30 Mar, 2020

News digest for 03/28-29/2020

The Russian government discussed the possibility of restricting movement in Russia

The government is considering restricting movement in Russia, as well as stopping passenger air and rail transport, RIA Novosti reported, citing a source.

Sweden refused to fight the coronavirus

The Swedish government has refused a strict quarantine, despite the threat of coronavirus. Instead, the authorities chose an unusual tactic — it was decided that the young population of the country should get over COVID-19 to develop collective immunity

Named the amount of fines for violators of the quarantine

For non-compliance with the quarantine, the violator in case of death of the infected person from it faces a fine of 150 to 300 thousand rubles. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the Code of administrative violations. It is noted that the size of the fine for officials will vary from 300 to 500 thousand rubles.

If the actions of a legal entity led to someone’s death, they can be charged up to a million rubles. In the case of actions of a citizen that pose a danger to others, the penalty will be equal to 15-40 thousand rubles; from officials 50-150 thousand rubles.

The OneWeb company filed for bankruptcy

The British company OneWeb and some of its controlled branches voluntarily submitted a request for compensation, and the head of the firm, Adrian Steckel, confirmed the information about the dismissal of some employees in connection with the situation, the company said in a statement on its official website.

WSJ reported an acute shortage of gold in the United States

In the US, investors and bankers face a serious shortage of gold bars and coins as the coronavirus spreads, the Wall Street Journal reports

Banks are required to inform customers about the blocking of their funds and the reasons for it

Since March 28, Russian banks are required to inform customers about the account blocking and the reason for such a decision. This obligation arises in connection with the entry into force of amendments to article 9 of the Federal law “on the national payment system”

Boris Johnson reported on self-isolation and working remotely

In the last 24 hours, I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to run the government’s office by videoconference while I fight this virus. Together we will overcome this. Stay home, save your life. – Boris Johnson, British politician

The punishment for breaching the isolation of seniors

Pensioners who violate the regime of self-isolation will lose the second part of financial assistance in the amount of two thousand rubles, RBC was told in the Moscow Department of social protection. However, there will be no total control over the elderly residents of the capital.

Orthodox activists unite believers to resist the authorities

The public Orthodox movement “Forty sorokov” has launched a cry in social networks, calling on the faithful to rally against the orders of the Governor of St. Petersburg, which stop citizens ‘ access to the city’s churches. Activists call these orders of the authorities, dictated by the need to fight the spread of the coronavirus, “new persecution of the Church.” So far, the zealots offer mass gatherings “on the streets and in the woods” in the face of an epidemic as a way to resist.

Black sea resorts are temporarily closed for tourists

Russian black sea resorts have announced that they are temporarily closing for tourists. The heads of Sochi and Anapa appealed to the Russians not to visit them during the non working week

Rostourism recommended to Russians to postpone travel in the country

Rosturizm recommended that you temporarily refuse to travel to Russia because of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The Agency asks Russians to cancel trips until the epidemiological situation normalizes, and tour operators — to help tourists.

China’s economy has been hit by a second wave

Against the background of the coronavirus epidemic in China, many factories closed, but now, when the situation in the country began to recover, the economy was hit by a second wave, reports Bloomberg. European and American firms began canceling orders and delaying payment. China has prepared for the fact that by the end of the year, exports will fall by 10 percent.

“This is definitely the second shock wave for the Chinese economy,” said xing Zhaopeng, an economist at Australia & New Zealand Banking Group. The pandemic affects production in China on two fronts: reduced demand and disrupted supply chains.

Putin instructed to reduce the rate of insurance premiums to 15%

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the need to reduce the amount of insurance premiums to 15% for small and medium-sized businesses in the amount of wages that exceed the minimum wage.

Please note that the reduced rate is not being introduced for a few months, not just as an anti-crisis measure, but for the long term. In this way, we create a long-term incentive for employers to raise their employees ‘ salaries. — Vladimir Putin

The price of Mexican oil fell to $13 per barrel

The average cost of a Mexican oil mix for deliveries to various regions fell to $13.01 per barrel in trading on Friday, the Pemex oil Corporation said on its website.

