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Archive for November, 2015

Russia, Kazakhstan deciding on rockets for Baiterek Space Complex

November 30th, 2015 by

Russia and Kazakhstan will decide which type of rocket to use for the Baiterek [aka Baitarek] Space Complex under construction within the next two months, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin was quoted as saying.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne completes 100th AJ60 SRB in support of Atlas V

November 30th, 2015 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne announced it has completed its 100th deliverable Solid Rocket Booster (SRB), AJ60, for United Launch Alliance (ULA) in support of the Atlas V launch vehicle programme.

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Energia developing wireless electric power transmission system

November 30th, 2015 by

RSC Energia specialists have proceeded to a ground development testing of electric power transmission from one object to another using infrared laser radiation.

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European payload selected for Exomars 2018 surface platform

November 30th, 2015 by

Two European instruments and four European contributions on two Russian instruments have been selected for the Russian-led science platform that will land on Mars as part of the ESA-Roskosmos ExoMars 2018 mission.

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Yaogan satellite launch successful

November 27th, 2015 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 4C; Payload: Yaogan 29 (YG 29); Date: 26 November 2015, 2124 UTC. The remote sensing satellite was placed into a 615 km x 619 km x 97.8 degrees sun-synchronous orbit.

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Elektro-L 2 launch date set

November 27th, 2015 by

Roskosmos has set the launch date of what appears to be the last Russian-Ukrainian launch vehicle in the Zenit family of launch systems.

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