Space Results 2019. Good Year for Roskosmos


Launch of the Proton-M rocket from Baikonur. December 24, 2019. Photo: Roscosmos


In 2019, a large number of events related to space exploration took place. Roscosmos extended the trouble-free series of launches to 14 months. The last year without accidents for the state corporation was 2009. China in 2019 issued several "Stakhanov" series of space launches. Private American companies still can not bring to mind their manned versions of reusable spacecraft, and India failed the lunar mission of its probe "Chandrayan-2", failing to enter the elite club of countries whose devices successfully operated on the lunar surface. Consider all the main events of the space 2019 in more detail. Let's start with Russia. His shirt is closer to the body.

Results of 2019 for Roscosmos


The year 2019 ended for Roscosmos State Corporation very successfully. For the first time in 10 years, there was not a single emergency start, and the duration of a series of accident-free starts reached 14 months. In total, according to the results of the outgoing year, Russia carried out 25 launches of various rockets, in 2018 there were 19 successful rocket launches. In 2019, 13 Russian rockets went into space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, eight launches were made at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, three more were carried out from Kuru and one from the Cosmodrome Oriental. In total, by the end of 2019, 73 spacecraft were launched into various orbits, including two Glonass-M navigation satellites. According to Roscosmos, at the end of 2019, the domestic orbital constellation of scientific, navigational, and socio-economic spacecraft was 92 units.

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Results of 2019. Roscosmos

By the number of space launches at the end of 2019, our country ranked third in the world, skipping ahead China, which completed 34 launches, 32 of which were successful, and the United States - 27 space launches. The first Russian space launch in the past year was the EgyptSat-A remote sensing satellite launched in February. The satellite launched the Soyuz-2.1b rocket with the Frigate upper stage into orbit. The last Russian space launch took place on Friday, December 27th. On this day, from the Plesetsk cosmodrome, the Rokot light launch vehicle with the Breeze-KM booster block successfully launched military satellites and Gonets-M communication vehicles into orbit. The launch is notable for the fact that it was the last for this modification of the Rokot launch vehicle; in total, since 2000, 31 missiles have been launched with the participation of federal and commercial programs. Currently, the enterprise GKNPTs im. M.V. Khrunichev is working to create a modification of this light class rocket with a complete replacement of the imported element base with a domestic one.

Cosmos will do an "x-ray"


One of the major events of the year for world space exploration was the successful launch of the Spektr-RG Russian-German orbital astrophysical observatory. The main purpose of the most complex scientific apparatus is to build a complete map of our universe in the x-ray range. The launch of the scientific observatory was successfully completed on July 13, 2019 by the Proton-M launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Active work of the device will be 6,5 years. All this time, the observatory will conduct astrophysical studies, of which 4 years - in the mode of scanning the starry sky, and another 2,5 years - in the mode of point observation of selected objects in the Universe according to the requests of scientists.


The orbiting astrophysical observatory carries on board two unique X-ray mirror telescopes: eROSITA (Germany) and ART-XC (Russia), operating on the principle of oblique x-ray optics. Both telescopes complement each other's capabilities and are mounted on the Russian space platform Navigator, which was specially adapted for the tasks of a scientific project. On October 21, 2019, a unique spacecraft reached the specified vicinity of the Lagrange point, where it began work on the study of the starry sky. The device solves the problems of fundamental science. It should help scientists make the most detailed map of the universe and conduct an overview of the entire starry sky in the x-ray range. The map will be the most accurate at the given time, and the international scientific community will use the results for at least 15-20 years. It is expected that the work of the observatory will help scientists better understand the evolution and life of galaxies, black holes, individual celestial objects, as well as study the interaction of the atmospheres of all planets, starting from Mars, with the solar wind.

"Stakhanov" space launches of China


In 2019, China deservedly took first place in the world in the number of space launches, and the Chinese space program itself has been showing success for more than a year. At the same time, part of the launches in 2019 was carried out at a truly Stakhanov pace, in the spirit of socialist competitions of the Soviet era. Such launches, of course, pursued a propaganda effect and were supposed to demonstrate to the whole world the cosmic ambitions of the country, which is no coincidence called the Celestial Empire.


