The launch from Plesetsk navigation satellite of new generation "GLONASS-K", which is regularly postponed from March, was postponed for October, told RIA Novosti source in the space industry.
In early August, another Agency source in the industry said that the launch rescheduled for the end of August - beginning of September.
A new device brought in late July, the Russian cargo ship "Progress", showed that the concentration of toxic benzene in the atmosphere of the International space station is the norm, told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the Roscosmos.
Benzene was recorded in the air of the ISS in April. First, its concentration remained at the level of 65 micrograms per cubic meter, and then began to rise. However, as reported in may, RIA Novosti news Agency "Roskosmos", the concentration did not exceed maximum permissible norm and do not threaten the crew. The source of benzene is still not found. To reduce its concentration, the crew has installed carbon filters.
The owner of the company SpaceX Elon Musk has blamed its rival United Launch Alliance is that their missiles cannot be reused and is a waste of taxpayers ' money.
"Because their rockets are not reusable, will eventually become obvious that ULA - it's a complete waste of taxpayers' money," wrote Musk in his Twitter, commenting on an analytical article about getting companies SpaceX and ULA contracts for military launches
The General Director of "Rosatom" Dmitry Rogozin instructed to develop options for a winged, manned space Shuttle similar to the Soviet "Buran" to replace the "Soyuz MS". He told this in an interview with RIA Novosti.
At the same time, Rogozin admitted that the creation of a reusable vehicle will take much time. Soyuz MS, of course, still serve. He constantly modernizarea", - said the head of "Roscosmos", noting however that the endless modernization "is detrimental to the development of space technology".
Enterprise "Roscosmos" has begun to develop methods of landing a spacecraft on an asteroid, such technologies can be established before the end of the next decade, said in an interview with RIA Novosti General Director of "Rosatom" Dmitry Rogozin.
Rogozin explained that this technology it is possible to create up to 2030.
The General Director of "Rosatom" Dmitry Rogozin urged not to exaggerate the role successful completion of the first manned test flight of the spacecraft SpaceX Crew Dragon, inviting my American colleagues to try to repeat the record of Russian ships at the speed of flight on the ISS.
According to him, the Crew Dragon from SpaceX and the future from Boeing Cockpit are more spacious and comfortable, but only analogues of the Russian "Soyuz MS".
Funding for the creation and testing of carrier rockets "Angara" for the Vostochny space centre increased by 1.7 times - from 26 to 45 billion rubles for the period up to 2026. It follows from the Roskosmos posted on the procurement website.
In 2015, experimental design work (OKR) "Cupid" on creation of space rocket complex heavy class on the East for the period to 2025 planned $ 32.4 billion. In 2018, this amount was reduced to 26.2 billion rubles. The money was planned to develop a rocket "Angara-A5" East and conduct flight tests, including three start-up.
The cost of making the first modernized carrier rocket "Angara-А5М" to conduct flight tests from Baikonur East will be 6 billion rubles, follows from materials of the Roscosmos posted on the procurement website.
In October 2019, the General designer of KB "salute" of Khrunichev Centre Sergey Kuznetsov told RIA Novosti that the first launch of "Angara-А5М" with the East is planned at the end of 2024.
The Crew Dragon vehicle during its return to Earth was more like a beast than a spaceship, described his return to it from the ISS NASA astronaut Bob Behnken.
The astronaut said that "when we fell a little bit in the atmosphere, the Dragon came to life ... the atmosphere is beginning to make sounds, you can hear it roaring outside the ship and as the ship is trying to control (the movement), you feel the shaking his body," - said the astronaut.
All three of the carrier rocket "proton-M", which found faulty components of 2015-2016 of production, returned from Baikonur to Moscow for repairs, told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the Roscosmos.
According to him, one of these missiles have already been repaired, sent back to Baikonur in late July with her help, was successfully launched telecommunications satellites, "Express-80" and "Express-103".
The names of the participants of the first ever group of tourist flight to the ISS on Russian spaceship "Soyuz" will be announced early next year, reported RIA Novosti in the press service of the Roscosmos.
Earlier in the Russian office of Space Adventures RIA Novosti reported that signed contracts with space tourists for a project on the Russian Soyuz in 2021.
Chinese President XI Jinping officially announced the launch of a Chinese global navigation system, Beidou-3.
The ceremony of launching of the system took place Friday morning in the hall of the people in Beijing.
The amount of debris in the tank of the upper stage "Fregat" exploded in space in may, has nearly tripled from 65 to 175, follows from the data of the U.S. air force published on the dedicated website space-track.org.
