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Russia-China Space Cooperation: progress and prospects
The 20th meeting of the Space Cooperation Subcommittee of the Russian-Chinese Committee for Preparing Regular Meetings between Heads of Government took place in the office of Glavkosmos (part of State Space Corporation “Roscosmos”) on July 18, 2019. On the eve, the preparatory meetings of the bilateral working group and thematic subgroups were held at which […]
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The Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle successfully launched from the Vostochny Cosmodrome
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The Soyuz LV with Meteor-M №2-2 satellite was rolled out to the launch pad at the Vostochny Cosmodrome
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Glavkosmos signed a contract for space training of Indian astronauts
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On July 15, 1975 Soyuz-19 spaceship was lifted aboard Soyuz-U launch vehicle. It was the first international space flight with the docking of Apollo, a US spaceship. The famous Soyuz-Apollo docking was a historical event and a symbol of rapprochement between the two superpowers in the period of détente during the long-lasting Cold War.
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On April 4, 2019, Glavkosmos JSC, under a contract with Arianespace, launched four communication satellites of O3b Networks, a subsidiary of Luxembourg-based satellite communications operator SES. The name O3b stands for “Other 3 billions”, which refers to the world's population, where broadband Internet is not available right now. Thanks to the O3b satellites, the Internet will come to them.
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Soyuz-2.1a became the first rocket launched from the new Russian space center Vostochny. The historical launch was conducted on April 28, 2016.