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2011-02-02 08:15:00

The Russian Defence Ministry launched a search Tuesday to look for a missing military satellite that was possibly put into the wrong orbit after its launch. However, sources in the Russian rocket-space industry told Itar-Tass on Wednesday morning that "the first signal was received from the satellite." The craft -- a dual-vessel called Geo-IK-2 that can draw a 3D map of the Earth and locate precise positions of various targets -- was confirmed as lost by Russia's top space and military...

2008-08-07 09:00:24

Text of report by Russian Zvezda TV, Defence Ministry controlled, promotes patriotic values, on 5 August [Presenter] The military will have a new Internet information site, Yekaterina Priyezzheva, adviser to the defence minister, has said today. She took part in a meeting devoted to the strategy of social development of the Armed Forces. It is planned that military servicemen, as well as all other users, will find a lot of useful information, and not only about the army, on the new Internet...

2008-07-30 15:00:41

Text of report by Russian state news agency RIA Novosti Moscow, 30 July: The Russian Ministry of Defence will allocate around R111m [around 4.75m US dollars at the current rate of exchange] in 2008 for compensation for ecological damage, which might be caused as a result of the activities of military units and organizations of the Ministry, the chief of the Russian Armed Forces Rear Services, Deputy Defence Minister Col-Gen Vladimir Isakov, told journalists today. "The leadership of the...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.