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2009-05-28 15:26:16

China will launch a Mars probe atop a Russian rocket later this year, according to a report by the China's official Xinhua news agency on Thursday. Yinghuo-1, or Firefly Light-1, passed a critical test, the report quoted Zhang Weiqiang, deputy secretary of the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, as saying. The 253 lb. probe has an expected life of two years, and would orbit the red planet in 2010 after completing a 10-month, 240-million-mile journey, Zhang added. Although the probe...

2009-01-13 13:55:16

The Obama administration may be facing a new kind of space race with broader scientific, national-security and business implications. Sweeping policy, budget and institutional changes will be necessary to protect America's "perishable" lead in satellites, rockets and space exploration, according to a report released Monday by an industry group. The U.S.'s priorities need to adapt to a changing reality in which more countries are pushing into space for political and industrial reasons, said...

2008-09-29 14:40:54

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian military news agency Interfax-AVN website Moscow, 25 September, Interfax-AVN: Russia must think about stepping up its cooperation in space with China, according to Andrey Ionin, a corresponding member of the Tsiolkovskiy Russian Academy of Space Exploration. "Today we must think about who our key partners in space are. Now may well be the time to shift our gaze from the West to the East. The economic, technological and political centres are moving...

2008-07-10 00:00:21

ANADYR. July 9 (Interfax) - Canada's Kinross Gold has commissioned a recovery plant costing more than $750 million at the Kupol gold-silver field in Russia's Chukotka region, the regional administration's press office told Interfax. Kinross Gold's 75%-owned CJSC Chukotka Mining and Geological Company is operating the mine. Kinross has estimated overall capital costs this year at $600 million, including $100 million at Kupol. The Chukotka press office said it expected the Kupol mine to...

2007-11-02 18:00:10

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV MOSCOW - Just a month after the Soviet Union stunned the world by putting the first artificial satellite into orbit, it boasted a new victory - a much bigger satellite carrying a mongrel dog called Laika. The mission, 50 years ago Saturday, ended sadly for Laika but helped pave the way for human flight. Nowadays Russia launches rats, fish and other small species for experiments. But larger animals like dogs and monkeys are no longer sent into space. As with other...

2007-10-04 06:00:00

By Mike Mullane Tonight, I will sit in my backyard spa and look into the evening twilight and count the passing satellites. In the clear, dry New Mexican sky they're easy to see. Just as the setting sun lingers on the tallest mountain peak, satellites that are hundreds of miles high continue to reflect sunlight long after the Earth beneath them has darkened. Most evenings I'll observe at least a half-dozen of the little "moons," but it wouldn't be remarkable to count 10 or more. As they...

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...

2007-01-11 16:05:00

MOSCOW -- His work and even his name were once top Soviet secrets. It wasn't until after his death that Sergei Korolyov became known to the world as the man who led the team that put the world's first satellite into orbit and sent the first human into space. Russia marks the 100th anniversary Friday of the birth of Korolyov, who suffered years of torture, starvation and hard labor in Josef Stalin's gulag before becoming chief of the Soviet rocket program. His daughter, Natalia, recalled how...

2006-08-23 10:20:00

BEIJING -- China and Russia plan to launch a joint mission to Mars in 2009 to scoop up rocks from the red planet and one of its moons, a Chinese scientist said on Wednesday. Russia will launch the spacecraft, while China will provide the survey equipment to carry out the unmanned exploration, Ye Peijian, a senior scientist at the Chinese Academy of Space Technology, told a meeting in Beijing, according to the official Xinhua news agency. The mission will be another step in China's ambitious...

2006-04-23 09:30:00

MOSCOW -- The Chernobyl plant sits idle 20 years after the world's worst nuclear accident, its last reactor taken out of service some six years ago. But a dozen other reactors of the same design remain in operation and some could be in service for another 30 years. Could another one blow up? The explosion of April 26, 1986, is attributed by experts to a fatal combination of design flaws and poor staff training. The design problems have been addressed, but doubt remains about the human...

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Automation and Remote Control
2012-05-08 14:57:48

Automation and Remote Control is a Russian periodical published by MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica Press. It is distributed in English exclusively by Springer Science. It has been online since August 2004. The journal was founded in April 1936 by the USSR Academy of Sciences Department of Engineering, Mechanics and Control Processes Problems, along with the Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences of USSR Academy of Sciences and Institute of Information Transmission Problems of USSR Academy of...

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