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September 25, 2015
Secrets of Soviet space race come to London
London (AFP) Sept 18, 2015
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. Speaking at the opening of the exhibition at the Science Museum, which runs until March 13, the first woman in space Valentina Tereshkova recalled her affection for the spacecraft that took her into orbit for three days in 1963. "I see Vostok-6 quite often in the centre for cosmonaut training," she said. "And ... read more

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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
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
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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
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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    Faulty Engine Caused Proton-M Failure; Next Launch Announcement Soon
    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
    Russia's New Super-Heavy Rocket to Orbit Satellite for First Time in 2016
    Russia's newest heavy rocket carrier Angara-A5 will orbit a commercial satellite for the first time in 2016, the head of the Khrunichev Center said Wednesday. "[The launch will be in] 2016, ev ... more
    Corruption tarnishes Russia's new showpiece cosmodrome
    Designed to showcase a revamped space industry and divert attention from recent failures, Russia's multi-billion-dollar project to build its own space launch pad to take over from Soviet-era Baikonur has been mired in corruption scandals. ... more
    Putin discusses readiness of Vostochny for first space launch
    Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the readiness of the Vostochny Space Center for its first launch, the director general of the United Rocket and Space Corporation said Monday. "We al ... more
    Inverted Velocity Sensors Caused Proton-M Failure in 2013
    A Proton-M rocket carrier failure in 2013 was caused by an incorrect velocity sensor installation, Russian Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said Wednesday. According to Markin ... more
    UK to host biggest ever Soviet space show outside Russia
    A new exhibition on the Soviet Union's space programme opening in London this year will be the biggest of its kind ever held outside Russia, organisers said on Thursday. ... more
    Three Soyuz-2 launch pads to be built at Plesetsk by 2019
    Three separate launch pads for Soyuz-2 rockets will be built at the Plesetsk space center in northwestern Russia after its renovation is over by 2019, a defense ministry spokesman said Thursday. ... more
    Russian Space Program Costs Soar 30% Over Sanctions
    The total costs of Russia's Federal Space Program have increased 30 percent because of Western-imposed sanctions, Roscosmos Statistics Secretary Denis Lyskov said Thursday. "In the current eco ... more
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