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News Archive / Tagged: Russia

  • Russia to develop new super heavy-lift rocket for lunar missions

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 3rd, 2016

    Russia intends to expand its rocket fleet by developing a super heavy-lift booster that could one day become the country’s workhorse launcher for future lunar missions. Implementation of this new project was announced on Nov. 28 by the Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.

  • 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.

  • Pillar of light: Soyuz MS-03 crew en route to space station

    Derek RichardsonNovember 17th, 2016

    On a clear and cold Kazakh morning, three space flyers launched atop a Soyuz rocket in their Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft on a two-day flight bound for the International Space Station. The trio will spend about six months in space.

  • Roscosmos confirms 2021 test flight of Federation spacecraft

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 27th, 2016

    The head of the Roscosmos State Corporation recently confirmed the first test flight of Russia’s next-generation spacecraft, Federation, will take place in 2021. The spacecraft’s maiden orbital mission will launch without a crew from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the country’s Far East.