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COSMONAUT CANDIDATES

Cosmonaut candidates apparently filmed during medical tests in the fall of 1959.


 

NEXT IN SPACE:

Feb. 1: A Soyuz-2-1a/Fregat rocket to launch Kanopus-V No. 3 and Kanopus-V No. 4 Earth-watching satellites and four eight-kilogram S-Net-1 secondary payloads for testing inter-satellite communications in S-band from the Soyuz launch complex in Vostochny.

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Luna-Resurs passes major design milestone

2017

In depth: Luna-Resurs home page | Luna-Resurs lander | Luna-Resurs mission


Two more boosters for the second Angara-5 rocket shipped

Flight 1


Angosat to drift out of range of mission control

Updates: December 27, December 28, December 29, December 30, January 5, January 15

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Related: Zenit rocket | Zenit launch facility in Baikonur | Fregat upper stage | Orbital launch attempts in 2017 | Zenit rocket missions


Yuzhmash details Zenit production

yuzmash

In depth: Zenit rocket | Sea Launch


First Russian milsat launch set for February 28

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Kanopus-V-3 and -4 prepare for launch

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Ukraine to test components of a powerful Indian rocket engine

RD-810


Final design of the 5M Mars sample-return project

5M project home page


Russian lander for ExoMars takes shape

mockup

In depth: ExoMars home page | ExoMars-2020 mission


Progress MS-06 completes its mission

Aft


The Angosat-1 communications satellite

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Angosat reaches launch pad

Update: December 26

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Spektr-RG completes integrated tests

spektr

In depth: Spektr-RG home page | Spektr series

Soyuz MS-07 docks at ISS

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In depth: How Soyuz is launched | Baikonur downrange | International Space Station | Soyuz MS series | Chronology of ISS missions | Soyuz-FG rocket series | ISS chronology | Soyuz rocket missions in 2017


Soyuz MS-05 completes a successful mission

landing

In depth: Soyuz spacecraft


MLM Nauka launch schedule gets official OK

FGB

In depth: MLM Nauka home page

MANNED SPACE FLIGHT

 

US refocuses human space flight on Moon landing

Roskosmos finally appoints new Star City chief

Russia proposes Lunar Mission Support Module for Deep Space Gateway

 

 

UPDATE: MLM launch advanced to 2018

Prichal Node Module to launch in 2019

Russia to bump its ISS crew back to three

MILITARY SPACE

 

Final military launch of 2017 postponed

Soyuz rocket delivers a military satellite

Russia promises new anti-satellite systems

 

 

Soyuz rocket delivers the GLONASS-M No. 52 satellite

Blagovest reaches its operational orbit

Russian inspector satellite begins its mission

COMMERCIAL AND APPLICATION SPACE

 

Sea Launch in search of a way out

Roots of the Vostochny accident analyzed

Baumanets-2 student micro-satellite repeats the sad fate of its predecessor

 

Rockot delivers Sentinel-5P

Proton delivers AsiaSat-9

Proton successfully delivers Amazonas-5

 

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

Luna-Glob's stop and go

Preliminary design completed for Arka observatory

Spektr-R makes critical orbit correction

 

 

Spektr-RG faces more delays

Spektr-R to make critical orbit correction

ESA details Schiaparelli crash

 

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ROCKETRY

 

Soyuz-5 is in preliminary design review

RD-861K to complete autonomous tests

Russia charts new roadmap to super-heavy rocket

 

 

Final Soyuz-FG to fly in 2020

Motor from GLONASS mission breaks up in orbit

Soyuz 2.1a features "gentler" engine shutdown

 

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HISTORY

 

50 years ago: Rocket failure cuts short circumlunar mission again

60 years ago: Laika's flight on Sputnik-2

50 years ago: The world's first fully automated docking in space

 

 

50 years ago: The USSR sends a probe 4,400 kilometers up

Roskosmos saw new budget cuts in 2017, some boost promised in 2018

Sputnik at 60: Full story

 

RUSSIAN SPACE AS YOU NEVER SEEN IT!

 

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Last update: January 16, 2018