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  • Budget crunch hits Russia's space programme (update)


    ​Russia’s space programme has had a bad recent run, with an unmanned International Space Station (ISS) resupply ship left spinning out of control, the failure of an experimental military launcher and the apparent cancellation of a super-heavy-lift rocket programme owing to swingeing budget cuts.


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  • Russian space dreams hit budget crunch


    ​Russia’s space programme has had a bad week, with the 22 April failure of an experimental military launcher and, to...


  • Russia's Rostec proposes 2t hovering amphibious UAV


    Russia’s state-owned Rostec is reportedly developing a larger 2t variant of the Chirok amphibious hovering unmanned air...


  • Russia establishes military UAV unit


    ​Russia has reportedly established a dedicated unmanned air vehicle unit in the Eastern region of Chukotka, believed to...


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  • Budget crunch hits Russia's space programme (update)

    News | 30 Apr 2015 16:27 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Russia’s space programme has had a bad recent run, with an unmanned International Space Station (ISS) resupply ship left spinning out of control, the failure of an experimental military launcher and the apparent cancellation of a super-heavy-lift rocket programme owing to swingeing budget cuts.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Budget-crunch-hits-Russias-space-programme-update-411803/
  • Russian space dreams hit budget crunch

    News | 23 Apr 2015 15:33 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Russia’s space programme has had a bad week, with the 22 April failure of an experimental military launcher and, to add insult to injury, the apparent cancellation of a super-heavy-lift rocket programme owing to swingeing budget cuts.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Russian-space-dreams-hit-budget-crunch-411536/
  • Russia's Rostec proposes 2t hovering amphibious UAV

    News | 16 Mar 2015 17:40 | Beth Stevenson

    Russia’s state-owned Rostec is reportedly developing a larger 2t variant of the Chirok amphibious hovering unmanned air vehicle that it revealed in 2014.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Russias-Rostec-proposes-2t-hovering-amphibious-UAV-410209/
  • ANALYSIS: In Russia's space programme, the state strikes back

    News | 28 Jan 2015 10:16 | Dan Thisdell

    ​While a number of recent events in spaceflight have underscored the rising significance of private sector competition, 2014 concluded with a maiden flight that serves to remind us all of the enduring presence of big, state-driven programmes.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-In-Russias-space-programme-the-state-strikes-back-407640/
  • Russia establishes military UAV unit

    News | 02 Dec 2014 15:29 | Beth Stevenson

    ​Russia has reportedly established a dedicated unmanned air vehicle unit in the Eastern region of Chukotka, believed to stem from a $9.2 billion investment in the technology that was pledged by the defence ministry in May.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Russia-establishes-military-UAV-unit-406651/
  • ANALYSIS: Meteor shower-tracking ISS camera to focus on threats in orbit

    News | 15 Aug 2014 07:58 | Dan Thisdell

    ​The International Space Station is set to be fitted with a camera dedicated to tracking meteor showers, in a bid to better understand these spectacular events – and hopefully improve our data on orbiting debris, man-made and natural, so as to help position spacecraft to avoid collisions.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Meteor-shower-tracking-ISS-camera-to-focus-on-threats-in-orbit-402704/