On August 2nd a light carrier rocket of class Vega was successfully launched from the Kourou cosmodrome in French Guiana. It was reported by the press service of Arianespace.
Ukrainian state enterprise Yuzhny Machine-Building Plant and S7 Sea Launch Limited have signed a contract for the production and delivery of 12 Zenit rockets.
Now the Voronezh Mechanical Plant needs to go through all 71 units designed and built for Proton-M rockets, which will take a long time.
The owner of company SpaceX Elon Musk said that the first successful launch of a previously used first stage of Falcon 9 rocket is a revolution in the space industry.
The executive director of Roscosmos Vladimir Evdokimov died of stab wounds in a Moscow jail. A month ago he was transferred from a special block with video surveillance to an ordinary block.
Russia performed only 2 commercial space launches in 2016, while the USA and Europe launched 11 and 8 rockets, respectively.
The founder of SpaceX Elon Musk said that the company will send two passengers on a trip around the Moon in 2018.
As reported by Kommersant, all engines for carrier rockets Proton-M made at the Voronezh Mechanical Plant in the last few years are recalled because of the violation of production technology.
As reported by several anonymous executives, Roscosmos recalls all engines made for two stages of Proton rocket due to problems discovered during fire tests.
As Interfax reports with a reference to a source at the cosmodrome, launching of manned mission Soyuz MS-05 to the International Space Station may be postponed for two months.