The colossal Energia rocket was a Soviet heavy lift vehicle, the rocket had the capacity to place about 100 tonnes in Low Earth orbit and was first test-launched on 15 May 1987. The payload was the Polyus spacecraft, a prototype orbital weapons platform designed to destroy SDI satellites with a megawatt carbon-dioxide laser, unfortunately it failed to reach orbit and burned up over the pacific ocean.
US Ban on Russian Rocket Engines Displeases Both Sides
Moscow, Russia (Sputnik) Jun 05, 2015
US legislation banning contracts for Russian-made space rocket engines displeases both the supplier in Russia and consumers in the United States, the press secretary of Russia’s design bureau Energomash, told Sputnik on Thursday.
On Wednesday, media reported that the Pentagon is in favor of easing the ban on Russian-made space rocket engines. In December 2015, the US House of Representativ Full article
U.S. Air Force Sounds Alarm Over Ban on Russian Rocket Engines
A congressional ban on the use of Russian engines to launch U.S. national security payloads will hamstring United Launch Alliance, in competitions for military business starting as early as this year, the U.S. Air Force has warned.
Pavel Bure | Right wing, 1991-98 Drafted by Vancouver in the sixth round (113th overall) of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, the speedy Russian Rocket was a feared sniper who won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year for 1991-92. He later scored 60 goals in successive seasons, the latter during the Canucks’ run to the 1994 Stanley Cup Final, where they fell to the Rangers in an epic seven-game series. (Bure also scored 51 during the 1997-98 season.)
Russian Rocket Supply for Satellites Launches Continues
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 25, 2014
The supply of Russian-made rocket engines used to send US military satellites into space has not experienced any disruptions despite tense relations between the two countries, a US Air Force spokesperson has told Sputnik.
“United Launch Alliance (ULA) received all planned deliveries for the calendar year. All engines in inventory are able to be utilized for government, civil and commercial Full article
The Russian Rocket was every kid’s hero back in the day so I told my little brother I would take a photo of him. Nobody paid much mind to the two of us kids, waiting in the rain outside the Pacific Coliseum. Pavel Bure appeared with two guards, one of whom held an umbrella over his head while the other went to fetch his car from the lot. I asked him if I could take a photo, he agreed and as I raised my Pentax K-1000 to my eye, he gave me one of my first photography lessons. He said - and I remember his accented words well because I was completely mortified - “You might want to take your lens cap off first.”
Tomorrow, Bure’s No. 10 jersey will be the fourth retired number in Canucks franchise history. He’ll be joining Stan Smyl’s #12, Trevor Linden’s #16, and Markus Naslund’s #19.
Pavel Bure was my favorite player as a kid, which probably had something to do with how unstoppable he was in NHL 95 — the greatest video game ever made, don’t try to dispute it because you would be wrong. I’ll be rooting for the Canucks and reminiscing those thousands of hours I logged with my brother obliterating friends and computer alike with our uncanny one-timer chemistry.
US Senate May Ban Purchase of Russian Rocket Engines Next Week: McCain
Washington DC (Sputnik) Dec 08, 2014
Senator John McCain said that the vote in the US Senate on the defense budget, including the amendment to ban the purchase of Russian RD-180 rocket engines, will be held not earlier than next Tuesday.
The vote in the US Senate on the defense budget, including the amendment to ban the purchase of Russian RD-180 rocket engines, will be held not earlier than next Tuesday, Senator John McCain Full article