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RISKIEST MISSION

50 years ago, on October 12, 1964, the USSR continued its pioneering conquest of space orbiting the first multi-member crew onboard the Voskhod ("sunrise") spacecraft.


NEXT IN SPACE

Oct. 21: A Proton rocket to launch Ekspress-AM6 communications satellite for Russian Satellite Communications Company, RSCC.

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Russia launches a twin for its largest comsat

Update, October 23: Final orbit below specifications

Published: October 17; updated: October 20, 21, 22, 23

 

Russia's workhorse Proton rocket successfully delivered a new and improved version of the nation's largest indigenously built communications satellite Tuesday.

The liftoff of a Proton rocket with a Briz-M upper stage from Site 81 in Baikonur Cosmodrome took place as scheduled on October 21, 2014, at 19:09:32 Moscow Time.

The launch vehicle carried the Ekspress-AM6 communications satellite for the Russian Satellite Communications Company, RSCC.

In depth: NEW: Ekspress-2000 platform | Proton rocket home page | Proton missions in 2014 | Russian communications satellites | Ekspress satellite family


LATEST NEWS, UPDATES

 

Soyuz launch failure investigation completed

Meridian's upper stage derails... literally!

Angara-5 to roll out to the launch pad for tests

 

ESA narrows down the ExoMars landing site choices

Proton successfully returns to flight delivering a secret Olymp satellite

Culprit in Soyuz failure with Galileo FOC M1 satellites found

 

MANNED SPACE FLIGHT

 

Soyuz TMA-14M arrives at ISS

How Soyuz rides into orbit

Soyuz TMA-12M lands successfully

 

Russia subsitutes manned missions from Vostochny with Oka-T

Russia launches new cargo ship to ISS

Russian firm presses ahead with inflatable module

 

MILITARY SPACE

 

Second Persona comes back to life, joins info war over MH17

Russian "ghost" satellite continues mysterious orbital maneuvers

Egyptsat-2 to begin operational mission

 

 

Soyuz launches GLONASS-55 satellite

Rockot launches Rodnik trio

Soyuz launches milsat

 

COMMERCIAL AND APPLICATION SPACE

 

Ukraine's Lybid to be ready for launch by year end

Failure scenarion emerges in Galileo launch

Russia plans new Ellipse comsat constellation

 

Meteor-M2 delivers its first image

Soyuz to launch Sentinel-1B

Soyuz successfully launches four O3b birds

 

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

Foton-M4 lands, geckos lost

Russia might add another orbiter to its fleet of lunar probes

Russia initiates work on solar sail

 

 

India ends cooperation with Russia on lunar landing

First Vozvrat capsule to fly in 2021

Spektr-UF to wait until 2020 as the earliest

ROCKETRY

 

Proton failure investigation officially completed

Bulava flies test mission

Russia's newest space city

 

 

Roskosmos proposes to scale down Angara facilities

Proton to return to flight on Sept. 28

NK-33 fires in preparation for Soyuz-2-1v mission

 

HISTORY

 

Chelomei at 100: Nuclear UR-700

Energia-M launch vehicle

Space program's biggest explosion: N1-5L

 

 

Chelomei at 100: LK project

Ramjet rocket turns 75

Enduring mystery of the Zond project

 

 

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