Category : History
September 7, 2020

The Vostochny Space Center (a branch of the Center for Operation of Ground-Based Space Infrastructure Facilities, part of the Roscosmos State Corporation) celebrates its 10th anniversary. It was on this day in 2010 that the Order was signed to establish a branch of the then FSUE Center for the Operation of Ground Space Infrastructure Objects - the Vostochny Space Center.

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August 19, 2020

Sixty years ago, on August 19, 1960, a second satellite 1K, a prototype of the Vostok manned spacecraft, with the dogs Belka and Strelka on board, was launched into near-earth orbit.

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August 4, 2020

25 years ago, on August 3, 1995, the implementation of the international scientific project "Interball" began. It was on this day that the launch of the first Interball-1 apparatus, developed and manufactured at NPO Lavochkin (today it is part of the State Corporation Roscosmos), took place. In fact, the satellite was a modernized version of the Prognoz series spacecraft (1972-1995), that is, while maintaining the structural and layout scheme, a number of onboard systems were replaced on the Interbol spacecraft in order to increase their resource, and improvements were made to significantly reduce electromagnetic and electrostatic interference.

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July 16, 2020

On July 16, 1965, the first scientific station, Proton-1, was launched to conduct research in the field of nuclear and space physics.

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July 15, 2020

45 years ago, on July 15, 1975, the first joint space flight of representatives of different countries started in the history of mankind. The start of the Soyuz Apollon pilot project was laid on October 26-27, 1970. At this time, Moscow hosted the first meeting of Soviet and American experts on the compatibility of the means of approaching and docking of manned spacecraft.

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April 12, 2020

On the 12th of April 1961 an extraordinary event occurred that has changed the world – the first ever human spaceflight of Yuri Gagarin laid a foundation for the age of space exploration.

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March 9, 2020

86 years ago, on March 9, 1934, in the village of Klushino, Gzhatsky (now Gagarin) district of the Smolensk region, the first cosmonaut of the planet Yuri Gagarin was born - a special person not only for those who connected their lives with space, but also for all people in the world.

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March 6, 2020

On the 7th of March, 1960 the landmark event in the history of space exploration occurred – exactly on that date the first 12 people were enrolled in the cosmonaut squad.

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March 6, 2020

Valentina Tereshkova - the first woman-cosmonaut in the world, Hero of the Soviet Union, candidate of technical sciences, professor of the Air Force Engineering Academy, Major General of Aviation, celebrates her birthday today.

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January 11, 2020

On January 11, 1960, the Cosmonaut Training Center was formed in the Green (nowadays world famous Star) City. In the late 1960s, the Center was named after Yuri Gagarin in memory of the first cosmonaut of the planet.

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