According to the American military tank "Frigate" exploded in orbit on may 8, this resulted in 65 of the wreckage. Roskosmos confirmed the destruction, noting that the debris threatened the International space station and Russian satellites.
The carrier rocket "proton-M" with telecommunication satellite "Express-80" and "Express-103" was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome, the broadcast was carried on the website of Roskosmos.
"Contact lifting", - declared the speaker during the broadcast. He later reported on the successful separation of the satellites from the launch vehicle.
The carrier rocket "proton-M" launched a telecommunications satellite "Express-80" and "Express-103" in conjunction with the upper stage "breeze-M" on a suborbital trajectory, to be broadcast on the website of Roscosmos.
"There is a branch of the orbital block, there is a shutdown of the third stage of the carrier rocket", - declared the speaker during the broadcast.
The second booster heavy class "Angara-A5" is planned to send to the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the first half of August, reported RIA Novosti source in the space industry.
"Sending a train with the blocks of the rocket "Angara-A5" from the Khrunichev Center in Plesetsk is planned in the first half of August," - said the Agency interlocutor.
American gas delivered to the Russian cargo ship "Progress", is not found toxic benzene in the atmosphere of the International space station, said NASA.
Earlier the space Agency said that "the Progress MS-15", arriving at the station on July 23 was taken two detector Draeger and 90 test records to search for a source of benzene.
High-altitude testing in the United States parachute system for the Russian-European Mars landing station ExoMars-2022, postponed from March due to pandemic coronavirus, outlined in October, reported RIA Novosti head of the European space Agency (ESA) in Russia Rene Pishel.
In March, Russia's Roscosmos and ESA announced the postponement of the launch of the station from 2020 to 2022 for additional testing with modified equipment and the final version of the software. Furthermore, additional issues for further work have caused the spread of the coronavirus.
NASA has identified the following manned missions Crew Dragon to the International space station (ISS), which will go into orbit in the spring of 2021, said the us space Agency on Tuesday.
In the crew of the second commercial flight of the ship in orbit will include two NASA astronauts Shane Kimbro (the captain) and Megan MacArthur, and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and Frenchman Thomas Sands. It is planned that the crew will travel to the ISS in the spring of 2021, and will remain at the space station for about six months.
French astronaut Thomas Sands next year will go into space on the spacecraft Crew Dragon.
"The end of uncertainty: next year I will fly to (the space ship) Crew Dragon (company) SpaceX. Exercise in his futuristic cockpit has already begun," wrote Sand in his Twitter.
Search of source of toxic benzene resumed on the International space station after delivery of the new equipment on the cargo ship "Progress", the crew conducted measurements in the Russian and American modules, said NASA.
On the Agency's website notes that "Progress MS-15", arrived on 23 July, brought the two American Drager gas detector and 90 test records to search for a source of benzene.
New Russian space robot, created to work on the surface of the International space station, will be made in several copies - one of them will be able to go into space, the other will remain on Earth, and the third, perhaps destroy, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Executive Director of the NGO "Android technology" Eugene Dudorov.
He noted that in connection with the requirements for space technology, some developers of equipment do up to five identical samples for various tests before launch into space.
Cosmonaut in space robot "Fedor" will be used to test technologies that will then be used in the new Russian space robot, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Executive Director of the NGO "Android technology" Eugene Dudorov.
Robot "Theodore" went into space on 22 August 2019 on the spacecraft "Soyuz MS-14". Aboard the ISS, he was tested in Autonomous mode and under control of the astronauts. September 7, Fedor returned to Earth.
The company "Kosmocar" - the Russian operator of suborbital flights into space - ready to give the acting Governor of the Khabarovsk Krai Mikhail Degtyarev opportunity to fly into space as a test.
In 2016, being the Deputy of the state Duma from LDPR Degtyarev said he intends to go on a space flight as a test equipment company "Cosmocats".
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.
Cargo ship "Progress MS-15" set a record for on-time flight to the International space station, told RIA Novosti in the press service of the Roscosmos.
He got to the ISS in three hours 18 minutes and 31 seconds.
China launched its first probe to study Mars, "Tanwani-1" ("Questions to heaven -1"), according to Xinhua news Agency.
The launch was carried out at 12.41 local time (7.41 GMT) from the Baikonur "Wenchang" Haikou city with the help of the carrier rocket "chanchzhen-5" ("long March 5").
