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Sea Launch Could Be Coming Back

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Zenit lifts off with communications satellite. (Credit: Sea Launch)

Zenit lifts off with communications satellite. (Credit: Sea Launch)

It looks as if the moribound Sea Launch company could have a new lease on life.

Majority owner Energia has scheduled a press conference with the S7 Group on Tuesday during the International Astronautical Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico. The invitation promises a major announcement about the future of the long troubled venture.

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Soyuz Mission to the Moon Surfaces — Again

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Space Adventures vehicle for circumlunar flights. (Credit: Space Adventures)

Space Adventures vehicle for circumlunar flights. (Credit: Space Adventures)

Like the elusive Loch Ness Monster, a plan to send a cosmonaut and two tourists looping around the moon in a modified Soyuz transport has once again surfaced in the Russian media.

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Putin Signs Decree Defining Roscosmos Organization

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Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin

MOSCOW — On May 12, 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree, “On measures for the establishment of the State Corporation for Space Activities Roskosmos”, according to which part of the state corporation will include 46 joint-stock companies and 16 of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise.

 Arrangements for the transfer of shares of companies and the Federal State Unitary Enterprise after incorporation into the ownership of the state corporation “Roscosmos” to be completed by the end of the transitional period, which according to the Federal Law of July 13, 2015 N 215-FZ “On the State Corporation for Space Activities Roskosmos” is five years.
The structure of the state corporation Roscosmos enter the United Rocket and Space Corporation (ACCD), Research Center. Keldysh, JSC RCC Progress ,Information Satellite Systems to them. Academician MF Reshetnev, JSC Corporation Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology, FSUE Center for Exploitation of Space Ground-based Infrastructure (TsENKI), FSUE TsNIImash, JSC SRC Makeyev, JSC Corporation Strategic Points of Control, NPO Energomash, OAO RSC Energia and other joint-stock companies and the Federal State Unitary Enterprise.
Complete text of the Russian Federation “On measures for the creation of the State Corporation for Space Activities” Roskosmos “Decree of the President may be on the following link: http://publication.pravo.gov.ru/Document/View/0001201605120026

Energia Receives Patent for Federation Thermal Control Coating

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Energia_logoMOSCOW (RSC Energia PR) — Rocket and Space Corporation Energia took out a patent for a composite thermal control coating Thermalox, which will become a part of thermal protection package for the reentry vehicle of the new-generation crew transportation spacecraft Federation.

Developers’ analyses show that this unique coating will make it possible to maintain the specified thermal balance and provide electrostatic protection to the spacecraft. Thermal spraying will be used to apply the thermal protection coating to the external surface of the spacecraft.

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RSC Energia Conducts Ergonomic Testing for Federation Spacecraft

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Ergonomic testing has been conducted for the new Federation spacecraft. (Credit: RSC Energia)

Ergonomic testing has been conducted for the new Federation spacecraft. (Credit: RSC Energia)

MOSCOW (RSC Energia PR) — The RSC Energia specialists conducted the first tests of the man-machine interface elements on a unique stand for ergonomic testing the Federation manned transport spacecraft of a new generation.

The tests of different information-control formats are made in the scope of these tests for the Federation crew; after the analysis of the test results the decisions on expediency of using one or another of the interface elements in the new spacecraft will be accepted.

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Boeing Say N(ot)yet on Sea Launch Sale

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Zenit lifts off with communications satellite. (Credit: Sea Launch)

Zenit lifts off with communications satellite. (Credit: Sea Launch)

The news that Roscosmos has found a buyer for  Sea Launch has sparked more litigation over the troubled launch provider.

Boeing has filed suit to block the sale until it can collect a court judgment of $298 million from its Russian and Ukrainian partners. Boeing won a court case in September that involves payments that RSC Energia and Yuzhnoye owe from previous business dealings.

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Russia Says Buyer Found for Sea Launch

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Zenit lifts off with communications satellite. (Credit: Sea Launch)

Zenit lifts off with communications satellite. (Credit: Sea Launch)

It looks as if Russia has found someone to take Sea Launch off its hands.

Russia’s space agency Roscosmos has found a buyer for a troubled commercial space project known as Sea Launch, the agency’s director Igor Komarov was cited by the TASS news agency as saying on Wednesday.

“I cannot tell you who the investor is, or the value of the contract, due to certain obligations. I hope that we will have something to say about it by the end of April,” Komarov said. He did, however, say that investors from the U.S., Australia, China and Europe have expressed interest in the project.

The troubled company, which uses a floating platform to launch communications satellite aboard Zenit boosters from the equator, has been on the market for several years. It is majority owned by RSC Energia.

