Contents tagged with Roscosmos

  • 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 …

  • NASA head agrees to meet with Roscosmos director in Russia

    NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine has accepted the invitation from Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin to meet in Russia, the Russian state space corporation announced on its official website. 

    Bridenstine’s visit to Russia was discussed during a teleconference between the two space corporation administrators on January 14. Initially, Roscosmos did not report that the call had taken place, although this was reported by Kommersant. The Russian space corporation explained that it delayed the …

  • Head of NASA has no plans to visit Russia

    Jim Bridenstine, head of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), does not intend to go abroad any time soon, not even to Russia, his press secretary Megan Powers told TASS on Thursday. 

    “The director currently does not have plans to make any trips abroad,” she said when asked whether Bridenstine intended to travel to Russia to meet with Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin. “Future travel plans… are still under consideration,” Powers added. 

    She also commented on NASA’s plans to …

  • Kremlin: Russia awaits explanation from NASA regarding the decision to cancel Rogozin’s visit to the US

    Russian state corporation Roscosmos continues to prepare its “negotiating position” regarding cooperation with NASA. In a statement on their website, the company stated that they are awaiting an official explanation from the US National Aeronautics Administration and Space exploration company regarding the planned visit of Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin.

    Earlier, on December 5th, the USA Today newspaper, reported, citing a statement by NASA spokesman Megan Powers that the US canceled and …

  • 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 …