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December 14, 2012
NASA Awards Commercial Crew Certification Contracts
Cape Canaveral FL (SPX) Dec 14, 2012
NASA announced Dec. 10 the next step in its plan to launch American astronauts from U.S. soil, selecting three companies to conduct activities under contracts that will enable future certification of commercial spacecraft as safe to carry humans to the International Space Station. Advances made by these American companies during the first contract phase known as the certification products contracts (CPC) will begin the process of ensuring integrated crew transportation systems will meet agency saf ... read more
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Thales Makes Second Attempt to Adjust Yamal Orbit
Specialists from Thales Alenia Space carried out on Tuesday a second out of four scheduled maneuvers to bring the Yamal-402 satellite into its designated orbit, Russia's Gazprom Space Systems (GSS) ... more

Russia and Kazakhstan to run Baikonur together
Russia and Kazakhstan are reestablishing the intergovernmental commission on the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The commission will be headed by the deputy prime ministers of the two countries who will have t ... more

Ukraine Crushed in $1.1bn Fake Gas Deal
Certainly the folks at Gazprom are having a good snicker, reveling in the mockery that has been made of what should have been a landmark Ukraine-Spain gas deal that would have loosened Russia's gas ... more


Khrunichev Completes Nauka Space Station Module
Russia's Khrunichev space company has completed assembly of the Nauka ("Science") multirole laboratory module for the International Space Station, Khrunichev said on Friday. The module will no ... more


What trends will take upper hand in space exploration?
Space exploration in the future is linked to the creation of habitable bases on the moon. This opinion was expressed by head of Russia's leading research institute of the country's space agency Genn ... more
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Russia Set to Launch Telecoms Satellite for Gazprom
A Proton-M carrier rocket will lift off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on Saturday to orbit a Yamal class telecoms satellite for Gazprom Space Systems (GSS), a telecommunications arm o ... more

Putin Urges CIS Countries to Join Glonass
Russian President Vladimir Putin called on the members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to join Glonass, Russia's global positioning system. "This system has the capability to p ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
India welcomes Tillerson call for deeper ties to counter China

Fact or fiction? Doubts over China's 'rising nationalism'

USAF Space Command wargames concludes

NATO ill-prepared for a Russian attack: report

As Islamic State falls, has US missed bigger picture?

NATO states open counter-espionage hub in Poland

Is facial recognition the stuff of sci-fi? Not in China


New Crew of ISS to Perform Two Spacewalks
International Space Station Expedition 34, which is to take off from the Baikonur Space Center in December, will perform two spacewalks under the Russian and US space programs. "The tasks of t ... more

Construction of new-generation radars will begin in Russia in 2013
In the first quarter of next year another new-generation radar "Voronezh" will be accepted for combat duty. First Vice-President of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems, Captain 1st Rank Konst ... more

NATO controlling Turkish missile batteries
Regular Voice of Russia contributor Rick Rozoff, the owner of Stop NATO International, once again made sense of the plans and activities of the NATO Alliance and gave his candid and frank views as t ... more
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New ship will make Russia superpower on sea
Russia intends to strengthen its security on sea with a heavy air-capable cruiser of a new generation. The cruiser is expected to be put to use in the Russian navy in 2020. The new aircraft ca ... more

Severodvinsk submarine launches first cruise missile at ground targets
The multi-purpose nuclear submarine Severodvinsk passing the tests in the White Sea, has successfully completed the shooting of the most up-to-date cruise missile at ground targets, a source in the ... more
24/7 News Coverage
First joint France-China satellite to study oceans

Life goes on for marine ecosystems after cataclysmic mass extinction

Mayor of Puerto Rican capital a fighter who took on Trump

Insured losses from hurricanes, Mexico quakes $95 bln: Swiss Re estimate

Delhi chokes on toxic haze despite Diwali fireworks ban

Smog defies China's Communist Party congress

Adaptation never stops as study challenges long-established theory


Russia scraps 70 percent of war chemicals
Russia has destroyed 70 percent of its chemical arsenal, deputy industry and commerce minister Georgy Kalamanov said on Tuesday. Speaking at the 17th Conference of countries, participants in t ... more

