Contents tagged with Roscosmos

  • 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, …

  • Media: three subsidiaries of Russian Space Agency are in a financial crisis

    RIA Novosti reports,citing materials presented at the meeting between the head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin and Russian President Vladimir Putin, that the financial condition of three subsidiaries of the Russian State Space Corporation, Roscosmos is in a crisis. 

    According to  Roscosmos’  documents, measures are being taken to improve the financial state of the State Organization "Gagarin Research & Test Cosmonaut Training Center", Federal governmental enterprise "Scientific-and-testing center …

  • Russia considers launching satellites with Topol ballistic missiles

    Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos has stated on its website that it’s looking at ways of resuming satetlitev launches using the Start-1 class rocket which is  designed based on the Topol intercontinental ballistic missile.

    On January 28, Roscosmos commission arrived at Vostochny Cosmodrome led by Alexander Lopatin, Executive Director for Quality and Reliability Assurance of Roscosmos.

    It is reported that Roskosmos’s experts also studied the plausible construction sites of ground infrastructure …

  • Once again a hole discovered in the booster block of a Russian rocket

    On February 19th, a Russian rocket was supposed to bring a batch of internet satellites into orbit under a Roscosmos contract with the British company OneWeb. However, a hole was discovered in the booster block that was not expected to be there, TASS  reports with reference to their sources in the space industry.

    “In one of the pipelines in a block, a micro hole was found, which developed, apparently due to the long transportation of the upper stage of the rocket to the spaceport in French …

  • Head of Russian space agency: Russia is ready to build a super heavy-lift carrier rocket

    The Central Research Institute of Machine Building or TsNIIMash is ready to begin work on the next generation of super heavy-lift carrier rocket, Director General of the Russian space agency Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin wrote on Twitter. 

    “The design and production groups of the rocket and space industry are ready to implement the project to create the super heavy-lift carrier rocket,” he wrote. 

    Earlier, it was reported that the super heavy-lift rocket will be named Yenisei and it is expected to …

  • Kremlin reveals plans for earth-probing satellite system

    Roscosmos, the Russian state space corporation, is planning to launch a network of orbital satellites to remotely explore the surface of the earth.

    The project has been titled Gosudaryevo Oko (“State Eye”), Roscosmos director Dmitry Rogozin announced on Friday.

    “We have the projects ‘Digital Economy’, ‘Digital Earth’ and many others. But how can there be a digital economy if Roscosmos’s resources are not used?” he remarked while explaining his initiative.

    “After the successful launch in …