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March 27, 2015
Cost of Russian Space Projects Grows by 27 percent
Moscow, Russia (Sputnik) Mar 26, 2015
Russian space projects have risen in price on average by 27 percent due to the current economic situation, Yuri Koptev, a representative of the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos said Tuesday. "All this [economic situation] has led to a 27-percent price jump on average for every space project," Koptev said at a press-conference. The ministry of economic development had expected a lower level of inflation, Koptev said. According to Koptev, many issues considered from the perspective of 2014 are n ... read more

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Russia's New ISS Module to Be Ready in Early 2016
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Russian Space Agency's Computers Are Hacker-Proof
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Russia suspends joint space program with Ukraine
Russia has suspended cooperation with Ukraine over joint space commercial program Dnepr, federal space agency Roscosmos said Monday. "The project for the launch of Dnepr carrier rockets has been sus ... more
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Russia to Launch Three Communications Satellites
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Rogozin Says Russia Must Continue International Space Cooperation
Introducing the new head of Russia's Federal Space Agency Roscosmos, Rogozin, who oversees Russia's defense and space industries, said that the creation of the Roscosmos state corporation would help ... more
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Energia's International Work Unaffected by US Sanctions
US sanctions against Moscow are not going to influence the work of Russian rocket and space corporation Energia internationally, as the company also collaborates with a wide range of European compan ... more
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Vostochny Space Center Construction Back On Track for 2015
Workers at the Vostochny Space Center in Russia's Far East are moving quickly to catch up to the original construction schedule and complete the work in time, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Ro ... more
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Plans to Create Russian National Orbital Station Confirmed
Russia's space agency Roscosmos is currently looking at plans to create a national space station that may be included in the new Federal Space Program, Roscosmos head Oleg Ostapenko said Monday. "I ... more
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Russia to Conduct 7 Launches at Baikonur next 3 Months
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US Senate May Ban Purchase of Russian Rocket Engines Next Week: McCain
Senator John McCain said that the vote in the US Senate on the defense budget, including the amendment to ban the purchase of Russian RD-180 rocket engines, will be held not earlier than next Tuesda ... more
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Chief of Russia's Vostochny Space Center Project Resigns
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US Bans Technology Export for Russian Spektr-UV Telescope Project
The United States is trying to block the implementation of a major international project on the creation of a satellite observatory by banning the supply of certain technology to Russia, the Izvesti ... more
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Russia postpones Proton-M launch over defect
Russia's space agency said Wednesday it was postponing the launch of a Proton-M rocket carrying a satellite in order to correct a defect, in just the latest problem to ground the rocket. ... more
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