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A CONTROVERSIAL ENGINE

The Russian-designed, Ukrainian-built RD-250 engines found themselves at the center of international controversy years after they had stopped flying.


 

NEXT IN SPACE:

Dec. 3, 14:31 Moscow Time: A Soyuz-FG rocket to launch the Soyuz MS-11 (No. 741) spacecraft from Pad 5 at Site 1 in Baikonur, carrying three members of Expedition 58 and 59 to the International Space Station, ISS.

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TOP STORIES

Progress MS-10 lifts off to resupply ISS

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In depth: Soyuz-FG variant | Soyuz rocket family in 2018 | Progress-MS series | Baikonur | ISS home page


Spacewalk to investigate Soyuz hole stirs major controversy

INSIDER CONTENT

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50 years ago:
Zond-6: Racing Apollo-8

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In depth: L1 project


NASA begins work on a lunar lander

INSIDER CONTENT

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Soyuz rocket delivers MetOp-C

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In depth: Kourou launch site | Soyuz-2 series | Fregat space tug


50 years ago: Soyuz-3 mission

FULL STORY

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Part 10: Post-flight analysis of the Soyuz-3 mission
Part 9: Georgy Beregovoi lands aboard Soyuz-3
Part 8: Soyuz-3 in orbit
Part 7: Soyuz-2 completes its mission

Part 6: Soyuz-3 lifts off

Part 5: Soyuz-2 lifts off
Part 4: Flight scenario for Soyuz-2/3
Part 3: Preparing Soyuz-2/3 for flight
Part 2: Choosing the pilot
Part 1: Planning the flight

In depth: Soviet lunar program


Soyuz-2 rocket completes the 57th GLONASS mission

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GLONASS constellation | History of GLONASS deployment | Launches in 2018 | Soyuz-2 rocket family


Roskosmos releases onboard video of the Soyuz MS-10 accident

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IN DEPTH: SOYUZ SPACECRAFT FAMILY

Soyuz emergency escape system (updated: Oct. 12) | Soyuz-FG launcher | How Soyuz is launched | Baikonur downrange | Soyuz MS series | Baikonur Cosmodrome | Soyuz spacecraft

INSIDER CONTENT: Emergency escape system for Russia's next-generation spacecraft


Soyuz rocket family resumed flights after accident

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In depth: Liana constellation | Soyuz-2 series | Soyuz rocket family in 2018 | Plesetsk launch site

NASA drafts new cis-lunar station assembly scenarios

INSIDER CONTENT

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S7 Space claims progress in Zenit production, possibly mulls cooperation on Tsyklon-4M

Updated: October 22

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In depth: Zenit home page | Sea Launch venture


Khrunichev promises surge of Proton launches in 2019

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IN DEPTH: Proton rocket family | Proton operations in 2018


Roskosmos kicks off work at Angara pad in Vostochny

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In depth: Vostochny home page | Angara family


Scheduling cis-lunar station work

INSIDER CONTENT

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First Arktika to be postponed until 2020

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Elektro-L No. 3 aims for launch in 2019

In depth (updated October 5):
Elektro-L series | Russian application satellites

Soyuz MS-08 lands in Kazakhstan

In depth: ISS home page | Russian ISS Segment | Missions to the International Space Station

MANNED SPACE FLIGHT

Here is how Soyuz returns to Earth

How far can the cis-lunar station go?

New prototype of the Cheget chair

INSIDER CONTENT: NASA outlines lunar gateway development milestones

NASA gets virtual model of Russia's cis-lunar lab

MILITARY SPACE

Geostationary version of the Tundra early warning satellite to be developed

Soyuz-2 rocket launches the 56th GLONASS mission

Borisov replaces Rogozin as Deputy Prime Minister for defense and space industry

Proton delivers the second Blagovest satellite

Soyuz-2-1v launches a military payload

COMMERCIAL AND APPLICATION SPACE

First Arktika satellite gets its key instrument

Rockot launches Sentinel-3B

Angosat-1 declared dead, Angosat-2 promised

S7 Group closes Sea Launch deal but has no rocket to fly

Soyuz rocket successfully launches fourth O3b quartet

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Spektr-RG service module completes vacuum tests

Mikhailo Lomonosov runs in trouble in orbit

Spektr-RG makes progress toward launch

Luna-Resurs passes major design milestone

Russian lander for ExoMars takes shape

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ROCKETRY

Plesetsk upgrades hint at the second Angara-5 launch

Final component for the second Angara-5 rocket rolls out

Roskosmos to break ground on the new Angara pad

INSIDER CONTENT: Kremlin to bail out its troubled rocket industry

Russian super-heavy rocket

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HISTORY

Putin reshuffles Roskosmos' "Overseeing Council"

50 years ago: Kosmos-238: Last test before return to flight

85 years ago: The USSR launched its first rocket using liquid propellant

The 5M flight scenario: Cruising to Mars

RUSSIAN SPACE AS YOU NEVER SEEN IT!

 

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Last update: November 17, 2018