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August 18, 2016
Roscosmos May Supply Components for Iranian Satellites
Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 29, 2016
Russia's Roscosmos space corporation might receive an order for the supply of components for Iranian satellites, Russian Minister of Communications and Mass Media Nikolai Nikiforov said Thursday. Earlier in the day, Nikiforov and Iranian Minister of Communication Mahmoud Vaezi met in Moscow and discussed a number of issues. "Iran is very interested in the experience of the Russian space program, including in the sphere of communication. Indeed, my colleague [Vaezi] has repeatedly talked abou ... read more

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New training complex to open at Vostochny by 2022
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Russia invests in future by building Vostochny Cosmodrome
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Why US Does Not Need to Abandon Russian-Made RD-180 Engines
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Russian space firm runs first tests of new 'Federation' manned spacecraft
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Russia's New Launch Complex - Vostochny Cosmodrome
Russia has inaugurated its newest space launch site, the Vostochny (Eastern) Cosmodrome. It is located at a latitude of 51 degrees North in the Amur Oblast, Russia's far east territory. Although the ... more
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Russia looks east with Vostochny Cosmodrome
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First rocket launch from Russia's Vostochny after delay
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Putin slams Russian space failures after delayed launch
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"Lomonosov" science satellite now in to orbit
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Putin reprimands Roscosmos heads for launch delays
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US, Russia should extend space cooperation after rockets replaced
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