Maxim Pyadushkin

Moscow Bureau Chief

Moscow, Russia


Maxim holds a key position at AW&ST’s Russian partner – Air Transport Observer magazine ( In the past he was in charge of several ATO’s sister aerospace publications and earlier worked for Moscow-based CAST defense think-tank.

Maxim has a degree on international relations from MGIMO University, Moscow, Russia, and for several years worked at the Russian Foreign Ministry.


Russia Suspends RD-181 Rocket Engine Deliveries To U.S.

By Maxim Pyadushkin Mar 03, 2022
Russia will stop supplying RD-181 engines, which are used on Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket, to the U.S. in retaliation for economic sanctions imposed in response to the conflict in Ukraine.

OneWeb Pulls Satellite Launches From Baikonur

By Maxim Pyadushkin Mar 03, 2022
OneWeb board members voted on March 3 to suspend launches of its broadband satellite constellation from the Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Russia Threatens To Block OneWeb Launch Over Military Use Concerns

By Maxim Pyadushkin Mar 02, 2022
Use of Russia’s largest commercial space contract may be halted, with Russian State Space Corp. Roscosmos requesting legally binding guarantees from the OneWeb satellite operator and the French Arianespace launch provider that the constellation, deployed by Russian Soyuz 2 rockets, will not be used for military purposes.