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November 02, 2012
GPS NEWS
Gazprom to Launch Two Satellites by Yearend
Moscow (RIA Novosti) Nov 02, 2012
Gazprom Space Systems (GSS), a telecommunications arm of Russia's energy giant Gazprom, is planning to launch two Yamal class satellites by the end of 2012, the company's general designer Nikolai Sevastyanov said on Thursday. GSS, formerly known as Gazcom, already operates a cluster of three Yamal telecoms satellites in orbit. The Yamal-300K satellite, built by Russia's Reshetnev space company, will be launched by Proton-M carrier rocket together with the Luch 5B satellite of another operato ... read more

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TECH SPACE

Space Station's Orbit Raised to Avoid Space Junk
The Russian Mission Control said the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) was raised on Thursday by one kilometer to avoid a possible collision with space junk. "The maneuver to adju ... more
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STATION NEWS

Crew Prepares for Spacewalk After Progress Docks
Commander Suni Williams and Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide configured tools they will use during a 6.5-hour spacewalk slated to begin at 8:15 a.m. Thursday. Williams and Hoshide will venture out to the ... more
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MISSILE DEFENSE

Russia's space forces launch missile shield rocket
Russian Aerospace Defense forces have successfully launched a short-range missile as part of the country's missile shield test, Space Forces spokesman Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin told reporters Tuesda ... more
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TECH SPACE

Russian chemists land on the island of stability
Russian scientists from the Dubna research hub and their American counterparts have added two more names to the periodic table. The first experiments with superheavy elements began in the 1960s to p ... more
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TECH SPACE

Russian Briz-M booster falls apart in orbit
Russia's Space Defense Forces have confirmed that the Briz-M propellant upper stage fell apart in the near-Earth orbit on October 16. Space Forces spokesman Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin said Monday the ... more
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NUKEWARS

Russia to spend over 100 billion RUB on nuclear weapons
Russia's expenditures on nuclear weapons in 2013-2015 will amount to 101,15 billion rubles, Head of the Defence Committee of the Lower House of the Russian parliament Vladimir Komoedov said. Accordi ... more
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TECH SPACE

Record space junk cloud could threaten ISS: report
The explosion of a failed Russian rocket upper stage has created a space junk cloud of 500 pieces which could threaten the International Space Station, a report said Thursday. In one of the bi ... more
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia to 'boost military presence' on disputed Kurils

Rouhani says Iran bears no hostility to the world

F-35 in first international flight

US to send 'non-lethal' military aid to Ukraine: Hagel

ISS to Beam Video via Laser Back to Earth

US settlement reached to sell Iran-owned skyscraper in New York

Iraq policeman dies shielding recruits, attacks kill 21

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STATION NEWS

New ISS Crew Confirmed
The crew for the next mission to depart for the International Space Station on Tuesday has been confirmed. Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Yevgeny Tarelkin, as well as NASA astronaut Kevi ... more
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DEEP IMPACT

Russia may build rocket to destroy Earth-threatening asteroids
Russia could start building a space rocket capable of destroying asteroids threatening the Earth, chief of rocket and space corporation Energia said Friday. "There are three large asteroids, i ... more
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STATION NEWS

ISS Orbit to be Adjusted for Next Spacecraft
Specialists of the Moscow Region-based Mission Control Center will on Wednesday carry out a maneuver to readjust the orbit of the International Space Station, a spokesman for the center said. ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

Earth Observation Commercial Data Market Remains Strong Despite Slowdown in 2011
According to Euroconsult's latest research report Satellite-Based Earth Observation: Market Prospects to 2021,the market for commercial Earth observation (EO) data slowed significantly in 2011 with ... more
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GPS NEWS

Soyuz orbits two Galileo satellites for Arianespace
Arianespace's third Soyuz mission from French Guiana - and the company's seventh flight so far in 2012 with its Ariane 5 and Soyuz launchers - successfully orbited two satellites Friday for the Euro ... more
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MOON DAILY

Russia to launch lunar mission in 2015
Russia would launch a lunar mission in 2015, a space research association head said Friday. The goal of the unmanned moon landing mission was to prove that the country is able to land on other ... more
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MISSILE DEFENSE

Russia prepares a response to US missile defence plans
According to Defence Minister Anatoli Serdiukov, Russia's 8-year rearmament programme includes an appropriate response to the American plan to deploy missile defenses in European countries. Althoug ... more
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FLOATING STEEL

Russia to Deliver Indian Carrier in Fall 2013 - Minister
Russia plans to deliver the overhauled aircraft carrier Vikramaditya to the Indian Navy in the fourth quarter of 2013, Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said on Wednesday after an intergovernmental ... more
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12 Nepalese guides killed in worst-ever Everest accident

