Contents tagged with Roskosmos

  • 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 …

  • Russian lunar station deviates from its course, crashes into the Moon

    According to the Roscosmos press service, the Russian lunar station, "Luna-25," has deviated from its planned orbit and collided with the Moon, resulting in the termination of the mission.

    On August 19th, as part of the designated flight program, "Luna-25" was supposed to receive a command to enter its pre-landing elliptical orbit. However, communication with the station was subsequently lost.

    Russian space agency Roscosmos has been conducting search operations and attempting to establish …

  • Media: Facebook paid millions in fines for refusing to move servers to Russia

    Facebook paid several million rubles fine for refusing to move servers with Russians' personal data to Russia, RIA Novosti reports. It is noted that the decision to issue a fine of 4 million rubles ($53 million USD) was handed down by the Tagansky Court of Moscow.

    Facebook was fined under Russian law on personal data. The trial proceedings have already finished.

    The Personal Data Act, according to which all information about Russian citizens should be stored in the country, has been in force …

  • 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 …

  • Washington temporarily lifts sanctions from head of Russia’s space agency

    NASA director Jim Bridenstine stated that Washington will temporarily lift sanctions from the head of the Russian state owned corporation Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin so that he can visit the US at the invitation of NASA.

    “I would like to discuss many questions with Dmitry Rogozin. If we want to establish a good working relationship, then we need to start to fully interact with each other, which in turn, will be good for both countries. We worked in a number of areas, so the Chief Director of …

  • Russia's Roskosmos to spend $915 million on new Federation spacecraft

    Roskosmos will spend $915 million to create the first flight model for the new generation of manned spacecraft, "the Federation". This amount was named on the public procurement website. The federal budget of the Russian Federation is indicated as a source of funding.

    The project consists of the development of the “Federation” manned transport spacecraft for flight “into and beyond the Earth orbit, including to the moon.” Interfax news agency published excerpts from the tender documents on …