Contents tagged with Roscosmos

  • 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 invites the U.S. to work on joint Moon exploration projects

    Russia’s Space Agency Roscosmos invited NASA management to discuss joint Moon exploration projects, reports the Russian newspaper Kommersant with reference to Sergey Saveliev, Roscosmos’ Deputy Director for International Cooperation.

    According to Saveliev, in recent years the channels of direct communication between Roscosmos State Corporation and NASA in a number of areas have "noticeably deteriorated".

    "Instead of discussing dozens of projects of mutual interest, it comes down either to the …

  • Russia accuses Trump of aggression in space

    The Russian space agency Roscosmos has accused the US President Donald Trump of "aggressive plans to capture planets."

    A statement of Roscosmos’ Deputy Director General Sergey Saveliev has been published on the agency’s website in response to the decree “on Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources” signed the day before by the President of the United States.

    "Attempts to expropriate outer space and aggressive plans to actually seize the territories of …

  • Russia intends to stop spy satellites from monitoring its territory

    Experts from the Russian state space agency Roscosmos have found a way to conceal confidential operations in Russian territory from surveillance by foreign spy satellites, according to an article written by experts from the company Russian Space Systems, as cited by RIA Novosti. According to them, data transmission from satellites can be jammed using land-based radio stations.

    “During periods when the protected region falls into the observation zone of a surveillance satellite’s on-board …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …