Tag Archives: Dnepr

PAZ launch cancelled, Spain is breaking contract with ISC Kosmotras

Spanish military reconnaissance satellite PAZ, which should be launched this year, probably would not reach space for a longer period of time. Spanish side officially cancelled contract with Russian ISC Kosmotras due the multiple delays of the launch.  PAZ (and second satellite contracted in same time, INGENIO) was Spanish military satellite designed to utilize SAR radar to…
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Will production delays make Angara-A5 flight in 2016 impossible ?

Production of new Russian heavy rocket able to lift for GTO almost 5.4 tons of payload is delayed for three months and it is hard to predict how it will affect to launch date scheduled for end of 2016. According to TASS news agency and its source, there is delay in production process of Angara-A5. Second…
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Cutting costs with retired ICBM – new idea from US Air Force

As far as utilization of retired from service Inter Continental Ballistic Missiles, American law is far more restrictive than Russian. General John E. Hyten considers it as a thing to be changed in future. Using retired ICBM missiles for civilian purposes in commercial market is widely used opportunity in Russia. Due the obvious reasons, missiles utilized…
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Changes in Russian space industry – revolution or evolution ?

Roscosmos changed its status from agency to corporation. What does it mean for space industry in Russia ? So from 1st January 2016 there will be no Roscosmos ! It is not a joke; agency in present form will not exist anymore. President Putin under special decree dissolved Federal Space Agency Roscosmos. Its successor will become from…
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No further development of Dnepr rocket officially confirmed

Probably we will not see any more launches of Dnepr rocket in future, due the decision of Russian authorities. According to TASS agency, Colonel-General Sergey Karakayev commander of Russian Strategic Missile Troops informed TASS journalist on Wednesday, that further development and launches of Dnepr rocket are suspended: "The Russian president decided to suspend the Dnepr conversion…
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