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Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Victoria Abramchenko approved a "road map" to improve the system of forest protection from fires, which provides for the use of space and unmanned vehicles, the press service of Abramchenko reports.
NASA will install additional solar panels on top of the existing ones on the ISS. They will partially replace the old ones, which have degraded over time, but due to high efficiency, they will increase the available electric power from 160 to 215 kilowatts. The new batteries are made of a flexible film that is rolled into a scroll for easy transport.
Russian scientists have proposed a qualitatively new type of engine for working in outer space. It is based on the principle of plasma excitation using a microwave spark discharge. This unit can be installed on small-format satellites.
In the United States, the first AR1 rocket engine was assembled, created as a replacement for the Russian RD-180
The American company Aerojet Rocketdyne assembled the first liquid rocket engine AR1. Perhaps it will be used on the American-Ukrainian carrier from the company Firefly Aerospace.
The Russian Academy of Sciences recommended to postpone the creation of the Yenisei rocket
Russian scientists agreed on the need to postpone the creation of a super-heavy lunar rocket "Yenisei". Earlier, President Vladimir Putin criticized the leadership of Roscosmos for delaying it.
Energomash successfully tested engines for the American Atlas rocket and the Russian Angara rocket."
At the end of December, the RD-191 liquid-propellant rocket engine for the Angara launch vehicle was also successfully tested
NPO Energomash (part of Roscosmos) has successfully tested the RD-180 and RD-191 rocket engines designed for the American Atlas launch vehicles and the Russian Angara rockets, respectively. This was reported on Tuesday in the press service of Roscosmos.
Scientists, engineers and other specialists from several leading Chinese scientific institutions, led by scientists from the Chinese University of Science and Technology in Hefei, have completed the deployment of the world's first and largest integrated quantum communication network, which now combines about 700 fiber-based channels and several satellite channels.
The works, according to the head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin, will become an element of the third stage of construction at the cosmodrome
The construction of the launch pad for the Amur-LNG launch vehicle will be an element of the third stage of construction of the Vostochny cosmodrome. This was announced on Monday by the Director General of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin on his Facebook page.
Competition in the space launch market is getting tougher every year, which pushes developers to various unusual solutions. So, a small private firm SpinLaunch can test its revolutionary method of launching satellites using a centrifuge.
The Russian Space Systems Holding (RKS, part of the State Corporation ROSCOSMOS) has completed work on improving the multi-zone scanning devices of the advanced hydrometeorological satellites of the Electro-L, Arktika-M, Meteor-M and Canopus series as part of the development of on-board systems of the Earth remote sensing (ERS) spacecraft.
In 2021, the intensity of combat training in the Russian Armed Forces will increase
In 2020, the geography of challenges for Russia has expanded, the role of military force in solving international problems has increased, the Ministry of Defense notes. In this regard, it is of particular importance to maintain the combat capability and combat readiness of the army and navy at the required level. "Newspaper.Ru " analyzed what activities of combat and operational training will be carried out in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in 2021.
A contract has been signed for the construction of a European module for the Gateway orbital station
Thales Alenia Space and the European Space Agency have signed an agreement to create an ESPRIT module for the future Gateway space station. The contract amount is almost 300 million euros.
Hundreds of spacecraft fragments threaten big problems
A Japanese startup decided to clean up a little in space and launch a device for cleaning up space debris. Scientists have already delivered their device to Baikonur to send the device into space in March along with the Soyuz spacecraft.
In the coming year, the program of re-equipping the Strategic Missile Forces with new equipment should be completed
In the coming years, Russia's strategic nuclear forces will reach a fundamentally new level. Already in 2021, they will be equipped with only the most modern equipment.
Gazprom and Roscosmos have signed a cooperation agreement under which the production of
civil spacecraft, in particular Yamal satellites and Earth-sensing devices, will be created, the gas holding said in a statement. The production will be established in the Moscow region.
The United States is going to curtail cooperation with Russia in space, the only joint project is the International Space Station (ISS), said the head of the state corporation "Roscosmos" Dmitry Rogozin.
According to the head of the state corporation Dmitry Rogozin, this will make the grouping more accurate
Several GLONASS navigation satellites will be launched into orbit in 2021. This was announced by the Director General of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin.
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation announced the modernization of the control point of the space echelon of the missile launch warning system
The control point of the space echelon of the missile attack warning system (SPRN) has been upgraded, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
The Russian missile attack warning system consists of two echelons: space and ground
The Russian Space Forces tracked more than 80 launches of foreign and domestic rockets in 2020. This was reported to journalists in the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
Specialists of the Space Forces of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) in 2021 provided the launch of 21 Russian spacecraft into orbit, the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense said in a statement.