Kazakhstanis will be granted a loan deferral

Kazakhstanis who were left without earnings due to the state of emergency imposed in the country will receive a three-month delay on loan payments, from March 16 to June 15. This was announced by the Minister of information and development Dauren Abayev, the MIR 24 TV channel reports.

The Russian government did not meet the goal of reducing poverty in 2019

The number of Russians living on incomes below the subsistence minimum in 2019 amounted to 18.1 million people, or 12.3% of the population, according to Rosstat data. At the end of 2018, 18.4 million people, or 12.6% of the population, lived below the poverty line.

Thus, the poverty level in Russia decreased by 0.3 percentage points in annual terms. However, according to the government’s plan, in order to achieve the national goal from the may presidential decree, the poverty level had to be reduced to 12%

The amount of unemployment benefits in Russia will grow by 1.5 times

The Ministry of labor announced the decision to increase the amount of unemployment benefits by 1.5 times in April 2020. The amount of unemployment benefits will increase from 8 thousand rubles to the level of the minimum wage-12,130 thousand rubles. the benefit Will be increased on behalf of the head of state of the Russian Federation.

Turkey suspends international flights

This was stated by Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, announcing new measures to combat the spread of coronavirus

Bank JP Morgan warned Formula-1

JP Morgan Bank informed formula 1 that It may violate the terms of a loan of $ 2.9 billion due to calendar cuts, the Telegraph reports.

The leverage of the loan is 1: 8.25 – which means that the operating profit must exceed $ 303 million (Formula 1’s net debt is 2.5 billion). Last year, f-1 earned 482 million, but a reduction in the number of races could seriously reduce this figure in 2020.

Italian foreign Ministry Russian aid to the country

Italy is not afraid to become dependent after Russia provides humanitarian assistance to regions affected by the coronavirus pandemic, foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said.

Chinese media called China the only country with hypersonic weapons

The Sohu news Agency from China reported that only China has a real hypersonic weapon, saying that the United States and Russia do not have it. According to the authors of the material, the Americans are not able to develop hypersonic missiles due to serious technical difficulties.

North Macedonia joined NATO

North Macedonia has become the 30th member of NATO, and its flag will be raised over the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels on March 30. This is stated in a written statement issued by the state Department on Friday by Secretary of state Michael Pompeo

Israel’s military attacked Hamas positions in response to rocket fire

The Israel defense forces (IDF) on Friday, March 27, struck military positions and infrastructure of the Islamic movement of Hamas in response to the launch of a rocket on Israeli territory from the Gaza strip. This is stated in a message from the Israel defense Forces (IDF) on Twitter.

France begins withdrawing troops from Iraq

On Thursday, the Figaro newspaper, citing a statement from the French General staff, reported that due to the spread of the coronavirus, French troops are being withdrawn from Iraq. The day before the withdrawal of the French military contingent from Iraq was reported in the Iraqi military command

Pearl Jam released a long-awaited album

Pearl Jam’s new album “Gigaton” was released on March 27, 2020. This is the band’s first Studio album in seven years and the 11th in their overall discography.

Netflix has renewed Castlevania for a fourth season

Netflix has announced an extension of the film adaptation of the Castlevania series for a fourth season — the number of episodes and release date remain unknown. The third season was released on the service at the beginning of the month, on March 5, it consisted of 10 episodes

Ryan Reynolds will play in the film adaptation of the game “Dragon’s Lair»

Streaming service Netflix has acquired the rights to screen the popular video game “Dragon’s Lair”in the past. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Reynolds can become the main actor and producer of the project at the same time.

Pharaoh released the first album in two years “Rule»

Hero of the September cover “Собака.ги” in 2018, Pharaoh released the first album in two years, “Rule”. On the new record, the musician develops the sound of Pink Phloyd’s longplay and experiments more and more with vocals, making pop-rap outside the framework of textbook genres

The third season of the criminal tragicomedy ” Killing eve»

All public transport was stopped in Karelia

The authorities of Karelia decided to stop the movement of all public transport on the territory of the Republic. This was announced in a video message by the head of Karelia Artur Parfenchikov. From March 29 to April 4, only taxis will operate, the Governor said, stressing that this is an unprecedented measure to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

Also, all stores in the Republic will be closed until April 5, except for those selling essential goods and pharmacies. Restaurants and cafes, as well as all other leisure establishments, will not work. Kindergartens will be closed.

