Russia is planning a manned mission to the Moon in 2030-2031, Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) First Deputy Head Alexander Ivanov said on Monday, July 14, reports TASS.
Russia's new Angara launch vehicle will not be used as an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) First Deputy Head Alexander Ivanov said on Monday, July 14, reports ITAR-TASS. "This will not be done. This is a space vehicle only. Because of its characteristics, it cannot be used as an intercontinental ballistic missile," he said when asked whether Angara can be used for this purpose in the future.
The Plesetsk space center in Russia's Arkhangelsk region is ready to make another try at launching the next-generation space rocket Angara-1.2PP, Interfax-AVN reports citing a spokesman of space center.
A Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle coupled with a Fregat upper stage and carrying a Meteor-M meteorological satellite and six other small satellites has been launched from the Baikonur space center, the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) told Interfax-AVN.
The re-launch of Russia's Angara space rocket from Plesetsk may take place on July 9, the Kommersant newspaper reports citing a Defense Ministry source.
The Russian state corporation Roscosmos intends to hold a meeting in August on developing super-heavy rocket carrier involving a wide range of enterprises of the industry.
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Russia is capable of further developing its national space program despite recently imposed Western sanctions over Moscow’s stance on the situation in neighboring Ukraine, the head of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) said on Monday.
One of the first experiments is being held on board the International Space Station (ISS) that evaluates the "net" effect of space flight on the work of the genetic apparatus of vertebrate and invertebrate aquatic organisms.
Russia and the US have resumed talks on new joint projects regarding the International Space Station (ISS), the Russian daily Izvestia writes on Wednesday, referring to Oleg Orlov, First Deputy Director of the Institute for Medico-Biological Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
The manned spaceship Soyuz TMA-13M with an international crew of next long-duration space expedition, the ISS-40/41 mission, will blast off from Baikonur spaceport on Wednesday in a journey to the International Space Station.
The deployment of Glonass global navigation system stations in BRICS member countries will boost the network competitiveness, Russian Foreign Ministry Ambassador at Large, executive secretary of the interdepartmental commission for Russian membership in the G20 and the BRICS Group Vadim Lukov said.
Eutelsat 3B telecommunication satellite, launched with Zenit-3SL carrier under the Sea Launch programme, has been taken to the target orbit, the Russian Space Agency reports on Tuesday. "In about eight minutes after the start, the booster has separated from the carrier to take the satellite to the target orbit," the Russian Space Agency told TASS news agency on Tuesday.
The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) is developing a national manned spaceflight strategy to replace the International Space Station program after 2020, Roscosmos deputy chief Sergei Savelyev said.
EU sanctions are a two-edged knife, aimed at the Russian Federation but hurting Europe as well. Due to western sanctions the Russian leadership has decided to give up the International Space Station (ISS) in 2020. Instead, the money and intellectual resources will be spent on cooperation with China in space research. How will Europe cope without Russia?
The Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) is set to resume negotiations on the possible deployment of Glonass global navigation satellite system elements in the United States, the newspaper Izvestia wrote on Tuesday.
The Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) has announced a tender for the production and supply of optical-electronic complexes for detection and measurement of the movement parameters of space debris; the initial (maximum) price of the state contract is 363 million rubles (over 10.5 million dollars); a corresponding application is posted on the public procurement portal. The works on manufacturing and testing the equipment should be controlled by the military agency of the Russian Defense Ministry, the document says.
The Russian federal space agency Roscosmos planned two more launches of Proton-M rockets for 2014, the agency's chief Oleg Ostapenko told ITAR-TASS on Friday.
A third-stage engine glitch has caused the crash of a Proton-M launch vehicle propelling the Express-AM4R heavy telecom satellite, Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) chief Oleg Ostapenko said on Friday. "It would be too much early to announce the cause of the accident, but clearly problems occurred in the rocket third-stage propulsion system," he said.
The carrier rocket Proton-M, which was launched from Baikonur together with the communications satellite Express-AM4R, has burnt up in the dense layers of the atmosphere, an official of Russia's Federal Space Agency said. "Some small fragments of the rocket could fall onto Earth. An impact area is being ascertained," the space official said.