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RSC Energia: Spacecraft Soyuz MS-04 approached the ISS
April 20, 2017
Spacecraft Soyuz MS-04 approached the ISS The manned transportation spacecraft of the new modification Soyuz MS-04 with the next long-duration expedition crew has successfully docked to the International Space Station (ISS).
The spacecraft delivered ROSCOSMOS cosmonaut Fedor YURCHIKHIN and NASA astronaut Jack FISHER to the ISS.
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 Soyuz MS-04 Space Vehicle lift off RSC Energia: Soyuz MS-04 Space Vehicle lift off from Baikonur
April 20, 2017 More...

Today, on April 20, manned transport vehicle of the new modification Soyuz -04 with the crew of the next long-duration expedition was successfully put into the low Earth orbit and is headed for the International Space Station (ISS).
Commander, ROSCOSMOS cosmonaut Fedor YURCHIKHIN and Flight-Engineer, NASA astronaut Jack FISHER are onboard the vehicle.



  SC Soyuz S-04   crews RSC Energia: Prelaunch press conference of Soyuz MS-04 crews
April 19, 2017 More...

On April 19, 2017, the main and the backup crews of the manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-04 held a traditional press conference at the Baikonur launch site. Cosmonauts and astronauts answered questions from journalists and told about the plans for the upcoming mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
Prior to the press conference the State Commission approved the crews of Soyuz MS-04. The main crew consists of a Roscosmos cosmonaut Fyodor YURCHIKHIN and NASA astronaut Jack FISHER. Their backup are a Roscosmos cosmonaur Sergei RYAZANSKY and a NASA astronaut Randolph BRESNIK.



  SC Soyuz S-04 prime crew The crew of Soyuz S-04 is approved by the State Commission
April 19, 2017 More...

Today, on April 19, the State Commission at the Baikonur launch site approved the main and the backup crew assignments of the manned transport vehicle of the new series Soyuz S-04 and confirmed the readiness of the integrated space launch system Soyuz-FG/Soyuz S-04 and the ground infrastructure for the launch under the ISS program.
The prime crew of transport manned vehicle Soyuz MS-04 includes ROSCOSMOS cosmonaut Fedor YURCHIKHIN and NASA astronaut Jack FISHER. Their backups are ROSCOSMOS cosmonaut Sergei RYAZANSKY and NASA astronaut Randolph BRESNIK.



 ROSCOSMOS. Personnel pool training program  ROSCOSMOS. Personnel pool training program
April 17, 2017 More...

Launched on April 17, 2017 on the basis of Roscosmos Corporate Academy is the training program for the personnel pool of Russias rocket and space industry broadening their skills will be 189 reservists from 36 companies in the industry.
Opening the program, the first deputy general director of the State Corporation Roscosmos Alexander Ivanov noted that there is a dearth of personnel projects are hindered by the lack of efficient mangers at the companies: We need new technologies, technologies of the future. To develop them is your task, - said he. The deputy general director of State Corporation Roscosmos for rocket and space industry Yuri Vlasov, in his turn, pointed out that in order to carry out high-priority tasks that companies face today, it is imperative, in as short a time as possible, to train a new generation of managerial personnel, and, on the whole, to develop a new managerial culture.



 LV Soyuz The launch vehicle with Soyuz S-04 are installed on the launch pad
April 17, 2017 More...

Today, on April 17, medium capacity launch vehicle Soyuz-FG with new-series manned vehicle Soyuz MS-04 was carried out from the integration and test facility and erected at the launch pad of Launch Site No.1 Gagarins launch pad of Baikonur cosmodrome.
Specialists from RSC Energia and other ROSCOSMOS enterprises involved in the prelaunch processing are performing final processing operations at the launch site. Prelaunch tests of the rocket and space complex systems and assemblies are being conducted, the onboard systems and ground equipment interfaces are being checked.



 General Director of RSC Energia: "We take the words ’Virtual World’ seriously" General Director of RSC Energia: We take the words Virtual World seriously
April 17, 2017 More...

RSC Energia General Director Vladimir Solntsev talked to RT about the virtual reality center intended for designing space hardware.
We take the words virtual world fairly seriously. What we have currently implemented is the capability, at the earliest development stages of any space hardware, be it spacecraft for manned space flight, development of new advanced modules, implementation of the lunar program, to do it today in a small room recreating this or that world, this or that vehicle, said Solntsev.




Important Anniversaries of the Corporation

April 26, 2017 - 55 years since the launch of the first national satellite Zenith-2 for imagery of the Earth surface.

April 25, 2017 - 15 years since the launch of the third Russian visiting expedition to the ISS. The second space tourist Mark Shuttleworth is part of the crew.

April 23, 2017 - 50 years since the launch of Soyuz-1 spacecraft piloted by cosmonaut V.M. Komarov. During re-entry on April, 24 the cosmonaut perished due to the landing system failure.