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2009-02-05 19:47:27

Russia's leading spacecraft maker RSC Energia said an agreement has been reached to continue using the International Space Station until 2020. Vitaly Lopota, president of the company, said Russia, the United States, Canada, Japan and the European Space Agency have reached a verbal agreement to extend the use of the orbiter, RIA Novosti reported Thursday. Previously, the United States had said ISS missions would end in 2015. Lopota said 39 space launches are planned for this year, up from 27...

2008-09-02 12:00:29

Estonian electricity generation company Eesti Energia's head of combined energy generation division, Toomas Niinemae, has announced his intention to leave the company, effective September 15, 2008. Mr Niinemae has held various posts with different Eesti Energia-owned companies since 1999. He is the head of the Iru power plant. Mr Niinemae said: "The decision to take on a new challenge was made with a heavy heart, as I have over the years made my personal contribution to the development of...

2008-08-22 09:01:01

MPX Energia has signed a memorandum of understanding with Energias do Brasil for the joint development of the Porto do Pecem II thermal power plant. The agreement foresees the acquisition by Energias do Brasil of a 50% stake in the project. The Pecem-II thermal power plant (TPP) will have an installed capacity of 360MW and will be located in Sao Goncalo do Amarante in the Brazilian state of Ceara. The first phase of UTE Porto do Pecem TPP (Pecem-I), a 720MW coal-fired plant, is an...

2008-08-21 09:01:06

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MPX Energia S.A. (Bovespa: MPXE3) informs that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Energias do Brasil S.A. for the joint development of Porto do Pecem II TPP (Pecem II). The MoU foresees the acquisition by Energias do Brasil of a 50% stake in the project. Pecem II will have an installed capacity of 360 MW and will be located in Sao Goncalo do Amarante, State of Ceara. The first phase of UTE Porto do Pecem TPP...

2008-07-29 15:01:08

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Central Termica Guemes today inaugurated its 100 MW General Electric LMS-100 turbogenerator, which will operate under the Energy Plus Program and required a total investment of US$65 million. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080729/ARTU001 ) The turbogenerator comprises an aero-derivative, gas-fired turbine with an efficiency of 43% that will increase Central Termica Guemes' installed capacity by nearly 40%,...

2008-07-17 15:00:56

Scottish & Southern Energy is reported to be in the process of lining up a bid for Energia. The UK energy supplier already has a small presence in Ireland, and an acquisition would be a much easier way of gaining market share than organic growth. However, rumors are also circulating that Vattenfall could be interested in acquiring Scottish & Southern Energy. UK energy supplier Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) is reported to be included in a list of potential suppliers looking to...

2008-07-01 21:00:15

MOSCOW. July 1 (Interfax-AVN) - A Russian-Ukrainian Zenit-3SL rocket with the U.S. satellite EchoStar XI will be launched in two weeks, a source with the Russian Mission Control Center told Interfax-AVN on Tuesday. "Another launch under the Sea Launch program is slated for July 17," the source said. The five-tonne satellite will replenish the orbital group of the DISH Network Corporation. This will be the third satellite launched under the Sea Launch program for the corporation, which...

2007-05-29 12:00:08

In the mid-1980s, while the United States worked to develop President Reagan's "Star Wars" strategic defense initiative space-based missile defense program, the Soviet Union was secretly developing its own version. It was a program so top secret that photos of the Energiya launch vehicle were only taken from the opposite side to ensure that the true nature of the Polyus (or Skif-DM) program remain hidden. In an article written by Russian historian Konstantin Lantrotov and translated by...

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2004-12-22 18:24:26

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A new heavy-duty Boeing rocket designed to haul super-sized military satellites into space failed during a test flight to put a dummy satellite into its intended orbit, officials said Wednesday. Boeing said the failure Tuesday was apparently caused by a shorter-than-planned firing of the Delta 4 Heavy rocket's three main engines. Fired simultaneously, each of the three hydrogen-powered main engines generates 17 million horsepower. A dummy satellite carried in...