What is the difference between Russia's Amur and Musk's Falcon 9

Russia is getting into the reusable rocket game. The nation's space agency, Roscosmos, announced last week that it aims to develop a two-stage rocket called the Amur, whose first stage will return to Earth for vertical, powered landings like those performed by SpaceX's Falcon 9 boosters.

Aide to Roscosmos CEO detained on treason charges

Ivan Safronov, Russia’s Roscosmos CEO advisor on informational policy was arrested Tuesday over suspicion of treason, the state corporation said, adding that Safronov’s apprehension is not connected to his current occupation.

Russian doctors arrive to Baikonur (VIDEO)

Russian doctors flew to Kazakhstan's Baikonur to combat the Covid-19 outbreak. The relevant message was published on the Roscosmos website. A charter flight of the state corporation with the combined medical detachment of the …

Roscosmos comments on U.S. space militarization plans

Washington's space militarization plans may jeopardize the already fragile cooperation with Russia, deputy head of Russian State Space Corporation Roscosmos Sergey Savelyev said, still confirming the country's readiness to strengthen …

Proton-M to be launched from Baikonur on October 9

On October 9, the Proton-M launch vehicle, installed on the launch site at the Baikonur cosmodrome, will deliever the Eutelsat 5 West B and Mission Extension Vehicle-1 telecommunications satellites into the orbit, Roscosmos reports. …

Roscosmos postpones ExoMars-2020 mission after failed tests

The launch of the joint Russian-European ExoMars-2020 astrobiology mission, aimed at searching for evidence of life on Mars, had been postponed after the recent failure of tests of the parachutes needed for the landing, Russian State Space …