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First space launch from Vostochny cosmodrome was a success today. Soyuz 2.1a rocket.
Future of space travel
Russian scientists claimed a world first after successfully testing a new full-size Pulse Detonation Engine (PDE) in Khimki on Friday. Footage release by the Fund of Perspective Research shows a video of the engine testing and firing using detonation waves to ignite the fuel and oxidizer. The shots were recorded by cameras set up inside the test lab of NPO Energomash, a major Russian rocket engine manufacturer.
The PDE is considered to be the next generation of engines that use environmental friendly fuel while being more effective than traditional jet engines. Its thermodynamic efficiency is higher than that of turbojets and turbofans and, theoretically, a PDE can operate from subsonic up to a hypersonic flight speeds.
ISS: Expedition 48 crew touches down in Kazakhstan
"Kosmos-3M" (11K65M) - launch vehicle of the medium class
Rokot (14A05) - booster light class
Russia's chief of military intelligence, Igor Korobov, dies after illness
Looks more like terminated early to save the "Fatherland." The GRU lately has been acting erratically all over the World and embarassing Putin with its clumsiness.
Another Russian Ship, an Icebreaker Under Construction, Caught Fire
Russian defense export agency fakes photo of new T-90S tank
Ukrainian military expert, Andrey Tarasenko was quick to spot the fake upgraded tanks, pointing to the unnatural position of explosive reactive armour on-site Shtora-1 electro-optical active protection system.
Later Facebook users found originals of photos in Google Images service.
Roscosmos intends to create with S7 company a Soyuz-5 Light reusable commercial carrier rocket based on the Soyuz-5 rocket, general director of state corporation told RIA Dmitry Rogozin. According to him, first launch of new rocket is scheduled for 2022 from Baikonur cosmodrome.
Russia's largest ICBM factory Krasmash burns
It is the producer of Angara, Sineva and Sarmat. Area of destruction is 24,000m^2.
Russia Admits Mysterious Missile Engine Explosion Involved A Nuclear 'Isotope Power Source'
Russia's state-run nuclear corporation Rosatom says that a team of its employees had been working on an experimental "isotope power source" when it exploded, killing five people and injuring three more in a still very mysterious accident yesterday. The company offered no specifics about the project, but this new information, coupled with other details, suggests that this power source may be associated with a nuclear-powered cruise missile called Burevestnik that the Kremlin first announced publicly last year.
The accident occurred near the village of Nyonoksa, also written Nenoksa, in the northwestern Russian region of Arkhangelsk on Aug. 8, 2019.
"The tragedy happened while working with the engineering and technical support of the isotope power source in a liquid propulsion system," Rosatom's statement reads. "Five employees ... were killed while testing a liquid propulsion system. Three of our colleagues received injuries and burns of varying severity."
Only goes to show that nuclear powered cruise missile or any nuclesr powered missile is a stupid idea. It's more a danger to the country that has it than its potential enemies. Especially given Russia's spotty quality record.
And of late Russian military ships or sites seem to have a penchant for involuntary destruction...
Russia's Nuclear-Powered Doomsday Missile Was What Blew Up Last Week g
RUSSIAN MINISTRY OF DEFENSE
It was a stupid idea to begin with, now several of their top nuclear scientists are dead and laid radioactive waste to the area. Nice job Putin super weapons programme...
Russia Will "Briefly" Evacuate Village Near Site Of Nuclear-Powered Missile Accident
Five days after a still very mysterious explosion at a missile test site in northwestern Russia, authorities have announced what they say will be a brief evacuation of a small village nearby, despite saying this was unnecessary in the immediate aftermath of the incident. The announcement comes as evidence mounts that the accident involved a nuclear-powered cruise missile known as Burevestnik.
Russia's Fire-Damaged "Losharik" Spy Submarine Heads For Repairs As New Details Emergegg
Russia Changes Position On Radiation Leaks Again Weeks After Nuclear Missile Explosion
Russia's state environmental monitoring agency has acknowledged the presence of four radioactive substances in Severodvinsk, a city less than 20 miles from the site of a still very mysterious explosion during the test of an unspecified nuclear-powered missile. The new details continue to suggest the incident was related to the development of the nuclear-powered cruise missile Burevestnik, but they also raise further questions about how transparent the Kremlin is being about the scale of the accident that killed at least seven people.
An explosion rocked a Russian research facility known for housing the smallpox virus
Smallpox virus virions. Credit: Fred Murphy / Sylvia Whitfield / CDC.
An explosion Monday caused a fire at the State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology, a biological research facility in Siberia known for being one of the two centers in the world housing samples of live smallpox virus. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta is the only other place known to maintain live samples of the deadly pathogen.
Turkey and Russia are in an advaced stage of negotiations to finalize a potential deal on Su-35. A supposed deal will be Turkey's second major purchase of weapon systems for Russia. The Turkish offials said that although the final numbers may change during the negotiating process, Turkey could by 2 squadrong (a batch of 48) Su-35s.
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