The state Corporation "Rosatom" took the decision to create the hydrogen engine for rocket "Angara", which will develop the carrier with increased carrying capacity and eventually the rocket with reusable stages, told RIA Novosti press-service of the Corporation.
"Yes, the decision was made", - said Roscosmos.
Cargo spacecraft "Progress MS-15" will be launched from Baikonur rocket "Soyuz-2.1 a" on Thursday, to the International space station he will have to get three and a half hours.
The launch is scheduled for 17.26 GMT, docked with the station at 20.47 GMT ± 3 minutes. This will be the fifth flight of the cargo "progress" on the "superfast" double scheme. Before it was used either the standard two-day scheme, providing for 34 turns around the Earth, or cropped chetyrehmetrovy, a flight which takes about six hours.
The brightest in the last seven years, comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) will approach the Earth on the minimum distance on Thursday.
As previously reported in the Moscow planetarium, July 23, the recently discovered comet will approach our planet on 103,52 million kilometers.
The launch of the first UAE probe to Mars is a national and Arab accomplishment, said the President of the UAE Khalifa bin Zaid al Nahyan.
Booster H-IIA launch vehicle from the Satish Dhawan space Hope ("Hope"), developed by engineers at UAE, on Monday successfully launched from the space center of the Japanese island of Tanegashima. Subsequently, the probe separated from the booster and began to beep. Prior to this, due to the bad weather the launch was postponed several times.
The carrier rocket Falcon 9 launched military satellite ANASIS-II for South Korea, the company said SpaceX.
The rocket was launched from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral (FL) at 0030 GMT on Tuesday. Before the start of the company said that the launch of the first stage of the carrier rocket was used earlier to launch to the ISS in the first flight of a manned spacecraft Crew Dragon.
Russian cosmonaut, the Executive Director of "Rosatom" Sergey Krikalev, whose flight on station "the World" taking place at the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union, said that he was aware of the events on the Ground of political events, but for him they were in the background of the work space.
Krikalev went on an expedition to the station "Mir" in 1991. He then agreed to stay aboard the station for a second expedition. Back home, the astronaut could only in 1992. The duration of his flight was 311 days. Thus, Krikalev flew from the Soviet Union, and returned to Russia. For the flight he was awarded the Star of Hero of the Russian Federation at number one.
The head of NASA Jim Breidenstein congratulated the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the successful launch of the first Arab probe "al-Amal" ("Hope") to Mars.
Previously, the mission of the Hope Mars announced that a carrier rocket H-IIA launch vehicle from the Satish Dhawan space centre "Hope", created by engineers in UAE, in UAE 01.58 at the time (00.58 GMT) successfully launched from the space center of the Japanese island of Tanegashima. Subsequently, the space probe "al-Amal" was separated from the rocket and began to beep.
The launch to Mars of the launch vehicle H-IIA launch vehicle from the Satish Dhawan space centre "Hope", created by engineers UAE, on the Japanese island Tanegashima has taken place, it has been broadcast on Twitter mission.
The launch was held at the scheduled time - July 20 at 01:58 UAE time (00.58 GMT).
The carrier rocket "Changzheng-5" ("long March 5"), which should be directly displayed on a transitional orbit of Earth and Mars, the first Chinese probe to study Mars, delivered to the launch pad of the spaceport Wenchang in Hainan island, the report said the Chinese Corporation aerospace science and technology (CASC).
Previously to the launch pad was delivered probe for Mars exploration "Tangwani-1". According to Chinese media, the launch could take place on July 23. According to preliminary calculations, the probe will take about seven months to reach the planet's surface, in the case of success of the mission, the probe will send the obtained data to the Earth in 2021.
The launch of the newest telescope "James Webb" is postponed until 31 October 2021 due to pandemic coronavirus and technical problems, NASA said on Thursday.
NASA explained that one of the reasons for the delay was caused by the pandemic is the reduction in the number employed in the construction of the telescope staff. Despite the delay, I hope NASA, the cost of creating an orbital telescope would not be increased and will not exceed approved budget of $ 8.8 billion.
NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken returned to ISS on completion of planned works at a battery replacement station in space, NASA conducts a live broadcast.
The astronauts transferred the suits to the operation of the auxiliary power supply at 14.10 Moscow time and were left out of the station about six hours. During this time, they finished the planned work on the installation of new cameras on the external surface of the ISS and the replacement of obsolete batteries. On Thursday, the astronauts removed six old Nickel-hydrogen batteries and installed three new lithium ion battery.
