Contents tagged with Roscosmos

  • Russia refuses to allocate radio frequencies to OneWeb global satellite internet

    The Russian authorities have once again refused to allocate radio frequencies to the developers of the OneWeb global satellite internet project. The State Commission for Radio Frequencies announced its ruling on Monday 29 July. All members of the commission voted against granting frequencies to the project, said Russian Deputy Communications Minister Oleg Ivanov as quoted by the newspaper Kommersant.

    The creators of OneWeb have been trying to obtain frequencies in Russia since 2017. Russia’s …

  • Russian space agency wants to classify rocket and space industry procurements

    Roscosmos, the Russian state space agency, has proposed changes to its own procurement method and that of its subsidiaries and other organizations in the rocket and space industry. Suppliers and contractors are currently determined in a public manner.

    The text of the amendments has not yet been published, but the document’s “passport” on the government legal information portal states that it was drafted by Roscosmos. An explanatory notice states that procurements according to the existing …

  • Russia considers using decommissioned ballistic missiles for satellite launches

    Russian State Corporation for Space Activities Roscosmos is considering the possibility of using decommissioned missile systems to launch civilian satellites into orbit, said the head of the Corporation Dmitry Rogozin.

    According to him, Intercontinental ballistic missile Voevoda could be used for this purpose. This ballistic missile could be adjusted for launches of civilian spacecraft. Now this project is being discussed with the Ministry of Defense.

    Rogozin believes that this method should …

  • Putin will be able to monitor Russia from space in real-time

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will be able to use the "Gosudaryevo Oko" (Sovereign’s Eye) space monitoring system to see in real-time “what is really going on with construction sites, facilities, people, sowing and roads” in the provincial regions, announced Dmitry Rogozin, director of the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, which is developing the system.

    “The president will have complete access to this system. I think that when contacting the regional governments, this data can be used when …

  • Russian Space Agency: Pentagon wants space sector relations to deteriorate

    The Pentagon’s decision to limit the use of Russian carrier rockets will lead to a deterioration in US-Russian relations in the space sector, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said in a statement on its official website.

    “This decision by the Pentagon could have a negative impact on the international cooperation to organize regular launches of spacecraft into targeted orbits on a commercial basis,” the statement reads.

    Roscosmos believes that, through this decision, the Pentagon is trying to …

  • Russia intends to use a ballistic missile Satan for space launches

    The head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin during his speech at Moscow State University said that missiles R-36M, also known as Satan after their conversion will be used for placing a payload in space, reports RBC news agency.

    He explained that the missiles will be repurposed as part of the "major process of rearmament of strategic nuclear forces"; during that process, several new heavy missiles will be produced.

    R-36M is a system with a heavy Intercontinental ballistic …

  • Kremlin: Russia is working on a new generation guided missile

    Russia is intensively working on creating a new generation of Monolith aviation guided missiles. According to the deputy general director of the Tekhmash Concern (part of Rostec State Corporation) Alexander Kochkin, a prototype of this “product” may be ready in two or three years.

    “We will not disclose full information on the Monolith missile. This is a new generation aviation guided missile that will belong to the high-precision weapons class,” RIA Novosti quotes Kochkin.

    According to him, …

  • Classified information on Russian satellites leaked online

    The administrative collapse of Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, is gaining momentum.

    Following the theft of billions of rubles from construction projects and the disappearance of a senior manager abroad to avoid the consequences of an audit, classified information about the agency’s upcoming satellite launches has now been leaked on the internet.

    The leak was reported to RIA Novosti by Saturn, a Roscosmos subsidiary that develops solar and rechargeable batteries.

    The published …

  • Senior manager of Russian Space agency flees abroad after billions disappear

    Scandals continue to shake the Russian space sector: following the disappearance of billions of rubles in construction sites and megaprojects, the senior manager of one of Roscosmos’s key subsidiaries has now fled the country.

    The Russian news outlet Kommersant reported that the unprecedented incident took place at the Scientific Research Institute of Space Instrumentation (SRI SI), which develops and produces radio apparatus and electronics. The company was founded in 1985 and has worked on a …

  • Russia plans to land on the moon in 2031 and build a lunar base in 2034

    Russia's first manned expedition to the moon will take place in 2031. Russia aims to send astronauts to the moon every year, RIA Novosti news agency reported, citing a document by the Russian Central Research Institute of Machine Building (TsNIIMash), a subsidiary of the Russian space agency Roscosmos.

    According to the explanatory note of the document, the first expedition crew will conduct astronauts' activities on the moon and implement tasks set by the Russian Academy of Sciences.

    In 2032, …