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April 30, 2016
Committee votes to double Russian rocket engine procurement
Washington DC (Sputnik) Apr 29, 2016
The US Congress armed services committee voted to double the purchase of Russian-made rocket engines in a Thursday vote, US media reported. The United States has been relying on Russia-made RD-180 rocket engines to put its national security satellites into orbit, despite efforts to reduce dependence on Russian technology in the use of launch vehicles. "[I'm] aware of the need to end our reliance to Russian rocket engines, but not at the expense of the required of assured access," author of the ame ... read more
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Russia looks east with Vostochny Cosmodrome
Russia's newly-built Vostochny space center in the Far East will open a window on Asia and strengthen Russia's position in the region, Andrei Ionin, a member of the Tsiolkovsky Academy of Cosmonauti ... more

US to reduce dependence on Russian rocket engines soon: Bolden
The US space program is close to ending its dependence on Russia's Syouz to launch American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) chief Charles Bolden said. ... more

Johns Hopkins researchers aim for safer, more efficient rocket engines
The U.S. Air Force has awarded two contracts totaling $1.48 million to the Energetics Research Group, based within Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering, to help set the stage for ... more


Putin reprimands Roscosmos heads for launch delays
Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued reprimands to Roscosmos head Igor Komarov and Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who oversees the country's space industry, for the delay in launching ... more


Beijing, Moscow have great potential for space cooperation
Russia and China have several areas of fruitful cooperation, in particular, the construction of engines and various electronic components for space exploration, according to the head of the Chinese ... more

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BRICS to the rescue
The BRICS countries are working to implement an initiative of sharing information on the Earth's remote sensing, which will allow to swiftly respond to emergency situations and disasters, Russia's F ... more

India's Mainland to Host Next Hub of Nuclear Plants
India has announced plans to set up half a dozen nuclear power plants on the mainland. Officials indicated their preference for Russian nuclear power plants as the terms and conditions of "expensive ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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Finland risks 'serious crisis' with Russia if it joins NATO: study

China rejects Hong Kong port call by US carrier: Pentagon

Marshall Islands welcomes US disaster declaration

Netherlands to hand out iodine pills in case of nuclear accident

China, Russia rap US missile defence plan in S. Korea

Textron adds VTOL capability to Aerosonde unmanned aerial system


First rocket made ready for launch at Vostochny spaceport
A Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket has been installed at Russia's new Vostochny Cosmodrome's launch site ahead of its first space launch, Russia's Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said Saturday in a statemen ... more

Advanced self-propelled Russian rifle gets satellite-navigated shells
Russia's advanced self-propelled howitzer, the Koalitsiya- SV, is capable of firing high-precision shells, which are navigated using a GLONASS module, according to the Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya ... more

NASA Interested in Using Russia's Vostochny Spaceport
The Russian space agency's deputy chief said Roscosmos and NASA were yet to figure out how they could use the spaceport in Russia's Far East jointly but added that this was a matter of "a not-so-dis ... more
Human 2 Mars Conference May 17-19 2016 - Washington DC
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US-Russia plutonium disposal talks expected 'at some point'
US Assistant Secretary of State for Nonproliferation Thomas Countryman said that the United States will eventually discuss Russian concerns over the Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement re ... more

Russia to put 11 communications satellites into orbit by 2025
Russia plans to put a dozen of new communications satellites into the Earth's orbit in the next nine years, the head of the country's communications agency Rossvyaz said Thursday. "A program h ... more
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Mysterious 'four-dimensional' iron oxide explained
An international group of researchers including Russian scientists from the Moscow State University has been studying the behaviour of the recently-discovered Fe4O5, iron oxide. The group has succee ... more

Russian stealth bomber to carry hypersonic missiles
Russia is pressing ahead with plans to develop its new PAK-DA stealth bomber, which is on par with its US analogues and will carry an array of modern weapons, including hypersonic missiles. Th ... more

Arianespace cooperation with Russia remains smooth amid sanctions
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Pentagon says replacing Russian engines would cost extra $1Bln
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US-Russia Space Projects Set Example of Good Cooperation
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Russia, US discuss boosting efficiency of cooperation at ISS
The deputy head of the Russian Federal Space Agency said that Russia and the United States discussed the possibility of increasing the efficiency of cooperation at ISS. Russia and the United S ... more

China offers electronics for Russian rocket engines
China is ready to share radiation-resistant electronic components used in spacecraft construction with Russia in exchange for the technology of building liquid-fuel rocket engines, a senior Roscosmo ... more
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US, Russia should extend space cooperation after rockets replaced


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Development of two US engines to replace Russian RD-180 going as planned


EU, Russia explore future joint space projects


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Mysterious lab guarding Russia's nuke secrets marks 70th anniversary

Russian scientists develop long-range secure quantum comms system

Russia to shift all Lunar launches to Vostochny Cosmodrome

Iranian space success result of close contact with Russian scientists

ULA to name cause of Atlas V early booster shutdown in week

Russia to use Baikonur for space launches at least until 2023

Russia to begin building new spacecraft this summer

Russia working on new generation of space rocket engines

China, India pave the way to BRICS cooperation in space

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Russia's space exploration 'reviving' despite sanctions, budget cuts

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Russian Glonass Satellite Scheduled for Launch on May 21

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US plutonium disposition abides by agreement with Russia - UNSC

'Smoothed' light will help search for Earth's twins

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