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A rare look inside Progress

Cosmonaut Oleg Artemiev inspects the cargo section of the Progress MS-09 spacecraft on March 16, 2018.


 

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June 6: A Soyuz-FG rocket to launch a Soyuz MS-09 (No. 739) manned transport spacecraft with a crew of three from Baikonur toward the International Space Station, ISS.

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Russia fires quadruple salvo of Bulava missiles

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Soyuz MS-09 completes fueling operations

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Unmanned Soyuz-MS launches announced

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NASA and its partners study cargo deliveries to lunar orbit

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60 years ago:
USSR launches Sputnik-3

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Russia considers cooperation with China in human space flight

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

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Critical partner meeting to discuss lunar gateway

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

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Soyuz MS-09 enters radio tests

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RD-815: inside story and latest developments

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Partners refine ESPRIT design, eye Falcon Heavy

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NASA reinstates second habitat on near-lunar station

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Proton delivers the second Blagovest satellite

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Russia rethinks airlock concept for lunar gateway

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First Arktika satellite gets its key instrument

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Progress MS-07 deorbits

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Rockot launches Sentinel-3B

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MANNED SPACE FLIGHT

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Soyuz MS-08 arrives at ISS

Science airlock for Deep-Space Gateway (Insider content)

Soyuz MS-06 lands

Look inside Aggregate Compartment of PTK Federatsiya (Insider content)

MILITARY SPACE

Soyuz-2-1v launches a military payload

First Russian milsat launch set for February 28

Final military launch of 2017 postponed

Soyuz rocket delivers a military satellite

Russia promises new anti-satellite systems

COMMERCIAL AND APPLICATION SPACE

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

Proton to launch Space Drones?

Soyuz-2-1a rocket launched a pair of Kanopus-V satellites, nine secondary payloads

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
Preliminary design for the Soyuz-5 rocket completed (Insider content)

Roskosmos declares inspection of Proton's engines completed

Russia conducts second test of the Sarmat ICBM

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

Transporting Soyuz-5: A new challenge might require old solution (Insider content)

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HISTORY

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

The many lives of the Soviet lunar landing engine

Final design of the 5M Mars sample-return project

RUSSIAN SPACE AS YOU NEVER SEEN IT!

 

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Last update: May 23, 2018