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London (RIA Novosti) Aug 07, 2012
Russia and Britain are discussing a number of space projects, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. "We plan to launch several British satellites," Putin said while summing up his short visit to London.
"We would like to receive a positive response to the deployment of a Glonass [Russian satellite navigation system] station here, in Britain, to make the signal for Europe even more precise."
"We also have opportunities of military and technical cooperation, which is good both from the viewpoint of the economy and political trust," he said.
Putin, in London on a one-day visit, earlier held talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron and watched judo competitions.
Source: RIA Novosti
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Russian cosmonaut squad adds up seven new members
Moscow (XNA) Aug 07, 2012
The Russian cosmonaut squad is going to accept seven more members, the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonauts Training Center said Thursday. The seven candidates, all male, successfully passed state exams on July 31. They have been undergoing training since April 2010. The center also informed that there will be no cosmonauts on active military service in the country's space team. "Up to date, twelve cos ... read more
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