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Failed Mars probe to fall to Earth

MOSCOW, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A Russian spacecraft that failed to head for Mars after its November launch will fall back to Earth Jan. 9, experts said.

Russian Mars mission misses orbit

MOSCOW, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A Russian Mars probe launched early Wednesday failed to reach its intended orbit after separation from the launch vehicle, Russia's Federal Space Agency said.

Russia to abandon rocket booster work

MOSCOW, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Russia's space agency Roscosmos says it has decided to abandon the development of its Rus-M booster rocket because of inadequate funding.
Russia will spend $730 billion on weaponry

Russia will spend $730 billion on weaponry

MOSCOW, March 11 (UPI) -- Russian First Deputy Defense Minister Vladimir Popovkin says Russia will spend about $730 billion on advanced weapons systems over the next nine years.

Official says satellite in wrong orbit

MOSCOW, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The Russian military said Thursday it cannot use the satellite launched into the wrong orbit earlier this month for earth mapping.

Russian defense satellite in wrong orbit

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A Russian defense satellite sent into the wrong orbit can't perform its mission, said First Deputy Defense Minister Vladimir Popovkin.

Minister: Russia to produce most arms

MOSCOW, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Russian Defense Minister Vladimir Popovkin Saturday said the Russian Army will update itself using mostly Russian-made weaponry.

Israel sells spy drones to Russian air force

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- Russia has closed a deal with Israel's largest aerospace company to buy new state-of-the-art unmanned aerial vehicles.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Space race warnings

MOSCOW, June 5 (UPI) -- The Americans seem determined to flood outer space with weapons. In early April U.S. Missile Defense Agency Director Lt. Gen. Henry Obering again called for the early deployment of space-based missile defense systems, a universal means of hitting either ground or space targets.
ANDREI KISLYAKOV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Kiev radar row -- Part 2

MOSCOW, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Unlike the Russian radars deployed in Azerbaijan, Belarus and Kazakhstan, the Ukrainian systems are not manned by Russian officers. Both the qualifications of the radars' civilian Ukrainian personnel and the data they provide to Russia are questionable.
NIKITA PETROV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Kiev radar row -- Part 1

MOSCOW, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The Federation Council, the upper house of Russia's Parliament, has approved the Jan. 25, 2008, decision of the State Duma, the lower house of Parliament, to denounce the agreement with Ukraine on the use of its early warning radars.
NIKITA PETROV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Russia says space weapons could mean war

MOSCOW, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A Russian general in Moscow made a veiled threat to the United States Thursday that developing space weapons could lead to "a sizable war."

Baykonur seen critical to Russian military

MOSCOW, June 6 (UPI) -- Russian space officials said they have no practical alternative at the moment to using the Baykonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, local media reported Monday.
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