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December 13, 2017
Import Substitution: Glonass Satellites to Switch to Russian Electronics
Moscow (Sputnik) Sep 28, 2016
By 2020 a Russian GLONASS K-2 global positioning satellite in place, built entirely from Russian-made parts as part of the government's ongoing effort to substitute imports amid sanctions, Izvestia reported."The GLONASS K-2 satellites will largely be made from Russian components and we are going to start mass producing them before 2020," Nikolai Testoyedov, chief designer at Reshetnev Information Satelllite Systems JSC, Russia's number one satellite maker, told the newspaper. He added that "making ... read more

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TsENKI, Roscosmos seal contracts to modernize Baikonur
Russia's Center for Operation of Space Ground-Based Infrastructure (TsENKI) and Roscosmos state corporation have concluded three contracts worth some 1.8 billion rubles ($28 million at the current e ... more
Russia's Energomash Ready to Build Reusable Carrier Rocket Stages
Russian propulsion engineering firm Energomash is open to contracts to build partially reusable launch vehicles, the company's chief executive Igor Arbuzov said Friday. "If a real customer tur ... more
Roscosmos Expects Construction of Vostochny Cosmodrome to Be Completed in 2016
Russian space agency Roscosmos expects the construction of the Vostochny Cosmodrome to be completed by the end of 2016, Roscosmos General Director Igor Komarov said Friday. "We must solve all ... more
Russia Can Build Base for Future Mars Missions Near Vostochny Cosmodrome
A new training base, where scientific experiments within the framework of preparations for future Mars expeditions will be conducted, can be built near the Vostochny space center in Russia's Far Eas ... more
Russia's Floating Space Launch Pad to Be Sold in Early 2017
The sale of Russia's Morskoi Start (Sea Launch) floating space launch pad is expected early next year, with Russian investors among the leading candidates, the S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporat ... more
Roscosmos May Supply Components for Iranian Satellites
Russia's Roscosmos space corporation might receive an order for the supply of components for Iranian satellites, Russian Minister of Communications and Mass Media Nikolai Nikiforov said Thursday. ... more
Seven Soyuz Rockets to Be Constructed for Russian Defense Ministry in 2016
A total of seven Soyuz carrier rockets are scheduled to be constructed for the Russian Defense Ministry by the end of the year, the general director of Russia's Progress State Research and Productio ... more
Russia, Kazakhstan to Reach Final Decision on Baiterek Space Complex
According to the Russian deputy prime minister, a final decision on the construction of the joint Russian-Kazakh Baiterek Space Complex will be reached in September. A final decision on the co ... more

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New Prototype Parachute for Space Landings Unveiled at Russian Trade Fair
A new kind of parachute, especially designed for space landings, has been presented at the Innoprom International Industrial Trade Fair in Ekaterinburg by Technodinamika, a Russian aviation company. ... more
From Kazakhstan to the Cosmos
On June 2, 1955, the first and largest cosmodrome (space port), was officially created along with the town of Baikonur in the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic, part of the Soviet Union. The co ... more
New training complex to open at Vostochny by 2022
A preflight astronaut training complex at Russia's new Vostochny Space Center will be completed by 2022, the head of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center said. "According to the confirmed sch ... more
Russia invests in future by building Vostochny Cosmodrome
The spaceport in Kazakhstan is a unique space complex built by the Soviet Union, but its infrastructure is falling into disrepair now due to natural causes and aging equipment. Invest in the Vostoch ... more
Mir Plunged Into Ocean Before Time
The Mir space station could have been kept aloft a little longer, although this would hardly be viable financially, a Russian space agency Roscosmos executive in charge of manned missions said. ... more
Why US Does Not Need to Abandon Russian-Made RD-180 Engines
American hawks, like Senator John McCain, are determined to put an end to a successful partnership that has seen Russia's reliable and powerful RD-180 engines propel US payloads to space on the Alta ... more
Russia to Carry Out Four Commercial Launches From Vostochny Cosmodrome
Russia will conduct four commercial launches from the Vostochny space center in Russia's Far East in 2018, the director of Roscosmos state corporation's representative office at Vostochny said Thurs ... more
Russian space firm runs first tests of new 'Federation' manned spacecraft
Russian experts conducted the first tests of the advanced Federatsia (Federation) manned spacecraft's human-machine interface at a unique ergonomic simulator for the piloted transport vehicle, the E ... more

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Vostochny after first launch: gearing up for Missions to Moon, Mars
Following Thursday's launch of a Soyuz spacecraft with three satellites on board, Russia's all-new Vostochny spaceport in the Far East will stay idle for a year pending the completion of the second ... more
Russia's New Launch Complex - Vostochny Cosmodrome
Russia has inaugurated its newest space launch site, the Vostochny (Eastern) Cosmodrome. It is located at a latitude of 51 degrees North in the Amur Oblast, Russia's far east territory. Although the ... more
Russia looks east with Vostochny Cosmodrome
Russia's newly-built Vostochny space center in the Far East will open a window on Asia and strengthen Russia's position in the region, Andrei Ionin, a member of the Tsiolkovsky Academy of Cosmonauti ... more
First rocket launch from Russia's Vostochny after delay
Russia's new Vostochny cosmodrome hosted its first rocket launch Thursday, the Roscosmos space agency said, after a last-minute delay a day earlier led to President Vladimir Putin criticising the programme's officials. ... more
Putin slams Russian space failures after delayed launch
President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday criticised Russia's large number of space failures after the first rocket launch from the country's new Vostochny cosmodrome was delayed minutes before blast-off. ... more
"Lomonosov" science satellite now in to orbit
On April 27th, at 5:01 am Moscow time [02:01 UTC, 10:01 pm US Eastern Daylight Time on April 26th], the first launch from the Vostochny Cosmodrome will take place. A Soyuz-2.1a rocket will place int ... more
Putin reprimands Roscosmos heads for launch delays
Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued reprimands to Roscosmos head Igor Komarov and Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who oversees the country's space industry, for the delay in launching ... more
Beijing, Moscow have great potential for space cooperation
Russia and China have several areas of fruitful cooperation, in particular, the construction of engines and various electronic components for space exploration, according to the head of the Chinese ... more
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