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November 24, 2015
Putin on Space Industry: Russian Rockets Must Be Reliable and Competitive
Sochi (Sputnik) Nov 13, 2015
President Vladimir Putin on Thursday urged the development of Russia's satellite grouping and the strengthening of Russia's position on space launch market as immediate priorities for the country's space industry. Putin also prioritized the strengthening of Russia's position on the markets of piloted and commercial space launches. "First of all, we must strengthen the Russian satellite grouping, focusing on accomplishing practical tasks in such important areas as satellite communications and ... read more

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Senior Russian space industry official held over corruption
A Russian court said Friday it has detained a regional director of renowned space company Energia over corruption in the latest scandal to hit the country's fraud-plagued space industry. ... more
Putin Hopes for More International Cooperation in Space Industry
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said that he hopes for international cooperation in the space industry at the new Vostochny Cosmodrome in the country's Far East. "Of course, we h ... more
Putin slams delays in building showpiece cosmodrome
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday criticised delays in the construction of a new cosmodrome in the country's far east, which has been plagued by corruption and strikes over unpaid wages. ... more
Secrets of Soviet space race come to London
The space technology that saw the Soviet Union propel the first dog, man and woman into orbit has gone on show in London - most of it being exhibited outside Russia for the first time. ... more
New Soyuz Carrier Rocket Sent to Vostochny Space Center
It will take 38 days for the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket to reach Vostochny space center, according to the head of productions of the Progress rocket-space center. The Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket ... more
Russia, UK Sign Deal On Cooperation in Satellite Development
Russia's VNIIEM Corporation and the British Surrey Satellite Technology company signed a protocol on potential cooperation in the creation of a Russian small Earth remote-sensing (ERS) satellite, Ru ... more
TMA-18M Flight to Take Two Days
The new International Space Station (ISS) crew's Soyuz TMA-16M flight to the station, slated for September, will take two days, Russia's Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) said Wednesday. "Manne ... more
Russia launches Proton rocket with British satellite
Russia on Friday successfully launched a Proton rocket with a British satellite in the first such launch since an engine failure in May resulted in a Mexican satellite being destroyed. ... more
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German Aerospace Center Open to Cooperation With Russia Despite Sanctions
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is open to cooperation with Russia despite political disagreements between the West and Moscow, including anti-Russian sanctions, the DLR press secretary told SNA R ... more
First Manned Launch From Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome Delayed Until 2025
Russia's space agency Roscosmos is postponing the first manned space flight from the new Vostochny Space Center from 2018 until 2025, local media reported Monday citing the federal space program. ... more
First manned flight at showpiece cosmodrome delayed seven years
The first manned space flight from the Vostochny Cosmodrome, currently under construction in the Russian far east, has been pushed back seven years to 2025, Russia's space agency told AFP on Monday. ... more
Roscosmos to Set Up National Manned Spaceflight Center
Ex-cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev is tapped to be the head of Russia's future national center for manned flights to space, Russian media reported on Wednesday. "I don't want to rush things and I ca ... more
Kazakh Cosmonaut to be Sent to ISS Instead of Sarah Brightman
Russia's Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said Friday it had approved the main and the substitute crews of the Expedition 45/46 scheduled to be sent to the International Space Station on board the Soy ... more
Russia schedules first Proton rocket launch since crash
Russia on Wednesday set a date for the first Proton rocket launch since an engine failure in May saw a Mexican satellite destroyed. ... more
Russia Plans Proton Rocket Launch for August After Series of Failures
"The next 'Proton' launch is planned for August. It will be a commercial launch," Komarov said early on Thursday without specifying what kind of spacecraft the rocket will carry into orbit. Ac ... more
Russia Starts Implementation of Fundamental Space Industry Reform
Russia is starting to implement comprehensive reforms to its space industry, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Wednesday. The establishment of two large holdings, specialized in engi ... more
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    Export revenue to help Russian space industry cut expenditures
    Export revenue will help the Russian space industry ease its budget expenditures on modernization, Roscosmos head Igor Komarov said Tuesday. "One of the state corporation's goals that was set ... more
    Russia's Lower House Passes Law on Roscosmos Space Corporation
    Russia's lower house of parliament, the State Duma, approved Wednesday in the third and final reading the law on the establishment of the space corporation The law stipulates that Roscosmos wi ... more
    Russia to Launch Large-Scale Space Projects With China
    The joint Russian-Chinese talks entailed implementing joint projects in the field, as well as the willingness to synchronize mutual hardware platforms and technological interfaces. "The Chines ... more
    Siberia Home to New Russian Space Monitoring Complex
    The Russian Space Monitoring System will comprise a network of more than a dozen specialized complexes by 2018; the first will appear in Siberia's Altai and Primorye regions. The Russian Space ... more
    Russia to first satellite for Space Defense Network in November
    The development of Russia's new unified missile early warning network is proceeding on schedule, the first satellite of the space component will be launched in November 2015, a senior Aerospace Defe ... more
    Roscosmos to Launch More Satellites, Set up Imaging Center
    The Russian Federal Space Agency Roscosmos plans to expand its fleet of satellites for taking images of the Earth, as part of a project to create a new center for global imaging, which aims to becom ... more
    Russia eyes Kazakh cosmonaut as space tourist
    Russia on Monday proposed sending a Kazakh cosmonaut to the International Space Station in place of a space tourist in September after a Japanese candidate formally dropped out. ... more
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    The latest of seven Proton carrier rocket failures over the past five years took place on May 16 during a mission to guide the Mexican government's Mexsat 1 satellite into orbit. Design flaws ... more
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