Category : Satellites
August 6, 2020

The Russian satellite for remote sensing of the Earth "Kanopus-V" captured the consequences of an explosion in the port of Beirut (Lebanon). A powerful explosion occurred on August 4, 2020 in the area of ​​the seaport of Beirut near the naval base. The presented photographs clearly show the nature of the destruction on the embankment near the explosion site: a number of buildings were demolished by the shock wave. The photo also shows the epicenter of the explosion. According to local authorities, the cause of the tragedy was the detonation of 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate confiscated by the customs services stored in the warehouse.

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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 31, 2020

On July 31, 2020 at 00:25:19 Moscow time, the Proton-M carrier rocket with the Briz-M upper stage and the Russian telecommunications spacecraft Express-103 was launched from the launcher No. 39 of the launch pad No. 200 of the Baikonur cosmodrome and "Express-80", manufactured in the company "Information Satellite Systems" named after Academician MF Reshetnev "(part of the State Corporation" Roscosmos ").

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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…

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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 7, 2020

The first launch in six years of the new-generation navigation satellite Glonass-K from the Plesetsk cosmodrome is scheduled for August. "The satellite’s delivery to the spaceport is scheduled for July, and its launch is scheduled for August 6," the agency’s source said.

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June 19, 2020

The launch of Angara-A5 heavy booster preliminary planned for November 03 according to the source. Angara is a series of ecologically friendly rockets of various classes. It includes Angara-1.2 light boosters, Angara-A3 medium boosters, Angara –A5 heavy boosters, modernized Angara-A5M boosters and Angara-A5V boosters of increased carrying capacity.

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May 13, 2020

Based on the analysis of the measurement information of the automated system for warning of dangerous situations in near-Earth space, the destruction of the dumped block of tanks of the "Fregat-SB" upper stage, which was used on July 18, 2011 when the Russian astrophysical observatory "Spektr-R" was launched, was confirmed.

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March 22, 2020

The "Soyuz-2.1b" launch vehicle with the "Fregat" upper stage and 34 satellites of the OneWeb communications system was successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on March 21, 2020 at 20:06 (Moscow time).

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February 7, 2020

On February 07 at 00.42 (Moscow time) "Soyuz-2.1b" rocketr with OneWeb telecommunication satellites was successfully launched from Baikonur.

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