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ORIGINS OF ROCKETRY

 


 

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Can Russia build a returnable rocket?

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Two variants of escape rockets proposed for the Orel spacecraft

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Nauka to undergo second phase of vacuum tests

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Evolution of the test flight program for Russia's next-generation spacecraft

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MLM Nauka to expand
the International Space Station

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Roskosmos continues work on NEM module

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New launch date set for the Node Module

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Soyuz prepares for new tourists

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Russian Orbital Station, ROS

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Kosmos-2543 makes rendezvous with a secret target

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50 years ago today:
Soyuz-9 breaks flight-duration record

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Nauka's fate hangs on a few valves

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Nauka's launch planning zeroes-in on the end of April 2021

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HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT

INSIDER CONTENT: Orion lacks life support for the Artemis lunar landing

INSIDER CONTENT: Roskosmos studies new station module

INSIDER CONTENT: Rogozin lauds the ROS project

INSIDER CONTENT: NASA ends Roskosmos' ISS crew transport monopoly

INSIDER CONTENT: The Orel spacecraft gets multiple design changes

MILITARY SPACE

Russia launches missile-watching satellite

Soyuz-2 launches the 60th GLONASS mission

Soyuz launches Meridian satellite

Soyuz-2 rocket launches the 59th GLONASS mission

Military satellite deploys orbital inspector

COMMERCIAL AND APPLICATION SPACE

Elektro-L3 moves to a new position in orbit

OneWeb satellites parked in temporary orbits

OneWeb is in limbo after three launches

Soyuz launches third OneWeb cluster

INSIDER CONTENT: First look at the RBKA satellite

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

INSIDER CONTENT: ExoMars postponed from 2020 to 2022

INSIDER CONTENT: Crunch time for ExoMars in 2020

INSIDER CONTENT: ESA to repeat critical ExoMars parachute tests

INSIDER CONTENT: Spektr-RG reaches its destination

INSIDER CONTENT: ExoMars suffers failure in second high-altitude parachute test

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ROCKETRY

INSIDER CONTENT: Roskosmos begins mass production of the RD-191 engine

INSIDER CONTENT: Angara pad progresses in Vostochny

Tank from Fregat space tug explodes in orbit

INSIDER CONTENT: Russian industry puts forward new concepts of the Soyuz-6 rocket

INSIDER CONTENT: Super-heavy launch complex changes drastically in early design

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HISTORY

60 years ago: First Vostok lifts off

How 5M was expected to land on Mars

Origin of Voskhod-2 in blueprints

55 years ago: Voskhod-2 achieves the world's first spacewalk

50 years ago: Triple Soyuz mission

RUSSIAN SPACE AS YOU NEVER SEEN IT!

 

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Last update: July 6, 2020