Contents tagged with Rogozin

  • BILD: former Russia’s space agency chief plotted strike on Ukraine using modified Soyuz rocket

    The German tabloid BILD has obtained secret audio recordings of the former head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, in which he talks about the possibility of launching a Soyuz rocket to strike Kyiv are discussed.

    According to BILD, a group of high-ranking Russian officials and scientists were planning a terrorist attack on Ukraine to impress Putin. They considered modifying a civilian-type Soyuz carrier rocket so that it does not go to the Earth’s orbit upon launch, but …

  • Former Rosatom head Rogozin urges nuclear weapons to be used to stop Ukraine’s counteroffensive

    There is nice weather in the Zaporizhzhia region now, and "this means that the enemy is preparing to attack", said Dmitry Rogozin, the former head of the Russian nuclear agency Roscosmos, who is now the head of the Tsar's Wolves group of military advisers.

    "The battalions are digging in, practicing defensive tactics, some units are even conducting full-fledged exercises. The expectation of an imminent mortal battle is in the air," he wrote on Telegram.

    In the video attached to the post, he …

  • Russia planning to use combat robots in war against Ukraine

    Russia intends to use the combat robotic platform Marker in the war against Ukraine, said the head of the group of military advisers and the scientific and technical center Tsar's Wolves, Dmitry Rogozin.

    "The Marker has already been tested as a security system for the Vostochny cosmodrome, providing control of its perimeter. Now, it(or rather, they – there will be several such machines) will have to be baptised in combat in the Donbas," Rogozin said.

    He added that this robot is a joint …

  • Former chief of Russian space agency to head annexed territories of Ukraine

    After the "referendums" in the occupied territories of Ukraine, a new federal district will be created in Russia - "Crimean". It is expected to include Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions, as well as the Crimean Peninsula, reports the newspaper Vedomosti, citing sources close to the Kremlin.

    According to the newspaper, the former director of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, will be appointed as head of the new federal territory. According to one of the …

  • Kremlin: SpaceX satellites are a threat to Russia

    Satellites of the Starlink system, which is being deployed by Elon Musk's SpaceX company, can be used for military purposes in the future, said the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin.

    According to him, such spacecraft not only provide access to the Internet, but they are also able to control cruise missiles, special forces, spy networks and transmit directly into smartphones purely political content.

    "Most likely anti-Russian, so that we could not sovereignly protect …

  • Russia scraps its lunar program

    Work on the design of a super-heavy spacecraft for the first Russian manned mission to the moon has been stopped.

    It was decided to completely stop it at the stage of technical design, which was carried out by the Progress Rocket and Space Center for Russian Space Agency Roscosmos, and was to be completed in October 2021, Progress’ general director Dmitry Baranov told RIA Novosti.

    According to him, now Progress Rocket and Space Center together with Roscosmos "work on the program for the …

  • Adviser of Russian politician close to Putin detained on suspicion of treason

    Ivan Safronov, information policy adviser of the Head of Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos, has been detained on suspicion of treason, reports TASS news agency, citing Roscosmos’ press service. According to TASS, detention is not related to Safronov’s current work.

    "The press service of the state corporation Roscosmos reports that today the investigative bodies detained the adviser to the director general of the state corporation "Roscosmos, Safronov I.I.," TASS quoted Roscosmos representatives …

  • Russia vows to protect the Moon from privatization

    Russia will not allow the privatization of the Moon, the head of the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos, Dmiri Rogozin, told the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda.

    According to him, Moscow considers the Moon primarily as a satellite of the earth and any attempts to extract minerals there contradict international law.

    "We will not allow the privatization of the Moon, it is illegal," Rogozin said, alluding to U.S. plans to start resource extraction on the Earth’ satellite without the …

  • Head of Russian Space Agency: cause of hole in Soyuz spacecraft to be kept secret

    Dmitry Rogozin, director of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, said that the agency has figured out how a hole appeared in the lining of its Soyuz-MS-09 spacecraft, but that this information will not be publicized.

    “We have taken all the samples. What happened is clear to all of us, but we won’t tell you anything,” Rogozin said at the Youth Orbit conference in Russia.

    “We need to have some secrets,” RIA Novosti cites the director as saying.

    Rogozin also added that the compartment where the …

  • 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 …