Okinawa joins space tourist race

PD Aerospace is to build a space sport in Okinawa

Space as well as energy on agenda for Putin visit to China

Putin visit to China: The possibility of closer cooperation between Russia and  China in the space as well…

Chinese satellites predicted to capture 10% of world market by 2020

Chinese satellites: At least 10% of the world’s satellites will be built and supplied by China…

Russia loses contact with Vostochny satellite

Vostochny satellite: Russia has lost contact with one of three satellites launched from the new Vostochny Cosmodrome…

Vostochny Cosmodrome launches first rocket after 24-hour delay

Russia launched the first rocket from its new Vostochny Cosmodrome yesterday, 24 hours  after an initial attempt was aborted due to a…

Russian billionaire Yuri Milner pumps $100bn into Breakthrough Starshot

Breakthrough Starshot: Russian billionaire internet investor Yury Milner  has joined forces with the world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking…

Q3 launch for new Chinese space lab

Chinese space lab: The authorities in Beijing this week disclosed further details of a plans to  launch the…

Work begins on Azerspace-2

Azerspace-2: A group of employees from Azercosmos is visiting the US-based  satellite communications company Loral Space &…

Russian space programme falls victim to recession

Russian space programme: Russia’s space agency Roscosmos this week announced that it was postponing its first manned moon mission…

Azeri satellites exempted from property tax in bid to boost telecoms sector

Azeri satellites: Draft amendments to the country’s tax code have been put forward to Parliament as…

Construction blunders force Putin to delay first launch from Vostochny

President Vladimir Putin yesterday  officially pushed back  the date of Russia’s first space launch from the  $3bn…

Vostochny Cosmodrome too small for Soyuz-2 rocket

Work at  Russia’s new $3bn Far Eastern Vostochny Cosmodrome has ground to a halt after a critical piece…

Brazil to build another Glonass ground station

Brazil is to build a fourth ground station for Russia’s Glonass satellite navigation network in its southernmost state of…

Gazprom GSS subsidiary moves into satellite production

Gazprom’s subsidiary Gazprom Space Systems (GSS), yesterday announced  that it is to invest $252m in the launch…

Russia merges air and space operations in Aerospace Forces

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu yesterday announced the creation of Aerospace Forces, a new branch of…

$126m embezzled from Vostochny Cosmodrome

$126 million has been stolen by contractors and officials working on the construction of the flagship $3bn Vostochny Cosmodrome,…

New Angara rocket ready for launch by 2017, say manufacturers

Russia’s new Angara 1.2 space rocket will make its commercial debut in 2017, according to International Launch…

Roscosmos restructure planned with Russian space industry in crisis

Roscosmos restructure: Russia’s federal space agency  Roscosmos is to be turned into a state corporation by the second half…

Russia grounds Proton-M rockets after latest crash

A Proton-M carrier rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned and crashed in Siberia soon after launch…

RVC teams up with Finematika to launch space technology investment fund

Two venture capital firms have teamed to invest $60m Russia’s largest space technology investment fund,  it was revealed…

Presidents agree to closer ties between Silk Road Economic Belt and EEU

Silk Road Economic Belt: China and Russia have agreed to work towards closer integration between Beijing’s Silk…

Progress failure to dock at ISS in another blow to Russia’s programme

Progress failure: Russia has written off its RUB 2.6bn ($51m) mission to  deliver supplies to the International Space Station (ISS), in…

Russia’s Progress 59 cargo spaceship feared to be plummeting back to Earth

Progress 59, a Russian cargo spaceship destined for the International Space Station (ISS) was on Wednesday…

Azercosmos puts Azerspace 2 up for tender

Azercosmos puts Azerspace 2 up for tender: Azerbaijan’s space agency Azercosmos has published the tender for its second telecommunication…