Into deep space on a Z-engine

Into deep space on a Z-engine

Half a century ago, even before the beginning of the space age, scientists from leading countries concluded that there are no serious prospects for existing types of rocket engines. Power density of liquid and ...
New direction of space colonization

New direction of space colonization

A new direction of practical space exploration was proposed by the inventor “Nikolay Agapov”. Unlike well-known promising concepts, such as the extraction of helium-3 on the Moon or space tourism, ...
Moon epic in Russian and American

Moon epic in Russian and American

In early October of this year, the world celebrated the 55 anniversary of the launch of the first Soviet artificial Earth satellite, marking the beginning of the space age. October 4 Director of the Institute of Space ...
Unidentified Flying American Object X-37B

Unidentified Flying American Object X-37B

American experts today are actively working on the project of the unmanned shuttle X-37B. It is reported that at the moment the shuttle is preparing for the third mission (OTV-3). This mission will have to ...
Earth - Apophis: dangerous convergence

Earth - Apophis: dangerous convergence

Astronomers all over the world do not stop observing the flight of Apophis, an asteroid, which after a while will approach a very small distance to the Earth. Some years ago...
Is Russia losing space?

Is Russia losing space?

Recently, the situation around Roscosmos resembles a cheap tragicomedy, in which the main roles are played by the head of Roscosmos Vladimir Popovkin and Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Government Dmitry ...
Space landing

Space landing

"The planet Venus is surrounded by a noble airy atmosphere, such (if only not more), which is poured around our globe of the earth" ... in 1761, M.V. Lomonosov discovered a halo around the planet's disk and, in ...
NASA ready to withstand asteroids

NASA ready to withstand asteroids

You will say that it smacks of Hollywood again, but American scientists continue to practice trying to find methods to deal with such space objects as asteroids. One of the latest developments ...
Battle for Cosmos. New Horizons

Battle for Cosmos. New Horizons

The new planet was discovered on January 4, 2010. Its size was determined to be 3,878 Earth radii; orbital elements: semi-major axis - 0,0455 AU. That is, the inclination is 89,76 °, the orbital period is 3,2 ...
Space station on the moon as a super goal for Russia

Space station on the moon as a super goal for Russia

11 September 2012, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, spoke in favor of building a station on the Moon’s surface, which should become a super-goal for the Russian space industry and ...
Russia does not refuse space exploration

Russia does not refuse space exploration

Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Government Dmitry Rogozin said that there is no systemic crisis in the Russian space industry. “There is no systemic crisis in the space industry, we have ...
NASA: "How We Get Back To The Moon"

NASA: "How We Get Back To The Moon"

"Until the end of the next decade, NASA astronauts will once again explore the lunar surface," - so said in an official statement from the US space agency. This time they ...
Planetary race

Planetary race

6 August surface of Mars touched the Curiosity research apparatus. The MSL project (Mars Science Laboratory - Martian Science Laboratory) has aroused great interest from broad folk ...
The price of failures in the world space program

The price of failures in the world space program

Space exploration is quite an expensive affair. Astronomical means are spent on work in this direction. Penetration into space brought humanity to a new level of planetary consciousness ....
India rushes into space

India rushes into space

The space confrontation, which entered the active phase with the launch of the first artificial Earth satellite by the Soviet Union, continues to manifest itself. Moreover, if a couple of decades ago ...
Possible descendant of "Energy"

Possible descendant of "Energy"

Currently, the Russian space program does not have a super-heavy class launch vehicle. The last project of this technology - “Energy” - was closed in 1993 year. Rocket "Energy" could ...
"To demolish and rebuild everything"

"To demolish and rebuild everything"

It seems that Russian space enterprises have seriously decided to take a “honorable” place next to domestic football and no less domestic auto industry. On the night of August 7, two more were lost ...
American SLS rushes into space

American SLS rushes into space

Specialists of the National Aerospace Agency of the United States continue to develop the launch vehicle SLS - Space Launch System. A new heavy rocket is capable of delivering various spacecraft into space ...
New Russian spacecraft will go to the moon

New Russian spacecraft will go to the moon

The head of Roscosmos, Vladimir Popovkin, made a statement to the media that a new manned spacecraft will be created in Russia by 2018. In the same year ...