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June 24, 2016
Russian Moon Base to Hold Up to 12 People
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 24, 2016
Russian engineers are working on a project of a Moon base that will eventually hold up to 12 people, the spokeswoman of a research institute with the Russian space agency Roscosmos told local media. Zharova reportedly said that the lunar outpost project was initiated in the late 1960s-early 1970s.The base will be set up on the Moon surface, while radiation protection shelters and energy units can be hidden underground. "At the initial stage, the Moon base will be manned by no more than 2-4 p ... read more

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Russia, China to Sign Intellectual Property Deal on Rocket Tech
Moscow and Beijing are set to sign a deal on the protection of intellectual property in the field of rocket technologies during Russian President Vladimir Putin's upcoming visit to China, Deputy Pri ... more

Lift off for ABS-2A
ABS announced that ABS-2A was successfully launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 full thrust rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 10:29 a.m. EDT. The satellite lifted off as part of a dual launch, and ... more

Russia to Publish Catalog Disclosing US Military Satellites
Russia is planning to release to public its catalog of near-Earth objects, including US military satellites, a Russian official said. Russia will publicly release its own database of Earth orbiting ... more


Russia, Italy to build earth remote sensing satellite network
Russia's space agency Roscosmos and the Italian Space Agency (ASI) signed an agreement Friday to create a joint satellite constellation for remote earth sensing later in the day, Roscosmos head Igor ... more


Quantum calculations broaden the understanding of crystal catalysts
Using numerical modelling, researchers from Russia, the US, and China have discovered previously unknown features of rutile TiO2, which is a promising photocatalyst. The calculations were performed ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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Launch of Arktika Ship Shows Russia's Ability to Churn Out Icebreakers
The successful launch of Russia's new Project 22220 nuclear-powered Arktika icebreaker suggests that the country is able to start the serial production of nuclear icebreakers, Russian nuclear energy ... more

Dropping RD-180 engines is like 'burning $100M for fun'
Russian-made RD-180 rocket engines have been at the heart of a heated debate in the US Congress between those, who want the US to drop them as soon as possible, and those, who advocate phasing them ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea leader says new missile can strike US Pacific bases

N. Korea rules out nuclear talks resumption: official

NKorea test shows need for expanded missile defense: Pentagon chief

BeiDou GPS system targets global service around 2020

China promotes int'l development of homegrown GPS system

MUOS-5 Secure Communications Satellite to launch June 24

Russia to Publish Catalog Disclosing US Military Satellites


McCain Stands Down: Congress Reaches Compromise on Russian Rockets
The Senate war over Russian rocket engines appears to be over, as lawmakers have agreed that an all-out boycott benefits no one. Debate over this year's US defense budget centered around the purchas ... more

Next-Generation Bombers: What US, Russia, China Are Set to Roll Out
Currently, three countries, the United States, Russia and China, are developing strategic next generation bombers. A strategic bomber is a medium to long range penetration bomber designed to d ... more

Below the Radar: Russia's S-400, S-500 Set to Become Invisible to Enemies
In an age when stealth is the game-changing capability everyone aspires to achieve, Russia's top-of-the-line air defense systems, the S-400 and the S-500, will receive an upgrade that will allow the ... more
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High-Tech Telescope for Dangerous Asteroids Detection Launched in Russia
The country's first wide-angle telescope AZT-33 BM will be able to see any space boulder the size of the Tunguska meteorite a month before its collision with Earth. At the Sayan Observatory of the I ... more

Less is More: Russia Opts for Lower-Cost but More Capable Navy
The Russian Navy has received a welcome boost with the arrival of two of its new series of naval frigates - the Admiral Grigorovich, which arrived at its home base in Sevastopol on Thursday, and the ... more
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Canada Launches Maritime Monitoring Satellite

