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April 24, 2017
ROCKET SCIENCE
Russian MoD to Further Develop Plesetsk Cosmodrome Infrastructure



Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 24, 2017
The Russian Defense Ministry will further develop the infrastructure of the Russian spaceport Plesetsk to increase the number of yearly satellite launches, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Friday. According to the minister, the infrastructure on Plesetsk Cosmodrome has significantly improved in recent years, currently allowing Russia to launch satellites from the spaceport for military and dual purpose usage. "The work on modernization of Plesetsk Cosmodrome's infrastructure will ... read more

MOON DAILY
India dreams of harvesting lunar dust to power fusion rectors
New Delhi (Sputnik) Apr 24, 2017
ISRO is working on mining lunar dust, which is rich in Helium, and transport back it to India, said Dr Sivathanu Pillai, an ISRO scientist who earlier worked as the chief of the Indo-Russian venture ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Astronaut Airman launched to International Space Station
Washington DC (AFNS) Apr 24, 2017
When NASA began soliciting talent from the military in 1959 it had specific requirements - a jet pilot with a minimum of 1,500 flying hours, in excellent physical stature but shorter than 5 feet 11 ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Russia and US woo Brazil, hope to use advantageous base for space launches
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 19, 2017
Russia, France, the United States and Israel are interested in using Brazil's Alcantara Launch Center (CLA) for space launches, according to Brazilian Defense Minister Raul Jungmann; the CLA is valu ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Creation of carrier rocket for Baiterek Space Complex to cost Russia $500Mln
Astana (Sputnik) Apr 19, 2017
The director of the joint Kazakh-Russian enterprise JSC Baiterek said that the creation of a carrier rocket for the joint Russian-Kazakh Baiterek Space Complex at the Baikonur cosmodrome will approx ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL
Soyuz-FG rocket to be installed at Baikonur on April 17
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 19, 2017
The Russian Roscosmos State Corporation announced in a statement on Saturday that a Soyuz-FG carrier rocket with a Soyuz MS-04 space freighter will be transferred and installed at a launch pad of th ... more
NANO TECH
Scientists created nanopowders for the synthesis of new aluminum alloys
Krasnoyarsk, Russia (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
The project received support from the Regional Science Foundation and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research in the competition for oriented interdisciplinary research in 2016. The results of the ... more
TECH SPACE
China Considering Cooperation With Russia on Space Debris
Colorado Springs CO (Sputnik) Apr 10, 2017
China is contemplating developing cooperation with Russia with respect to space debris, China's National Space Administration Secretary-General Yulong Tian told Sputnik. "As for future coopera ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
No Roscosmos plans to send space tourists to ISS before 2020
Rio De Janeiro (Sputnik) Apr 10, 2017
Russia's Roscosmos state corporation has no plans to send space tourists to the country's segment of the International Space Station (ISS) before 2020, Roscosmos deputy director general for internat ... more
SPACEMART
Horizon 2020 European funded DEMOCRITOS project concludes work with some key outcomes
Brussels, Belgium (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
The Horizon 2020 European funded DEMOCRITOS project concluded its work 6th April 2017 with some key outcomes reported in a workshop at the Delegation of the European Union to the Russian Federation ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
US, Russian Astronauts Prepare for April Crew Swap on Space Station
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 06, 2017
NASA announced that Astronaut Jack Fischer and Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin are heading to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for final preparations to join the International Space Station with an ... more


Russia critcal to ExoMars Project says Italian Space Agency Head

SPACEMART
Russia Offering Brazil to Develop Gonets-Like Satellite System - Manufacturer
Rio De Janeiro (Sputnik) Apr 06, 2017
Director General of Russia's Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems company said that Russia is offering Latin American states, in particular Brazil, to develop a satellite communications system si ... more
TECH SPACE
Russia Opens 1st Ground Station to Monitor Orbital Debris in Brazil
Rio De Janeiro (Sputnik) Apr 06, 2017
Russia's first ground station of the Automated Warning System on Hazardous Situations in Outer Space (ASPOS OKP) aimed at monitoring orbital debris was opened in Brazil, a spokesman of the Roscosmos ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Russia, Europe, US Should Work Together on Space Exploration - German Agency
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 06, 2017
Russia, Europe, the United States and other countries should cooperate on decoding how to proceed with international space exploration in the future, German Aerospace Center (DLR) Chairman Pascale E ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
US-Russia Venture Hopes to Sell More RD-180 Rocket Engines to US
Washington DC (Sputnik) Apr 06, 2017
The United Launch Alliance (ULA) will receive 11 RD-180 rocket engines in 2017 through US-Russian venture RD Amross, with the latter hoping to sell more in the future, RD Amross CEO Michael Baker to ... more

