggests.