Russian defense ministry plans to deploy a military communications satellite from the Baikonur space center with the launch of Proton-M heavy carrier rocket on December 25 this year.
"We have scheduled the next launch of a Proton carrier rocket for December 25 from the Baikonur space center. This is will be the Blagovest [satellite]. We have scheduled the dispatch of the carrier rocket to the Baikonur spaceport for October 30," CEO of the Khrunichev Space Center Alexei Varochko was quoted as saying by TASS on Tuesday.
Russia’s Defense Ministry plans to deploy a grouping of four Blagovest satellites by 2020. The third and the fourth space vehicles will be ready for their delivery into orbit in 2018, the agency reported.
The communications satellites are designed to provide high-speed access to the Internet, broadcast television and radio programs and offer telephone and video conference communications with the use of the promising Ka-and Ku-band frequencies.
The Russian Aerospace Forces have destroyed the economic infrastructure of Islamic State militants group, leaving them with no sources of financing in Syria for purchasing weapons and ammunition and recruiting mercenaries, the defense ministry in Moscow said. "The Russian Aerospace Forces have destroyed the economic infrastructure of ISIL (former name of IS) in Syria and foil any attempts by terrorists to resume the production and illegal sale of hydrocarbons in Syria
Russian Sukhoi Su-24 bomber rolled off the runway during take-off in Syria on Tuesday killing the crew, the Defense Ministry said. The accident occurred at the Hmeymim air base, in Latakia Governorate, when the aircraft when building up speed before the take-off
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Russia has agreed to share technology of its S-400 missile air defence system with Turkey regarding which it has entered into a contract to sell several batteries for an estimated US$2.5 billion
The crew of the Russian Pacific Fleet have tested two supersonic cruise missiles during training exercise in the Okhotsk Sea water zone, the defense ministry said Monday. According to the ministry, the nuclear submarine cruiser Tomsk fired a supersonic naval anti-ship missile Granit from “a submerged location” and Varyag guided-missile cruiser launched Bazalt supersonic anti-ship missile, successfully hitting the assigned target
The Russian Armed Forces have killed over 120 Daesh militants coming from Tajikistan, Iraq and North Caucasus in a series of air strikes in Syria over the past 24 hours. "In the strikes on Abu Kamal, the military destroyed a base and about 40 terrorists coming from Tajikistan and Iraq, as well as seven off-road vehicles with high-caliber weapons," the defense ministry in Moscow said in a statement Saturday
Russian military satellite, Kosmos-2430 was guided out of the orbit on January 5 and has now burned down in the earths atmosphere. "The Russian Kosmos-2430 military satellite was de-orbited in a planned manner at 09:48 Moscow time on January 5
Russias Energia Rocket and Space Corporation will test the new electric propulsion rocket engine operating on iodine this month end, TASS reports quoting the companys press office as saying. "The developers will hold the ground tests of the propulsion unit already in late June," project co-head and design engineer Pavel Shcherbina said
Russia has been learning lessons on the development of unmanned systems from its combat operations in Syria, according to a leading security analyst. Samuel Bendett, a researcher specializing in Russian unmanned systems at the Center for Naval Analyses, was quoted as saying by
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