VEB’s net loss under IFRS decreased in 2019

“The group’s negative financial result for 2019 amounted to 52.8 billion rubles, which is also due to the specifics of reporting, when the group recorded an expense (in the amount of 46.2 billion rubles) when initially recognizing the provision of project financing at a rate below the market level. At the same time, the provision of project financing is one of the most important activities of VEB.RF as a development institution. The result was also negatively affected by a decrease in net interest income against the background of a General decrease in interest rates, ” the press release said.

Negative oil prices have emerged in the US

In the US, demand for oil has fallen to such a level that individual producers are forced to pay extra for unloading storage, reports Bloomberg. The price of minus 19 cents per barrel was fixed for the grade of oil Wyoming Asphalt Sour. Company Mercuria Energy Group Ltd. started offering it to consumers for 19 cents for every barrel taken out of storage. On March 26, the price recovered to $2 per barrel, while at the end of February, the price fluctuated around $25 — $27

The price of Russian oil in Europe fell to $17

The situation in the physical oil market, meanwhile, is even worse than in the futures market. The price of the Russian Urals variety in Europe fell below $ 18 per barrel. In the port of Rotterdam, according to Reuters, quotes fell to 17.7 dollars-the level of the late 1980s, mid-1990s and early 2000s.

The Kremlin does not believe that the Russians do not support reset

The Levada center poll, which showed that less than half of Russians support the reset of Vladimir Putin’s presidential term, does not correspond to the sociological data available to the Kremlin. This was stated at a briefing on Friday by presidential press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.

I don’t have details – what sample, what questions were asked,” he said, commenting on the Levada study, which was attended by 1,600 people from 50 regions in the Russian Federation. The Kremlin records all polls, Peskov said, adding that this particular one ” probably does not correspond to the sociology that the Kremlin has (quotes from Interfax).

Germany has adopted an anti-crisis program

The Bundestag approved the largest anti-crisis program in the history of Germany, which was previously agreed in the coalition government of conservatives and social Democrats. Among the measures to combat the economic consequences of the pandemic, COVID-19 is a separate national program to support microenterprises and the self-employed in the amount of 50 billion euros. The affected microenterprises and self-employed will be paid 9-15 thousand euros and compensation of 67% for part-time work

The Central Bank of Russia will support small and medium businesses

The Bank of Russia has decided to allocate 500 billion rubles to support lending to small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), while up to 150 billion rubles will be provided “for the purpose of uninterrupted fulfillment of their salary obligations to employees,” according to the Central Bank’s website. Loans from the Bank of Russia for salary payments will be provided to credit organizations at the rate of 4% per annum and for 1 year.

Dangerous times ” in the Moscow Kremlin museums

Moscow Kremlin museums have launched a series of online lectures ” Dangerous times. How Russia and Europe fought diseases.” Twice a week, historians and art historians will talk about how people have coped with the challenge of disease for centuries. For some of them there were no names then, and even their symptoms were not familiar to Europeans. During the lectures, you will learn how gradually humanity found ways to cope with these disasters, how it invented quarantine. Lectures are available on the Youtube channel and on the official pages of the Museum in social networks.

Half of the Neanderthal diet was seafood

In the Portuguese cave Figueira Brava found evidence that up to half of the diet of local Neanderthals were marine fish, shellfish, birds and mammals, write in Science.

Teaser of the Belgian Netflix series “In the night” about a global disaster

Netflix has published a teaser of the first Belgian series “Into the night”, created specifically for the service. The Thriller was inspired by the science fiction novel “Old axolotl”by Polish writer Jacek Dukai.

Scientists have found a way to detect counterfeit whiskey

A unique set of organic molecules forming a “web”, which can be used to determine the country of origin of alcohol, was identified by American scientists from the universities of Louisville and North Carolina. The team of authors published the results of their research in the journal ACS Nano.

Scientists have linked life expectancy to hair color

Scientists from the school of clinical medicine at the University of Cambridge have discovered a relationship between hair color and human lifespan. The corresponding study was published in the journal Nature Communications.

In Singapore, an aerogel was created from used tires

The rubber aerogel created by scientists has the same characteristics. The material can be used in construction, industry, and space science. The new technology, which has already been patented, will expand the use of old tires and offer an eco-friendly way to recycle them.

