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Russia Marks the Space Forces Day
The Russia’s Space Forces Day has only been celebrated in our country since relatively recent times, since 2006. According to a Decree of the RF President, the date chosen for the holiday was October 4. The date was chosen for a good reason: It is well known around the world, it is forever associated with space and our victories in space exploration. On October 4, 1957, the very first Earth satellite was launched from the Baikonur launch site, ushering in the space age on our planet. This historic event was prepared by, among others, the space forces, which appeared in the USSR in 1955. On December 1, 2011, they were reorganized into Aerospace Defense Forces, and since August 1, 2015 they have been reinstated as a branch of Aerospace Forces.
October 4 - The Dawn of the Space Age
The first Earth artificial satellite (Sputnik One) was launched on October 4, 1957. Now this date belongs not only to Russia, but to the whole world. It can be rightly considered the true dawn of the space age - the age of space exploration.
Tomsk Polytechnic University made it into the World University Rankings
October 2, 2015
Tomsk Polytechnic University, with which RSC Energia has a successful collaboration, for the first time in its history made it into one of the most prestigious world university rankings, those published by the Times Higher Education (THE). The TPU immediately placed high on the list of group 251-300 and became one of the three Russian universities, which made it to top 300. Higher rankings are only held by the Moscow State University (the 161st position) and Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University (group 201-250).
Progress M-29M delivered to the ISS about 2.5 metric tons of cargo
October 2, 2015
The cargo transportation spacecraft Progress M-29M has successfully docked to the aft docking port on the propulsion compartment of the Service Module (SM) Zvezda of the International Space Station (ISS).
Progress M-29M logistics spacecraft launched to ISS
October 1, 2015
The cargo transportation spacecraft Progress M-29M developed and built by RSC Energia has been successfully put into a low Earth orbit by a launch vehicle and is now headed towards the International Space Station (ISS).
Launch vehicle with Progress M-29M spacecraft is on the launch pad
September 29, 2015
Today, September 29, the launch vehicle Soyuz-U integrated with the cargo transportation spacecraft Progress M-29M was rolled out of the processing facility and was erected on the launch pad of Area 1 ("Gagarin's launch pad") of the Baikonur cosmodrome.
Energia-Telecom to lease to Rostelecom satellite resources needed to provide Ka-band communications services
September 28, 2015
Private Joint-Stock Company Energia-Telcom is to temporarily lease to Open Joint Stock Compnay RTComm.RU a bandwidth needed to provide telecommunications services in Ka-band on the basis of space resource of the artificial Earth satellite Energia-100. This is what is stated in a memorandum signed by the parties, which outlines the basic principles of cooperation in the development of the Ka-band satellite broadband access on the territory of the Russian Federation.
State Commission gave authorization to proceed with erecting the launch vehicle with Progress M-29M transportation spacecraft on the launch pad
September 28, 2015
Today, September 28, representatives of the technical management and the state commission in the course of a meeting at the Baikonur cosmodrome made a decision to proceed with the rolling out and erecting on the launch pad of a Soyuz-U launch vehicle (LV) carrying an unmanned supply spacecraft Progress M-29M.
The orbital module of the LV Soyuz-U with CV Progress M-29M transportation for the general integration with LV
September 27, 2015
At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Progress M-29M cargo vehicle under the International Space Station program.