Sea Launch’s last launch was in May 2014. The company has been troubled by launch failures and an inability to secure a significant percentage of the global launch market.

RSS, RSC Energia Expand Space Cooperation With Airbus

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Energia_logoMOSCOW (RSC Energia PR) — On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, JSC RSC Energia, JSC Russian Space Systems (RSS), included into State Corporation ROSCOSMOS, and Airbus DS, the largest European aerospace corporation, agreed on expanding their cooperation in development of state-of-the-art commercial satellites, as well as in manufacturing and delivery of reliable space equipment in the interests of Russian civilian space programs.

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IMF: Ukraine Space Sector Possibly Suffered 80 Percent Revenue Loss

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The first stage of Orbital Sciences Corporation's Antares rocket is shipped out from Yuzhnoye design bureau in Ukraine. (Credt: Yuzhnoye)

The first stage of Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares (aka, Taurus II) rocket is shipped out from Yuzhnoye design bureau in Ukraine. (Credt: Yuzhnoye)

The International Monetary Fund estimates the Ukrainian space industry lost up to 80 percent of its revenues following the Russian invasion of the eastern part of the country.

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Energia, IBMP Sign Agreement on Biomedical Space Experiments

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Energia_logoMOSCOW (RSC Energia PR) — On Tuesday, January 26, 2016, RSC Energia will be visited by a delegation from the State Scientific Center of the Russian Federation “Institute for Biomedical Problems” (IBMP) of the Russian Academy of Sciences. During the visit the President of RSC Energia Vladimir Solntsev and IBMP Director Oleg Orlov are to sign a strategic partnership agreement.

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Russians Name New Human Spacecraft

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A cosmonaut practices emergency egress from a mockup of Russia's advanced crew transport. (Credit: Energia)

A cosmonaut practices emergency egress from a mockup of Russia’s advanced crew transport. (Credit: Energia)

MOSCOW (RSC Energia PR) — Today, January 15, 2016, the jury, chaired by Director General, SC “Roskosmos” Igor Komarov announced the results of the contest for the best name for the new manned transport spacecraft Russia.

The winner was Andrew Smokotin from Kemerovo, first suggested the name “Federation”. The jury is the “Federation” as the best of the three “finalists” competition (“Gagarin”, “Federation”, “vector”) and will be the official name of the new ship. The names “Gagarin” and “vector” can be used in the future for other projects the space industry of Russia.

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RSC Energia Looks Back on Successful 2015

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Energia_logoMOSCOW (RSC Energia PR) — Yesterday, December 29, the management of RSC Energia in a meeting with employees summed up the results of the company performance in 2015, reported on the key performance figures and presented preliminary plans for 2016.

The Corporation president Vladimir Solntsev presented in his speech the final financial and economic figures, spoke in detail about the core business of the company – development of rocket and space technology, touched upon social policies and outlined the company development vectors in the incoming year of 2016.

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Russia Led in Launch Successes and Failures in 2015

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Flight VS13 was the 13th Soyuz liftoff performed from French Guiana since this vehicle’s 2011 introduction at the Spaceport. (Credit: Arianespace)

Flight VS13 was the 13th Soyuz liftoff performed from French Guiana since this vehicle’s 2011 introduction at the Spaceport. (Credit: Arianespace)

Russia continued its dominance of the global satellite launch industry in 2015, conducting 29 of 86 orbital launches over the past 12 months. It also maintained its lead in botched launches, suffering two failures and one partial failure.

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Russia Narrows Choices of Names for New Spacecraft

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Crew Transportation Spacecraft (CTS). (Credit: RSC Energia)

Crew Transportation Spacecraft (CTS). (Credit: RSC Energia)

MOSCOW (RSC Energia PR) — Wednesday, December 23, 2015, saw the completion of the public voting – one of the final stages of the competition for the best name for the new-generation Russian crew transportation spacecraft (CTS) that is being developed by RSC Energia.

Taking part in the public vote were 35105 who determined the three names which made it into the finals: Gagarin – 10389 votes, Vector – 4866 votes, Federatsia – 3604 votes.

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Russia Asks Public to Help Name Next Human Spacecraft

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Prospective Piloted Transportation System

Prospective Piloted Transportation System

MOSCOW (RSC Energia PR) — The creativity competition for the best name of the new-generation Crew Transportation Spacecraft (CTS) was organized by RSC Energia with participation of Roscosmos and URSC.

The competition launched on August 27, 2015, and generated a lot of interest among Russian public. “The most active participants are residents of Moscow, St. Petersburg and eastern regions of Russia aged 25 to 40. Altogether, 5817 names were proposed.

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