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Oleg Kononenko
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David Saint-Jaques
Ann McClain
Ovchinin Alexey
Nick Hague
Christina Koch



Delegation headed by Yu. Borisov visited Energia Corporation

August 31, 2018

Today, August 31, Energia Corporation was visited by a delegation, headed by the Deputy Chairman of the Government in charge of the Defense Industry Complex of the Russian Federation Yuri Borisov. The delegation included: The general director of State Corporation Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin, acting first deputy general director of State Corporation Roscosmos Nikolay Sevositanov, member of the collegium of the Russian Federation Military Industrial Commission Alexander Ivanov and others.

In the course of the visit the guests toured the Checkout and Testing Center of the Corporation.

After the inspection of production facilities a working meeting was held which discussed the outlook for the development of space industry.

In conclusion, Yu. Borisov said:The visit to the prime organization responsible, first and foremost, for manned programs was very constructive. We have discussed plans for 2018-2020, the progress of work on the advanced manned spacecraft Federatsiya and the project to develop a new medium launch vehicle Soyuz-5 as a component of a future super-heavy launch vehicle. I think the Energia and Roscosmos team have a clear idea of what needs to be done in the nearest future, everybody is intent on doing constructive work to improve the situation.

Dmitry Rogozin pointed out the importance of developing the project of a system which includes the medium launch vehicle Soyuz-5 as a step towards building up a super-heavy launch system.

The contract to develop a medium space rocket system with launch vehicle (LV) Soyuz-5 was signed between State Corporation Roscosmos and RSC Energia on July 17.


RSC Energia is the leader in the rocket and space industry, and the prime contractor for manned space systems. The Corporation conducts work on the development of unmanned space and rocket systems (launch vehicles and orbital transfer vehicles), and high-technology systems for various non-space applications.

ROSCOSMOS is a State Corporation established in August of 2015 in order to conduct a comprehensive reform of the rocket and space industry in Russia. State Corporation Roscosmos assures implementation of the Government policies in the field of space activities and provides for them a legal and regulatory framework, as well as places orders for the development, production and delivery of space hardware and space infrastructure facilities. The functions of the State Corporation also include development of international cooperation in space, and creating conditions for using results of space activities in social and economic development of Russia.




April 4, 2019
LV Soyuz-2.1a with CV Progress MS-11 is launched
March 14, 2019
LV Soyuz-FG with SC Soyuz MS-12 is launched



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