Significant humus loss in forests of the Bavarian Alps

Crop breeding is not keeping pace with climate change

Sentinel-1 satellites combine radar vision

How squash agriculture spread bees in pre-Columbian North America

Botanical diversity unraveled in a previously understudied forest in Angola

Immense species richness of bacterial-eating microorganisms discovered in soil


Russian Top Secret Hypersonic Glider Can Penetrate Any Missile Defense
Russia's new Yu-74 ultra-maneuverable hypersonic glide vehicles may become yet another response to the deployment of NATO's missile installations in Eastern Europe, according to military analysts. G ... more

Drying Arctic soils could accelerate greenhouse gas emissions
A new study published in Nature Climate Change indicates soil moisture levels will determine how much carbon is released to the atmosphere as rising temperatures thaw Arctic lands. An internat ... more

Russian Proton-M Rocket Puts US Intelsat DLA-2 Satellite Into Orbit
The Russian Proton-M rocket carrying the US Intelsat DLA-2 satellite was successfully launched from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on Thursday. "We confirm that the separation of the ... more

US Senate reaches compromise on Russian rocket engines
This week, Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain attempted to cut off any further purchase of the Russian engines, proposing US companies compete to provide the United States with a reliable, d ... more

Russian, US Astronauts to Return From ISS on June 18
Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and two colleagues will return to Earth on June 18 after 186 days on board the International Space Station (ISS) the US National Aeronautics and Space Administrati ... more


All Clear! Russia to Give Its Arctic Domains a Clean Bill of Health
The nuclear waste in Andreyev Bay, situated on Russia's Kola Peninsula within the Arctic Circle just 50 km from the Norwegian border, has long been a stumbling block that troubled Russia's relations ... more

Ukraine Unlikely to Meet Challenge of Building Large Rocket Engines for US
Ukraine has proposed to the United States joint development and production of rocket engines to replace Russia's RD-180 engines that the US side buys for its space industry, head of the State Space ... more
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Solar cells for greener and safer energies

10,000 windows onto biomolecular information processing

Beamreach Solar launches with lightweight System for commercial roofs

Quantum calculations broaden the understanding of crystal catalysts

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Abandonment of Russian rocket engines may ground Pentagon's space plans


US-Ukrainian Rocket Engine Proposal 'Formula for Disaster'


Russia delays launch of new crew to ISS until July 7


Russian Satellite for Defense Ministry Put Into Orbit


New training complex to open at Vostochny by 2022


Airbus Defence and Space to guide lunar lander to the Moon


Russia invests in future by building Vostochny Cosmodrome


Russian Glonass-M satellite reaches target orbit


Russia to complete construction of Space Intelligence Center in 2017


Russia to test humanoid robot at space station in 2020

Russia to Create New Powerful Plasma Rocket Engine

Russian Firm Develops Project of Reusable Spacecraft for Lunar Missions

Russia, Kenya sign memorandum on nuclear cooperation, plan first NPP

Moscow, Yerevan discuss provision of Armenian NPP with fuel

Russian Satellites Resistant to Any Possible Control Interception

Russia's Maiden Nuclear Icebreaker to Be Floated Out in Mid-2016

Russia certain Hungary will clarify Paks NPP issue with EU

Roscosmos Proposes International Team to Create Super-Heavy Carrier Rocket

Russia Ready to Propose ASEAN New Nuclear Electrical Power Plants - Putin

Europe's sat-nav system launches fresh pair of satellites

SpaceX Return of Samples Marks Next Step in One-Year Mission Science

Mir Plunged Into Ocean Before Time

NATO finalises military build-up to counter Russia

International Space Cooperation Strongest in Times of Political Crises

Why US Does Not Need to Abandon Russian-Made RD-180 Engines

Russian Navy is Returning to Cam Ranh Bay

US eyes European reactors market

Will America Set Military Back by Abandoning Russian RD-180 Rocket Engines

Russia to Renew Production of Mi-14 Nuclear-Capable Anti-Sub Helicopters

Abandonment of Russian Booster Engines May Send NASA's Costs Skyrocketing

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