Scientists have created a device that can track the spread of cancer

The device created by scientists is connected to devices that transmit and receive information. When the extracellular matrix and the cells in it enter it, the transmitter begins to produce ultrasonic waves.

Experts told what will help prevent Crohn’s disease

Achieving remission at an early stage can change the course of Crohn’s disease and reduce the likelihood of severe complications by 80%. To do this, you need to conduct a high-quality diagnosis and choose the right treatment strategy. Scientists have managed to develop a new blood test that can predict the risk of the disease for 5 years before its appearance.

The connection between dark matter and neutrinos was not confirmed

The possible connection between a sterile neutrino and dark matter has been particularly active in recent years, when observations by the XMM-Newton and Chandra space x-ray telescopes found that neighboring galaxy clusters emit photons with energies of 3.5 Kev. This hypothesis was tested again in the work of Benjamin Safdi and his colleagues from the University of Michigan and the University of California, Berkeley. Article published by Science

The winner of the NASA cargo delivery contest to the lunar station has been announced

Private American space company SpaceX has become the first winner of the NASA competition to deliver cargo to the Gateway lunar station, according to the Agency’s website.

“This award is a significant step forward for NASA’s Artemis program, which will land the first woman and the next man on the moon by 2024 and ensure a sustainable human presence on the moon,” NASA said in a statement

The exoplanet K2-18b has water and a suitable temperature for life

As he writes actualnews.org, K2-18b is located in the constellation Leo. This exoplanet has water in the atmospheric layer, as well as comfortable temperature indicators. Moreover, researchers believe that in this world, even the usual rains may fall.

Xiaomi introduced the A1 and A1 Pro electric torpedoes

A1 and A1 Pro-quite compact electric motor with pedals and a weight of 52 kg. 16-inch wheels are equipped with a rear motor. Xiaomi did not list the rated power, but based on the size of the engine, it can be in the region of 750 watts. Mopeds use an electric 48-V system, and the ride distance on a single charge of the A1 Pro is 70 km — slightly higher than the A1’s 60 km. The batteries are removable and can be charged separately from the moped. The maximum speed is 25 km / h, which is China’s mandatory speed limit for e-bikes (Yes, solutions pass as bicycles). Both models received full suspension and hydraulic disc brakes at the front, while the rear wheel is equipped with a drum brake.

Color displays are installed on both mopeds, although the A1 Pro model has touch controls. Voice control is also supported. There is even a built-in GPS Navigator. Another interesting feature is the 1080p camera with a wide-angle 130-degree lens for video capture. A1 Pro has built-in memory, and in A1 you will have to use an SD card.

The A1 costs 2,999 yuan ($424), although this promotional price will only be valid until launch, after which it will increase to 3,699 yuan ($523). The A1 Pro is slightly more expensive — 3,999 yuan ($566 us dollars), and after release — 4,699 yuan ($655).

The airline “Victory” will suspend all flights

Russian airline Pobeda will suspend all flights, including domestic flights, until may 31. As explained in the company, this step will help to focus on anti-crisis measures and preparation for the resumption of flights

Do not repeat the ” sad experience of Moscow»

To be honest, we do not need to build so much housing in Minsk, because we will repeat the sad experience of Moscow. I am afraid of this: that Minsk will not turn into Moscow, new York, London-these huge conglomerates where people are like cockroaches. Is this life? – Alexander Lukashenko

A project to clean up space debris

The European space Agency (ESA) expects to sign a contract in the summer for the development and launch of the Clearspace-1 spacecraft for cleaning up space debris. The launch of the project is tentatively scheduled for 2025. The task of the device will be ” to remove from orbit spent satellites and large pieces of space debris, which can potentially become a source of hundreds of small pieces of debris. It is assumed that the satellite will determine the position of the object using sensors, then approach it and capture it using four manipulators

North Korea launched an “unidentified projectile” in the direction of the sea of Japan

This is reported by the Yonhap Agency with reference to the Committee of chiefs of staff (knsh) of the South Korean armed forces on Saturday, March 28. Other details are not provided at this time. It is noted that this is the fourth launch of North Korea in March.