The Boeing company received a contract from NASA to 916 million dollars to continue to support the work of the International space station until 2024, said in a statement Thursday the company.
"Boeing will provide technical support, provide resources and personnel to work on Board the ISS, and will be responsible for a system of station", - is told in the message.
The head of NASA Jim Bridenstine said Tuesday that he still expects support from the Russian space Corporation in the lunar program of the United States, despite the fact that the head of the Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, criticized her, writes Reuters.
Earlier, the head of the Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, said that the US lunar program is "more of a political project", aimed at creating a kind of NATO in space, in which Washington will play a leading role.
Cargo ship "Progress MS-15", which is July 23, will travel to the International space station, will bring Russian cosmonauts in addition to the standard rations compotes and a set of fish, told RIA Novosti head of the Department of nutrition of the Institute of biomedical problems (IBMP) of RAS Alexander Agureev.
"Progress" will bring the crew a traditional set of fresh fruits and vegetables. It includes apples, grapefruits and oranges, and sauces, the fruit chutney and Apple-cranberry. In addition, the set of condensed milk, crushed lingonberries and mashed apricots.
Russia is actively developing a nuclear spacecraft engine in order to in the future to send the heavy ships to distant planets in the Solar system and beyond, reported Monday the General Director of "Rosatom" Dmitry Rogozin.
"And the only kind of powerful potential of the engines, which allows for operation of the ion engine, it will only allow the vehicle to reach the planets of the Solar system, and maybe, in the future, to break out of the solar system," he said in an interview with radio "Komsomolskaya Pravda".
The General Director of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, said that the new American spacecraft SpaceX and Boeing Cockpit CrewDragon more glamorous than the Russian "Soyuz", but, in fact, are his analogues.
"Yeah, more spacious, more glamorous, but our counterparts grandfather. What we say, the old horse furrow not spoil," - said he in an interview with radio "Komsomolskaya Pravda".
Cabin in the Russian new module "Nauka", launched to the International space station is planned in 2021, will protect the astronaut from the radiation in the centimeter aluminum plate, told RIA Novosti head of the Department of radiation safety of manned space flight Institute of biomedical problems of RAS Vyacheslav Shurshakov.
Sending module "Science" at the Baikonur cosmodrome is scheduled for July 21-23 and the launch of the carrier rocket "proton-M" - in the spring and summer of 2021.
The explosion on the ship "Apollo 13" during the flight to the moon, saved the unmanaged orbital station "Salyut-7", the fire on the Mir station and RAM the cargo ship "Progress", according to RIA Novosti, among the five most serious emergencies in manned space exploration. In contrast to disasters in the Soviet spacecraft "Soyuz-1 and Soyuz-11" and the American "Challenger" and "Columbia" video, thanks to the professionalism of the astronauts and ground experts, led to the death of the crew.
"Apollo 13" was the third ship that went to the moon with the goal of landing astronauts on its surface. The launch of a spacecraft with crew James Lovell, John Swigert and Fred Haise took place on 11 April 1970.
The height of the orbit of the International space station on Saturday, it is planned to reduce a kilometer before the arrival of the cargo ship "Progress MS-15", informed RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the Roscosmos.
The height of the orbit of the station wanted to raise to 480 metres, on 10 July, but after the unscheduled evasive maneuvers ISS 3 July from the chip stage of the Russian rocket "proton", launched in 1987, plans were changed.
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.
Two spacewalks for NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Christopher Cassidy is scheduled to perform aboard the International space station in mid-July, reported by NASA.
Earlier in the year 2020 has already held five outlets in the us program.
Astrophysical space Observatory Gamma-400 for monitoring gamma-ray sources in the Universe is scheduled to be launched by the carrier rocket "Angara" from the cosmodrome "East", told RIA Novosti scientific project Manager, chief researcher of the physics Institute Arkady'per.
In April the General Director of NPO Lavochkin, Vladimir Kolmykov told RIA Novosti that the launch of the Observatory is planned in 2030.
Cargo ship "Progress MS-13", set sail from the International space station on Wednesday, de-orbited and destroyed in the atmosphere, Roscosmos said.
The ship "Progress MS-13" with goods arrived on the ISS in December 2019. The crew unloaded it and filled with debris. The ship undocked from the Pirs module of the Russian segment of the station on 8 July.
Another carbon filter is installed in the U.S. segment of the International space station with the aim of reducing concentrations of toxic benzene in the air, said NASA.
"The crew installed a backup carbon filter to ensure additional purification of the atmosphere to further reduce the level of benzene on the ISS," - said on the NASA website.
