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Anatoly Zak

Anatoly Zak

Anatoly Zak is the publisher of RussianSpaceWeb.com and the author of Russia in Space: the Past Explained, the Future Explored

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Russia’s Proton rocket grounded by poor quality control

Posted 2017/01/25 09:56 CST | 1 comment

Russia's workhorse Proton rocket may be grounded until June or July, dealing another blow to the country's launch infrastructure, which has been plagued by brain drain, mismanagement, poor quality control and corruption.

Mystery of Russia’s doomed Progress spacecraft may delay next ISS crew launch

Posted 2017/01/04 06:00 CST | 2 comments

More than a month after a Progress spacecraft bound for the International Space Station plunged to the ground during a botched launch attempt, investigators are still unable to clear its rocket to carry future ISS crews.

Spektr-RG sees (x-ray) light at the end of the tunnel

Posted 2016/11/17 07:00 CST | 0 comment

After many years of development, a cutting-edge Russian-German space observatory with little-known contribution from the US is finally approaching the launch pad...or so its scientists say.

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