For the first time, Chinese engineers managed in 2019 to launch three rockets in two hours from three different spaceports in China. The second record is the launch of two launch vehicles from one cosmodrome within 6 hours. At the same time, China also had its own setbacks. Two launches in 2019 ended in accidents. The first happened back in March, when OneSpace could not become the first private company from China to launch its own satellite into orbit. The rocket lost stability after the separation of the first stage, the launch problems were subsequently explained by a gyro malfunction. The second accident occurred in May 2019, when the third stage of the launch of the Great Campaign-4C launch vehicle failed.

Elon Musk and Boeing are in trouble


Currently, several large-scale projects are underway in the United States to create modern reusable spacecraft that replace the shuttles that have been decommissioned. Private space company Ilona Mask SpaceX has made notable strides in this area. The company’s unmanned transport vehicle, known as Dragon, has made regular flights to the ISS since 2012, and today it is the only cargo spacecraft that can return cargo from the ISS back to Earth. However, with the creation of a manned version of this device, Elon Mask had certain problems. The manned version of the ship was called Dragon 2 or Crew Dragon. In March, the spacecraft made a successful flight to the ISS, but in an unmanned version. And in April, an unexpected and unpleasant incident occurred for a private space company. The spacecraft that flew into space was lost during ground tests. Crew Dragon exploded and burned out during an emergency rescue system test.

Space Results 2019. Good Year for Roskosmos

Crew Dragon before first launch

Problems also occurred with Boeing, which is working to create a competitor to SpaceX - the reusable spacecraft CST-100 Starliner. At the same time, 2019 is rather difficult for a large American aerospace corporation, which was seriously damaged due to two disasters of the latest passenger airliner Boeing 737 MAX. Implementing its project of a reusable transport manned spacecraft, the company several times disrupted the scheduled dates for test flights. Finally, on December 20, the CST-100 Starliner was successfully launched into space, but the flight itself was only partially successful. Due to a malfunction, after the separation from the Atlas V launch vehicle, the spacecraft spent a lot of fuel and was unable to fulfill the main task - to dock with the ISS. Despite this, two days later, the spacecraft managed to successfully return to Earth, landing in the normal mode. Boeing specialists expect to prepare this ship for reuse in 2020.

India was unable to enter the "moon club"


In recent years, India, like China, has actively joined the space race with a clear desire to squeeze existing players. In 2019, the country could join the elite “lunar club”, which so far includes only three states - Russia, the USA and China, whose spacecraft successfully operated on the surface of the moon. The hopes of official Delhi were associated with the implementation of the ambitious Chandrayan-2 program, but the lunar mission failed, unfortunately, for the millions of Indian viewers who watched the process of landing the Vikram module on the surface of the only natural Earth satellite.


The crashed module "Vikram" with a moon rover

One of the goals of the Chandrayan-2 mission (in Sanskrit “Lunar ship”) was a soft landing on the lunar surface of the scientific landing module and the work of the lunar rover. Landing was scheduled for September 7, 2019. The mission successfully developed almost to the very end. On September 2, the Vikram lander with the lunar rover aboard separated from the Chandrayan-2 orbital module and went to the lunar surface. At midnight on September 7, during the final stage of braking at an altitude of just over two kilometers, the device lost contact. As it turned out later, the module made a hard landing and completely collapsed when it hit the surface of the moon.

The first image of a black hole


One of the most important astronomical events of 2019 was, without a doubt, the first image of a black hole. Astronomers of our entire planet have been waiting for a similar image for decades. An important event for science occurred on April 10, 2019. It was on this day that an international group of astrophysicists unveiled the first stories humanity image of one of the most mysterious, mysterious and attractive space objects. The resulting image is not a snapshot in the traditional sense, but is the result of processing data obtained by radio telescopes from around the planet. In order to obtain an image of a black hole from the center of the M87 galaxy located in the constellation Virgo, scientists had to process the data of 13 radio telescopes for two years.


