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Vostok-5/6 at 55

A dual flight of Vostok-5 and Vostok-6 spacecraft took place 55 years ago in 1963.


 

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The 5M flight scenario:
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New landing propulsion system for PTK Federatsiya spacecraft

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New escape rocket for the Federatsiya spacecraft

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Soyuz-2 rocket launches the 56th GLONASS mission

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Rogozin's stance: Will US-Russian cooperation continue?

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Federatsiya to set sail without its key features

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Soyuz MS-09 arrives at ISS

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Roskosmos conducts negotiations with China

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Emergency Escape System, SAS, for the Federatsiya spacecraft

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Russia revives a fly-back booster... 17 years later

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Soyuz MS-07 lands successfully in Kazakhstan

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Landing Solid-propellant Propulsion System, PTDU, for the Federatsiya spacecraft

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Utilization Element for the cis-lunar station evolves quickly

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Spektr-RG makes progress toward launch

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The launch of the MLM slips to the end of 2019

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In depth: MLM Nauka module home page


Rogozin replaces Komarov at the helm of Roskosmos

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Roskosmos to break ground on a new Angara pad in June

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Russia fires quadruple salvo of Bulava missiles

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In depth: Russian submarine-launched missiles


Unmanned Soyuz-MS launches announced

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MANNED SPACE FLIGHT

NASA and its partners study cargo deliveries to lunar orbit (Insider content)

Critical partner meeting to discuss lunar gateway (Insider content)

The partners prepare to enter a new phase in cis-lunar hab development

Partners refine ESPRIT design, eye Falcon Heavy

Russia rethinks airlock concept for lunar gateway (Insider content)

MILITARY SPACE

Borisov replaces Rogozin as Deputy Prime Minister for defense and space industry

Proton delivers the second Blagovest satellite

Soyuz-2-1v launches a military payload

First Russian milsat launch set for February 28

Final military launch of 2017 postponed

COMMERCIAL AND APPLICATION SPACE

First Arktika satellite gets its key instrument

Rockot launches Sentinel-3B

Angosat-1 declared dead, Angosat-2 promised

S7 Group closes Sea Launch deal but has no rocket to fly

Soyuz rocket successfully launches fourth O3b quartet

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Spektr-RG to fly on a refurbished rocket stage

Luna-Resurs passes major design milestone

Russian lander for ExoMars takes shape

Spektr-RG completes integrated tests

Luna-Glob's stop and go

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ROCKETRY

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Roskosmos declares inspection of Proton's engines completed

Russia conducts second test of the Sarmat ICBM

Second stage of the Soyuz-5 rocket detailed (Insider content)

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HISTORY

60 years ago: USSR launches Sputnik-3

Object D at 60: The first Soviet satellite project

50 years ago: L1 No. 7L: A circumlunar mission attempt

50 years ago: The Soyuz pair makes flawless automated docking

50 years ago: Zond-4 mission

RUSSIAN SPACE AS YOU NEVER SEEN IT!

 

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Last update: June 21, 2018