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Fregat

Fregat's 100

During the launch of a Soyuz rocket on Sept. 14, 2021, the Fregat upper stage logged its 100th mission after two decades in operation.


 

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October 28: A Soyuz-2-1a rocket to launch a Progress MS-18 cargo ship (Production No. 447, ISS mission 79P) from Site 31 in Baikonur to the International Space Station, ISS.

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HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT

INSIDER CONTENT: Russia finalizes ISS operations for 2022 early 2023

INSIDER CONTENT: Russian lunar program faces another major redesign

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INSIDER CONTENT: Cosmonauts conduct VKD-49 spacewalk

INSIDER CONTENT: Heart of ISS struggles with aging

MILITARY SPACE

Soyuz-2-1v rocket launches military payload

Russian "inspector" makes close encounters with US milsat

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Russia launches new-generation military satellite

INSIDER CONTENT: Russia considers a robotic mini-shuttle

COMMERCIAL AND APPLICATION SPACE

Soyuz launches the 10th OneWeb cluster

Soyuz delivers ninth OneWeb cluster

Soyuz launches eighth OneWeb cluster

Soyuz rockets might face political problems

INSIDER CONTENT: First look at the RBKA satellite

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

INSIDER CONTENT: Luna-Glob hard-pressed to launch in May

INSIDER CONTENT: Scientists push back against lunar program strategy

INSIDER CONTENT: Russian lunar sample return mission at the crossroad

INSIDER CONTENT: New Lunokhod is in the works

New promise for the Venera-D project

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ROCKETRY

INSIDER CONTENT: Super-heavy rocket stalled by propellant dilemma

INSIDER CONTENT: Roskosmos details methane super rocket

INSIDER CONTENT: Russia considers super-Saturn

INSIDER CONTENT: The RFA rocket hints reusable capability

Angara-5 completes its second test launch

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HISTORY

INSIDER CONTENT: Before Nauka there was USM

50 years ago: Soyuz-11 tragedy

50 years ago: N1 Vehicle 6L launch

50 years ago: Soyuz-11 begins expedition aboard first Salyut space station

INSIDER CONTENT: How the Soviet Mars sample return mission would work on the surface

RUSSIAN SPACE AS YOU NEVER SEEN IT!

 

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Last update: October 14, 2021