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Report: SpaceX dominates launch activity

A report from BryceTech, which analyses and updates global rocket launch activity over Q2, says that SpaceX had the most launches during the three-month period. The 16 launches placed an overall 473 spacecraft into orbit, by far the most of any launch provider. Second place went to CASC, the China Aerospace Science & Technology Corporation, […]

August 11, 2022By Chris Forrester

Russia to seek private space missions

Russia is quitting the International Space Station (ISS) and the country’s new head of its Roscosmos space agency, Yuri Borisov, says he will be seeking a greater slice of the world’s space missions. Borisov says that Russia is to review its commitment to the ISS. He has rebutted previous reports that Russia would cease partnering […]

August 2, 2022

Putin fires Roscosmos boss

Dmitry Rogozin, head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency has been fired. The Kremlin issued a decree on July 15th saying his position had been terminated, effective immediately. Rogozin’s replacement is Yuri Borisov, a former deputy prime minister whohas followed a very similar path to Roscosmos as Rogozin with his demotion. Both men served as deputy […]

July 18, 2022By Chris Forrester

Russia aims to sell cancelled OneWeb launches

Russia’s Roscosmos space agency says it will offer launch services on “favourable preferential terms” to customers wanting to utilise the cancelled OneWeb launch contracts (which were with Arianespace). But first, according to Roscosmos director general, Dmitry Rogozin, clients have to have a friendly and respectful attitude toward Russia and its rocket and space industry. “Considering […]

April 13, 2022By Chris Forrester

OneWeb reviews launch options

Last week, following high-level discussions and a major dispute between Russia and the UK and Indian-backed OneWeb, OneWeb pulled out of its March 4th launch using a Russian rocket from Baikonur managed by Russia’s Roscosmos space agency.  The decision impacts not only this single launch of satellites but also a series of future – and […]

March 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

OneWeb severs Russian ties

OneWeb, in the process of exiting its Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring, has ended its controversial joint-venture with Russian Space Agency Roscosmos. OneWeb’s 49 per cent stake would now be transferred to a Roscosmos subsidiary company Gonets which was already the majority partner. One of the key buyers of OneWeb’s assets is the UK government which […]

October 6, 2020By Chris Forrester