The first image of a black hole

The resulting image is only the first step of a long way in studying how exactly black holes are arranged. So far, the results have only confirmed the theoretical ideas of scientists. This is a clear demonstration of the ability of mankind to engage in complex types of space research. Russian astrophysicist Sergei Popov compared the receipt of this image with the discovery of America by Columbus. When the famous seafarer returned back from his voyage, he could not answer a huge number of questions, did not know the size of the open territories and the resources available on them, but he knew for sure that there was land beyond the ocean where you could swim.

2019, once again, clearly showed that astronautics is the most complex and high-tech point of application of the efforts of all mankind. And even with the current level of technical and scientific development, these efforts do not always lead to the expected results, are accompanied by emergency starts and failures. In this regard, one of the achievements of 2019 is the absence of deaths during space launches. The last time such a tragedy occurred in 2003, when seven American astronauts died on board the shuttle Columbia. Since then, over the course of 16 years, not a single person has died in space launches. Let's hope that this space series will not be interrupted in 2020.
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  1. Angelo Provolone 30 December 2019 05: 10 New
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    I propose to present Rogozin with trampolines. To make one of them and launch it, my son, most of Medvedev’s government into orbit around the moon.
    1. Parabelum 30 December 2019 06: 19 New
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      What is this for? Besides, what year would not have emergency launches? Or do you have some secret information about launches or some other statistics? You can argue your opinion, or the main thing is to crow and at least don't dawn.
      1. Angelo Provolone 30 December 2019 07: 42 New
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        Trouble-free start-ups? Is this an achievement? Well, I remind you that the one who does nothing is not mistaken.
        According to one version, the Tu-144 stopped flying precisely because no one wanted to be responsible for the accident. so that is not an argument.
        The first picture is beautiful, but the proton was not created under Rogozin. Therefore, I personally have this beautiful beautiful picture that causes a little resentment.
        1. Stas157 30 December 2019 12: 16 New
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          Quote: Angelo Provolone
          Trouble-free start-ups? This achievement is such?

          When in Roscosmos there are no real achievements, but I really want to ... propagandists turned out! Well, it’s necessary, already a whole year without accidents. I wish it was the norm, not an achievement. And this is with a general decrease in launches. It should be noted that if there are no launches at all, then there will be no accidents in principle. But this is unlikely to be a matter of pride.
          1. nickname7 13 March 2020 20: 24 New
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            The fact that there were no accidents well done, and there were many launches, is also good, but you should not reduce space only to transportation. Space is still a scientific activity, but here everything is sad, with the Russian Federation. The author made a small feint "hands" reducing space to launches and launches.
            Or for example, the author writes that the Russian Federation is a member of the "lunar club", but Lunokhod-2 was on the moon in 1973, 47 years have passed, so the "lunar club" seems to be relative.

            And for example, cryosity is working right now and for sure it could have been launched to the moon.
            On Mars, solid English place names in honor of Western scientists.
            I suggest that in order not to leave loopholes for "rubbing points" to consider in the lunar club those who have an operating device on another planet.


            In addition to transportation, on Soviet missiles, there is only one achievement in the field of scientific apparatus - the spectrum of the RG and that’s all.
            Meanwhile, the world has launched and continues to launch many (dozens) AMCs, while we are being offered pride in the past and launches. He does not conduct scientific activity in outer space of the Russian Federation, such a sad fact.

            Also in the Atacama desert, construction of large ground-based telescopes with adaptive optics, with mirrors under 40 meters, is underway in the Russian Federation, there is a single BTA telescope (6 m) which has a problem with a mirror ...

            There is an interesting book "intentions and miscalculations", Galimov

            http://epizodsspace.airbase.ru/bibl/galimov/zamysly-i-proschety/zamysly-i-prosch.pdf
      2. knn54 30 December 2019 09: 27 New
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        It was planned 45 launches.-https: //iz.ru/832200/mikhail-kotov/poschitaem-roskosmos-planiruet-zapustit-45-raket-za-2019-god
        The Tundra program failed.
        "And the rest ... everything is fine. Everything is fine" ...
    2. saturn.mmm 30 December 2019 06: 33 New
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      Quote: Angelo Provolone
      I propose to present Rogozin with trampolines.

