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RSC Energia is working on a new electrical rocket engine
June 21, 2018

RSC Energia is working on a new electrical rocket engine RSC Energia specialists have patented a system of iodine storage and feeding for an advanced electrical rocket engine (ERE).
The idea to use pure reactive iodine as the so-called working medium of an engine the substance needed to generate propulsive thrust was put forward as early as 1990s by a senior research scientist of the Corporation Valeri Ostrovsky.
In 2006 he took out the initial patents. A research effort on this subject began in 2012 upon an initiative of Boris Sokolov, an outstanding domestic propulsion expert, an honored veteran of Energia.
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Energia’s young professionals meet the  Seagul Energias young professionals meet the Seagull
June 20, 2018More...

On June 19, 2018, the Space and Aviation Center at VDNKh hosted an educational event - a meeting of the worlds first female cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova with the youth working in the rocket and space industry. Among those who came to talk with the legendary Seagull, whose mission took place 55 years ago, were young employees of RSC Energia.
Also taking part in the meeting were the Heroes of Russia, female cosmonauts Yelena Kondakova and Yelena Serova, the head and the first deputy head of Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Heroes of Russia Pavel Vlasov and Yuri Malenchenko.



Head of the State Corporation meeting Valentina Tereshkova and other female cosmonauts ROSKOSMOS. Head of the State Corporation meeting Valentina Tereshkova and other female cosmonauts
June 15, 2018More...

On June 14, 2018, General Director of State Corporation Roscosmos Dmitri Rogozin met and congratulated on 55th anniversary of the mission of the worlds first female cosmonaut, Hero of the Soviet Union, Candidate of Engineering Science, Air Force Major General Valentina Tereshkova. The legendary mission took place on June 16, 1963.



Valery Bykovsky and Valentina Tereshkova Memorable date. 55th anniversary of the joint flight of Valery Bykovsky and Valentina Tereshkova
June 15, 2018More...

June 14, 2018 marks the 55th anniversary of the mission of Valery Bykovsky who carried out a joint flight with Valentina Tereshkova on Vostok-5 and Vostok-6 spacecraft. Valery Fyodorovich Bykovsky is pilot-cosmonaut of the USSR No.5, twice hero of the Soviet Union, who flew three space mission with the total duration of 20 days 17 hours 47 minutes 21 second.



Spacecraft Soyuz MS-09 is docked to the ISS Spacecraft Soyuz MS-09 is docked to the ISS
June 8, 2018More...

On June 8 at 16:01 Moscow time Soyuz MS-09 manned transportation spacecraft with the crew onboard successfully approached Research Module Rassvet of the International Space Station (ISS). The Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft crewmembers are ISS 56/57 Expedition crewmembers: ROSCOSMOS cosmonaut Sergey PROKOPIEV (commander), ESA astronaut Alexander GERST and NASA astronaut Serena AUNON-CHANCELLOR (flight engineers).



RSC Energia: electrical tests of Soyuz MS-10 started in Baikonur
June 8, 2018More...

RSC Energia specialists started electrical tests of the Soyuz MS-10 transport manned spacecraft which on June 5 was delivered to the integration and test facility (ITF) of Area 254 of Baikonur launch site.
The day before a joint team of specialists from SC ROSCOSMOS enterprises performed an inspection and acceptance of the spacecraft which arrived from Korolev by rail.



RSC Energia continues work on crew transportation spacecraft Federatsiya RSC Energia continues work on crew transportation spacecraft Federatsiya
June 8, 2018More...

RSC Energia successfully continues design work on the advanced Crew Transportation Spacecraft (CTS) Federatsiya. Yesterday a team of specialists from the flight testing department of the Corporation performed developmental testing and prototyping of restraints inside the CTS command compartment.
- We have prepared inputs for locations of restraints supporting cosmonauts' activities. That is, we have defined where the spacecraft interior designers are to place hand-rails in the command department so as to make it convenient for the Federatsiya crew to work during different mission phases, - said the head of the flight testing department Mark Serov.



Award for the first space designer Award for the first space designer
June 8, 2018More...

On June 7 Moscow Region Governor Andrei Vorobiev presented state and regional awards to the Day of Russia to outstanding residents of the Moscow region. Galina Balashova, the first interior designer of spacecraft and orbital stations of the USSR, author of space symbols, was awarded badge For Service to the Moscow Region Third Class. All her life she worked at S.P. Korolev RSC Energia (former OKB-1 and NPO Energia).



Spacecraft Soyuz S-09 is launch from Baikonur RSC Energia: Spacecraft Soyuz S-09 is launch from Baikonur
June 6, 2018More...

Today, on June 6, at 14:12 Moscow time integrated launch vehicle Soyuz-FG carrying the manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-09 with the ISS 56/57 Expedition crew was launched from Area No.1 (Gagarins launch pad) of the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The spacecraft crewmembers are ROSCOSMOS cosmonaut Sergey PROKOPIEV (commander), ESA astronaut Alexander GERST and NASA astronaut Serena AUNON-CHANCELLOR (flight engineers). The planned duration of the Expedition crew flight is 190 days.




Important Anniversaries of the Corporation

September 15, 2018 - 50 years since the launch of planetary sonde Zond-5. The first successful circumlunar flight (September 18, 1968) and return to Earth (September 21, 1968) . Unmanned test flight of lunar spacecraft according to the L1 program. Biological container (including turtles) is returned.

June 16, 2018 - 55 years since the launch of space vehicle Vostok-6 carrying the world's first female astronaut V.V. Tereshkova.

June 14, 2018 - 55 years since the launch of space vehicle Vostok-5 piloted by B.F. Bykovskiy.


Launches

July 10, 2018
The launch of LV Soyuz-2.1a with SC Progress MS-09 is planned
June 6, 2018
LV Soyuz-FG with SC Soyuz MS-09 is launched

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