November 14, 2013

Boeing Defense & Space Group division who is the main NASA space station contractor and Khrunichev State Research and Production Centre signed a contract on ISS cargo block service life extension to the year 2020.

According to the terms and conditions of the contract Boeing invests about 70 million dollars in the program, – the President of Boeing branch in Russia  Sergey Kravchenko reported. According to him the money will be spent on ISS functional cargo block reconstruction and failure-free operation by the year 2020 or even by 2028, – he specified.

In accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract Russian Centre is to develop, manufacture, test and deliver “Zarya” functional cargo-block main components to ensure its safe and failure-free operation – as companies release states.

“Zarya” was manufactured by Khrunichev Centre in compliance with the contract concluded with Boeing Company and successfully launched from Baikonur spaceport in 1998.

It is one of the largest but not the sole contract concluded in the framework of space cooperation, Kravchenko specified.

Image credit – RSC Energia

More from this category:
February 26, 2015

Rocket and space industry specialists go on preparing Soyuz TMA-16-M manned spacecraft for the launch. On February 16 the spacecraft was transported to the integration…

full story
October 2, 2019

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome preparations are continuing for the launch of the “Progress MS-13” cargo spacecraft under the International Space Station program. Specialists of the…

full story
August 27, 2014

Proton-M booster with Briz-M upper stage and Luch space device are being prepared for the launch at Baikonur spaceport. Yesterday in 92-50 launchpad integration building…

full story
July 2, 2018

On July 2, 2018 a series of training sessions on the actions after landing of the spacecraft on the water surface starts and will last…

full story
April 25, 2014

The development of new super heavy booster was included in the new Federal space program for approval, – Roscosmos Head Oleg Ostapenko stated. “New heavy…

full story
July 27, 2020

At the Baikonur cosmodrome, continues work on preparations for the launch of the Proton-M carrier rocket with the Briz-M upper stage and the Russian Express-103…

full story
July 11, 2014

More than 2000 scientists dealing with  space exploration are going to visit Committee on Space Research Scientific Assembly. Assembly program includes more than 4000 reports,…

full story
September 20, 2016

Russia informed NASA colleagues about the new possible date of Soyuz MS-02 launch. It will be November 01, 2016, instead of September 23, 2016. “The…

full story