On March 21, North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles towards the sea of Japan. The launch was carried out from Pyongan-Pukto province.

Tourists complained about eviction from hotels in Sochi

Tourists complain about the administration of hotels in Sochi, which decided to evict guests or deny them food on the background of restrictions imposed in the city due to the spread of coronavirus.

In the Angara region, there will be raids on institutions to comply with the quarantine

The police, Rospotrebnadzor and employees of administrations will conduct raids in the Irkutsk region to check the execution of the decree of the acting Governor on the temporary suspension of the work of institutions in the sphere of trade, catering, entertainment and sports centers, the press service of the regional government reports.

Pipe-laying company “Akademik Chersky” went to the Atlantic

The pipe-laying company Akademik Chersky, which belongs to Gazprom, left the Indian ocean and entered the Atlantic. This is reported by Interfax with reference to the data of the global positioning system of sea vessels.

Rosneft announced the termination of operations in Venezuela and the sale of assets

The Venezuelan assets of Rosneft will be bought by a company 100% owned by the Russian government

Rosneft has entered into an agreement with a company 100% owned by the Russian government to sell shares and terminate its participation in all projects in Venezuela, including shares in petromonagas, Petroperija, Boqueron, Petromiranda and Petrovictoria, in oilfield service companies and trading operations,” the company said.

Russian alcohol suppliers reported an increase in sales

Alcohol sales are growing, representatives of several suppliers told Vedomosti. At the Alianta Group wine trading company, sales in March increased by an average of 20% compared to March 2019, says development Director Alexander buynevich, mainly due to increased supplies to large retail chains.

Sales of the company “Ladoga distribution” (in its portfolio of wine, spirits, etc.) in physical terms over the past seven days exceed the indicator of the first week of March by 20-30%, according to its representative.

Oil pipeline operators in the US are asked to reduce production

Operators of oil pipeline systems in the United States are calling on producers to reduce production due to a lack of storage space for oil. On Saturday, Ryan Sitton, a member of the railroad Commission of Texas (RRC, regulates the state’s oil industry), wrote on his Twitter page

Start of Russian oil supplies to Belarus is postponed

The oil pipeline company “Transneft” has received applications from domestic organizations for the supply of energy resources to Belarus, but officially issued route instructions have not yet been transmitted. The new agreement between the countries assumes that the fuel transfer will start in the second quarter of 2020.

Russia will close the border with Belarus

The restriction on movement through border checkpoints, which will come into force on March 30, also applies to the land section of the border with Belarus. This is stated in the government’s order signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin

Trump allowed the introduction of a quarantine in new York

In the near future, the quarantine may be introduced in the us States of new York, new Jersey and Connecticut. This was written by US President Donald Trump on his Twitter page.

I’m currently thinking about it. We may not have to do this, but there is a chance that we will introduce a quarantine at some stage today. The deadline will be short – two weeks for new York, possibly new Jersey and part of Connecticut. — Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States

Two rockets intercepted over the Houthis, Saudi Arabia

Saudi air defense intercepted two ballistic missiles over Riyadh and the Yemeni border city of Jizan. Sky News Arabia, citing the Saudi-led coalition, reports that the missiles were fired by Yemeni Houthi rebels of the Ansar Allah movement. Two people were injured by fragments of downed missiles.

National Interest urged to recall another global challenge

The world has abandoned “routine thinking” in the situation with the coronavirus pandemic, and now the same must be done when dealing with the problem of nuclear weapons proliferation, which is also a global challenge for humanity, writes the National Interest.

Russia has withdrawn from the main base in the Pacific ocean at once 18 warships

In Vladivostok, 18 warships were withdrawn from the main base of the Russian Navy’s Pacific fleet. This was written by the telegram channel “Military Informant” on March 28. Among the released ships are the Varyag missile cruiser, the large anti-submarine ships Admiral Vinogradov and Admiral Tributs, the destroyer Bystry, and the small anti-submarine ships Metel and Sovetskaya Gavan.

Putin will launch the design of the Power of Siberia-2 gas pipeline

At a meeting with Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller, Vladimir Putin agreed to launch design and survey work on the Power of Siberia-2 gas pipeline, which will connect the gas fields of Western Siberia through Mongolia to Western China.