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EU hopeful UK vote will smooth Brexit path
Brussels (AFP) April 21, 2017
Britain's snap election has sparked hopes in Europe that Brexit negotiations could run more smoothly with a leader who has a big mandate, analysts and diplomats say. In Brussels, the belief is that if Prime Minister Theresa May wins a large majority as expected on June 8, she will no longer have to worry so much about upsetting hardliners in her Conservative Party. That would give her sp ... more
Stockholm (AFP) April 23, 2017
Russia boosts military spending despite sanctions: study
Tokyo (AFP) April 23, 2017
US warship in west Pacific for Japan navy drills
Cairo (AFP) April 20, 2017
Pentagon chief pledges support for Egypt's Sisi
United States begins review of nuclear arsenal
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
The U.S. Department of Defense will begin examining its nuclear weapon capabilities with its Nuclear Posture Review, the department announced this week. President Donald Trump ordered the review on Jan. 27 shortly after assuming office with the stated goal of ensuring U.S. nuclear capabilities were still an effective deterrent to hostile forces. It was included in a memo regarding execu ... more
Athens (AFP) April 23, 2017
China urges Korea peninsula denuclearisation
Beijing (AFP) April 24, 2017
In call with Trump, Xi urges 'restraint' on N. Korea: govt
Chicago IL (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Northeastern researchers' discovery could aid in detecting nuclear threats
China launches first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1
Wenchang, China (AFP) April 20, 2017
A Chinese rocket successfully sent the country's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, into space from the southern island province of Hainan Thursday. Fuelled by liquid oxygen and kerosene, the Long March-7 Y2 carrier rocket blasted off from Hainan's Wenchang Space Launch Center at 7:41 pm (11:41 GMT). Hundreds of spectators who had been waiting to observe the launch since the afternoon ... more
Beijing (XNA) Apr 23, 2017
Are human space babies conceivable?
Beijing (AFP) April 22, 2017
China's first cargo spacecraft docks with space lab
Wenchang, China (Sputnik) Apr 21, 2017
Tianzhou-1 space truck soars into orbit
For Chinese fans, popular teen band are mama's boys
Beijing (AFP) April 24, 2017
Liang Shanshan considers herself a mother of two: one child is her biological son, the other is a 16-year-old Chinese teen pop star she has never met. She is a "mother fan" and part of a group of women in their mid-20s to 60s whose maternal instincts are set off by China's boy band sensation TFBoys("The Fighting Boys"). The band has won millions of Chinese followers since their 2013 deb ... more
Beijing (AFP) April 22, 2017
China rights lawyer denied own defence for trial
Beijing (AFP) April 20, 2017
Chinese tycoon accuses Beijing of meddling in interview
The Hague (AFP) April 12, 2017
Dutch panda mania as giant bears arrive from China
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Shanghai (AFP) April 20, 2017
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London, UK (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
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Baikonur, Kazakhstan (AFP) April 20, 2017
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying a Russian and an American reached the International Space Station Thursday, completing the first two-man flight to the ISS in over a decade. The Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft with veteran Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA rookie Jack Fischer onboard successfully docked to the ISS at 1319 GMT, Russian space agency Roscosmos said. Manned launches to the ISS ... more
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Miami (AFP) April 22, 2017
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Aden (AFP) April 23, 2017
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Riyadh (AFP) April 22, 2017
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Seoul (AFP) April 17, 2017
The United States and South Korea agreed on the early deployment of a controversial US missile defence system in the region, the South's acting president said Monday after talks with visiting US Vice President Mike Pence. "We have agreed to further strengthen the readiness posture of ROK-US alliance that matches the threats posed by North Korea through a swift deployment of THAAD (Terminal H ... more
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