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Russia announces $800 million spaceport

MOSCOW, July 20 (UPI) -- Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says his country will build a new $800 million spaceport in the country's Far East, close to its border with China.

Russia, Cuba renew space-military cooperation

MOSCOW, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- There is every reason to say that Russia has started reasserting its global position. This includes big-time politics and efforts to expand scientific and military-technical cooperation with other countries, including Cuba, the Soviet Union's main Latin American ally.
ANDREI KISLYAKOV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Russia plans rapid boost to GLONASS sat force

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Russia plans to nearly double its number of orbiting GLONASS communications satellites over the next three years.
MARTIN SIEFF

Russia warns of asteroid threat

MOSCOW, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Russia's top space official said international cooperation is needed to deal with the threat of an asteroid collision with the Earth.

GLONASS plans -- Part 1

MOSCOW, June 9 (UPI) -- The Russian displays at the ILA-2008 International Aerospace Exhibition, held in Berlin from May 27 to June 1, can be described as epoch-making.
ANDREI KISLYAKOV, UPI Outside View Commentator

GLONASS gloom -- Part 1

MOSCOW, March 4 (UPI) -- The development of Russia's high-tech sector, primarily the national space program, resembles a Camel Trophy race, while official reports do not always reflect the real situation.
ANDREI KISLYAKOV, UPI Outside View Commentator

ASAT weapons -- Part 1

MOSCOW, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- H-hour -- the time American spy satellite USA-193/NROL-21 had to fall -- was calculated for March 6. Where the crash would have taken place would have been unknown until the last moment. A more or less accurate site can be established only an hour or two before a satellite enters the denser atmosphere.
YURY ZAITSEV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Arctic satellite balance

MOSCOW, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Russian space industry experts are currently discussing the concept of a federal program to use the results of space research to aid national socioeconomic development.
YURY ZAITSEV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Russia planning new space platform

MOSCOW, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Russia is developing a space platform from which missions to the moon and Mars could be launched, the Russian space agency said Tuesday.

Russia, India sign space research pact

MOSCOW, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Russian and Indian space agencies announced their ministers have signed a joint lunar research and exploration pact.

Russia to stay at Baikonur until 2020

MOSCOW, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Russian space officials say they will continue to use Kazakhstan's Baikonur launch site until at least 2020.

Russia plans more ISS modules

MOSCOW, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Roskosmos chief Anatoly Perminov says the Russian space agency will build three new modules for the International Space Station by 2011.

New rocket tech -- Part 1

MOSCOW, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- No one doubts that humans will one day fly to Mars. The flight will last 350 days, 20 to 30 days will be spent on the Martian surface and the return journey will take another 350 days. But the exact date remains unknown.
YURY ZAITSEV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Rocket revolutions -- Part 1

MOSCOW, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- No one doubts that humans will one day fly to Mars. The flight will last 350 days, 20-30 days will be spent on the Martian surface, and the return journey will take another 350 days. But the exact date remains unknown.
YURY ZAITSEV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Row over Baikonur

MOSCOW, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- On Oct. 26, a Proton heavy launch vehicle lifted off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, a Central Asian republic.
ANDREI KISLYAKOV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Defending Earth -- Part 1

MOSCOW, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Anatoly Perminov, the Russian Space Agency chief, announced at a recent news conference that there were plans to develop a space system that could protect the Earth from a potential asteroid impact by 2040.
YURY ZAITSEV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Partners in space -- Part 1

MOSCOW, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- October has brought welcome news. NASA administrator Michael Griffin, on a visit to Moscow, said he looked forward to Russians and Americans flying together to the Moon next decade. International projects, he said, were better paying than national ones.
YURY ZAITSEV, UPI Outside View Commentator

NASA spacecraft to fly Russian equipment

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. and Russian space agencies announced an agreement Wednesday for NASA spacecraft to fly Russian instruments to the moon and Mars.

Russia planning moon mission

MOSCOW, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Russia says it will send cosmonauts to the moon by 2025, with plans for a permanent manned base.

Russia to launch 6 new Glonass satellites

ZHUKOVSKY, Russia, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Russia plans to launch six new advanced military communications satellites by the end of this year.

Betting on Bulava -- Part 1

MOSCOW, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Four of the first six flight tests of the Bulava-M missile (where "M" stands for morskoi, or naval) were a failure. However, Admiral Vladimir Masorin, commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy, said the Bulava-M -- NATO designation SS-NX-30 -- a naval derivative of the land-based Topol missile -- NATO designation SS-27-- had been approved for mass production.
YURY ZAITSEV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Perminov plays it safe

MOSCOW, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Russia's Federal Space Agency will go slow on its strategy for manned flights. At any rate, this is the implication made by its chief, Anatoly Perminov, at a news conference held at the MAKS-2007 air show on Aug. 22.
ANDREI KISLYAKOV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Space industry confusions

MOSCOW, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- If the past is any guide, we will learn about the latest plans for the Russian space program at the end of August. On the 21st, the MAKS-2007 international aerospace show will open in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow. Why such certainty that important announcements will be made?
ANDREI KISLYAKOV, UPI Outside View Commentator

BMD Focus: Bulava blues -- Part 1

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- What is happening with Russia’s Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile? Almost every week, it seems, is now bringing new surprises.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Bulava green light -- Part 1

MOSCOW, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Russia has moved to a higher level in the design of strategic sea-based nuclear systems.
VIKTOR YUZBASHEV, UPI Outside View Commentator
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