Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy - Solar - Nuclear
by Staff Writers
Beijing (XNA) May 29, 2014
Russia and Ukraine plan to continue joint commercial space launches despite aggravated relations between the two countries, Russian space agency Roscosmos said Wednesday.
Roscosmos deputy chief Sergei Ponomaryov said Russia would launch a Dnepr rocket carrying a cluster of 30 micro-satellites on June 19, with Ukraine's Yuzhmash enterprise engaging in the ongoing rocket construction.
"The launch will take place as scheduled, there are no delays," the Itar-Tass news agency quoted him as saying.
Still, he said, the Russian side was ready for "any developments."
Ponomaryov said the Makeev rocket design bureau was a possible substitute for the Dnepropetrovsk-based Yuzhmash. Currently, Makeev bureau designs submarine-based ballistic missiles.
Yuzhmash also produces the silo-based Voyevoda (SS-18, or Satan in NATO classification) inter-continental ballistic missiles capable of carrying an eight-piece nuclear warhead.
Source: Xinhua News Agency
Station and More at Roscosmos
S.P. Korolev RSC Energia
Russian Space News
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.|