      Why Rogozin? You will give the Americans trampolines; there’s nothing for them to fly into space. It is the Americans who stand in Rogozin’s reception room, with outstretched hand, begging for a place in the ship.
      1. Angelo Provolone 31 December 2019 01: 52 New
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        Was the ship created under Rogozin, or did he just take an office with a reception?
        1. saturn.mmm 31 December 2019 08: 44 New
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          Quote: Angelo Provolone
          The ship was created under Rogozin

          No, not with Rogozin. But facts are stubborn things and in Rogozin’s reception room the Americans are asking for a place on the ship, and not vice versa. And under Rogozin, they can create something, time will tell, one and a half years is an early term.
    3. Sidor Amenpodestovich 30 December 2019 09: 24 New
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      Not a single accident in a whole year! Yes, Rogozin for a quarter is not enough!
  2. svp67 30 December 2019 06: 00 New
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    I wish success and good luck to the entire Roskosmos team next year and to “new orbits” in the design, manufacture and launch of new models of space technology. “Cosmos” was too expensive for us and our ancestors paid a heavy price for this breakthrough; we will be very ashamed to forget about it.
    HOLIDAY GREETINGS!
    1. Angelo Provolone 31 December 2019 01: 53 New
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      If you forget, it’s no longer embarrassing. Can it be easier to forget?
  3. Cycle boss 30 December 2019 06: 23 New
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    Good overall 25 successful launches. But on the whole, is everything good for Roscosmos in the person of people who stole millions, or for the prestige of the country, the development of space science?
    1. Vadim237 30 December 2019 13: 39 New
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      80 criminal cases were brought against people who stole from Roskosmos - so this year ended in disrepair for them.
      1. Cycle boss 6 January 2020 11: 05 New
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        Are you sure that you put the main culprits. I doubt. But such statistics are happy that they plant.
  4. Tsoy 30 December 2019 06: 24 New
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    as well as the USA - 27 space launches


    There is a catch. 6 launches by Rocket Lab. I would not write them to the US camp. Although the startup is funded in part from the United States, they are more likely New Zealanders.

    Finally, on December 20, the CST-100 Starliner was successfully launched into space, but the flight itself was only partially successful. Due to a malfunction, after the separation from the Atlas V launch vehicle, the spacecraft spent a lot of fuel and was unable to fulfill the main task - to dock with the ISS.


    It's funny It turned out that the engines turned on due to an incorrectly set time in the computer. The difference seems to be 8 hours. In this time zone stands Baikonur. In the Russian Federation a few years ago, there was something similar. An interesting coincidence.
    1. saturn.mmm 30 December 2019 07: 02 New
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      [quoteFunny. It turned out that the engines turned on due to an incorrectly set time in the computer.] [/ Quote]
      Looks like the program was created in the Moscow office of a Boeing.
    2. Vyacheslav Viktorovich 30 December 2019 09: 29 New
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      Quote: Choi
      There is a catch. 6 launches by Rocket Lab. I would not write them to the US camp. Although the startup is funded in part from the United States, they are more likely New Zealanders.

      This company was New Zealand in 2006, and since 2013 its headquarters is located in California.
  5. Vyacheslav Viktorovich 30 December 2019 06: 31 New
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    Given that no one Rogozin's promise to make 2019 launches in 45, did not take seriously, the results are good. In principle, nobody promised to seriously take the promise to launch the second “Angara” and bring out the “Science” module - complex things are assigned to the very end of the year, usually just to pull them off for another year.
    1. Jack O'Neill 30 December 2019 08: 25 New
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      Given that no one Rogozin's promise to make 2019 launches in 45, did not take seriously, the results are good.

