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RISKIEST MISSION

50 years ago, on October 12, 1964, the USSR continued its pioneering conquest of space orbiting the first multi-member crew onboard the Voskhod ("sunrise") spacecraft.


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Oct. 29: A Soyuz-U rocket to launch Progress M-25M from Baikonur to the ISS.

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Russia to orbit South-Africa's first spy satellite Kondor-E

Published: October 26

 

Russia prepares to launch another secret cargo for a foreign client -- this time South Africa.

Kondor-E satellite built by NPO Mashinostroenia in Reutov near Moscow will provide all-weather, day-and-night radar imagery for the South-African military.

The hush-hush Kondor-E mission follows a seemingly successful launch of a Russian-built spy satellite for Egypt and a demo version of the Kondor satellite.

More on the subject: Kondor spacecraft | Strela launch vehicle | Launch facilities for UR-100-based rockets in Baikonur


LATEST NEWS, UPDATES

 

Russia launches a twin for its largest comsat

Soyuz launch failure investigation completed

Meridian's upper stage derails... literally!

 

Angara-5 to roll out to the launch pad for tests

ESA narrows down the ExoMars landing site choices

Proton successfully returns to flight delivering a secret Olymp satellite

 

MANNED SPACE FLIGHT

 

Soyuz TMA-14M arrives at ISS

How Soyuz rides into orbit

Soyuz TMA-12M lands successfully

 

Russia subsitutes manned missions from Vostochny with Oka-T

Russia launches new cargo ship to ISS

Russian firm presses ahead with inflatable module

 

MILITARY SPACE

 

Second Persona comes back to life, joins info war over MH17

Russian "ghost" satellite continues mysterious orbital maneuvers

Egyptsat-2 to begin operational mission

 

 

Soyuz launches GLONASS-55 satellite

Rockot launches Rodnik trio

Soyuz launches milsat

 

COMMERCIAL AND APPLICATION SPACE

 

Ukraine's Lybid to be ready for launch by year end

Failure scenarion emerges in Galileo launch

Russia plans new Ellipse comsat constellation

 

Meteor-M2 delivers its first image

Soyuz to launch Sentinel-1B

Soyuz successfully launches four O3b birds

 

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

Foton-M4 lands, geckos lost

Russia might add another orbiter to its fleet of lunar probes

Russia initiates work on solar sail

 

 

India ends cooperation with Russia on lunar landing

First Vozvrat capsule to fly in 2021

Spektr-UF to wait until 2020 as the earliest

ROCKETRY

 

Culprit in Soyuz failure with Galileo FOC M1 satellites found

Proton failure investigation officially completed

Bulava flies test mission

 

 

Russia's newest space city

Roskosmos proposes to scale down Angara facilities

Proton to return to flight on Sept. 28

 

HISTORY

 

Chelomei at 100: Nuclear UR-700

Energia-M launch vehicle

Space program's biggest explosion: N1-5L

 

 

Chelomei at 100: LK project

Ramjet rocket turns 75

Enduring mystery of the Zond project

 

 

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