May 17, 2019

Specialists of Roscosmos enterprises at the Baikonur cosmodrome started operations to fuel the “Spectrum-RG” spacecraft with fuel components, and this operations will last for several days.

Then the spacecraft will be transported to the Assembly and Testing building for preparation for assembly as a part of the space head of the “Proton-M” launch vehicle.

The launch is scheduled for June 21, 2019.

“Spectrum-RG” is a project, aimed for creating an orbital astrophysical observatory, designed to study the Universe in the X-ray wavelength range.

The device will be delivered to the area of the Lagrange point L2 of the Sun-Earth system.

3641043671

3731499643

5300886051

More from this category:
August 20, 2014

According to the working schedule of Guiana Space Centre today is the last preparation day before the launch of Soyuz-ST-B booster with Fregat-MT upper stage…

full story
January 23, 2014

Progress-MS modernized cargo vehicles will fly to the ISS since 2015. The improvements and introduced gradually and already being practiced on Progress-M, – RSC Energia…

full story
March 25, 2015

Several days later Russia’s Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft will be orbited by SoyuzFG booster. The ISS expedition 43/44 crew of  Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka an Mikhail Kornienko…

full story
March 18, 2019

On March 18, 1965, at 10 am (Moscow time), the “Voskhod-2” spacecraft with a crew (Pavel Belyaev and Alexey Leonov) was launched from the Baikonur…

full story
December 3, 2013

Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a decree on creation of United Rocket and Space Corporation on the basis of JSC “Scientific research institute for space…

full story
September 4, 2014

Russian woman-cosmonaut Anna Kikina may go to space in several years, – GCTC Head Yuri Lonchakov reported. “Anna Kikina passed all necessary trainings. Her team…

full story
December 17, 2014

NPO Energomash concluded with American Corporation Orbital Science a contract for delivery of RD-181 engines to be used for the first stage of Antares rocket…

full story
June 6, 2014

According to official information Proton-M with Exprss-AM4R satellite crash was caused by the breakage of 3rd stage control thruster turbopump bearing, Interdepartmental Commission Head Alexander…

full story