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  • Roscosmos envisions Russian rockets launching international missions to Moon, Mars

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 7th, 2017

    Russia has high expectations for its future super-heavy-lift launch vehicle. Roscosmos chief Igor Komarov has recently laid out his hopes for the new rocket, underlining that he is longing to see interplanetary missions being launched by this heavy booster.

  • 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.

  • Russia extends operation of the International Space Station until 2024

    Tomasz NowakowskiJuly 25th, 2015

    The Russian government has accepted NASA’s proposal to prolong the life of the International Space Station (ISS) through 2024. This decision ends fears that recent tensions between the United States and Russia over the Ukraine crisis would jeopardize NASA-Roscosmos space cooperation, and it follows other nations also agreeing to extend involvement on the ISS.

  • Russia establishes State Corporation Roscosmos

    Tomasz NowakowskiJuly 18th, 2015

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a federal law establishing the State Corporation Roscosmos, the Kremlin press service reported on Monday, July 13: “The Federal Law aims to improve the management system in the space sector and maintain and develop the space and rocket industry’s scientific and production potential in the interests of strengthening Russia’s defense […]