The monetary base in Russia continues to grow

In Russia, the monetary base in narrow definition has increased from 28 February to 6 March 2020 on 171,8 billion to 10 trillion 986 billion rubles, follows from materials of Bank of Russia.

Gordon brown has proposed the creation of a world government

According to The Guardian, former British Prime Minister Gordon brown believes that it is necessary to create a form of global government, which will involve health experts and heads of international organizations. This is a temporary but necessary measure designed to deal with the crisis caused by the pandemic. He believes that countries alone will not be able to cope with such a problem. It is necessary to unite.

Mishustin formed the Presidium of the Russian government

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree on the formation of the Presidium of the government of the Russian Federation. According to the document published on the government’s website, the Presidium includes: Cabinet Chairman Mishustin, first Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Belousov, Deputy Prime Minister-head of the government staff Dmitry Grigorenko, Deputy Prime Ministers Yuri Borisov, Victoria Abramchenko, Tatyana Golikova, Alexey Overchuk, Marat Khusnullin, Dmitry Chernyshenko and Deputy Prime Minister, presidential envoy to the far Eastern Federal district Yuri Trunev

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed to prepare amendments on credit holidays for Russians. This is reported on the Kremlin’s website

 

Turkey has transferred a SAM to the Syrian province of Idlib

The convoy passed through the Kafr Lusin checkpoint on the Syrian-Turkish border and proceeded deep into Idlib territory, which is controlled by Pro-Turkish Syrian opposition groups.

A new column of Turkish military equipment has entered Syria

The AF convoy entered through the Kafr Lusin checkpoint. It includes artillery, MLRS, several armored vehicles and other heavy equipment.

In the Kursk region, quarantine violators will be tracked using drones

As part of the exercise, the military police excluded access to people and vehicles in designated areas, organized patrols of the area using outdoor video surveillance systems and unmanned aerial vehicles

Selena Gomez has released a new music video

The video was shot for the song “Dance Again”. In the video, the singer appeared before fans with a new hairstyle – playful curls. Selena Gomez also announced a charity Fund to help doctors who are fighting the deadly coronavirus.

Scientists have found a way to fight resistant bacteria

In a recent study, experts have found a way to modify existing antibiotics so that they can effectively fight resistant bacteria. Today, one of the most important tasks is to find a way to combat resistant bacteria.

Filming of “Doctor Strange” will begin on schedule

According to Variety, filming of the second part of the film “Doctor strange”will begin in early summer. The screenwriter will be Michael Waldron (“Loki”), the Director – Sam Raimi (the first part of the farmer Scott Derrickson parted with Marvel due to differences). The plot of the film will be connected with the series “Vandavizhen”, and the scarlet Witch will be one of the key characters. The film is due for release in may 2021.

Roscosmos wants to patent the space beacon

Rospatent has published a request from Roscosmos for a way to provide navigation for other planets and a General view of the”space beacon”. According to the application for the invention, a spacecraft capable of transmitting a signal of its location using a laser is launched to the planned planet for research.

Bob Dylan released the first song in eight years

78-year-old American artist Bob Dylan released the first song in eight years — Murder Most Foul (“the dirtiest murder”) about the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

“Greetings to my fans and followers, and thank you for your support and dedication over the years. This is an unreleased song that we once recorded that you might find interesting. Be safe, be careful, and God bless you, ” Bob Dylan tweeted.

Astronomers have found the edge of our Galaxy

Astrophysicists from the United Kingdom, Germany, the United States and Canada using the Gaia space telescope were able to determine the size of our Galaxy for the first time by measuring the diameter of the dark matter halo — a spherical region that is covered by the gravitational field of the milky Way. The research results were submitted for publication in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, and are also available in the Preprint library arXiv.org, according to RIA Novosti.

The Europeans have declared a “quarantine” for their interplanetary probes

The European space Agency (ESA) has suspended the scientific work of a number of spacecraft engaged in Solar system research. These include the Mars Express and ExoMars orbiters, the Solar Orbiter probe flying to the Sun, and the Cluster II probes exploring The earth’s magnetosphere, according to the Agency’s website. According to one of the leaders of the ExoMars mission, Oleg Korablev, the pause will last about two weeks.