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On February 7, 2020, Roskosmos published the first photo produced by Elektro-L3 satellite. Credit: Roskosmos


 

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April 9, 11:05 Moscow Time: A Soyuz-2-1a rocket to launch a Soyuz MS-16 (production No. 745, ISS mission 62S) from Site 31 in Baikonur for a 196-day mission to the International Space Station, ISS.

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Preparing MLM Nauka at launch site

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Nauka developer struggles to maintain schedule

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Soyuz launches third OneWeb cluster

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Soyuz-2 launches the 60th GLONASS mission

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In depth: GLONASS constellation | Soyuz-2 series | Fregat space tug | Plesetsk launch site | Russian military satellites


ExoMars postponed from 2020 to 2022

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Proton hit with a new production problem

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History of the European Robotic Arm, ERA

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Major new goals to be added to the first Orel mission

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Soyuz launch with Falcon Eye-2 postponed

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MANNED SPACE FLIGHT

INSIDER CONTENT: Building the Soyuz replacement

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Soyuz MS-13 completes successful landing

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MILITARY SPACE

Soyuz launches Meridian satellite

Soyuz-2 rocket launches the 59th GLONASS mission

Military satellite deploys orbital inspector

Russia orbits missile-detection satellite

Rockot launches third Geo-IK-2 satellite

COMMERCIAL AND APPLICATION SPACE

The Angosat-2 communications satellite

Soyuz launches second OneWeb cluster

Last Rockot launches a satellite cluster

Proton launches Elektro-L3

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

INSIDER CONTENT: Crunch time for ExoMars in 2020

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ROCKETRY

INSIDER CONTENT: A Cold War jewel gets a second look

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INSIDER CONTENT: Refining super-rocket's architecture

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Briz-M space gets new fueling system

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Last update: March 30, 2020