Thousands evacuated near Peru volcano

Illegal logging widespread in Peru, says study

Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after UN court ruling

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S.Africa, Mozambique reach deal to fight rhino poaching

Sub dives deeper in hunt for missing MH370

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FARM NEWS

Putin Calms Russians Over Poor Harvest
Russia will have enough food this year despite a poor grain harvest in Russia and across the world, President Vladimir Putin said late on Wednesday. "Even though the harvest will be lower than ... more
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WIND DAILY

DNV KEMA awarded framework agreement for German wind project developer SoWiTec
Sonnenbuehl-based SoWiTec Development GmbH and Co. KG (SoWiTec) is working in various markets around the world. To support its ambitions, DNV KEMA Energy and Sustainability has been awarded a framew ... more
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MICROSAT BLITZ

ISS Set to Launch Microsatellites
Five international microsatellites CubeSat are scheduled to be launched on Thursday from the International Space Station (ISS) following a week-long delay of technical errors, a spokesman for the Ru ... more
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RUSSIAN SPACE

Russian space science: microsatellites, distant planets, space plasma and cosmic ray studies
The Russian Space Agency's head, Vladimir Popovkin, has announced Russia's plans for space in the coming decade. Among the priorities, to be implemented before 2020, is sending a spacecraft to the M ... more
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STATION NEWS

NASA and International Partners Approve Year Long ISS Stay
NASA and its international partners have announced an agreement to send two crew members to the International Space Station on a one-year mission designed to collect valuable scientific data needed ... more
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STATION NEWS

Year on ISS planned ahead of manned Mars mission
NASA and the Russian space agency plan to send an international crew to the ISS for a year. The extended mission, if it succeeds, may bring scientists a step closer to manned flights to Mars and bey ... more
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RUSSIAN SPACE

Sputnik is 55: what are prospects of Russian space research?
The first artificial satellite of the Earth was launched from the Tura-Tam testing ground, later famous Baikonur space launch centre, on the 4th of October 195 ... more
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STATION NEWS

ISS Partners Plan Yearlong Mission to Orbital Station
Space agencies participating in the International Space Station project have agreed to launch an experimental yearlong endurance mission in 2015, Russia's Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said on Tues ... more
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24/7 Energy News Coverage
Russia may lose energy game over Ukraine, U.S. says

Obama launches measures to support solar energy in US

Fracking study in Pennsylvania finds few water concerns

Deep sea rocks may be future source for rare earth metals

BOEM extends planning time for OCS renewables

N.D. governor questions coal pollution limits

Chinese dream trumps environment as cars sales boom

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TECH SPACE

ISS to Dodge Astro-Junk
The International Space Station (ISS) will make a maneuver to a new orbit on Thursday to avoid debris from a Japanese satellite, a Russian Flight Control Center representative told RIA Novosti on We ... more
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POLITICAL ECONOMY

New window of opportunity for Russian companies planning to go public
As Sberbank's listing last week proved to be a blockbuster success, the deal gave grounds for inflamed speculation about a potential IPO boom of Russian companies. The flurry of rumors around a numb ... more
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ENERGY TECH

The Japanese insist on gas pipeline construction from Sakhalin to Hokkaido
The Japanese have once again urged Russia to start the construction of a gas pipeline between the two states. Japan's JPDO Corporation, one of Gazprom's partners, says that laying a gas pipeline fro ... more
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RUSSIAN SPACE

Russian Space research in 2012
Gennady Yevstafyev - retired Lieutenant General of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service. Sir, thank you so much for joining us. The first question would be just how many countries are invo ... more
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NUKEWARS

Guard-2012 exercise to counter nuclear terrorism over in Moscow
The Guard-2012 international exercise to counter nuclear terrorist threats has drawn to a close in Moscow. The manoeuvres were held as part of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism ... more
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NUKEWARS

Mobile missile complexes: Russia's nuclear shield future
Moscow (Voice of Russia) Oct 02, 2012 The Teykovskaya Division of Russia's Strategic Missile Troops located in the Ivanovo region is the first division fully rearmed with the new Topol-M (SS-27) an ... more
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IRON AND ICE

Russia, Belarus astronomers discover brightest comet
Russia's amateur astronomer Artyom Novichonok and his Belarusian colleague Vitaly Nevsky have discovered a comet which might become the brightest this decade. The new celestial body was spotte ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Major changes are coming to Russia's natural gas market
Moscow (Voice of Russia) Sep 27, 2012 The Russian gas market will be undergoing a transformation over the course of the next 6-12 months. Renaissance Capital has released a new study on the industr ... more
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