Russian plans to explore the planets

Russian plans to explore the planets

The last two months of the last 2011 of the year were marked by unpleasant events around the Phobos-Grunt automatic interplanetary station (AMS). A promising spacecraft has become a victim of problems ...
NASA Unveils New Orion Spacecraft Capsule

NASA Unveils New Orion Spacecraft Capsule

NASA presented last Monday during an official ceremony, which was held at the Kennedy Center (Cape Canaveral), a capsule of a new spacecraft for research by scientists from the far ...
Will there be a new moon race with China?

Will there be a new moon race with China?

While European countries are "passionate about" economic problems, sometimes not even their own, and the United States has shown a great interest in human rights in the Middle East, the largest country ...
"Private traders" in space

"Private traders" in space

25 this May, around six o'clock in the evening Moscow time, the first docking of the International Space Station and the SpaceX Dragon - a spacecraft developed by a private ...
Another "merchant" for space: Dream Chaser

Another "merchant" for space: Dream Chaser

No sooner had the excitement around the first flight into the orbit of the commercial spacecraft Dragon dropped, as were the new messages from this area. This time, the news concerns the development of the private company SpaceDev ....
SpaceX Dragon, or New Space Competition

SpaceX Dragon, or New Space Competition

Six years spent on the work of the program COST (Commercial Orbital Transportation Service - Commercial Orbital Transport System) finally gave their first results. 22 May in ...
US militarizes space

US militarizes space

Currently, in the field of "military space" between the United States and Russia, only occasional, fragmentary cooperation has been established, notes the head of the US Air Force Space Command, General William Shelton ....
What will the next generation of astronauts fly to Space?

What will the next generation of astronauts fly to Space?

At present, a crucial important question is being decided: who will be the master of the space for the next 2 for ten years. Almost half a century, when humanity poked in the immediate vicinity of the Earth, not ...
Pre-holiday issues of American space exploration

Pre-holiday issues of American space exploration

By a strange coincidence, at a time when the whole world celebrates the anniversary of the first flight into space by Yu.A. Gagarin, in the United States is slowly developing another round of space ...
Maritime Space Intelligence and Targeting System

Maritime Space Intelligence and Targeting System

One of the conditions that ensured the successful offensive of the German army in the summer of 1941 was the fact that the Wehrmacht was a decade superior to the Red Army in terms of the quality of army intelligence, systems ...
Roscosmos. Space plans for two decades

Roscosmos. Space plans for two decades

While the head of the Federal Space Agency V. Popovkin is being treated at the Hospital. Burdenko, and various media of varying degrees of yellowness savor "cherchez la femme" ...
Flightless offspring "Roscosmos"

Flightless offspring "Roscosmos"

2011 year can be called one of the most unfortunate years for the national astronautics. Four major space catastrophes: February 2011 - loss of the geodesic satellite Geo-IK-2, August ...
Space drone from the creator of Microsoft Paul Allen

Space drone from the creator of Microsoft Paul Allen

Recently, the BBC announced the intention of one of the founders of the computer corporation Microsoft Paul Allen to engage in space exploration. 58-year-old businessman is going to build an unmanned aerial ...
The return of reusable spacecraft

The return of reusable spacecraft

Roskosmos placed an order for the development of a preliminary design, which is most likely to be carried out by the Khrunichev Center. The space agency allocates 250 million rubles and allocates two years to the project ...
Satellite supersystem created by the US Army

Satellite supersystem created by the US Army

Bill Gates' largest unrealized idea - the creation of a satellite Internet network based on 288 satellites - can be realized thanks to the US Department of Defense. Documents from the Congressional Budget Committee...
Mars probe hovered in orbit

Mars probe hovered in orbit

As it became known on the night of November 9, the Russian interplanetary spacecraft Phobos-Grunt was put into orbit, where it hovered without starting its flight to Mars. For the space industry of our country, this ...
Cosmos: Made in China

Cosmos: Made in China

On the first November night, China made the next step in space exploration. From the cosmodrome located in the Gobi desert, the Changzheng-2F booster rocket was launched, the task of which was ...
"Union" in Guiana

"Union" in Guiana

October 21 international cooperation in space exploration continued with another launch. This time, the Soyuz family launch vehicle launched two European satellites into orbit. It would seem that,...
"Boeing X-37B" will bring people into space

"Boeing X-37B" will bring people into space

In the company "Boeing" stated that they intend in the near future on the basis of the spacecraft "X-37B" to create a new and improved reusable spacecraft that is capable of ...