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Showing posts with label Russia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Russia. Show all posts

Friday, June 12, 2020

Volga-Dnepr Delivers for First Stage of United Launch Alliance’s Atlas 5 Rocket for NASA’s Next Mars Rover Mission


Volga-Dnepr Delivers for First Stage of United Launch Alliance’s Atlas 5 Rocket for NASA’s Next Mars Rover Mission


Article Excerpt: "... The AN-124-100 ‘Ruslan,’ is the only aircraft large enough to carry the Atlas 5, and flew the 32-meter long rocket booster, from Huntsville, Ala., to its final launch location. In addition to the over-length piece, Volga-Dnepr also transported payload fairings and RD-180 engines for the special mission..."


Reference: www.aviationpros.com

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Space Program Fail: Hey Comrade, can you help America? We can't do it ourselves



Article Excerpt: "... According to the application filed this week, the 65,000-pound payload is too large to be accommodated by any U.S. commercial aircraft...The Russian airline said its services are urgently needed to deliver the Atlas V fuel tank from Huntsville, Alabama, to NASA's Shuttle Landing Facility in Titusville, Florida, or Cape Canaveral, Florida, in mid-May. United Launch Alliance, a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Boeing Co., manufactures the booster in Huntsville..."


Reference: yahoo.com

More Reading: Russia to supply US with six RD-180 rocket engines this year; Space Daily; Jan 23, 2020.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Meet The Stolen Russian Space Shuttle that Flew Only Once


Meet The Stolen Russian Space Shuttle that Flew Only Once


Article Excerpt: "... The one functioning orbiter that resulted from all this stolen data — the Buran — looks strikingly similar to its American counterpart. The nose is virtually the same, as are the chines along the wings. The color scheme is quite similar, as is the tail assembly. Soviet engineers were quick to point out that the Buran was more capable, in reality, the two aircraft are so similar, American orbiters were able to dock at Mir, the short-lived Russian space station with minimal modifications..."


Reference: nationalinterest.org

Sunday, March 22, 2020

OneWeb launches 34 satellites from Kazakhstan


OneWeb launches 34 satellites from Kazakhstan


Article Excerpt: "... OneWeb previously launched 40 satellites from space centers in Kazakhstan and South America. Saturday's launch came from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a Soyuz rocket purchased through French space firm Arianespace..."


Reference: www.upi.com

Monday, September 23, 2019

Russia Refuses to Tell NASA What Caused Mystery Leak on ISS: 'We Won't Tell You Anything'


Russia Refuses to Tell NASA What Caused Mystery Leak on ISS: 'We Won't Tell You Anything'


Article Excerpt: "... space agency head Dmitry Rogozin stating: "We won't tell you anything." The leak, which caused a drop in pressure, took place on 29 August, 2018..."


Reference: www.newsweek.com

Friday, March 15, 2019

Russian space rocket lifts off with astronauts who survived rocket failure


Russian space rocket lifts off with astronauts who survived rocket failure


Article Excerpt: "... A Russian-made Soyuz rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday, carrying three astronauts into space, two of whom survived a mid-air rocket failure in October. The Soyuz MS-12..."


Reference: www.reuters.com

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Has Russia just put a secret weapon in orbit? FIVE orbital bodies are propelled into space instead of four


Has Russia just put a secret weapon in orbit? New launch prompts security concerns after FIVE orbital bodies are propelled into space instead of four


Article Excerpt: "... The US military has raised concerns about the mysterious Russian launch after they found five orbital bodies leaving the rocket instead of four, as previously suggested. The US Combined Space Operations Center believe that either the rocket's upper stage broke in two, or the Russians had kept part of the launch secret ..."


Reference: www.dailymail.co.uk
MORE: www.space-track.org