news

 
homepage
NEWS
Ðóññêèé

April 28, 2008. Baikonour Cosmodrome – RSC Energia after S.P. Korolev, the city of Korolev.
ILV Zenit-3SLB in flight At 9:00 Moscow Time, Integrated Launch Vehicle Zenit-3SLB together with AMOS-3 spacecraft as the payload was launched.
The launch objective is to deliver SC of some 1.27 tons by mass to geosynchronous orbit.
Putting this SC into the orbit was performed by Upper Stage DM-SLB from low earth transfer orbit, where the SC/US had been delivered by launch vehicle Zenit-2SB. Upper Stage DM-SLB is a newly-modified DM-type Upper Stage developed by RSC Energia after S.P. Korolev based upon the DM-SL modification within the D, DM blocks family under the Sea Launch Program, with the up-to-date onboard systems (control system, radio system, thermal control system, etc.) used.
The Mission Program which envisaged triple ignition in an automatic mode of the Upper Stage main engine for SC orbital insertion has been implemented completely.
Photo-report

April 21, 2008. Baikonur launch site.
ILV Zenit-3SLB on the launch pad As Roscosmos press service reports at Baikonur Cosmodrome, preparations are made for launch of ILV Zenit-3SLB with Upper Stage DM-SLB as the 3rd Stage and communication spacecraft AMOS 3.
Today, at a precisely fixed time Integrated Launch Vehicle Zenit-3SLB was taken to Site 45, Launch Complex.
Photo-report

April 21, 2008. S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev, Moscow Area.
The management and team of S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia present their condolences to the relatives and friends, the Scientific-Production Association team in connection with the decease of Yury Nikolayevich Trufanov, the Deputy General Director, Chief Designer of OAO NPO Molniya, the academician of the Russian Academy of Cosmonautics after K.E. Tsiolkovskiy, Lenin Prize winner, the Honoured Designer of the Russian Federation.
More...

April 19, 2008. S.P.Korolev RSC Energia – MCC-M, Korolev, Moscow Area.
Soyuz TMA-11 descent vehicle landing At noon, Moscow Time, Soyuz TMA-11 descent vehicle returned to Earth. The spacecraft crew consisted of a Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko (the spacecraft Commander and Flight Engineer 1 of ISS-16), and US astronaut Peggy Whitson (Flight Engineer of the spacecraft and ISS-16 Commander) and a citizen of Republic of Korea So Yeon Yi (space flight participant of visiting expedition 14).
Photo-report

April 14, 2008, S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev, Moscow Area.
A grand meeting, devoted to the Cosmonautics Day A grand meeting of the Corporation managers and leading specialists, devoted to the Cosmonautics Day, was held at RSC Energia.
Photo-report

April 12, 2008, S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev, Moscow Area.
S.P.Korolev RSC Energia Administration congratulates everybody on the Cosmonautics day, all those who are interested in its further development, assist to overcome difficulties and problems, who feel pride in historical achievements of the Russian science and technology in the field of space explorations and believe in new victories on a thorny path to stars. And wishes S.P. Korolev RSC Energia personnel and veterans, colleagues and friends working at enterprises and in organizations of home and foreign cooperation good health and high achievements in the joint activities.

April 12, 2008, S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev, Moscow Area – Moscow.
Near the Kremlin Wall Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation Government S.B. Ivanov, Roscosmos delegation led by the Agency Director A.N. Perminov, RSC Energia delegation headed by the Corporation President, General Designer V.A. Lopota, enterprises and branch organizations managers and veterans, S.P. Korolev relatives (daughter Natalia Sergeevna, his grandsons and great-grandsons, pilot-cosmonauts A.A. Leonov, V.V. Tereshkova and B.V. Volynov laid flowers on monuments to scientists and heroes of space exploration near the Kremlin wall in Moscow.
Photo-report

April 11, 2008. S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev, Moscow Area.
On the eve of the Cosmonautics Day S.P. Korolev RSC Energia managers, specialists, veterans, Sergei Pavlovich associates and relatives, representatives of Administration and public life of City of Science Korolev laid flowers on memorial plaques and monuments to distinguished scientist and designer S.P. Korolev in the Corporation premises and City of Science.
Photo-report

April 10, 2008, MCC-M – S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev.
Soyuz TMA-12 docking to the ISS The Russian Soyuz TMA-12 manned space vehicle docked to the International Space Station.
Following a two-day free flight in near-earth orbit, the vehicle approached the ISS. Berthing was executed automatically.
At 16:57 Moscow time the vehicle docking assembly came into contact with the docking port of the docking module/compartment Pirs. At that time the ISS was within the Russian ground site coverage.
Photo-report

April 8, 2008, Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia.
Soyuz-FG LV in flight According to the International Space Station (ISS) Flight Program and Russian Party commitments under the ISS Project, Soyuz TMA-12 manned space vehicle was launched at 15:16:39 Moscow time from Baikonur launch site.
The purpose of the launch is to deliver the Increment 17 (ISS-17) crew commander S. Volkov (test cosmonaut, Yu.A. Gagarin CTC RGNII), ISS-17 flight engineer O. Kononenko (test cosmonaut, S.P. Korolev RSC Energia) and spaceflight participant of the 14th visiting crew (VC-14), citizen of the Republic of Korea So Yeon Yi, the first Korean cosmonaut to the ISS.
Photo-report

The Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft docking with the ISS is scheduled to occur on April 10, 2008 at 17:00 Moscow Time. A live video of the docking is planned.