The Russian carrier rocket heavy class "Angara-A5" is second only to the rocket, Elon musk, Falcon 9, but excels by its technical characteristics, all the other carriers in the world, said in an interview with RIA Novosti's former Director General (2005-2012) and chief designer (2009-2014) of the center of Khrunichev (manufacturer of the carrier rocket "Angara") Vladimir Nesterov.
According to Nesterov, in his time, he appealed to the leadership of the Roscosmos with the idea to start the test return of rocket blocks, but in connection with the change of leadership of the Federal space Agency and following his departure from the Khrunichev Center, the idea has not received development.
NASA has identified more than 80 problems requiring revision in the created by Boeing piloted spaceship Cockpit, the date of his re test flight is still not defined, reported by NASA on Tuesday.
In December 2019, the ship Cockpit made its first test flight without a crew. For technical reasons, its docking with the ISS was cancelled. A few months later, after a failed test, the Deputy head of NASA for manned spaceflight Douglas Loverro said that the results of its first unmanned flight Starliner experts have identified more than 60 of the issues. He noted that the ship could double to lose.
Russian manned spacecraft Soyuz will fly to the International space station in October on a quick six-hour scheme, ultra-fast three-hour scheme will not be used, told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the Roscosmos.
"Ballistic flight to the ISS (orbital parameters, date and time of launch of manned spacecraft) does not allow to realize the convergence of the ISS by ultrafast three-hour scheme," he added.
An exceptional correction orbit of the International space station on Friday was held to avoid a possible collision with a fragment of the stage of the Russian rocket "proton", informed RIA Novosti the representative of NASA.
Earlier Roscosmos reported that the height of the ISS orbit increased by 900 metres with the help of engines docked to the station of the cargo ship "Progress MS-14", to avoid possible collision with space debris. The Corporation did not specify what it represents and who owns this garbage.
The launch Electron a private us company Rocket Lab with seven satellites from the spaceport in New Zealand proved unsuccessful, the company said.
"The problem arose today during the launch of Rocket Lab, which led to the loss of the rocket. We apologize deeply to the customers (satellites - ed.) which was a rocket Electron. The problem occurred at the end of the flight during operation of the engine of the second stage," - said in a statement on Twitter.
The astronauts who were selected and training and was allowed to fly, unknown to claustrophobia, but the orbit may develop fatigue from the enclosed space, said Russian cosmonaut Ivan Wagner.
"There is no such that there was a strong desire to go out ... there is more accumulated fatigue from a closed space," he said during a linkup with the ISS.
To draw in zero gravity is difficult, as well as to comply with your handwriting when writing, said from aboard the International space station Russian cosmonaut Ivan Wagner.
"In weightlessness to do (draw - ed.), in fact, difficult. Even the handwriting is to observe and to write properly in zero gravity is more difficult than on Land," he said during the broadcast on the YouTube channel "Roscosmos TV".
The first space tourist, who wished to go into space, will be able to spend at the ISS: about 90-100 minutes, told RIA Novosti the Russian office of Space Adventures.
Thus, the time tourist will be able to see the Earth from all sides, because the orbit of the planet the ISS makes for an hour and a half.
The orbit of the International space station unscheduled adjusted to avoid potential debris, said to RIA Novosti in the press service of the Roscosmos.
There said that now the ISS crew consisting of the cosmonauts, "Roscosmos" Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Wagner, as well as NASA astronaut Christopher Cassidy, Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken works on the planned program.
Supporting infrastructure, including social facilities and means of rescue system of the crew during manned launches of the new spacecraft "eagle" on the carrier rocket "Angara" will be built on East by 2025, said RIA Novosti in the press service of the Roscosmos.
It specified that the pad under the rocket "Angara-A5" and about 40 large, unique engineering structures will be built before the end of 2022. Start "Angara" with the ship "eagle" is scheduled for the end of 2023, after the tests of technological equipment.
Cargo ship "Progress MS-13" will depart from the International space station on 8 July and several hours later will be reduced from low-earth orbit, told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the Roscosmos.
The ship "Progress MS-13" with goods arrived on the ISS in December 2019. The crew unloaded it and filled with debris.
The cost of one launch of the carrier rocket from the cosmodrome "Sea launch" is estimated to be worth 3.8 to 5 billion rubles, according to the materials of the experts of "Rosatom", compiled by courtesy of "Roscosmos" data that was read by RIA Novosti.
Earlier it was reported about the possible purchase of a complex of the state Corporation "Rosatom".
