Wednesday / 11 June 2014

Russia Moon Ambitions: New Rocket, Cooperation With China


Federal Space Agency Chief Oleg Ostapenko Says Russia Intends To Develop Super-Heavy Booster Capable Of Lifting 80-85 Tonnes To LEO To Support Aspirations For Human Moon Missions In 2020s, Current Soyuz Launch Vehicle Can Only Launch 7 Tonnes To LEO; Russia In Talks With China About Stepping Up Space Collaborations Including Orbital Space Station, Moonbase; Talks Come As Russia Pulls Away From Space Cooperation With USA & EU In Response To Sanctions

Image Credit: Moon Base Alpha, Russian Federation Ministry Of Defense