Russian Far East holds seismic hazards that could threaten Pacific Basin
For decades, a source of powerful earthquakes and volcanic activity on the Pacific Rim was shrouded in secrecy, as the Soviet government kept outsiders away from what is now referred to as the Russi ... more

Who will win the Temelin NPP bid?
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton began her European tour with visiting the Czech Republic. The main aim of her talks in Prague is lobbying the bid of the Japanese-US Westinghouse company for th ... more
India minister: we must accept China in our backyard

Japan scrambles fighters for China plane

Outside View: Alice in Washington

World powers watching closely Iran-IAEA talks

World powers watching closely Iran-IAEA talks

Canada announces new sanctions against Iran

Mr Xi in Space

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

China to launch manned spacecraft

Top China provincial leader sacked: Xinhua

China gives hijackers death sentences

US lawmakers, Chinese friends seek Liu Xiaobo release


Schriever squadrons assure safe passage in space domain
Members of the 1st and 7th Space Operations Squadrons took notice when an upper stage Russian rocket disintegrated in low earth orbit Oct. 16. The break up introduced an estimated 500 pieces of debr ... more

Russia as WTO Member Must Resort to Sophisticated Methods
November marks a symbolic date which is very important though - 100 days of Russia's membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO). "We should not underestimate this event. Russia's access ... more

Russian expert warns of possibility of large-scale war in Middle East
Turkey has asked NATO to deploy "Patriot" missiles on the Turkish side near the Turkish-Syrian border. In an interview with the Voice of Russia, Russian analyst Konstantin Sivkov said: "Deploying th ... more

Soyuz ready for Friday launch of Pleiades 1B at Kourou
Arianespace's fourth Soyuz for launch from the Spaceport in French Guiana is now undergoing final checkout for a November 30 evening liftoff following installation of its Pleiades 1B observation sat ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Two-dimensional materials gets a new theory for control of properties

Novel 'converter' heralds breakthrough in ultra-fast data processing at nanoscale

South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants

Highly flexible wings tested

AREVA NP installs a system allowing flexible electricity generation at Goesgen nuclear power plant

New Delhi shuts power plant in fight against Diwali smog

Cognac craze in US, China prompts Hennessy expansion


NASA, Roscosmos Assign Veteran Crew to Yearlong Space Station Mission


Roskosmos to design satellite for Brazil


S.Korean Rocket Set to Lift Off Thursday


New arms trade treaty: playing with fire


India to buy nearly 130 Su-30 fighter jets from Russia


Ukraine Presses Russia on Joint Space Launch Program


Russian Briz-M puts US satellite into orbit


Europe to invest 12 bln euros in a new space Odyssey


South Korea's rocket launch likely to take place Nov. 29


Roscosmos Requests Glonass Project Contractor Head's Dismissal

Boeing Statement Supporting House Vote on Russia PNTR

Russia Launches Dual-Purpose Telecoms Satellite

Russian Civil Satellite Links Lost After Cable Cut

Foreign experts praise Customs Union

Bulgaria and Europe depend on Russian energy exports

Internet, clean and bio-technology of significant importance for Russia

The end of the cheap hydrocarbons era

India to buy Russia's Konkurs-M, Invar guided missiles

Russia tries easier scheme of launching spaceships

Russia backs its claims for Arctic Shelf with evidence

Russia hails progress in arms reduction with US

Russian Proton Briz-M Launches Yamal Satellites Into Orbit

Russia and China to drive the world oil market

Gazprom to Launch Two Satellites by Yearend

Crew Prepares for Spacewalk After Progress Docks

Space Station's Orbit Raised to Avoid Space Junk

Russia's space forces launch missile shield rocket

Russian chemists land on the island of stability

Russian Briz-M booster falls apart in orbit

Russia to spend over 100 billion RUB on nuclear weapons

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