SC Soyuz MS The first manned spacecraft of the new series Soyuz MS is being tested for leaks
May 24, 2016 More...

Preparations are under way at Baikonur cosmodrome for the launch of the first manned transportation spacecraft in the new Soyuz MS series. Since May 20, 2016, a manned spacecraft Soyuz MS has been undergoing leak checks in a vacuum chamber. It is expected that vacuum chamber tests will be completed on May 25, after which the manned spacecraft will be transferred to the processing facility of Area 254 for further stand-alone tests.

RSC Energia Cosmonaut Corps RSC Energia Cosmonaut Corps is 50 years!
May 23, 2016 More...

The very same day half a century before on May 23, 1966 a team of test cosmonauts was formed in the flight-test department of TsKBEM (ОKB-1, today RSC Energia). That was the beginning of the history of the first civilian cosmonaut unit in the country.
At present the personnel of RSC Energia flight-test department is a solid like-minded team consisting of young engineers, test engineers, experienced flight cosmonauts and scientists. All together they exert best efforts so that the crews of the Corporation-developed advanced human space complexes including human transportation vehicle Federatsiya gained new opportunities to work in space environment.

Yuri GAGARIN’s descent vehicle Yuri GAGARIN’s descent vehicle for the first time is put on display in Moscow
May 18, 2016 More...

Rocket and Space Corporation Energia for the first time in history presented to the general public the descent vehicle of Vostok spacecraft flown by Yuri GAGARIN. The unique exhibit has been delivered to the Multimedia Art Museum of Moscow (MAMM) where it became the centerpiece of the just opened exhibition RUSSIAN COSMOS
The descent vehicle of Vostok had never left the premises of the company since April 1961, where it was delivered immediately after the legendary mission.

The  descent vehicle of Yuri GAGARIN  Vostok-1 ROSCOSMOS AND MAMM: Exhibition RUSSIAN COSMOS
May 12, 2016 More...

On May 18, 2016, ROSCOSMOS and Multimedia Art Museum of Moscow (MAMM) will present to Muscovites and visitors to the capital the exhibition RUSSIAN COSMOS, which will be held within the framework of the Year of Gagarin and the program GAGARIN. OFF WE GO! marking the 55th anniversary of the manned mission into space. The exhibition will run until September 11, 2016.
The project RUSSIAN COSMOS represents an analysis of the links between the ideas of cosmism, developed by Russian philosophers, scientists, writers and artists in the early 20th centuries, and modern Russian art.

Human Space Exploration conference: accreditation is opened Human Space Exploration conference: accreditation is opened
May 10, 2016 More...

Today, May 10, accreditation was opened for the international conference Human Space Exploration. The conference will be held on May 24 through 26, 2016 in Korolev under the aegis of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) with support from RSC Energia. The organizer is ROSCOSMOS.
You can learn more about the conference and conditions for participation, and leave a request for accreditation on the official web site of the conference at

The first tests of the Federation spacecraft have been conducted on the ergonomic test stand The first tests of the Federation spacecraft have been conducted on the ergonomic test stand
May 5, 2016 More...

The RSC Energia specialists conducted the first tests of the man-machine interface elements on a unique stand for ergonomic testing the Federation manned transport spacecraft of a new generation.
The tests of different information-control formats are made in the scope of these tests for the Federation crew; after the analysis of the test results the decisions on expediency of using one or another of the interface elements in the new spacecraft will be accepted.

RSC Energia took out patent for thermal control coating for Federation spacecraft
May 4, 2016 More...

Rocket and Space Corporation Energia took out a patent for a composite thermal control coating Thermalox, which will become a part of thermal protection package for the reentry vehicle of the new-generation crew transportation spacecraft Federation.
Developers’ analyses show that this unique coating will make it possible to maintain the specified thermal balance and provide electrostatic protection to the spacecraft. Thermal spraying will be used to apply the thermal protection coating to the external surface of the spacecraft.


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