Category : Space
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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November 2, 2020

Twenty years ago on November 2 the first  long-duration space mission crew arrived aboard the ISS. Russian cosmonauts Yuri Gidzenko and Sergey Krikalyov and American astronaut William Shepherd became the first habitants of this unique orbital home. This marked the beginning of new space era of space exploration and international cooperation in space.

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October 29, 2020

Russian cosmonauts working aboard the ISS Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov are going to perform a spacewalk on November 18, -  Roscosmos press office reports.

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