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New funding program planned for lunar exploration

The Roskosmos State Corporation will request a new federal "lunar" budget from the Kremlin, as early as next month, according to industry sources. Details inside



New page: NASA solicits international proposals on lunar exploration

Update: Moment of truth for the Russian super rocket

New page: Super-heavy rocket: Variant 3

New page: Cis-lunar team works on improved rendezvous systems

New page: Russia's latest super-rocket architecture detailed

Update: Roskosmos favors new architecture for super rocket

Update: Soyuz-5 to be renamed Irtysh

Update: Russian design to be adopted for airlock architecture

New page: Spacewalk to investigate Soyuz hole stirs major controversy

New page: NASA begins work on a lunar lander

New page: NASA drafts new cis-lunar station assembly scenarios

New page: Scheduling cis-lunar station work

New page: How far can the cis-lunar station go?

Update: NASA outlines lunar gateway development milestones

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

Update: NASA sponsors five cis-lunar module prototypes

New page: Russia quietly drafts lunar orbital station of its own!

New page: How much will the cis-lunar station cost?

Update: Cis-lunar station partners meet for crucial project review

New page: How the cis-lunar station will be assembled

New page: Europe ponders architecture of its first cis-lunar module

New page: Russia re-designs PTK Federatsiya spacecraft for multiple docking ports

New page: NASA, partners debate refueling in cis-lunar space

Update: Kremlin to bail out its troubled rocket industry

New page: Super-heavy rocket: Variant 2

New page: Launch facility for the super-heavy rocket in Vostochny

New page: Design and schedule for the first piece of the cis-lunar station detailed

New page: Russian rocketry at cross-roads

New page: Super-heavy rocket: Variant 1

New page: Japan mulls Falcon Heavy-launched cargo ship for cis-lunar station

Update: Russia studies different ways to contribute to cis-lunar station

Update: Federatsiya begins parachute tests, faces new delays

New page: Development of the super-heavy rocket begins

New page: US, Russia cooperate on a near-lunar spacesuit

Update: NASA works on interior of near-lunar habitat

Update: Gateway partners meet in Houston

New page: OneWeb: Proton's last hope?

New page: NASA studies extra habitat for the near-lunar station

New page: NASA drafts Logistics Augmentation Module for the near-lunar station

New page: New landing propulsion system for PTK Federatsiya spacecraft

New page: New BAS escape rocket for the Federatsiya spacecraft

Update: Rogozin's stance: Will US-Russian cooperation continue?

New page: Federatsiya to set sail without its key features

Update: Roskosmos conducts negotiations with China

New page: Emergency Escape System, SAS, for the Federatsiya spacecraft

New page: Landing Solid-propellant Propulsion System, PTDU, for the Federatsiya spacecraft

Update: NASA to consider inflatable structures for LOP-G

Update: Utilization Element evolves quickly

New page: NASA and its partners study cargo deliveries to lunar orbit

New page: Russia considers cooperation with China in human space flight

Update: Development of the near-lunar station in 2018

New page: RD-815: inside story and latest developments

New page: Utilization Element for Lunar Orbital Platform, LOP-G

New page: Development of the Airlock Module for near-lunar station in 2018

New page: Development of the near-lunar station in 2018

New page: Soyuz-5 rocket development in 2018

New page: NEM-2 tourist module

New page: Second stage of the Soyuz-5 rocket

New page: Science airlock for Deep Space Gateway

New page: First stage of the Soyuz-5 rocket

New page: Aggregate Compartment of the PTK NP spacecraft

New page: Transportation of the Soyuz-5 launch vehicle

New page: RD-171MV engine


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