Prelaunch Processing of Manned Spacecraft Soyuz ÌS-16
February 27, 2020
Specialists from RSC Energia (part of Roscosmos State Corporation) continue their work at Baikonur Cosmodrome according to the pre-flight test schedule of the Soyuz MS-16 transport manned spacecraft.
55 years of Cosmos-57 spacecraft test flight
February 22, 2020
After delivery to the cosmodrome Soyuz MS-16 remained in a storage mode on the territory of the assembly and testing facility at site No.254 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome. On January 28 the spacecraft was removed from storage and installed in the processing facility bench to carry out planned operations of the initial ground processing phase.
55 years ago, on February 22, 1965 a three-stage launch vehicle Voskhod carrying an unmanned prototype of Voskhod-2 (3ÊÄ) spacecraft was launched from Launch Site No.31 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome under the development test program of the first in the world human egress into space.
The Governor’s prize was handed to the Energia employees
February 17, 2020
Following the triumphal flight of the manned three-man 3ÊÂ Voskhod spacecraft in October 1964, Chief Designer Sergey Pavlovich Korolev entrusted OKB-1 team (now RSC Energia) with the task of developing a modified spacecraft with a safe egress into space and return capability.
The team of RSC Energia consisting of Fedor Voronin and Mikhail Kharchikov received the Moscow Region Governor’s Prize in the sphere of Science and Innovations 2019 for participation in the development of the Ikarus scientific equipment designed to study the migration routes of wild animals and birds from outer space. Certificates to award the competition winners were handed by Deputy Prime Minister of the Moscow Region V.V. Khromov.
General Director of RSC Energia: development of the new spacecraft became a scientific and engineering challenge
February 13, 2020
Rocket and Space Corporation Energia continues development of a super-heavy launch vehicle and the new manned spacecraft Orel, which are to become parts of the new space transportation system enabling missions to the Moon and beyond. The Corporation also continues construction of new modules for the Russian Segment of the International Space Station.
Council of Chief Designers for Space Rocket System (SRS) Soyuz-5
February 13, 2020
On February 12 RSC Energia hosted Council of Chief Designers (CCD) for Space Rocket System (SRS) Soyuz-5 chaired by General Director of RSC Energia, Chief Designer of SRS Soyuz-5 Nikolai Sevastianov.
The Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft operated faultlessly
February 10, 2020
N.N. Sevastianov reported on the main results of work and the implementation of decisions adopted by the Council of Chief Designers for SRS Soyuz-5. He emphasized that one of the main tasks is to make the Soyuz-5 launch vehicle (LV) competitive in the launch services market.
The post-flight press conference of commander of the Soyuz MS-13 manned transport spacecraft Aleksandr Skvortsov was held at Yu.A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.
The crew of Soyuz MS-13 is back on Earth
February 6, 2020
On February 6 the crew of the Soyuz MS-13 manned transport spacecraft consisting of ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Christina Koch successfully landed in the Kazakhstan steppe.
The crew of Soyuz MS-13 crew transportation spacecraft is back on Earth. The descent vehicle carrying cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov and astronauts Luca Parmitano and Christina Koch landed on February 6, 2020 at 12:13:00 Moscow Time.
85 years of the 36th USSR pilot-cosmonaut, two Hero of the Soviet Union Vladimir Aksienov
February 1, 2020
In accordance with the ISS mission plan, Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft undocked from the station at 08:50 Moscow Time, and, after a retroburn and separation of modules, re-entered the atmosphere. All the de-orbit and landing operations under supervision of specialists from the Lead Operations Control Team for the Russian Segment of the ISS at the Mission Control Center went smoothly.
The management and the staff of the Energia Rocket and Space Corporation heartily congratulate Vladimir Viktorovich Aksienov on his 85th birthday and wish him good health, a fighting spirit and long life!
20 years since the launch of modernized cargo transport vehicle Progress M1-1
February 1, 2020
The labor activity of Vladimir Aksienov is directly related to OKB-1 (now RSC Energia) where he entered in 1957 after a pilot school. In August 1967 he was transferred to the flight test department, at the same time he began to undergo a medical selection for the cosmonaut corps. Vladimir Viktorovich took part in the design and the development test of the Vostok, Voskhod, Soyuz manned spacecraft and the Salyut orbital stations, as well as he trained cosmonauts at the Tu-104 flying laboratory. In 1973 Vladimir Aksienov himself led a group of civil test cosmonauts within the TsKBEM detachment (RSC Energia).
On February 1, 2000 the first automatic cargo transport vehicle Progress M1-1 of a new modification was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The vehicle successfully implemented the flight design test program in the scope of the next mission to resupply the Mir orbital complex being in the unmanned mode.
Skyward prospects for the youth
January 29, 2020
In late January RSC Energia hosted a meeting of the first deputy general director for development of the orbital constellation and advanced projects of State Corporation Roscosmos Y.M. Urlichich, executive director for manned space programs of State Corporation Roscosmos S.K. Krikalev and general director of RSC Energia N.N. Sevastianov with young scientists and specialists of RSC Energia and TsNIIMash.
Roscosmos. Planned orbital reboost of the ISS is completed
January 24, 2020
According to the International Space Station Program on January 23, 2020 a two-phase orbital reboost of the station was performed.
The propulsion system of Progress MS-13 cargo vehicle docked to PIRS module was activated at 17:15 Moscow time. The engines operation for 563 seconds resulted in the ISS velocity increment of 0.56 m/s. At 20:23 Moscow time the vehicle engines were re-activated, their operation time was already 282 seconds. As a result the station acquired a velocity increment of 0,28 m/s.