Contents tagged with Roscosmos

  • Russia wants to fly to the moon to check if Americans were there

    The head of the government corporation Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin during a visit to the Russian Space Systems together with the President of Moldova Igor Dodon stated that it is necessary to check whether Americans were on the moon, RIA Novosti reports

    “We set a goal to fly and check if they were there or were not. They say they were, we will check,” said Rogozin answering the corresponding question. At the same time, Rogozin believes that currently, no one on earth can handle the moon program …

  • Head of Roscosmos speaks of collapse of Russian space program

    Nearly all of the production equipment belonging to Roscosmos, the Russian State Corporation for Space Activities, is outdated, the company’s director Dmitry Rogozin told RIA Novosti.

    By Rogozin’s assessment, at least 87% of the capabilities of the Russian space industry do not meet modern standards.

    “Despite the fact that Roscosmos’s production funds are severely outdated and that modern equipment accounts for no more than 13%, it is only a question of money,” Rogozin said.

    However, he …

  • Media: Russia signs contract to supply rocket engines to the USA

    Russian company NPO Energomash signed a new contract to supply four RD-181 rocket engines to the American aerospace company Orbital ATK for its Antares rockets until 2021, reported the newspaper Kommersant on Tuesday, September 4.

    The new contract was signed despite efforts of some Russian lawmakers to stop sales of rocket engines to the USA as a response to a new series of American sanctions. The USA is the Russian enterprise’s only market for such rocket engines, the newspaper notes. …

  • Russia starts developing the Soyuz-5 rocket

    The Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, the Progress Rocket Space Center and the Science and Production Association Energomash have started work on the new Soyuz-5 carrier rocket, Dmitry Rogozin, the Director General of Roscosmos wrote on Twitter.

    Rogozin noted that the Soyuz-5 would “make it possible to mobilize all rocket and space industry” and enable Russia to use its “powerful potential in design and production.” According to Rogozin, after the Soyuz-5, they will start working on a …

  • Scientist arrested in Russia over hypersonic weapons information leak

    Roskosmos (Russia’s state space agency) has confirmed the arrest of Viktor Kudryavtsev, a scientist from the Central Research Institute for Machine Building (TsNIIMash), Russian media reported on Sunday, July 22.

    “He is currently being investigated,” Roskosmos spokesman Vladimir Ustimenko told Russian news agency TASS. He did not provide any further details.

    News came out earlier that 74 year-old Viktor Kudryavtsev, a scientist from TsNIIMash, had been sent to the Lefortovo pre-trial …

  • Kremlin bans Russia's state-owned corporations Roskosmos and Rosatom from entering US market

    Without waiting for the results of the State Duma’s discussion of a package of counter-sanctions, the Russian government has banned the State Corporation for Space Activities, Roskosmos, and the state nuclear energy corporation, Rosatom, from making contracts with companies from countries that uphold anti-Russian sanctions.

    The newspaper Kommersant reported with reference to a source in parliament and to the directors of the state corporations that the decision was intended as a response to …

  • Russia to dispose of Topol ballistic missiles

    Russian state-owned corporation Roscosmos has posted an online public procurement application for the disposal of nine intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) Topol RS- 12M. The maximum contract price is 9.78 million rubles ($170,000 USD).

    Lot includes the disposal of the missile parts, sale of the obtained materials and disposal of illiquid waste. The contractor must have a valid license for the dismantling of military equipment, the Russian Armed Forces security clearance with access to …

  • Putin offers to supply Argentina with rocket engines

    Russia may ship rocket engines to Argentina, and Roskosmos “could offer recommendations for the creation of space technology” said President Vladimir Putin after talks with Argentine President Mauricio Macri, TASS reports. Moscow may also supply Buenos Aires with fuel for its space rocket technology, the president added.

    “Russia and Argentina are establishing collaboration in the peaceful exploration of the cosmos, there are ideas for cooperation in the area of remote probing of the earth and …

  • Former head of Russia's Roskosmos found dead in Moscow

    Vladimir Yevdokimov, former executive director of the state corporation “Roskosmos”, arrested on charges of fraud, was found dead in the Investigatory Isolation Center in northern Moscow, Interfax reported with reference to a source in the law enforcement agencies.

    “Yevdokimov’s body was discovered this morning in one of the cells of SIZO-5 (Investigatory Isolation Center) on Vyborg street. The cause of death is being established,” the source said. He added that an investigative team had …

  • Russian Deputy PM warns of possible trouble with Proton-M rocket assembly workers

    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin stated that the reason for withdrawing the engines of the second and third rocket stages of the Proton-М is the low salaries of the plant workers.

    “Production standards [at Voronezh mechanical plant] are very low. They are in bad condition and I personally witnessed it. This plant should be updated first,” Rogozin said, according to RIA Novosti.

    “Yesterday I signed an order for Roskosmos to analyze all critical launch vehicles, engines, various …