April 7, 2008, Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia.
At the State commission meeting A meeting of the State commission was held. Director of Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center V.V. Tsibliev reported about the crew readiness for the planned spaceflight. RSC Energia President and General Designer V.A. Lopota reported about readiness of the Soyuz FG/Soyuz TMA-12 rocket-space complex for further prelaunch processing. The State commission approved the prime and backup crews for the Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft and the ISS-17 and also a decision was adopted to continue preparation of the Soyuz-FG/Soyuz TMA-12 rocket-space complex for fueling and launch at the set time on April 8, 2008, namely at 15 hr. 16 min Moscow time.

The Prime Crew: spacecraft commander, ISS-17 commander – test cosmonaut of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, RF Air Force Lieutenant-Colonel Sergey Alexandrovich Volkov; spacecraft flight engineer, ISS-17 flight engineer – S.P. Korolev RSC Energia test cosmonaut Oleg Dmitrievich Kononenko; spaceflight participant of the ISS visiting crew, South Korea citizen, So Yeon Yi.
Photo-report

A live video of the Soyuz-FG rocket blast-off is planned.

April 6, 2008, Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia.
Soyuz-FG LV on the launch pad A rollout of the Soyuz spacecraft from the assembly-test facility to the launch site was provided. The Soyuz-FG launch vehicle with the Soyuz TMA-12 transport spacecraft was erected on the launch pad. Operations under the launch minus two days program began.
The launch of the Soyuz-FG integrated launch vehicle with the Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft to the ISS Orbital Complex is planned for 08.04.2008 at 15:16 Moscow time.
Photo-report

April 5, 2008, Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia.
Soyuz-FG launch vehicle At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-12 under the International Space Station program.
In the LV Integration and Checkout Facility, the basic integration of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle with the upper composite has been completed.
Photo-report

A meeting of the Technical management under the chairmanship of RSC Energia President and General Designer V.A. Lopota and State commission was held. A decision on rollout of the launch vehicle with the Soyuz TMA-12 transport manned spacecraft to the launch facility and its preparation for launch planned for April 8, 2008 was adopted.
Photo-report

April 4, 2008, Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia.
Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft Orbital module of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle, containing the Soyuz TMA-12 manned spacecraft was transported from the spacecraft processing facility for the general integration with LV.
Photo-report

April 4, 2008, S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev.
The meeting of the Corporation specialists and veterans with the cosmonaut team The meeting of the Corporation specialists and veterans with the cosmonaut team, devoted to the Cosmonautics Day was held at Rocket & Space Corporation Energia.
Photo-report

April 3, 2008. MCC-M – S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev.
European Automated Transfer Vehicle "Jules Verne" docked with the International Space Station after 25 days in free flight.
The rendezvous operations, maneuvering prior to docking and docking with the space station were performed in automatic mode. The initial contact with the docking port on the instrumentation and propulsion compartment of the Russian Service Module "Zvezda" took place at 18:45 Moscow Time.
More...

April 3, 2008, Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia.
Soyuz TMA-12 primary crew In the assembly/test building primary (Sergey Volkov (Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Russia), Oleg Kononenko (S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, Russia), So Yeon Yi (South Korea)) and backup (Maksim Suraev (Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Russia), Oleg Skripochka (S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, Russia), San Ko (South Korea)) crews of the Soyuz TMA-12 transportation spacecraft made a check inspection of the spacecraft in the launch configuration and got acquainted with the delivered and returned equipment.
Photo-report

April 1, 2008, Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia.
Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-12 under the International Space Station program.
Designers inspection of the Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft was completed.
Payload shroud roll on to the Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft was performed.
Photo-report

March 30, 2008. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia.
Soyuz TMA-12 transport spacecraft At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-12 transport manned spacecraft under the International Space Station program.
Soyuz TMA-12 transport manned vehicle was docked with the transfer compartment in the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility.
Photo-report

March 29, 2008. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia.
Soyuz TMA-12 transport spacecraft At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-12 transport manned spacecraft under the International Space Station program.
Soyuz TMA-12 transport manned vehicle fuelled with propellant components and compressed gases was delivered to the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility for final processing operations.
Photo-report