      Before the end of the year, less than 14 hours, so it’s too early to draw conclusions. There is still time!
      You have to be optimistic!
  6. Alex 1970 30 December 2019 07: 02 New
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    Successful!? How many launches were planned? Approximately 49% of launches were carried out, the deployment of the satellite constellation was disrupted, problems with Vostochny. The only "achievement", even according to management, is without an emergency series of launches, and the industry is in crisis. How do you want some wishful thinking, so why write such articles?
    1. Brancodd 30 December 2019 09: 26 New
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      The planned 45 launches included 10 launches of ICBMs. They took place. From the remaining 35, you need to subtract 4 from the One Web satellites, due to the unavailability of the satellites themselves. It remains 31. 26 from 35 - no matter how 49%
      1. Alex 1970 30 December 2019 16: 25 New
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        Read the report for 2019, Zama Rogozin, the article was on Vzglyad, and he issued a figure of 49%, the planned launches were 50 with something, but no more than 55, and about the industry’s problems there was an article about a week ago.
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  7. rocket757 30 December 2019 07: 25 New
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    Results of 2019 for Roscosmos

    I don’t want to discuss anything, on the eve of the holiday!
    Let the next year be better than the previous .... from this and start the new year!
  8. thinker 30 December 2019 07: 36 New
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    The results of the year, usually compared with the previous one, immediately show the dynamics of development or decline. So, in 2018 Russia also had the third place, BUT 16 successful launches plus one unsuccessful one. We draw conclusions, do not strain all props yes
  9. Octopus 30 December 2019 08: 20 New
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    The review is really on get out. I understand that the holidays, champagne, tangerines, or, I do not know, Lent, but was it possible to strain even a little?

    1. By media.
    At the end of the year, a new Chinese heavy flew, Campaign-5. This big news in every sense allows us to expect that the Chinese plans for science and deep space will indeed be realized.

    He flew Heavy twice, and once on a commercial mission. This is good in the sense that there is such a possibility, and a commercial one, in the world, but it is bad for SpaceX that there seems to be no commercial demand. Customers took a different path: they unload the heavy platforms on the GPO, pulling the satellite itself with the engines.

    New Zealanders caught the first stage of an ultralight rocket. Awesome fellows.

    In the country of victorious socialism, the boom of private companies, so far with light and ultralight rockets, is not yet very successful. But the fact itself.

    The Americans are building 2 new heavyweights and three heavyweights. Flew, while low, absolutely the best engine, Raptor. There is not much capital news from Mask this year, but they move constantly, then they catch the fairing, then they put them into several orbits, then they set a personal record for the time of the second stage operation.

    The last flights of the Delta medium, Pegasus, the first and apparently last time flew Stratolaunch. Air launch (for now) everything. And what a beautiful idea it was in its time!

    Roscosmos. The Middleweight Union, in fact, became the only actual missile. Proton and Rokot are launched in the liquidation mode of the warehouse. Hangars 5, apparently, will not be. About all sorts of Union 5 one chatter.

    2. Manned. So far, nothing new. Bad year for the Americans. A lot of talk (and affairs, of course) about Artemis / the near-moon station, but so far the results are far. "Federation", or as it was renamed there, apparently everything.

    3. Science. Roscosmos took part in it with a joint X-ray telescope with the Germans, well done. But basically, of course, the Americans performed on Mars with a solar probe, the Japanese with an asteroid, the Chinese with the moon. Separately, I note the Jews. Unfortunately, there was no place for Jews on the Moon either (I heard on TV that Hitler had evacuated there), but the attempt was more than valid for the "young technician" club. Well done.

    4. Venues. RocketLab built a site in the States. Around the Sea Launch there is some strange fuss that does not promise anything good. In Vostochny, it is heard only in part of criminal cases. Boca Chica is being built, China is being built.

    This is a look from the couch. I don’t seriously follow, maybe someone will add.

