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October 4 - Day of Space Forces of Russia

October 4 - Day of Space Forces of Russia

Today marks the 63rd anniversary of the launch of the first artificial Earth satellite into outer space. On October 4, 1957 - just 12 years after the end of the Great Patriotic War - the Soviet Union made a real breakthrough in technological development, actually marking the beginning of a new era of mankind, civilization. Until now, that event is difficult to overestimate.

The annalistic book of astronautics, opened in October 1957, is being created according to historical by the standards, not so much time - only a few decades. However, over the years, humanity has managed to do a lot in the conquest of space, and our country, our outstanding specialists in the space industry, our legendary cosmonauts have made a truly huge contribution to this conquest. This is the first manned flight into space, and the first manned spacewalk, and the first space station, and much more.

One of the professional holidays in the military sphere is also related to the date associated with the launch of the first artificial Earth satellite. This is the Day of the Russian Space Forces. This holiday was established by a presidential decree in 2006.

The servicemen of the Main Center for Space Situation Intelligence of the Space Forces are engaged in large-scale monitoring of the space situation, monitor the launch of spacecraft into orbit, issue warnings about the dangerous approach of space objects of various nature with the Earth, with spacecraft in low-Earth orbit. At the same time, a service is carried out to control the composition and condition of foreign orbital groupings, in which, of course, there is also a military component.

In addition, Russian military specialists from the space forces are detecting ballistic missile launches by foreign states, which is one of the most important links in the national missile defense.

Voennoye Obozreniye thanks the space troops for their service and congratulates them on their professional holiday!
Photos used:
Ministry of Defense of Russia
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  1. Ragnar Lodbrok
    Ragnar Lodbrok 4 October 2020 07: 05
    Happy Communion Day!
    1. Ragnar Lodbrok
      Ragnar Lodbrok 4 October 2020 07: 06
      Health and well-being in the family!
      1. Infinity
        Infinity 4 October 2020 08: 52
        All a Happy Holiday!
        And let there be no war in the sky!

        As I once read a long time ago in a Soviet newspaper (not very literally):
        Tens, hundreds and thousands of years will pass, people may explore the entire Milky Way and look even further, but the memory of how it all began - with a small sawing ball - will be eternal!

    2. Insurgent
      Insurgent 4 October 2020 08: 23
      Quote: Ragnar lodbrok
      Happy Communion Day!

      Then not only the Russian Aerospace Forces, but also the ALL FORMER USSR, with the holiday of the actual beginning of the Cosmic Era of Mankind yes
    3. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 4 October 2020 09: 27
      Quote: Ragnar lodbrok
      Happy Communion Day!

      with the holiday of "cosmonauts" ... and the "emblem" is comical ... space, the imperial "two-headed broiler" .. everything is strangely pulled out and piled up. everything that has nothing to do with space, Soviet. there is no other.
  2. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 4 October 2020 07: 13
    I congratulate all the military personnel and those involved with the professional holiday of the Aerospace Forces. Happiness, health to you and your family. Successful and trouble-free starts, if necessary, then landings. Healthy our great ancestors shook the world on October 4, 1957. This is our story and we are proud of it and never let's not forget. hi good drinks
  3. Victor_B
    Victor_B 4 October 2020 07: 23
    The most important troops by now!
    Happy Holidays!
  4. Lipchanin
    Lipchanin 4 October 2020 07: 28
    The inscription on the obelisk at the start at "Baikonur"
    "Here the genius of the Soviet man began a daring assault on space"
  5. Van 16
    Van 16 4 October 2020 07: 42
    The launch of the first satellite is a great event, so happy everyone! Participants - especially!
  6. Train
    Train 4 October 2020 07: 46
    Space Troops - how loud it sounds!
  7. Coconut
    Coconut 4 October 2020 09: 08
    Tremble anti-Russian freaks ... we will fly to visit you ..
  8. thinker
    thinker 4 October 2020 09: 09
    Quote: Ragnar Lothbrok
    Happy Communion Day!

    Something has been mixed up, they celebrate August 12 with that emblem, and today it's a little different -
  9. aristok
    aristok 4 October 2020 09: 23
    Russia can and must be a leader in space exploration, and from this it has huge economic advantages, and not only propaganda (although they are needed).
    When changing the political and economic model from "Russia is a raw material colony"
    on "Russia is a great technological power"
    it will happen as soon as possible.
  10. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 4 October 2020 09: 58
    Happy holiday friends and colleagues! for glorious deeds and those who performed them I raise my toast today! URAAAA !!!
  11. aszzz888
    aszzz888 4 October 2020 10: 32
    Even then, at the first launch of the satellite, the signal it emitted was a death march for the enemies! Happy Holidays !!! drinks soldier
  12. slipped
    slipped 4 October 2020 10: 40
    For the Day of Space Forces

  13. alpamys
    alpamys 4 October 2020 12: 05
    The chronicle of cosmonautics was actually opened by the Germans on 03.10.1942/100/2 by launching a VXNUMX rocket to an altitude of more than XNUMX km and this is a reliable fact.
  14. Doctor
    Doctor 4 October 2020 12: 18
    All those who served, Happy Birthday!

  15. Old26
    Old26 4 October 2020 12: 21
    Quote: Lipchanin
    The inscription on the obelisk at the start at "Baikonur"
    "Here the genius of the Soviet man began a daring assault on space"

    Congratulations, Sergey on the Holiday. Is the site not dreaming?
    1. Alibekulu
      Alibekulu 4 October 2020 21: 19
      Here is a cool Kazakh video about space, look sure you will like it. As a child, the author dreamed of becoming an astronaut, which he reflected in his video ..
  16. Narak-zempo
    Narak-zempo 4 October 2020 15: 42
    Happy Holidays!
    I wish all Elonov Masks who will climb into our space, descend from heaven to earth or leave in the sky in the form of orbital debris laughing
  17. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 4 October 2020 15: 53
    Happy "Cosmonauts" in Arms!
  18. ZEMCH
    ZEMCH 4 October 2020 19: 59
    I join the Congratulations to the editors, bright sky over your head !!!