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SPACE MOTORCYCLE

A cosmonaut wearing the SPK maneuvering unit prepares to disengage from the Kvant-2 module on the Mir space station in February 1990.


 

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Progress MS-08 arrives at ISS

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Progress MS-08 to test experimental space radiator

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Columbus module marks a decade in orbit

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Russian cosmonauts complete their longest spacewalk

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Soyuz-2-1a rocket launched a pair of Kanopus-V satellites, nine secondary payloads

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Proton in 2018: Restoring confidence

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Angara boosters undergo dynamic testing

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The many lives of the Soviet lunar landing engine

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MANNED SPACE FLIGHT

 

Progress MS-06 completes its mission

Angosat reaches launch pad

Spektr-RG completes integrated tests

 

 

Soyuz MS-07 docks at ISS

Soyuz MS-05 completes a successful mission

MLM Nauka launch schedule gets official OK

MILITARY SPACE

 

First Russian milsat launch set for February 28

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

COMMERCIAL AND APPLICATION SPACE

 

The Angosat-1 communications satellite

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

 

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

Luna-Resurs passes major design milestone

Russian lander for ExoMars takes shape

Spektr-RG completes integrated tests

 

 

Luna-Glob's stop and go

Preliminary design completed for Arka observatory

Spektr-R makes critical orbit correction

 

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Ukraine to test components of a powerful Indian rocket engine

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

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HISTORY

 

Final design of the 5M Mars sample-return project

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

 

RUSSIAN SPACE AS YOU NEVER SEEN IT!

 

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Last update: February 21, 2018