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January 25, 2021

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Yuzhny Space Center specialists (a branch of the Center for Ground-Based Space Infrastructure Facilities Operation, part of Roscosmos) started fueling the Fregat upper stage intended to inject the Arktika-M spacecraft into low-Earth orbit. Prior to that, a technical management meeting took place, with the Center For Fuelling Complex Tests specialists reporting on the readiness of the necessary equipment.

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January 22, 2021

Up to three spacewalks can be performed by the ISS-65 crew in the upcoming expedition to the International Space Station. During The spacewalks will be the phased integration of the Nauka module into the Russian segment of the ISS. According to Roscosmos cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov, each of the possible spacewalks is worked out in turn in the hydro laboratory while testing its systems. During a dive, astronauts spend about four hours underwater on average. After that, the participants discuss how successful it was. A detailed analysis of the actions is possible with the help of underwater video.

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December 16, 2020

The project of new Russian super heavy booster designed for deep space exploration is to be based on methane technologies, - the source stated. Earlier it was reported that the design of Russian super heavy Yenisei booster is to be reviewed and newest technologies are to be applied.

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December 7, 2020

The second test launch of Angara-A5 heavy booster is planned for December 14 morning, - the source reported. Initially the launch was planned for November 28 but was postponed due to some technical reasons. The rocket was rolled out from the integration building on November 17, some testing were accomplished including test filling. After that Angara was returned to the integration building.

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December 3, 2020

Soyuz-2.1b booster with satellites was successfully launched from Plesetsk launchsite on December 03 at 04.14, Moscow time. Fregat upper stage inserted into the orbit Gonets-M communication satellite and another space device for Russian military department’ needs.

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November 27, 2020

A series of ISS elements is already damaged, there will be a numerous breakdowns starting from 2025, thut it makes sense to focus on national tation development, RSC Energia Deputy Director Vladimir Solovyov stated. Russia needs to review the terms and conditions of participation in the project and focus on national space programs implementation, - the source suggests.

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November 18, 2020

ISS crew patched up the crack in Russian Zvezda module to stop the air leak, - Roscosmos press office reports. A minor air leak was detected in September 2019. In August-September 2020 when the leak rate increased 5 times the crew sealed the ISS hatches twice to check its pressurization and stayed isolated in Russian segment for several days.

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November 13, 2020

On Thursday ISS orbit was successfully adjusted with the help of Progress MS-14 cargo vehicle thrusters to ensure necessary conditions for the arrival of future crew in spring 2021. The previous adjustment maneuver was accomplished on October 07 and decreased the altitude by 1,3 km.

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November 9, 2020

While cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov are preparing for the spacewalk scheduled for November 18 aboard the ISS their colleagues Oleg Novitsky and Piotr Dubrov are practising EVA in Hydrolaboratory on GCTC premises.

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November 3, 2020

Roscosmos approved the first completely Russian ISS crew to go to the ISS aboard Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft in April 20201. Cosmonauts selection commission approved the prome and back-up crews of ISS-65 mission. The launch is planned for April 2021 and will take place from Baikonur launchsite, - Roscosmos press office reports.

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