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…

Roscosmos commits to International Space Station until 2024 – then heads for moon

Roscosmos commits to International Space Station: After months of uncertainty concerning the long-term fate of the International Space Station, Russia’s federal…

Russia suspends Ukrainian JV for nuclear missile conversion

Russia suspends Ukrainian JV: Russia’s Federal Space Agency today (February 2) announced that it was suspending  the…

BRICS space station proposed by Russia as alternative to ISS

BRICS space station: A Russian proposal for a new BRICS space station may make it on to the…

Roscosmos-URSC merger gets Putin’s backing

Roscosmos-URSC merger: Russia’s President  Vladimir Putin this week gave his backing to the idea of  backed the idea…

Energia signs $1bn 60-rocket engine deal with Orbital Sciences

Russian rocket maker Energia has signed a $1bn deal with U.S. space firm Orbital Sciences to deliver 60 RD-181…

GLONASS satellite system to be incorporated into standalone company

GLONASS: Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has set about establishing a standalone Open Joint Stock Company to…

Orbital Sciences signs $1bn contract with Energomash for Antares engines

Orbital Sciences, the  U.S. based company that specialised n the design, manufacture and launch of small- and…

Asteroid detection software under development at Russian ministry

Asteroid detection software: EMERCOM, the Russian federal ministry dedicated to the prevention of natural and man-caused emergencies is working with…

French-Kazakh satellite production project planned

French-Kazakh satellite: Kazakhstan and France are planning to work together in the production of satellites, Kazakhstan’s Deputy…

Proton-M space rocket to be phased out of service

Proton-M space rocket: Russian and Kazakhstan have agreed to begin reduce the frequency of Proton-M carrie rocket launches from the Baikonur…

UAE and Azerbaijan in bilateral talks over satellites and high tech

The UAE and Azerbaijan have agreed to work together to develop their satellite communications and high-tech…

New Russian space station under consideration

New Russian space station: Russia may be planning to build a new, independent national space station rather than carry…

Antares rocket crash highlights US reliance on old Russian technology

Antares rocket crash: This week’s  crash of  Orbital Sciences’ unmanned Antares rocket is a “wake-up call” to the…

Russian Federal Space Program allocated $8.2bn

Russian Federal Space Program: Roscomos is to spend $8.2bn on the International Space Station (ISS) and…

Russian space rocket production to be increased

Russian space rocket production: Russia is planning to increase the annual production of its Proton and Angara space…

Soyuz launch failure triggers Roscosmos enquiry

Soyuz launch failure: Roscosmos has launched an independent investigation into the cause of Friday’s unsuccessful launch of two new European navigation satellites…

Inflatable space stations to cost RUB16bn

Inflatable space stations: Roscosmos has asked the Russian government for RUB16bn towards the development of inflatable space station modules as…

Roscosmos lunar base to be ready by 2025

Roscosmos lunar base: Roscosmos is planning to build a four -part modular lunar base for scientific research on the…

Khrunichev Space Centre restructure to cost RUB30

Khrunichev Space Centre restructure: It is going to cost around RUB30b to restore Russia’s flagship  space…

Meteor-M meteorological satellite launch a sucess

Meteor-M meteorological satellite: A Soyuz 2.1b carrier rocket has successfully sent a next-generation Russian meteorological satellite and six smaller satellites into…

Angara launch finally goes ahead

Angara launch:Russia finally launched its first post-Soviet rocket on Wednesday after several false starts. The Angara rocket lifted off from the…

Space nuclear electric propulsion plant fuel in place

Space nuclear electric propulsion: Experts at the Elektrostal Heavy Machine Building Plant near Moscow have collected the first fuel…