Production of first parts for “Federation” spacecraft planned for 2017

Yesterday, on 2 February 2017, TASS news agency announced about starting manufacturing parts for”Federation” manned spacecraft in 2017. Spacecraft will service and replace Soyuz-MS in 2021 and will be first Russian manned spacecraft send to the Moon in mission planned to 2025. New manned spacecraft is one of the key parts of modernization process of […]

No spectacular base, but highly automated manned exploration – Russian vision of first Lunar mission

Roscosmos is still considering Moon as important point in their plan of gradual increasing scale of their space program; after decades of delay and intense exploration of Low Earth Orbit, Moon regained his place in future plans of space exploration – first mission of Russian cosmonauts will be preceded by robotic exploration to provide conditions […]

“Federation” delayed and moved from Vostochny to Baikonur

It seems that plans to leave Baikonur and switching to Vostochny Cosmodrome will not be as fast and easy as Roscosmos would like to. According to TASS, first launches of Federation spacecraft will be performed from legendary complex in Kazakhstan, not from the latest cosmodrome in eastern Russia. “Federation” spacecraft which was designed as successor […]

Russian lunar base under development !

Roscosmos seems to not abandoning plans for Moon exploration. One of the main research and development institutions in Russian space industry, Central Research Institute of Machine Building (TsNIIMash) announced about starting preliminary research of lunar base for 12 cosmonauts. These plans are not something new in the history of Russian space program. Ambitious goals for creating […]

“FEDERATION” scheduled for 2025 to the first Moon mission

New Russian spacecraft “Federation” will probably start regular manned missions from 2025. According to TASS news agency Roscosmos is planning to start regular flights to Moon orbit from 2025 with new “Federation” spacecraft. “Federation” is under development since 2008, when Russia cancelled participation in joint project of new spacecraft with ESA. New spacecraft will replace in […]

Russian “Federation” spacecraft after first tests of man-machine interface

Even if present time is not easy for Russian economy, it should not be forgotten that Yuri Gagarin performed his first space flight only 16 years after World War II when Soviet economy was still in state of shock after World War II. Russian space industry had and has great potential; it still remains a one of the […]

Is Angara-A5V still as Russian moon rocket of choice ?

Roscosmos decided about developing Angara-A5V rocket as future launch vehicle designated for Moon mission. Program still keeps the schedule even if final date is moving forward in time. Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center have just finished first phase (preliminary stage) of designing Angara-A5v rocket. Project was developed in cooperation with RKK Energia, one […]