Space center Khrunichev produces rocket "Angara-A5" at a loss, should be released "Roscosmos" information, told RIA Novosti expert in the field of cosmonautics in Russia, Vadim Lukashevich.
Informed of the financial report of the Khrunichev Centre, it became known that the cost of manufacturing of the carrier rocket heavy class "Angara-A5" is 7 billion rubles. Thus, the Ministry of defense of the missile to continue flight tests sold at a price less than 5 billion rubles for a single missile, said, commenting on the financial report of subsidiaries "Roscosmos".
Russia and India will soon be defined, what Russian hardware can be used in the Indian manned space ship "Gahagan," he said in an interview with RIA Novosti General Director of "Glavkosmos" Dmitry Loskutov.
"25 Oct 2019 "glavkosmos" and the Center for manned space flights, Indian space research organization signed a contract to assess the possibility of using Russian flight equipment life support systems and for ensuring the thermal regime for manned space ship "Gahagan" ("celestial ship"). The implementation of this contract is coming to an end," he said.
The production of Soyuz rockets and upper stages Fregat to launch OneWeb satellites will be completed by the end of the year, said in an interview with RIA Novosti General Director of "Glavkosmos" (enterprise "Roscosmos") Dmitry Loskutov.
In June 2015, a contract was signed between the companies Arianespace and OneWeb 21 start-up of carrier rockets "Soyuz" with the upper stage block "Frigate" to launch into space 672 OneWeb satellites. From Baikonur planned nine launches (two already completed), with the East six, with Kuru - six (one already done). OneWeb is planning to create a constellation of satellites which will provide broadband Internet access for users around the world due to the complete coverage of the Earth's surface. At the end of March the company filed for bankruptcy in the court of the U.S. state of new York.
Wanting to go into space among potential and existing space tourists as yet, but such service is possible, said in an interview with RIA Novosti General Director of "Glavkosmos" Dmitry Loskutov.
According to him, if wishing to appear, it will not be an easy walk. "Any spacewalk is highly responsible and dangerous operation, requiring special training, separately manufactured equipment, consideration in the programme of work of the International space station, control both from the accompanying partner, and the station and mission control Center," - said the head of the company.
The Russian upper stage "Fregat", which is stored at the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana, have identified a leak of toxic fuel, said RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the Roscosmos.
He stressed that the leadership of NPO Lavochkin, the company "glavkosmos" TsENKI and working on the organization of the departure of the specialists on site to assess the situation and take the necessary measures, their arrival is expected in early June.