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PICTURE OF THE DAY

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NUCLEAR ELECTRIC

Scale models of the Russian nuclear electric space tug to appear at the MAKS air show in July 2021.


 

NEXT IN SPACE:

August 20: A Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat-M rocket (No. N 15000-050) to launch the ninth OneWeb mission (carrying 34 satellites) from the Site 31 in Baikonur.

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... and beyond

 

TOP STORIES

HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT

INSIDER CONTENT: Nauka's Ukrainian connection

INSIDER CONTENT: There is no final decision on abandoning the ISS

INSIDER CONTENT: Nauka's launch postponed by a bizarre problem

Progress MS-17 arrives at ISS

INSIDER CONTENT: First piece of international near-lunar station enters development

MILITARY SPACE

Russia launches new-generation military satellite

Soviet space rocket-propelled grenade revealed

Soyuz launches an ear in the sky

Soyuz rocket launches second CSO reconnaissance satellite

INSIDER CONTENT: Russia considers a robotic mini-shuttle

COMMERCIAL AND APPLICATION SPACE

Soyuz launches eighth OneWeb cluster

Soyuz launches seventh OneWeb cluster

Soyuz rockets might face political problems

Soyuz launches sixth OneWeb cluster

INSIDER CONTENT: First look at the RBKA satellite

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

INSIDER CONTENT: Scientists push back against lunar program strategy

INSIDER CONTENT: Russian lunar sample return mission at the crossroad

INSIDER CONTENT: New Lunokhod is in the works

INSIDER CONTENT: Luna-Glob faces uphill battle

New promise for the Venera-D project

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ROCKETRY

INSIDER CONTENT: Super-heavy rocket stalled by propellant dilemma

INSIDER CONTENT: Roskosmos details methane super rocket

INSIDER CONTENT: Russia considers super-Saturn

INSIDER CONTENT: The RFA rocket hints reusable capability

Angara-5 completes its second test launch

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HISTORY

50 years ago: Soyuz-11 tragedy

50 years ago: N1 Vehicle 6L launch

50 years ago: Soyuz-11 begins expedition aboard first Salyut space station

50 years ago: Soyuz-10 attempts first expedition to the Salyut space station

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

RUSSIAN SPACE AS YOU NEVER SEEN IT!

 

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Last update: July 29, 2021