    The very tone of the review. The peasants weren’t guessed for the first time in ten years, and the neighbors died of a cow for everyone: emergency launches from the Chinese, accident in tests / partial failure with piloted by Americans, lunar accident by Indians. This is true, but true in another. The neighbors make a mistake by doing new things. Do the Chinese have an accident with new carriers? Russia has no new carriers. The Americans did not reach the ISS a new ship? Russia has no new ships. Hindus missed the moon? Roscosmos did not aim there since the time of the Queen. So I don’t see anything particularly joyful for Roskosmos. It could be worse, but it is not clear why it will ever be better.
    1. donavi49 30 December 2019 10: 01 New
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      Pegasus, the first and apparently last time flew Stratolaunch. Air launch (for now) everything. And what a beautiful idea it was in its time!


      Pegasus is just ancient. Plus it was made by Orbital. And they really like to raise the cost of a rocket out of the blue for no reason due to what. Actually from this and died. For the only customer of Antares is NASA and then it is limited (2 per year). No one else needs such money. The bottom line is Northrop’s repurchase and conversion to Omega. Antares is likely to die too, if in CRS-2 he and Swan are not pushed, but everything is ambiguous there.

      Now the hope of an air launch at Branson. He has a new rocket, with a normal economy (4,5 times cheaper than Pegasus, with the same capabilities). However, the launch moved from Q3 2019 to the first half of 2020 ...


      1. Octopus 30 December 2019 11: 29 New
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        Yes, I know about this project. But I don’t believe in him. Firstly, kerosene / liquid oxygen on a rocket under the wing of an airplane. TTRD still here and there. Secondly, the idea of ​​an air launch, ideally, to replace a disposable first stage with a reusable aircraft. Now that the first steps are back, the idea of ​​an airplane doesn't make much sense. No 100 km and 8000 km / h, EMNIP, as we return the first stage of Heavy, will not give any plane.
    2. Alex 1970 30 December 2019 16: 29 New
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      Great comment, everything is laid out on the shelves, even from the "sofa"
      1. Octopus 30 December 2019 17: 24 New
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        Quote: Alex 1970
        even from the "sofa"

        Exactly what is off the couch.

        For us, outsiders, space is launches, respectively, of rockets and fireworks. For specialists in the industry, space is spacecraft, services and science, this is 95 percent of all money. What happens there, I do not understand, but it seems nothing good. A week ago, Meteor-M 2-2 spun, sort of saved. In November, two GLONASSs were cut down immediately, in total 2019 vehicles were cut off in 4, and two new ones were launched. At the end of the year, 22 devices out of 24 needed for coverage, in November-December there were 21. Glonass-K production was stopped due to the lack of imported components, only Glonass-M remained, and even Glonass-K was far from ZhPS-2, I'm not talking about ZhPS-3.

        This is what worked before. But before, it was almost impossible, they could, with a sin, make a satellite in half for Angola (the late Angosat-1, and that half airbus, the Annunciation half Tails, and this more complicated half), but not Luxembourg.
    3. Aleksey60 2 January 2020 09: 59 New
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      Quote: Octopus
      The Americans did not reach the ISS a new ship? Russia has no new ships.
      Russia has an old, reliable flying ship, and the Americans have nothing yet.
  10. sergo1914 30 December 2019 08: 48 New
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    There is an error in the title of the article. It should be “A good year for managers of Roscosmos. Those who are not under investigation and have not sat down. ” So did not rise sharply even in the 90s. That's what jet thrust does.
  11. smaug78 30 December 2019 09: 44 New
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    It is good that 2019 passed without any accidents. But they launched 2 times less than planned. Yes, we won’t invent new missiles yet.
  12. donavi49 30 December 2019 09: 49 New
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    In general, the review is extremely crumpled. For instance, main chinese event years did not even indicate:

    This is the return of a heavy rocket after a techawari (that is, not a handshake, but a technical calculation) in 2017. He hung up a number of Chinese science programs. Now the modified media is back in service, which means:
    1-2 quarter 2020 - launch of the first trip to Mars Huoxing-1. Includes 5t, satellite and landing platform with a rover.
    Q3 2020 - Launch of heavy Chanye5 with the mission of collecting lunar soil and returning samples to China.
    Launching the Tianhe station from 20-22 (probably 23 years old) - 3 basic modules.
    24 year - the conclusion of the most advanced optical telescope of humanity Xuntian.

