Contents tagged with Rogozin

  • Kremlin: SpaceX satellites are a threat to Russia

    Satellites of the Starlink system, which is being deployed by Elon Musk's SpaceX company, can be used for military purposes in the future, said the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin.

    According to him, such spacecraft not only provide access to the Internet, but they are also able to control cruise missiles, special forces, spy networks and transmit directly into smartphones purely political content.

    "Most likely anti-Russian, so that we could not sovereignly protect …

  • Russia scraps its lunar program

    Work on the design of a super-heavy spacecraft for the first Russian manned mission to the moon has been stopped.

    It was decided to completely stop it at the stage of technical design, which was carried out by the Progress Rocket and Space Center for Russian Space Agency Roscosmos, and was to be completed in October 2021, Progress’ general director Dmitry Baranov told RIA Novosti.

    According to him, now Progress Rocket and Space Center together with Roscosmos "work on the program for the …

  • Adviser of Russian politician close to Putin detained on suspicion of treason

    Ivan Safronov, information policy adviser of the Head of Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos, has been detained on suspicion of treason, reports TASS news agency, citing Roscosmos’ press service. According to TASS, detention is not related to Safronov’s current work.

    "The press service of the state corporation Roscosmos reports that today the investigative bodies detained the adviser to the director general of the state corporation "Roscosmos, Safronov I.I.," TASS quoted Roscosmos representatives …

  • Russia vows to protect the Moon from privatization

    Russia will not allow the privatization of the Moon, the head of the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos, Dmiri Rogozin, told the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda.

    According to him, Moscow considers the Moon primarily as a satellite of the earth and any attempts to extract minerals there contradict international law.

    "We will not allow the privatization of the Moon, it is illegal," Rogozin said, alluding to U.S. plans to start resource extraction on the Earth’ satellite without the …

  • Head of Russian Space Agency: cause of hole in Soyuz spacecraft to be kept secret

    Dmitry Rogozin, director of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, said that the agency has figured out how a hole appeared in the lining of its Soyuz-MS-09 spacecraft, but that this information will not be publicized.

    “We have taken all the samples. What happened is clear to all of us, but we won’t tell you anything,” Rogozin said at the Youth Orbit conference in Russia.

    “We need to have some secrets,” RIA Novosti cites the director as saying.

    Rogozin also added that the compartment where the …

  • Russia refuses to allocate radio frequencies to OneWeb global satellite internet

    The Russian authorities have once again refused to allocate radio frequencies to the developers of the OneWeb global satellite internet project. The State Commission for Radio Frequencies announced its ruling on Monday 29 July. All members of the commission voted against granting frequencies to the project, said Russian Deputy Communications Minister Oleg Ivanov as quoted by the newspaper Kommersant.

    The creators of OneWeb have been trying to obtain frequencies in Russia since 2017. Russia’s …

  • Russia considers using decommissioned ballistic missiles for satellite launches

    Russian State Corporation for Space Activities Roscosmos is considering the possibility of using decommissioned missile systems to launch civilian satellites into orbit, said the head of the Corporation Dmitry Rogozin.

    According to him, Intercontinental ballistic missile Voevoda could be used for this purpose. This ballistic missile could be adjusted for launches of civilian spacecraft. Now this project is being discussed with the Ministry of Defense.

    Rogozin believes that this method should …

  • Russia ready to ship a batch of rocket engines to US

    The user acceptance commission has given the green light to a batch of RD-180 rocket engines bound for the US, announced NPO Energomash, the Russian rocket manufacturer.

    “In June, representatives of Pratt & Whitney, United Launch Alliance and RD Amross signed the forms for three engines. Over the course of two weeks, representatives of the aforementioned companies carried out an external inspection of the engines and the SPTA, and [filled in] the accompanying documentation,” the Energomash’s …

  • Russian Space Agency: Pentagon wants space sector relations to deteriorate

    The Pentagon’s decision to limit the use of Russian carrier rockets will lead to a deterioration in US-Russian relations in the space sector, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said in a statement on its official website.

    “This decision by the Pentagon could have a negative impact on the international cooperation to organize regular launches of spacecraft into targeted orbits on a commercial basis,” the statement reads.

    Roscosmos believes that, through this decision, the Pentagon is trying to …

  • Russia intends to use a ballistic missile Satan for space launches

    The head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin during his speech at Moscow State University said that missiles R-36M, also known as Satan after their conversion will be used for placing a payload in space, reports RBC news agency.

    He explained that the missiles will be repurposed as part of the "major process of rearmament of strategic nuclear forces"; during that process, several new heavy missiles will be produced.

    R-36M is a system with a heavy Intercontinental ballistic …