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Nedelin

Nedelin's disaster
at 60

The worst accident in the history of rocketry took place on October 24, 1960


 

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October 25: A Soyuz 2-1b/Fregat rocket to launch a GLONASS-K satellite from Plesetsk.

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Russia resumes GLONASS-K launches

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Zond-8 flies last mission of the L1 project

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Soyuz MS-16 makes successful landing

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In depth: Soyuz landing profile


Specialists investigate leak on Russian ISS segment

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Russia considers a robotic mini-shuttle

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Soyuz MS-17 delivers fresh ISS crew

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Russia begins work on
a nuclear lunar power station

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NASA considers long and short commercial missions

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Orel's command module experiences major re-shaping

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Service systems aboard MLM Nauka

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HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT

INSIDER CONTENT: Partners consider major rearrangement in Gateway modules

INSIDER CONTENT: Russia mulls new station design to compete in commercial race

INSIDER CONTENT: Russia debates space exploration priorities

INSIDER CONTENT: Orel changes its shape ahead of construction

New launch date set for the Node Module

MILITARY SPACE

Russian military satellites suspected docking in space

Kosmos-2543 makes rendezvous with a secret target

Russia launches missile-watching satellite

Soyuz-2 launches the 60th GLONASS mission

Soyuz launches Meridian satellite

COMMERCIAL AND APPLICATION SPACE

Soyuz delivers its first Gonets-M satellites

Proton launches Ekspress duo after a 24-hour delay

OneWeb plans to resume its launches from Russia

Elektro-L3 moves to a new position in orbit

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

INSIDER CONTENT: ExoMars postponed from 2020 to 2022

INSIDER CONTENT: Crunch time for ExoMars in 2020

INSIDER CONTENT: ESA to repeat critical ExoMars parachute tests

INSIDER CONTENT: Spektr-RG reaches its destination

INSIDER CONTENT: ExoMars suffers failure in second high-altitude parachute test

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ROCKETRY

Russia reveals a formidable nuclear-powered space tug

INSIDER CONTENT: Russia boosts the capability of its super-heavy rocket

INSIDER CONTENT: Roskosmos opens sea route to Vostochny

INSIDER CONTENT: Baikonur prepares for Nauka

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HISTORY

Life's first space-return vehicle

60 years ago: Belka and Strelka

Congreve rocket

60 years ago: Forgotten Vostok

20 years ago: Zvezda docks at ISS

RUSSIAN SPACE AS YOU NEVER SEEN IT!

 

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Last update: <October 25, 2020