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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.


 

NEXT IN SPACE:

No earlier than mid-September: Russian military to launch a trio of Rodnik (14S137) communications satellites from Plesetsk. (The mission was apparently postponed from May and June 2017)

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TOP STORIES

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

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shm


Soyuz MS-10 crews arrive at Baikonur for final training

Baikonur

In depth: Soyuz MS series | Baikonur Cosmodrome


NASA sponsors five cis-lunar module prototypes

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Boeing


Russia quietly drafts lunar orbital station of its own!

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LOS


Final component for the second Angara-5 rocket rolls out

Flight 1

In depth: Angara family


How much will the cis-lunar station cost?

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cis-lunar


Putin reshuffles Roskosmos "Overseeing Council"


Spektr-RG service module completes vacuum tests

Peresvet

In depth: Spektr-RG home page | Spektr RG development in 2017


50 YEARS AGO:

Zond-5: A prototype of the Soviet crew capsule loops behind the Moon!

processing

In depth: L1 project | Soviet lunar program


Spacewalk planned to test Soyuz hole theory

Updates: Sept. 13, Sept. 14

strela

In depth: ISS home page | Russian Segment | Soyuz MS-09


Cis-lunar station partners meet for crucial project review

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strategy


Progress MS-11 unloaded, inspected in Baikonur

unload

In depth: Progress-MS series | Progress home page


How the cis-lunar station will be assembled

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assembly


Europe ponders architecture of its first cis-lunar module

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2018


European industry begins work on the ESPRIT module

concept

In depth: Cis-lunar station home page

Russia re-designs PTK Federatsiya spacecraft for multiple docking ports

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ring


Roskosmos to break ground on the new Angara pad

UPDATE: September 6, September 7

rogozin

In depth: Vostochny home page | Angara in Vostochny | Angara in Plesetsk


50 YEARS AGO
Kosmos-238: Last test before return to flight

passive

In depth: Soviet lunar program | Soyuz 7K-OK variant | Soyuz-1 accident


NASA, partners debate refueling
in cis-lunar space

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architecture


Nauka still targets 2019 launch

ISO

MANNED SPACE FLIGHT

Progress MS-08 leaves ISS

Cosmonauts complete spacewalk on ISS

Rocket assembled for the Soyuz MS-10 mission

INSIDER CONTENT: Design and schedule for the first piece of the cis-lunar station detailed

INSIDER CONTENT: Japan mulls Falcon Heavy-launched cargo ship for cis-lunar station

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

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

Spektr-RG completes integrated tests

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ROCKETRY

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

INSIDER CONTENT: Super-heavy rocket: Variant 2

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HISTORY

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

The 5M flight scenario: Cruising to Mars

Origins of space flight

50 years ago: Mission L1 No. 8L: A deadly accident

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

RUSSIAN SPACE AS YOU NEVER SEEN IT!

 

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Last update: September 25, 2018