Deputy Director of the space research Institute of RAS, Deputy scientific Director of the astrophysical space Observatory "Spektr-RG" Michael pavlinski died in the 61 year of his life, said leading researcher of the Institute Oleksiy Vikhlinin.
"Sad news from Moscow. Mike Pavlinsky died earlier today (July 1 edition)... the Years of overwork and stress led to the loss of... Without Misha "Spektr-RG" wouldn't happen", - he said on his Twitter page.
Enterprise of Rosatom state Corporation "State research center of Russian Federation "Troitsk Institute of innovative and thermonuclear research" (TRINITY) ordered work on the selection of equipment for testing of the prototype space plasma rocket engine, to be of open materials on the procurement website.
Plasma engine — a kind of electric rocket engine (ERD), the consumable substance which is accelerated in the plasma state (ionized gas). Unlike liquid engines, the systems are not designed for output loads into orbit, because they can only work in a vacuum and are now used, for example, to keep the satellites on the so-called point of standing. In addition, by reducing the reserves of the working fluid at a relatively high speed of expiration, they are considered as a possible way to make fast space travel.
Postponed from March due to a detected marriage of the rocket-carrier "proton-M" from Baikonur with the telecommunications satellite "Express-80" and "Express-103" planned for 30 July, reported RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the Roscosmos.
This will be the only launch of "Proton" in 2020. Earlier this year was planned the launch of "Proton" with the Russian-European Mars ExoMars landing station, but it was postponed to 2022. In addition, for 2021 have moved the launch on Proton module "Nauka" for the International space station.
Laboratory models of new, so-called ion and hall thruster engines for space are scheduled to pass this year at the request of the enterprise of Rosatom "State research center of Russian Federation "Troitsk Institute of innovative and thermonuclear research" (TRINITY), which was organized tenders, should open materials on the procurement website.
As noted in the specifications for this work, in many countries the problems of creation of automatic and manned interplanetary vehicles with electric rocket propulsion systems (EPS) high power (over 100 kW). At the present time, there is a practical development on nuclear reactors for space-based megawatt class, which can provide the energy these engines are recalled in the terms of reference. Ordered TRINITY's work is aimed at creating laboratory models of ion and hall thruster engine of new generation with improved characteristics, which will be the basis for creating a clustered ERD high power.
The launch vehicle Vega with 53 satellites has once again been postponed due to adverse weather conditions, according to the operator Arianespace.
The original date of the launch of a rocket from Kourou in French Guiana was 18 June, but the launch did not take place due to strong winds. Then it was postponed several times.
Six communication satellites "Gonets-M" is scheduled to launch before the end of 2020, told RIA Novosti source in the space industry.
In February the General Director of company "Messenger" (the operator of the satellite system) Pavel Cherenkov said that the launch of three "Messenger-M" is planned in August-September.
The cost of manufacturing of the carrier rocket heavy class "Angara-A5" is seven billion rubles, which is three times more than the rocket "proton-M" which it will have to be replaced, should the financial report of the Khrunichev Centre for 2019.
As noted in the document, implementation of measures will allow to reduce the cost of "Angara" by 2024, up to four billion rubles.
The launch vehicle Vega with 53 micro-satellites on Board was postponed again due to weather conditions.
Video broadcast on the YouTube channel of the company-operator of the spaceport with Arianespace.
Space tourist during a spacewalk will be able to see the Land, take pictures and conduct experiments, but far from the station that he move will not allow because of safety concerns, told RIA Novosti Russian Hero, a cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov.
Thursday, RSC Energia announced the signing of a contract with Space Adventures flight on two tourists on the "Union" to the ISS in 2023. It is planned that one of the tourists will make first-ever spacewalk from the station along with Russian cosmonaut. As explained later on Twitter, the President of Space Adventures Eric Anderson, contract with specific tourist yet.
Space tourist, who wished to 2023 to go into space aboard the Russian segment of the ISS will not be able to act outside of the ISS without long workouts, and everywhere will have to accompanied by an experienced astronaut, told RIA Novosti, cosmonaut, Hero of Russia, the record for total time spent in space (878 days) Gennady Padalka.
Thursday, RSC Energia announced the signing of a contract with Space Adventures flight on two tourists on the "Union" to the ISS in 2023. It is planned that one of the tourists will make first-ever spacewalk from the station along with Russian cosmonaut.
Small satellite Red-Eye-3 in the interests of the office of advanced research projects U.S. Department of defense DARPA launched from the International space station, said NASA.
