|U.S. buys Russian rocket engines made forty years ago / April 1, 2010 / |
The American company Aerojet plans to sign a contract for the purchase of rocket engines NK-33. They planned to equip the first stage of the launcher Taurus II. The publication notes that the engine NK-33 was developed for the Soviet lunar program designer, Nikolai Kuznetsov 40 years ago..
|At Baikonur the international crew of ISS raised the nations flags. / March 23, 2010 / |
Today at Baikonur test training facility by Gagarin main and backup crews of «Soyuz TMA-18» Skvortsov, M. Kornienko, T.Kolduel-Dyson, A. Samokutyaev, A. Borisenko and S. Kelley raised the nations flags participants of space flight. This astronauts tradition appeared a long time ago and was never broken..
|Proton-M/Echostar-14 Erected at the Launch Pad / March 18, 2010 / |
Following positive launch readiness conclusion by the State Commission last night, Proton-M/Echostar-14 was rolled out early this morning from the prop filling station to launch pad 200, Baikonur..
|Start of private carrier rocket Falcon-9 failed. / March 11, 2010 / |
Start of private launcher, heavy-duty Falcon-9 failed. The launch was scheduled for 9 March, 13:30 local time (21:30 Moscow time), but the main engines had not been started..