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Four Indian Astronauts Selected for Training in Russia

India has selected four astronauts to undergo training in Russia for the Gaganyaan mission. They will start training from the third week of January, Kailasavadivoo Sivan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) told journalists on Wednesday. Roscosmos said on July 1, 2019 that Glavcosmos and ISRO had signed a contract for consultancy support to…
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Russia is launching the UAE’s reconnaissance satellite

The United Arab Emirates have decided to launch the Falcon Eye 2 optical reconnaissance satellite, reports Vedomosti newspaper.  The newspaper refers to undisclosed managers of space manufacturing enterprises. Soyuz-ST was chosen as a launcher. According to the newspaper, “The confirmation letter dated November, 26 was received by Roscosmos from Stephane Israel, the CEO of Arianespace,…
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Environment-friendly rocket engine may be developed in Russia by 2024

Russia’s Research Institute of Machine Building in Nizhnyaya Salda, the Sverdlovsk Region, will create the first sample of rocket engine using an environment-friendly propellant by 2024, the CEO of the research and industrial association NPO Energomash, Igor Arbuzov, told TASS in an interview. «The institute in Nizhnyaya Salda was contracted to develop engines using environment-friendly…
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Roscosmos to discuss sending Hungarian astronaut to ISS

Director General of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin will discuss with Budapest the possibilities of training and sending a Hungarian astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS) in December, the press service of the Russian state space corporation told TASS on Friday. They specified that the potential space flight by a Hungarian astronaut first surfaced at bilateral talks…
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Construction of second stage of Vostochny spaceport goes ahead as scheduled

The construction of the second stage of Vostochny spaceport goes ahead according to the schedule, Dmitry Rogozin, head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, said at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin on Saturday. «Up to now, we have employed more than 1,260 staff and 140 vehicles, which is fully in accordance with the project…
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Glavkosmos presented a space food line at the Dubai Airshow-2019

At the international aerospace exhibition Dubai Airshow – 2019, Glavkosmos, JSC (part of the State Space Corporation Roscosmos) introduced a line of space food - food sets for cosmonauts which were created in partnership with Space Food Laboratory. The pavilion of Glavkosmos also hosted presentations of products and services of the Russian rocket and space industry…
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Indian astronauts to start training at Russia’s Gagarin Center in 2020

Indian astronauts will start their training sessions at Russia’s Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in 2020, Head of Glavkosmos (part of the Roscosmos space agency) Dmitry Loskutov told TASS at the Dubai Airshow 2019 on Monday. The exact dates will be determined when the Indian side selects those eligible to be dispatched to Russia.   «The education…
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Roscosmos chief discusses space cooperation with Saudi Arabia

In April, Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud visited Russia’s Flight Control Center and stated that the Russian experience of outer space exploration would be included in the Saudi national space strategy. In November, 18 at the Dubai Airshow 2019 Head of Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin discussed possible cooperation in…
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