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 […]

Electric hope – role of electric propulsion in present and modern space programs

Everyone remember sound and light coming out from engines of TIE fighters from Star Wars. But now it is possible to see it in reality. Probably most of ordinary people consider ion propulsion as George Lucas fantasy. Nothing more wrong. Conception of ion thruster was first announced to public in 1911 by Russian scientist of […]