News Listings for Myasishchev M-55

  • Malaysian company to use M-55 for broadband services

    News | 02 Nov 2007 10:20 | Siva Govindasamy

    QucomHaps Malaysia, a subsidiary of Irish information and communications technology firm QucomHaps Holdings, plans to use Russian-made Myasishchev...
  • Space Adventures heads out on launcher acquisition trail

    News | 05 Jun 2006 23:00

    Space tourist firm to purchase small US concern able to develop launch technology
  • Russia to test space-tourist craft

    News | 19 Mar 2002 00:00

    <p>PAUL DUFFY / MOSCOW</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Russian air and space agency (RAKA) is developing a shuttle vehicle designed for the space-tourist market. The S-21, a prototype of which has been developed by the Myasishchev experimental design Bureau, will cater for sub-orbital rides into space. The development follows the emergence of space tourism, with the first trip made to the International Space Station last April by US businessman Dennis Tito on a Russian Soyuz TM. The next space tourist, Mark Shuttleworth, is to fly on a Soyuz next month, while a third is lined up for a flight later this year. </p> <p>The S-21 will be carried by a Myasishchev M-55 high-altitude research aircraft for deployment at a height of 72,200ft (22,000m). It will carry two passengers and a pilot on a sub-orbital ballistic flight to an altitude of around 100km (60 miles). The first flight is expected in about 18 months, with the first "revenue" flight a year later.</p> <p>Myasishchev general designer V
  • Uncertain road

    News | 17 Jul 2000 23:00

    The aviation production crisis in the CIS is easing - but only for some <p>Paul Duffy/MOSCOW </p> <p>The past 10 years have been difficult for the aviation industry in Russia and the CIS. In other parts of the world, manufacturers have built up an impressive record of orders and deliveries of civil aircraft as military budgets have shrunk, but the CIS industry has been severely restrained by the pervasive post-Soviet era money problems. </p> <p>Commercial civil aircraft manufacturers have suffered most. Production of some military aircraft has continued at a slower rate than before because of budget problems among the region's air forces, but has been sustained by revenue-generating demand from other countries. So, the factories producing versions of the versatile Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker and, to a lesser extent, the RSK MiG-29 Fulcrum, have survived. Helicopter factories have also fared well, with the Mil Mi-8/17 Hip and the Mi-26 Halo finding markets abroad. The Kamov Ka-32 Helix has
  • Trade route

    News | 08 Nov 1995 00:00

    The promising markets of the Middle East will be reflected at Dubai '95. <p>Kate Sarsfield/LONDON </p> <p>THE FOURTH DUBAI International Aerospace exhibition will take place against a growing background of optimism in the Middle East, following the progressive peace accord between the Palestinian Liberation Organisation and the Israeli Government. </p> <p>According to Airbus Industrie's 1995 market forecast (based on 19 Arab carriers), airlines in the Middle East and North Africa will acquire 911 aircraft worth about $60 billion between 1995 and 2014, marking a 250% increase in total fleet size. </p> <p>Many Middle Eastern airlines are responding to the increase in traffic with the implementation of fleet-renewal programmes. Saudi Arabian Airlines recently agreed on a mix of 61 Boeing and McDonnell Douglas (MDC) aircraft. The hotly contested multi-billion-dollar deal involves the purchase of 23 Boeing 777-200s and five 747-400s; as well as 29 MDC MD-90s and four MD-11 freighters.
  • Key location

    News | 24 Oct 1995 23:00

    <p>Russia's Ahktubinsk flight-test centre is crucial to its testing capability. </p> <p>Alexander Velovich/MOSCOW </p> <p>ONE OF RUSSIA'S most sensitive air bases celebrated its 75th anniversary in September, against a background of economic turmoil and serious doubts about many of the programmes in development at the Ahktubinsk State Flight Test Centre. GLITs, to use its Russian acronym, lies at the heart of the air force's weapons test and integration capability. </p> <p>KEY CENTRE </p> <p>Built in 1960 on the steppe of the lower Volga near the village of Vladimirovka in southern Russia, Ahktubinsk remains one of the key centres for the air force. </p> <p>It has gained in importance since the collapse of the Soviet Union, because many other former test ranges are no longer within Russia's borders. Important ranges at Turgiy, Suyunduk, Terekta and Guryev in Kazakhstan, and the naval-aviation site in Feodosia - which has become the indigenous flight-test centre for Ukraine's air f