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Gagarin's flight

60 years ago, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to enter orbit around the Earth.


 

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April 26: A Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat rocket to launch the sixth cluster of OneWeb satellites from the Soyuz launch facility in Vostochny.

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HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT

INSIDER CONTENT: Lunar version of Briz-M mulled

Soyuz MS-17 moves to a new location at ISS

INSIDER CONTENT: Gateway's HALO module leaves the drawing board

INSIDER CONTENT: ISS crew repairs cracks

INSIDER CONTENT: New space tug to boost the Orlyonok crew ship

MILITARY SPACE

Soyuz launches an ear in the sky

Soyuz rocket launches second CSO reconnaissance satellite

Russia resumes GLONASS-K launches

INSIDER CONTENT: Russia considers a robotic mini-shuttle

Russian military satellites suspected docking in space

COMMERCIAL AND APPLICATION SPACE

Soyuz launches commercial satellite cluster

Soyuz launches first Arktika-M satellite

Soyuz launches fourth OneWeb cluster

Soyuz launches Gonets trio, secret cargo

INSIDER CONTENT: First look at the RBKA satellite

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

INSIDER CONTENT: Luna-Glob faces uphill battle

New promise for the Venera-D project

INSIDER CONTENT: Luna-Glob races against expectations

INSIDER CONTENT: ExoMars postponed from 2020 to 2022

INSIDER CONTENT: Crunch time for ExoMars in 2020

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ROCKETRY

INSIDER CONTENT: A multi-booster Amur family under consideration

INSIDER CONTENT: Reusable payload shrouds mulled for Amur-SPG

INSIDER CONTENT: Ukrainian engineers prepare big engine test

INSIDER CONTENT: Roskosmos advances returnable rocket

Angara-5 completes its second test launch

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HISTORY

60 years ago: Vostok-3A No. 2 flies a dress rehearsal mission ahead of Gagarin

60 years ago: Vostok-3A No. 1

INSIDER CONTENT: How the Soviet Mars sample return mission would work on the surface

60 years ago: Vostok-1K No. 6

60 years ago: Third Korabl-Sputnik

RUSSIAN SPACE AS YOU NEVER SEEN IT!

 

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Last update: April 14, 2021