Last Thursday the station was launched into orbit on the same spacecraft Red-Eye-2.
Ukraine and Italy refused to participate in the establishment of astrophysical space Observatory Gamma-400, designed to observe gamma-ray sources in the Universe, the telescope will be purely Russian, told RIA Novosti scientific project Manager, chief researcher of the physics Institute Arkady'per.
In April the General Director of NPO Lavochkin, Vladimir Kolmykov told RIA Novosti that the launch of the Observatory is planned in 2030.
Search of source of toxic benzene in the atmosphere of the International space station will resume in late July, after delivery the new American analyzer air on the Russian cargo ship "Progress", told RIA Novosti source in the space industry.
On Tuesday, NASA announced that the search for the source of benzene had to stop due to the failure of the American device for determining air quality AQM-1 when carrying out measurements in the Russian segment of the ISS.
China on Tuesday made a successful launch of the carrier rocket "Changzheng-3B" with the 55-th satellite to the newly created China's global navigation system, Beidou, is spoken in the message of the Chinese Corporation aerospace science and technology (CASC).
The launch took place on Tuesday at 9.43 am local time (4.43 GMT) from Baikonur Xichang in Sichuan province in southwest China. The satellite successfully entered the preset orbit, thus completing the formation of the Beidou system, it will work together with other devices running earlier after adjusting for Beidou orbit and conduct a series of tests.
The project "Sea launch" without government support will not reach self-sufficiency even in the optimistic scenario – high demand for launch services, according to the materials of the experts of "Rosatom", compiled by courtesy of "Roscosmos" data that was read by RIA Novosti.
Earlier it was reported about the possible purchase of a complex of the state Corporation "Rosatom".
Search of source of toxic benzene in the atmosphere of the International space station ended in failure due to the failure of the American analyzer of air when carrying out measurements in the Russian segment, NASA said.
Previously, the Agency said that the exchange between Russian and American segments of the ISS ceased to search for a source of benzene, with measurements performed in the Russian segment using the device for determining the air quality AQM-1.
"Roscosmos" in the near future can begin the formation of the holding company on the basis of rocketry Rocket-space Corporation "Energy", in this case, the acting General Director of "Energy" Igor Ozar will lead the integrated structure, told RIA Novosti source in the space industry.
"Will be headed by an integrated structure of a newly appointed head of the "Energy" Igor Ozar", he added, noting that after completing all procedures in "Roskosmos" the decision will be submitted for approval by the leadership of the country.
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.
The state Corporation "Rosatom" do not buy "Sea launch" in connection with the lack of missiles for the complex and the lack of a long-term strategy of its application, said RIA Novosti member of the Russian Academy of cosmonautics named after Tsiolkovsky, chief analyst of the Association "Digital transport and logistics" Andrei Ionin.
According to him, an example of a successful long-term prediction of market development is the story of SpaceX. "That's why Elon Musk became the leader of the space market, because in the early 2000-ies he foresaw many of the events including the advent of space-based Internet, with the development of the lunar program of the USA on the basis of which he will make major money," said Jonas.
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.
State Corporation "Roscosmos" has received a patent for a method of launching a satellite inspector, are designed for spying on other spacecraft, which will help him remain undetected, the corresponding description of the patent is published in the "Bulletin of Rospatent".
The specialists of "Rosatom" has developed this way of running, which is the removal of the satellite inspector into orbit lower than the satellite-target. In this case, better guidance is provided on the observed object at the further convergence (it is more noticeable on the background of the starry sky) and decreases the probability of detection of the satellite inspector from Board-goals, if he is not equipped with a special highly sensitive equipment, reads the description to the patent.
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.
A new attempt to launch a space rocket "MOMO" Japanese company, Interstellar Technologies ended with a failure: the rocket fell into the sea shortly after launch from a platform in the city Taiki on the Northern island of Hokkaido and has not reached the predetermined height.
Video of launch is available on the company's page on Twitter. The cause of the failure is not yet known.
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.
Meeting of scientists from Russia and the United States on discussion of the joint mission to Venus, postponed from October 2020 to February 2021, in connection with the coronavirus, told RIA Novosti leading researcher of the space research Institute of RAS Lyudmila Bolt.
Meanwhile, noted of the Bolt, the cooperation between scientists of the two countries are continuing in the format of teleconference.
American astronauts Christopher Cassidy and Robert Behnken will conduct two spacewalks aboard the International space station in late June - early July, reported RIA Novosti the representative of NASA.