March 28, 2008. Federal Space Agency – S.P.Korolev RSC Energia.
On March 28, 2008, the News section on the web site of the Federal Space Agency carried an item entitled "Response to a reporter of a Russian periodical: Upper stages Block DM built by S.P.Korolev RSC Energia are of highest reliability."
Its contents that are based on the S.P.Korolev RSC Energia letter to the Federal Space Agency and the editors of the periodical are given below:

On March 19, 2008, a respectable Russian periodical carried an item entitled "Garbage Collector Calling Earth".
Although the publication is on the whole favorable, it nevertheless misrepresents certain important facts thus damaging the business reputation of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, and contains some misstatements involving the interests of the Russian cosmonautics and its relationships with foreign partners.
More...

March 27, 2008. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia.
Soyuz TMA-12 primary crew The primary and backup crews of the ISS Expedition 17 and Taxi Mission 14 have entered into their final training phase in the processing facility. Sergey Volkov (Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Russia), Oleg Kononenko (S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, Russia), So Yeon Yi (South Korea) have inspected the Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft, tried on Sokol-KV spacesuits and customized contoured couches, went through the on-board documentation and the launch manifest, checked their radio communications equipment, as well as conducted a training session for scientific experiments.
Photo-report

At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-12 transport manned spacecraft under the International Space Station program.
The Technical Management meeting took place, which made a decision to fuel Soyuz TMA-12 vehicle with propellant components and compressed gases.
Photo-report

March 26, 2008. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia.
Soyuz TMA-12 primary crew meeting Primary (Sergey Alexandrovich Volkov (Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Russia), Oleg Dmitrievich Kononenko (S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, Russia), So Yeon Yi (South Korea)) and backup (Maksim Viktorovich Suraev (Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Russia), Oleg Ivanovich Skripochka (S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, Russia), San Ko (South Korea)) crews of the Soyuz TMA-12 transportation spacecraft arrived to the Baikonur launch site. At the airport they were met by the first vice president, first deputy designer general of RSC Energia Nikolai Ivanovich Zelenshchikov and other managers of the Corporation.
Commanders of the crews reported on their readiness for pre-flight training and Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft acceptance.
Photo-report

At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-12 transport manned spacecraft under the International Space Station program.
At the spacecraft processing facility, a poster with mission logo was pasted on the payload fairing of the launch vehicle.
Photo-report

March 20, 2008. Sea launch site, Pacific – Korolev RSC Energia, MCC-M, Korolev.
A Zenit-3SL ILV with the DirecTV 11 spacecraft launch At 1:48 Moscow Time (22:48 Mean Greenwich Time on March 19, 2008) from the sea-based Odyssey Launch Platform of the Sea Launch Rocket and Space Complex a Zenit-3SL ILV with the DirecTV 11 spacecraft as a payload has been launched.
The launch task is to deliver SC weighing 5.9 t to the target geostationary transfer orbit.
The SC insertion into this orbit was implemented via a Block DM-SL, developed by RSC Energia Korolev, from a low intermediate near-earth orbit where SC with the Upper Stage (US) were delivered via a Zenit-2S LV.
More...

March 18, 2008. S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev, Moscow region.
The Chief Designers Board meeting At OAO S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, the Chief Designers Board meeting chaired by V.A. Lopota, the Corporation President, General Designer, took place. Among the issues under review were the following: current state of the International Space Station Russian Segment and going on with its mission Program implementation, progress in prelaunch processing of Soyuz ÒÌÀ-12 transport manned space vehicle and final works phase, which Expedition 16 crew will perform.
More...

March 11, 2008. S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev, Moscow region.
On March 9th at 7 hours 3 minutes Moscow Time the first European Cargo Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) nicknamed "Joule Verne" in honour of the world’s renowned French writer of science fiction was launched from Kourou Cosmodrome (French Guiana).
More...

March 11, 2008. S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev, Moscow region.
The field working meeting of Expert Board on legislative support to develop Defense–Industrial Complex On March 11, 2008 S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia hosted the enlarged field working meeting of Expert Board on legislative support to develop Defense – Industrial Complex, of which the Chairman of the Russian Federation Federal Assembly Federal Council is in charge.
Photo-report

March 3, 2008. S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev, Moscow region.
The meeting between V.A. Lopota, the Corporation President, General Designer and the delegation from the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) As directed by Roscosmos management, S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia sponsored the meeting between V.A. Lopota, the Corporation President, General Designer and the delegation from the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) led by Dr. Madhavan Nair, its head, the Chairman of Space Committee and the Secretary of the Space Department at the Government of India. Also the meeting was attended by A.G. Botvinko, Deputy Head of Roscosmos Human Flight Space Programs Office.
Photo-report

 

NEWS
 

 

 

 

Official WEB-site of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia
E-mail:mail@rsce.ru