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Source: satellite launch "GLONASS" a new generation from Plesetsk postponed

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.

The concentration of toxic benzene in the atmosphere of the ISS crew not in danger

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 head of SpaceX blamed competitors in the embezzlement of taxpayers money

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

Rogozin instructed to develop the analog of the "Buran" to replace the "Soyuz"

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".

Rogozin told about the plans to send the expedition to the asteroid

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.

Rogozin has challenged Elon musk

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 development of missiles "Angara" has increased 1.7 times

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.

Called the cost of production of the modernized rocket "Angara-А5М"

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.

NASA astronaut compared the fit of a Crew Dragon with finding "within the beast"

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.

From Baikonur to Moscow returned the three defective rocket "proton-M"

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".

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