    Also, the Chinese under the light missile equipped sea launch:


    Among other things, mention should be made of the RocketLab record of 6 rockets and 20 satellites. Strong expansion. Site Wallops Island - will receive a rocket soon. Beck has 30-40 launches - already in pre-contracts, but with the condition only from the USA.


    They are also actively improving production (a rocket every month) and are preparing a stage reuse. Already having tested.

    1. Vadim237 30 December 2019 13: 43 New
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      But SpaceX next year promises the apogee of launches from 35 to 38.
      1. voyaka uh 31 December 2019 11: 12 New
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        Half of them are StarLink launches Falcons-9. Two per month is planned. 24 launches of 60 satellites. 1440 satellites. Everything is on second-hand first steps.
        Let's see how they go ...
  13. fa2998 30 December 2019 16: 10 New
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    Quote: Vadim237
    80 criminal cases were brought against people who stole from Roskosmos - so this year ended in disrepair for them.

    And that someone will sit down? Or will the funds return to the budget? There are doubts.
    Have you already buried the Angara rocket? How many grandmas have been scooped up from the budget.
    In general, beaten by Korolev (on his rocket) - into the near space. It is unknown what to do there. We have been flying for almost 60 years. Successes are dubious. Repeating the experience of the USSR, and nothing new. hi
    1. Vadim237 30 December 2019 16: 47 New
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      They will all sit down, and property and bills will be seized, and they will also be forced to pay a fine - from this year this practice begins to gain momentum. No one refuses the A5 hangar, they do Union 5, and next year or in the 21st
      The Russian private company Laros expects to test the return stage of its future reusable rocket in one of the Roscosmos or Defense Ministry training grounds in 2020 or 2021, businessman owner Oleg Larionov told TASS.

      "We plan in the next or in 2021 to work out a dynamic landing (a rocket sits on the tail due to engine operation - approx. TASS) of the first stage of a suborbital rocket on one engine with a thrust of 500 kg," Larionov said. He specified that "the step will take off to a height of 4-5 kilometers, after which it should return to the launch site, landing on a specially prepared site."

      According to the businessman, "for these tests we expect to use one of the ranges of Roskosmos or the Ministry of Defense, negotiations are ongoing."

      Larionov added that perhaps the Roscosmos state corporation would be interested in conducting tests of the return stage with a dynamic landing and would assist.

      Earlier, the owner of Laros told TASS that in the first quarter of 2020 the company was going to conduct the first fire tests of its own liquid rocket engine using hydrogen peroxide and 20 kg of kerosene. Engine burns will take place on a mobile stand assembled by the company independently.

      In the future, Laros will work out first launches of a suborbital rocket, and then launches of an ultralight orbital rocket, which will put microsatellites weighing 200 kg into orbit. "
  14. kuz363 30 December 2019 19: 23 New
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    The Americans are exploring Mars and flying to the Sun, the Japs are digging some kind of asteroid ... Everyone is somehow moving forward. And Roskosmos is engaged in leapfrog with renaming carriers. And he has been touting Napoleonic plans since 2030, that is, when their current bosses will obviously not work.
  15. Engineer 30 December 2019 19: 26 New
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    For Russia, the next year should be largely a milestone.
    It is finally planned to launch Glonass K2. Although not connected anymore with Roscosmos, the work on K2 was the largest, responsible and longest in my career. For some reason, despite my tremendous cynicism, I sometimes worry about K2 as a child.
    Therefore, I hold my fists for the familiar "shed", as we called it (from my submission laughing ) I hope the Reshetnevites do not read this))
  16. ALEX_SHTURMAN 2 January 2020 06: 57 New
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    In the title of the article, quotation marks are clearly in the wrong place!
  17. Super 3 March 2020 13: 12 New
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    Russophobia and the liberals of Dmitry Rogozin do not like it. So it does everything right.