Contents tagged with Soyuz

  • Europe to abandon Russian Soyuz launch vehicles

    By 2023, Europe plans to stop using Russian Soyuz-ST launch vehicles for launches from the Kourou Space Center, RIA Novosti news agency reports with reference to a source in the European space industry.

    According to the source, Europeans will replace the Soyuz with their own carrier rocket, Ariane 6 that has two lateral accelerators. The source of RIA Novosti reports that the first launch of Ariane 6 is scheduled for July 16, 2020. The launch could be postponed for a year, and given the …

  • Russian Soyuz rocket fails to launch again

    The launch of the Soyuz 2.1A carrier rocket with the Progress MS-08 transport cargo vehicle was postponed to its reserve date, February 13. During its scheduled launch attempt, the engine shut down automatically, for reasons that are still being investigated. This was reported to RBC by the press service of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos).

    The launch was supposed to take place at the Baikonur launch site. An interlocutor of TASS said that the launch was postponed due to a conflict …