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RSC "Energia" found the possibility of flight to the moon without a super-heavy rocket

Rocket-space Corporation "Energy", leading the cooperation on the creation of a rocket heavy class for flights to the moon, has patented a scheme of flight to the moon, allows you to refuse the creation and use of heavy missiles.

For the landing of the Russian cosmonauts to the moon and back requires one rocket "Soyuz-2.1 a" and three developed rocket "Angara-А5В". The first "Angara" on the moon starts the module refueling. Then the crew on the Soyuz rocket inside the spaceship "Soyuz MS" delivered to the International space station or other earth station, there he transplanted to the lunar landing reusable spacecraft. To him second "Angara-А5В" delivered the upper stage and the vehicle tanker. The upper stage used to send bundles of the lunar ship and ship-tanker to the moon.

"Roskosmos" reported on observations during the installation of the Soyuz rocket at Baikonur

At Baikonur any comments for ground-based equipment in the "Soyuz-2.1 a", said Roscosmos.

It specified that we are talking about one of the aggregates of the launch complex, and expressed confidence that in the near future will solve the problem.

Russian specialists in Kourou found the cause of the leak of toxic fuel

Russian technicians at the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana found the cause of the leak of toxic fuel from the upper stage "Fregat", the faulty valve sent to study in Russia, told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of NPO Lavochkin (the enterprise "Roscosmos").

"The reason for the leakage of toxic fuel from the upper stage "Fregat" at Kourou was the fault of the valve," - said the Agency interlocutor.

Infrastructure for manned "Angara" will be built in 2025

The continued construction of the launch infrastructure at the Vostochny space centre for rocket "Angara" by 2025 due to the need of its preparation for the manned launch, said RIA Novosti in the press service of Roscosmos.

"We are talking about other objects of the second turn under the start with the crew in 2025," - said the Corporation.

USC head appreciated the opportunity of modernization of the cosmodrome "Sea launch"

United shipbuilding Corporation could upgrade floating cosmodrome "Sea launch", the required technology has been gained, said the General Director of the USC Alexey Rakhmanov.

"Sea launch", if we will allow him to finish - the Americans, you know, put a bunch of restrictions on its use and its capabilities. It seems to me that we have so far many have been able to develop naval technologies that the organization runs with this platform or something like that this platform would be quite a good element in the development of our space capabilities," he told reporters.

In the new Russian ship "eagle" will not use the system of the "Union"

New Russian spacecraft "eagle" will receive only the new system, any equipment used in the Soyuz spacecraft, it will not, said in an interview with RIA Novosti chief designer for the development of a manned transport ship the new generation Igor Hamic.

"In the composition of the onboard equipment of the "eagle" system of the "Union" is not exactly plan to use it," he said.

In "Rosatom" has told, how much it will cost to repair the "Sea launch"

The cost of recovery of the complex "Sea launch" will amount to 84 billion rubles in prices of 2020, which exceeds the cost of its purchase group S7 in 2016, almost eight times, considered in the "Rosatom".

"The volume of investment of 91 billion rubles in the forecast prices adjusted for inflation or 83.8 billion rubles in prices of 2020", - stated in the materials of the experts of "Rosatom", compiled by courtesy of "Roscosmos" data that was read by RIA Novosti.

Rosatom considers it inexpedient to purchase the "Sea launch"

Rosatom considers it inappropriate purchase of the complex "Sea launch" in the absence of such requirements for corporations, high competition in the launch services market, created the company SpaceX Elon musk, and a number of other reasons. This is stated in the materials of "Rosatom", which examined RIA Novosti.

Earlier some media reported that Rosatom is considering the acquisition of complex "Sea launch", which was recently relocated from the USA to Russia. Currently, the owner is a group of companies S7. For purchasing Sea launch from subsidiaries of Rocket-space Corporation "Energy" (part of "Rosatom") she at one time paid 150 million dollars.

Roskosmos and Arianespace discuss the resumption of launches of Soyuz from Kourou

The timing of the resumption of launches of Russian rockets "Soyuz" from Kourou in French Guiana, suspended for COVID-19, are discussed between "Roskosmos" and the company Arianespace, told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the Corporation.

"Negotiations are underway with the French partners on the timing of the resumption of launches," he said.

A source told the date of the resumption of launches of Soyuz from French Guiana

The start of the Russian carrier rocket "Soyuz" with the satellite UAE from Kourou in French Guiana postponed from March, is planned in mid-October, reported RIA Novosti source in the space industry.

The launch of Falcon Eye-2 was scheduled in early March, but was delayed due to problems with the "Fregat", which decided to replace the spare. However, in mid-March, the launch complex in Kourou had to be closed temporarily because of COVID-19, so the start of "Union" was postponed to 15 September and then on 1 October.

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