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Is space will only be the American dream?

Is space will only be the American dream?

A few days ago, a brief message flashed in the news of domestic media about a planned launch into a near-earth orbit of a privately-built spacecraft in the United States. Not surprising,...
Project Longshot. Reach for the stars

Project Longshot. Reach for the stars

The cold glow of the stars is especially beautiful in the winter sky. At this time, the brightest stars and constellations are visible: Orion, the Pleiades, the Greater Dog with dazzling Sirius ... A quarter of a century ago, seven ...
Nuclear tug development continues

Nuclear tug development continues

In the course of MAKS –2013, cooperation of domestic firms from Roskosmos and Rosatom structures presented an updated transport and energy module (TEM) layout with the space nuclear energy-driven engine ...
Not such times are now to close the "Angara"

Not such times are now to close the "Angara"

Our main, most advanced project in the field of space carriers - Angara - turns out to be a failure ?! In vain, wrong to be closed? So you would have thought ...
Space Scouts. American spy satellites

Space Scouts. American spy satellites

In 1955-1956, spy satellites began to be actively developed in the USSR and the USA. In the USA it was a series of Korona apparatuses, and in the USSR a series of Zenit apparatuses. Space Scouts of the first generation ...
Spaceport world. Part 3

Spaceport world. Part 3

Another Asian giants actively developing their missile technology is India. First of all, it is connected with the improvement of the nuclear missile potential in the confrontation with China and ...
Space intelligence.Soviet and Russian spy satellites

Space intelligence.Soviet and Russian spy satellites

In 1955-1956, spy satellites began to be actively developed in the USSR and the USA. In the USA it was a series of Korona apparatuses, and in the USSR a series of Zenit apparatuses. Space Scouts of the first generation ...
The main events of 2013 of the year in astronautics

The main events of 2013 of the year in astronautics

The outgoing 2013 was a year for world cosmonautics remembered by the launches of the Chinese lunar rover, the Indian Martian probe and the first satellite of South Korea. In addition, a landmark event was the first flight to ...
Spaceport world. Part 2

Spaceport world. Part 2

At present, China is among the top five space powers of the world. The successful development of outer space is largely predetermined by the level of development of satellite launch facilities, as well as ...
“Buran” and “Shuttle”: such different twins

“Buran” and “Shuttle”: such different twins

When you look at the photos of the Burana and Shuttle winged spacecraft, you may get the impression that they are quite identical. At least there shouldn't be any fundamental differences ...
Spaceport world. Part 1

Spaceport world. Part 1

To launch spacecraft into space, in addition to the launch pad, a complex of facilities is needed where pre-launch activities are carried out: the final assembly and docking of the launch vehicle and ...
The world returns to race in space exploration

The world returns to race in space exploration

Today, the development of space technologies, as well as the very high dependence of the economy on space (of some states), leads to an increase in opposition outside our planet. Just such a point ...
China and India have divided the Moon and Mars

China and India have divided the Moon and Mars

Once, the Americans watched in amazement as the USSR exploded into space, and could not understand how it happened that they were overtaken by a country that had recently been in ruins after a terrible war. On...
SWARM satellites will study the Earth’s core

SWARM satellites will study the Earth’s core

Three European scientific satellites of the SWARM project were successfully launched from the Russian Plesetsk cosmodrome 22 November 2013, with the conversion rocket carrier Rokot equipped with a booster block ...
Forty-fifth Expedition to Mars

Forty-fifth Expedition to Mars

18 November 2013 was launched from Cape Canaveral by launching the Atlas-V launch vehicle from the MAVEN automatic interplanetary station designed to study the atmosphere of Mars. All systems ...