Earlier in the year 2020 has already held three exit on the American program.
Khrunichev center (part of the Federal space Agency) renew program is the production of light conversion rocket "Rokot" on the basis of shoot-alerting ballistic missiles RS-18 "Stiletto" (UR-100N utth), told RIA Novosti source in the space industry.
"The contract was signed between the Ministry of defense and the Khrunichev Center to resume the program," said the source.
State Corporation "Roscosmos" has finished accepting applications for participation in open competition for selection of cosmonaut candidates on June 3rd of 2019 received 1404-treatment, the press service of the Corporation.
It specified that within the constraints the pandemic coronavirus, it was decided that the applicants provided to the contest incomplete package of documents until June 1, 2020, will be able to provide the missing documents before the end of the month.
The state Corporation "Roscosmos" has received a patent for the "net" to clean the orbits of large space debris objects. A suitable description of the patent published in the Bulletin of Rospatent.
The device itself is described as a coarse network in the form of a cone, the base of which is fixed to the sliding frame and has motors for maneuvering, and the top of the cone with rope attached to the space unit. When the "net" covers the space debris from all sides, the frame is compressed and the object is in a "bag".
NASA has signed a contract worth 187 million dollars to build a manned lunar module of the station Gateway by Orbital Science Corporation, told the Agency.
The contract for design and construction received a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Space — based Virginia company Orbital Science Corporation.
The launch from Plesetsk navigation satellite of new generation "GLONASS-K" pending at the end of July with the possibility of further postponement due to delays in production, reported RIA Novosti source in the space industry.
In may, another Agency source in the industry said the postponement of the launch "GLONASS-K" from the end of June to mid-July. Before the launch was scheduled for may, even earlier - in March.
State Duma Deputy, hero of Russia and cosmonaut Elena Serova does not agree with the study about the difficulties of space flight for women.
Earlier it was reported that scientists at the Institute of biomedical problems (IBMP) Russian Academy of Sciences has concluded that some female astronauts and astronauts in the period of the menstrual cycle can experience enhanced vestibular apparatus, it is necessary to consider at formation of crews for spaceflight.
Some women cosmonauts and astronauts in the period of the menstrual cycle can experience enhanced vestibular apparatus that must be considered in the formation of crews for spaceflight, concluded the scientists of the Institute of biomedical problems (IBMP) Russian Academy of Sciences, conducting relevant research.
According to scientists cited data, during the first period of flight, when the astronauts adapt to weightlessness, various disorders caused by space motion sickness, are recorded every second women and 38 percent men. Motion sickness, according to open sources, characterized by malaise, stomach discomfort, loss of appetite, cold sweat, dizziness, nausea, and in some cases vomiting.
The company SpaceX Elon musk has used in his spacecraft Crew Dragon Russian components, which have provided a successful automatic docking with the station, told RIA Novosti expert in the field of cosmonautics in Russia, Vadim Lukashevich.
He noted that thanks to this Crew Dragon can dock to the Russian segment.
Telecommunications satellite "Express-AM6" is not functioning more than a third because of the complete failure of the cooling system, the materials posted on the procurement website.
Previously, the satellite operator - enterprise "Space communication" reported that since March 25 due to abnormal operation of the cooling system on the "Express-AM6" had to turn off the transponders (transceivers) Ka-band.
Elon Musk, head of the American space company SpaceX carried out the test on Saturday manned launch vehicle Dragon Crew, responded to the words of the head of the Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin about the delivery of astronauts to the ISS using the trampoline.
Crew Dragon was launched on a carrier rocket Falcon 9 from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral on Saturday at 22.22 GMT. The ship should reach the ISS in 19 hours, and then to make docking with the station in automatic mode. For the US launch Crew Dragon became the first manned launch after the completion of the program "space Shuttle" in 2011. The last 9 years American astronauts were sent into orbit on Russian "the Unions" for a fee. In 2014 in response to American sanctions against the Russian space industry, the head of the Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, who was then Deputy Prime Minister, suggested that the United States deliver its astronauts to the ISS using the trampoline.
The positive moment in the successful launch of the first in nine years, the us spacecraft with the crew is that it will force Russia to think about their space, says the head of the space policy Institute Ivan Moiseev.
On Saturday from the Baikonur at Cape Canaveral launch vehicle Falcon 9 was launched to the International space station, the spacecraft Crew Dragon with a crew of NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken. This is the first since July 2011 us manned launch. For 9 years the crews of the ISS was delivered only on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft.