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A CONTROVERSIAL ENGINE

The Russian-designed, Ukrainian-built RD-250 engines found themselves at the center of international controversy years after they had stopped flying.


 

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October 25: A Soyuz-2 rocket to launch a 14F145 electronic intelligence satellite for the Russian military from Pad 4 at Site 43 in Plesetsk.

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TOP STORIES

S7 Space claims progress in Zenit production, possibly mulls cooperation on Tsyklon-4M

Updated: October 22

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In depth: Zenit home page | Sea Launch venture


Soyuz rocket set to return to flight after accident

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In depth: Liana electronic intelligence satellite


Khrunichev promises surge of Proton launches in 2019

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IN DEPTH: Proton rocket family | Proton operations in 2018


Investigation looks into Soyuz MS-10 launch accident

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IN DEPTH: SOYUZ SPACECRAFT FAMILY

Soyuz emergency escape system (updated: Oct. 12) | Soyuz-FG launcher | How Soyuz is launched | Baikonur downrange | Soyuz MS series | Baikonur Cosmodrome | Soyuz spacecraft

INSIDER CONTENT: Emergency escape system for Russia's next-generation spacecraft


Roskosmos kicks off work at Angara pad in Vostochny

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In depth: Vostochny home page | Angara family


Scheduling cis-lunar station work

INSIDER CONTENT

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First Arktika to be postponed until 2020

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Elektro-L No. 3 aims for launch in 2019

In depth (updated October 5):
Elektro-L series | Russian application satellites

Soyuz MS-08 lands in Kazakhstan

In depth: ISS home page | Russian ISS Segment | Missions to the International Space Station


Here is how Soyuz returns to Earth

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In depth: Soyuz spacecraft


How far can the cis-lunar station go?

INSIDER CONTENT

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New prototype of the Cheget chair

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In depth: Next-generation crew vehicle


NASA outlines lunar gateway development milestones

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Plesetsk upgrades hint at the second Angara-5 launch

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NASA gets virtual model of Russia's
cis-lunar lab

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NASA sponsors five cis-lunar module prototypes

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Russia quietly drafts lunar orbital station of its own!

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Final component for the second Angara-5 rocket rolls out

Flight 1

In depth: Angara family

MANNED SPACE FLIGHT

INSIDER CONTENT: How much will the cis-lunar station cost?

Spacewalk planned to test Soyuz hole theory

INSIDER CONTENT: Cis-lunar station partners meet for crucial project review

Progress MS-11 unloaded, inspected in Baikonur

INSIDER CONTENT: How the cis-lunar station will be assembled

MILITARY SPACE

Geostationary version of the Tundra early warning satellite to be developed

Soyuz-2 rocket launches the 56th GLONASS mission

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

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 service module completes vacuum tests

Mikhailo Lomonosov runs in trouble in orbit

Spektr-RG makes progress toward launch

Luna-Resurs passes major design milestone

Russian lander for ExoMars takes shape

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ROCKETRY

Roskosmos to break ground on the new Angara pad

INSIDER CONTENT: Kremlin to bail out its troubled rocket industry

Russian super-heavy rocket

More signs of Proton's faltered mods

Russia and Kazakhstan amend Baiterek agreement

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HISTORY

Putin reshuffles Roskosmos' "Overseeing Council"

50 years ago: Kosmos-238: Last test before return to flight

85 years ago: The USSR launched its first rocket using liquid propellant

The 5M flight scenario: Cruising to Mars

RUSSIAN SPACE AS YOU NEVER SEEN IT!

 

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Last update: October 22, 2018