Dear colleagues, Dear friends,
December 30, 2019
Once again, it’s end of December, light frost outdoors, there are beautifully decorated New Year trees in our homes and in the streets, and – a lot of pre-holiday errands to run. And this means that 2019 will soon pass into history. Let’s recall this year, because for us, for the entire large team of employees of Roscosmos companies that year was full of interesting and important events.
The New Year celebrations is an important landmark separating the year that is passing into history from the future achievements. In order to make all the plans come true, we need to have a clear idea of the tasks that will have to carry out in the coming year of 2020!
RSC Energia held the year-end meeting
December 30, 2019
On December 27 RSC Energia held the year-end meeting to review the results of the Corporation work in 2019.
45 years of the launch of the Salyut-4 manned station
December 26, 2019
A report on the major results of the company’s activities in the outgoing year and plans for the next few years was delivered by general director – general designer of RSC Energia N.N. Sevastianov.
On December 26, 1974 the Proton-K heavy launch vehicle was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome under the flight design test program of the second Soviet civil long-term orbital station Salyut-4 developed by TsKBEM near Moscow (now RSC Energia). The launch vehicle successfully injected a 18.5-ton space laboratory into near-earth orbit to operate both in the automatic and manned modes.
Roscosmos. Elektro-L No.3 in final orbit
December 25, 2019
On December 24, 2019, a launch vehicle Proton-M with upper stage Block DM-03 developed and built by RSC Energia and spacecraft Elektro-L was launched from Baikonur cosmodrome. +6 hours 37 minutes after the lift-off, the satellite successfully separated from the upper stage and entered the geostationary orbit, from where it will then transit to its orbital slot at 165.8°E.Specialists of the Lead Operations Control Team proceeded to the on-orbit flight tests of the spacecraft.
O.I. Skripochka celebrates the 50th jubilee
December 24, 2019
Today, December 24, Hero of the Russian Federation, pilot-cosmonaut O.I. Skripochka is fifty years of age. Oleg Ivanovich celebrates his jubilee onboard the Russian Segment of the International Space Station. This is his third space flight.
The 60th anniversary of the first launch of R-7A
December 24, 2019
On December 24, 1959 the first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) R-7A was launched from site No. 1 of research fest range No. 5 of the Ministry of Defence of the USSR under the flight design test (FDT) program for modified long-range ICBM R-7. The rocket flight in the active and free trajectory phases was normal, the separable payload unit withstood the temperature loads when entering the atmosphere and with a minimum deviation reached the projected impact point at the Kamchatka Kourou firing range. Upon completion of flight design tests on September 12, 1960 interballistic missile R-7A was adopted by newly created Strategic Missile Forces of the USSR and entered on combat duty at the Angara launch station of the 53rd test range of Plesetsk, Arkhangelsk Region.
The 40th anniversary of the Soyuz T flight
December 16, 2019
On December 16, 1979 the Soyuz-U launch vehicle with the Soyuz T unmanned spacecraft was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome under the program for the final phase of flight development test (FDT) of a new three-seat modification of manned transport spacecraft. The specialized Soyuz T spacecraft has been developed by NPO Energia since 1976 to deliver crews to long-term orbital stations of the Salyut type using a modernized rendezvous and berthing radio complex, improved onboard computers, reconstructed life-support equipment and other spacecraft system.
Director General of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin visited RSC Energia
December 12, 2019
On December 11 Dmitry Rogozin, Director General of Roscosmos State Corporation Roscosmos, made a working visit to S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia (a part of State Corporation Roscosmos).
Progress MS-13 docked to the ISS
December 9, 2019
During the visit Head of Roscosmos inspected the production sites of RSC Energia, where preparations are underway for the creation of components of advanced transport spacecraft Orel. The delegation paid special attention to the latest machines and up-to-date equipment. The delegation also inspected the ergonomic test stand for the advanced transport spacecraft.
Today, on December 9, at 13:38 Moscow time Progress MS-13 cargo transport vehicle (CTV) developed and manufactured by RSC Energia docked to the International Space Station (ISS).
RSC Energia: Progress MS-13 cargo vehicle is launched to the ISS
December 6, 2019
The docking was performed in an automatic mode. The process of rendezvous was monitored from the station by Russian cosmonauts Alexandr Skvortsov and Oleg Skripochka.
Today, Progress MS-13 cargo transport vehicle (CTV) developed and manufactured by RSC Energia was successfully launched from the Baikonur Launch Site under the program of the 74P logistics mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
RSC Energia gets award For Significant Contribution to Preservation of Space Flight History
December 3, 2019
Soyuz-2.1a medium launch vehicle carrying Progress MS-13 lifted off from Launch Pad 31 at 12:34:11 Moscow time. In 8 min 48 sec after the lift-off contact the vehicle normally separated from the third stage and was inserted into the planned orbit.
RSC Energia (a part of State Corporation Roscosmos), the developer and manufacturer of Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft, the crew of which survived an off-nominal separation of a strap-on booster stage from the launch vehicle, received the award For Significant Contribution to Preservation of Space Flight History.
RSC Energia: Launch vehicle with Progress MS-13 cargo vehicle is erected on the launch pad
December 3, 2019
This morning, integrated launch vehicle (ILV) Soyuz-2.1à with cargo transport vehicle Progress MS-13 has been rolled out from the launch vehicle integration and test facility and erected on the launch pad of Site 31 of the Baikonur launch site. Processing operations under the L-2 day program of the 74P logistics mission to the International Space Station began.
RSC Energia: The general assembly of Soyuz-2.1à launch vehicle with Progress ÌS-13 cargo vehicle has been completed
December 2, 2019
At the Baikonur launch site a scheduled processing of Progress MS-13 cargo transport vehicle under the program of 74P logistics mission to the International Space Station is being completed.
Council of chief designers on preparations for launch of Elekro-L No.3 SC on the upper stage Block DM-03
December 2, 2019
On November 29, a session of the Council of chief designers was held to discuss preparations for launch of Elekro-L No.3 spacecraft (SC) using the upper stage 11Ñ861-03 (Block DM-03) developed at the Corporation.
RSC Energia: Progress MS-13 has been delivered to general assembly
December 1, 2019
The final processing of cargo transport vehicle Progress ÌS-13 under the program of the 74P logistics mission to the International Space Station (ISS) are in good progress at Baikonur launch site.
On December 1, specialists from RSC Energia and relevant Roscosmos enterprises transported AU with Progress MS-13 to the launch vehicle integration and test facility at Site 31 to general assembly of the integrated launch vehicle.