Crews of Soyuz MS-12 arrived at Baikonur started on the final stage of preparations
February 27, 2019
The crews of the Crew Transportation Spacecraft (CTS) Soyuz MS-12 started on the final stage of preparations for their flight to the International Space Station (ISS).
Crews of Soyuz MS-12 arrived at Baikonur
February 26, 2019
Cosmonauts and astronauts performed a fit-check of their flight spacesuits and after the suits leak tests took their seats in their spacecraft. The crew checked the radio communications system and the laser range finder, got acquainted with the onboard documentation, studied the mission plan and the manifest of cargoes to be delivered to the ISS.
On February 26, 2019 the main and the backup crews of the crew transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-12 arrived at the Baikonur launch site to complete their preparation for the mission. They were met at the airfield by members of the Technical Management and the State Commission.
RSC Energia: Egyptsat-A has been put into its operational orbit and placed under control
February 22, 2019
The main crew of ISS-59/60 consists of a Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch. Their backups are a Roscosmos cosmonaut Aleksandr Skvortsov, an ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, and a NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan.
Egyptsat-A, launched on February 21 from the Baikonur launch site at 19:47 Moscow Time, has been successfully put into its operational orbit and placed under control of Russian specialists at the Egyptian Mission Control Center. All the parameters of the spacecraft onboard systems are within norm.
RSC Energia: Satellite Egyptsat-A has been launched
February 21, 2019
Today, February 21, a launch vehicle Soyuz-2 was launched from the Baikonur launch site carrying the Egyptsat-A satellite developed in the interests of the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt.
RSC Energia: the tenth Space Lesson
February 21, 2019
Within the framework of the All-Russian Educational Project the tenth Space lesson was given. By tradition the lesson was given on several sites at once uniting schoolchildren from Korolev, Tomsk and Novosibirsk, as well as pupils of Sochi Educational Center Sirius in live video tape recording mode. The subject of the lesson was space experiments.
Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft passed a vacuum test
February 18, 2019
The prelaunch processing of Soyuz MS-12 is in progress in Baikonur launch site.
RSC Energia: Prelaunch Processing of Egyptsat-A Satellite
February 18, 2019
The leak test of the spacecraft systems and compartments in the upgraded vacuum chamber using a helium-air medium has been completed. After that Soyuz MS-12 was transported to the bench where the spacecraft is connected to the ground test systems.
The prelaunch processing of the integrated launch vehicle with Egyptsat-A satellite began at Baikonur Cosmodrome. The Soyuz-2 launch vehicle with Fregat upper stage was installed on the launch pad at Site 31 of Baikonur Cosmodrome.
RSC Energia: ñouncil of chief designers held its session
February 15, 2019
The launch of the satellite is scheduled for Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 19:47 Moscow time.
On Thursday, February 14, RSC Energia (which is included in State Corporation Roscosmos) held a session of the Council of Chief Designers for the Russian Segment (RS) of the International Space Station (ISS).
With Energia forever
February 14, 2019
The Council of Chief Designers reviewed the launch readiness of the Crew Transportation Spacecraft (CTS) Soyuz MS-12, of the launch vehicle Soyuz-FG, of the ground infrastructure, and the readiness of the ISS for the next stage in its mission.
The center for technology development and personnel training of the Experimental Machine-building Plant of RSC Energia has been named after Vakhtang Dmitrievich Vachnadze, who dedicated his life to our country’s space. From now on, the museum housing unique pieces of space technology will bear the name of its own creator.
The Energia teams are in the final of CanSat-2019
February 7, 2019
When he was only 27 years old, Vachnadze, on personal direction of Sergei Korolev, was put in charge of the engines workshop, becoming the youngest shop superintendent in the factory.It was under his supervision that the shop’s work team built engines for the first rockets that provided anti-aircraft defense for Moscow, and the engines for the legendary R-7 rocket.He became the only representative of the plant who in 1960 was awarded the Lenin Prize for his contribution to the development of rocket and space technology.
Four RSC Energia teams (ZiKYUSH, M V Kub, Unika and Gravitsapa) reached the final of the 8-th All-Russian Championship Air Engineering School CanSat in Russia.
RSC Energia at the Doors Open Day at Moscow Aviation Institute
February 5, 2019
The main goal of the CanSat project is to develop technical thinking of schoolchildren and students, involve them in work on the development of flight vehicles (atmospheric probes, rockets, unmanned vehicles, etc.). The majority of the project participants, as practice shows, will enter technical colleges and come to work in the rocket and space industry.
On February 2 the Moscow Aviation Institute held its already traditional Doors Open Day in the format of poster exhibitions and presentations from employing companies.
Future high-school graduates planning to enter MAI to pursue studies sponsored by their future employer, and their parents, met with representatives of the Corporation. At the exhibit they got detailed information about professions that are in highest demand, possibilities of employer-sponsored education, areas of work, social and youth policies of Energia.