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.
Head of SpaceX Elon Musk has promised to do everything to astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken safely returned home after flying on a Crew Dragon to ISS.
Latest manned spacecraft Crew Dragon was launched from Cape Canaveral in a test of a manned flight on Saturday at 22.22 GMT. Its docking with the ISS is scheduled at 17.29 GMT on Sunday. The Crew Dragon launch was the first manned flight of the USA in 2011, the code was completed on the space Shuttle.
American ship Cockpit will go to the new flight without a crew to the International space station in mid-November 2020, his first flight with a crew is planned in April 2021, said RIA Novosti source in the space industry.
In December 2019 was launched the first ship Cockpit without a crew, but for technical reasons its docking with the ISS was cancelled. In April, the developer of the ship - the Boeing company - announced that the Starliner will commit another unmanned flight. In may from NASA, it became known that he planned in the fall.
The crew of a test flight Crew Dragon called his ship the Endeavor, said at a briefing after the launch the head of NASA Jim Breidenstein.
"I want to tell that the crew named their ship the Endeavor (an ambitious endeavor, aspiration)," he said Breidenstein.
Admitted in 2015-2016 marriage on the rocket "proton-M" resolved, the product is ready to launch a telecommunications satellite "Express-80" and "Express-103". It is expected to send media to the Baikonur cosmodrome, told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of Roscosmos.
The spokesman added that this "proton" is designed to launch satellites "Express".
The second attempt to launch newest American spacecraft Crew Dragon with NASA astronauts on Board is scheduled for Saturday. First, in 2011 the manned flight to the International space station from the United States will depart Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken, who were preparing to launch on Wednesday, but the team at the start and did not hear - were prevented by the weather.
USA waiting for the resumption of private manned launches since 2011, when he completed the Space Shuttle program. It is symbolic that Hurley was part of the crew of the last mission of the space Shuttle "Atlantis", which marked the closure of the entire program, and will now become commander of the test flight Crew Dragon.
To whistle in a spacesuit during a spacewalk is not obtained due to low pressure, said canadian astronaut Christopher Hadfield.
"The air is too thin at a pressure of 4.3 pounds per square inch (220 mm Hg. — Approx. ed.)" — he wrote on his web page, answering a question of the subscriber.
Russian scientists need 8-10 soil samples from different areas of the moon, in order to ascertain the history of the origin of the natural satellite of the Earth, told RIA Novosti head of the laboratory of Geochemistry lunar and planetary Institute of Geochemistry and analytical chemistry Russian Academy of Sciences Yevgeny slyuta.
According to him, the world is now distributed two educational models of the moon: the Americans proposed the hypothesis of a collision with Earth of another celestial body and the Russian hypothesis that parallel the origin of the moon and Earth.
Roskosmos has received from NASA a Memorandum of participation in the creation of an international lunar station Gateway, but have not yet decided on the format of its participation in the project, told RIA Novosti press-service of the Corporation.
"After the formation of a consolidated position on participation in the program, the Federal space Agency will be ready to begin detailed consultation with NASA," added the Corporation.