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“Mutually Respectful Cooperation” Needed for Human Moon Missions, Rogozin Says

Roscomos State Space Corporation Director General Dmitry Rogozin said an international effort based on parity and “mutually respectful cooperation is needed to send humans back to the moon, TASS reports. If the United States is unable to work on that basis, Russia will cooperate with other international partners, he added. Rogozin added that Russia should be able to develop a system for human lunar flights by 2024. “Today the Russian […]

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  • November 16, 2018
Angara 5 Launch Successful
First Angara-A5 launch vehicle rolled out to the pad. (Credit: Khrunichev)

First Angara A5 launch vehicle rolled out to the pad. (Credit: Khrunichev)

Russian media are reporting that the first flight test of the new Angara 5 booster was successful on Wednesday from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome.

The rocket consisted of five Universal Rocket Modules (URM) powered by RD-191 engines clustered as the first stage. Upper stages used on other boosters were to put a dummy payload into geostationary orbit. It’s not clear whether that effort was successful.


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  • December 22, 2014
Falcon 9, Angara 5 & GSLV Mk. 3 Flights Highlight Crowded Launch Schedule

With only two weeks left in the year, the global launch schedule is crammed with 9 launches, including the flights of new launch vehicles by Russia and India and an unprecedented effort by SpaceX to recover a first-stage for reuse. Below are the highlights. Dec. 18. GSLV Mk.3: India will conduct the first test flight of its new medium-lift GSLV Mk. 3 launch vehicle. This will be a suborbital launch […]

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  • December 17, 2014