Прогресс
August 28, 2013
Categories: Progress, Russia, Soyuz

Progress centre is developing new Soyuz-5 booster replacing the models used today, – TsSKB-Progress Director General Alexander Kirilin reported on MAKS 2013 International Airshow held in Zhukovsky in Moscow region.

According to him new rocket is being developed in the frameworks of “Magistral” project. “This is a very interesting rocket; it runs on liquefied natural gas components; the rocket weights 16 tons, without side blocks – 8 tons”, – Kirilin said, noting that “the rocket matches R-7 launchpad”. However Progress Centre Head didn’t give any details.

Currently Russia uses booster of R-7 series to deliver cargoes to space,  by 2010 apart from Soyuz boosters the series also included Molniya-M. The last launch of Soyuz-2.1B booster took place late June 2013. The booster set Russian Resource-P Earth remote sensing satellite into the orbit.

More from this category:
souz-st_start
April 4, 2014

Russian Soyuz-ST booster with European scientific Earth remote sensing satellite was successfully launched from Kourou spaceport in French Guiana, – the Head of European space…

full story
1011352468
July 22, 2014

Progress M-23M cargo vehicle will undock from the ISS on Tusday and perform the flight to conduct scientific experiment, – Mission Control Centre representative reported….

full story
Proton-crash
July 18, 2013

A wide range of problems could cause Proton-M crash with misadjusted angular-rate sensors being just a part of this range, – rocket and space industry…

full story
3740F69CPXE
May 12, 2014

ISS-39 mission crew is preparing for the return to the Earth according to the ISS flight program. Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin, JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata…

full story
Ustanovka na PU
October 20, 2014

At 04:30 on October 18 Proton-M booster Briz-M upper stage and Express-AM6 satellite was transported from fuel servicing area where Briz-M low-pressure tanks were filled…

full story
Spacewalk2
January 28, 2014

Russian ISS-38 crew members Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazansky successfully performed the spacewalked and returned inside the station. During the work outside the ISS the…

full story
ISS-36-37
April 26, 2013

According to press-service of GCTC, on Thursday a session of State Medical Board took place in the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. Medical Board analyzed the data…

full story
proton-booster2
September 11, 2013

The first after July crash Proton booster launch is planned for the second half of September, but the date is still not set, – Roscosmos…

full story