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News Archive / Tagged: RKK Energia

  • Russia may select first crew for its Federation spacecraft next year

    Tomasz NowakowskiNovember 1st, 2017

    Russia may soon reveal the names of the cosmonauts assigned to the first space mission of the country’s next-generation spacecraft known as "Federation". According to the spacecraft’s manufacturer, RKK Energia, the crew could be selected as early as the first half of 2018.

  • Russia’s new cargo spacecraft to replace Progress MS after 2020

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 4th, 2016

    The recent failure of the Progress MS-04 mission is a reminder of how important is the development of a new cargo spacecraft for the future of Russia’s space program. The accident could hasten the works on a vehicle that could replace the current upgraded Progress spaceship.

  • ESA commits to ISS participation through 2024

    Derek RichardsonDecember 4th, 2016

    At a two-day meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland, the European Space Agency’s 22 member states approved a commitment to extend European participation in the International Space Station (ISS) program to 2024. ESA is the final partner agency to do so.

  • Russia plans to land humans on the Moon in 2031

    Tomasz NowakowskiNovember 20th, 2016

    Russia’s rocket and space corporation RKK Energia recently laid out its plan for a manned exploration of the Moon, which includes a flight to lunar orbit in 2030 and landing of the first Russian cosmonaut on the surface a year later.

  • Russia runs first tests of its next-generation “Federation” manned spacecraft

    Tomasz NowakowskiMay 12th, 2016

    The first tests of the Russian next-generation manned spacecraft called “Federation” have just been conducted, according to the vehicle’s manufacturer RKK Energia. The company announced last week that the spacecraft’s man-machine interface elements were successfully examined on a unique ergonomic simulator.

  • Russia hopes to land humans on the Moon in 2029

    Tomasz NowakowskiNovember 1st, 2015

    Russia’s growing interest in the Moon manifests itself in more and more audacious announcements regarding the future possibility of a manned landing on the lunar surface. On Tuesday, October 27, one of the country’s top space industry officials, Vladimir Solntsev, revealed that Russia is planning to land a man on the Moon in 2029.

  • Russia postpones maiden flight of its Progress-MS spacecraft

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 29th, 2015

    Russia decided to delay the first launch of the newest version of its flagship Progress cargo craft. The RKK Energia company, which manufactures the spacecraft, revealed on Tuesday, Oct. 27, that the maiden flight of the Progress-MS vehicle will be postponed for a month – until Dec. 21, 2015.