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July 26, 2016
Russia, US Discuss Lunar Station for Mars Mission
Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 22, 2016
Russia's Roscosmos Corporation and NASA are in discussions about future of joint space missions following the conclusion of the ISS project in 2024; one proposal is to create a space base close to the Moon which will enable the deep space exploration of Mars and beyond. The International Space Station project, a partnership between Russia, the US, EU, Japan and Canada, is planned to end in 2024, when the spacecraft will plunge into the sea. Construction of the ISS began in 1998 when Russia's Zary ... read more

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Asteroid that formed moon's Imbrium Basin may have been protoplanet-sized
Around 3.8 billion years ago, an asteroid more than 150 miles across, roughly equal to the length of New Jersey, slammed into the Moon and created the Imbrium Basin - the right eye of the fabled Man ... more

Russian and US engineers plan manned moon mission
Engineers in Russia and the US are completing a plan for a collaborative space program. The initiative would preserve the multinational alliance developed when the International Space Station (ISS) ... more

Taiwan to make lunar lander for NASA moon-mining mission
Taiwan is building a $47 million lunar lander as part of the first ever moon-mining project, officials said Monday. ... more


SSTL and Goonhilly announce partnership and a call for lunar orbit payloads
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd and Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd (GES) have announced a new partnership to go beyond Earth's orbit and provide a new model of low cost, high value, space exploration a ... more


NASA camera catches moon 'photobombing' Earth
For only the second time in a year, a NASA camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite captured a view of the moon as it moved in front of the sunlit side of Earth. "For the ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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Russia to spend $60M in 2016-2018 to fund space voyages to Moon, Mars
The project to create a nuclear-power transport module, intended to fly to the moon and Mars, will receive 3.81 billion rubles ($60 million) in funding in 2016-2018, according to the public procurem ... more

Russian Moon Base to Hold Up to 12 People
Russian engineers are working on a project of a Moon base that will eventually hold up to 12 people, the spokeswoman of a research institute with the Russian space agency Roscosmos told local media. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
New Naval Sonar Network to Allow Russia to 'Hear' Enemy Subs Via Satellites

Will Russia and China Build an SCO-Based Joint Missile Defense System

Russia Designing Blimps Aimed at Reducing Threat of US Cruise Missiles

China, North Korea envoys hold talks in Laos

Raytheon developing next-gen airborne communications

China victory as SE Asian nations go easy on sea row

Syria regime pounds Aleppo as UN backs call for truce


Fifty Years of Moon Dust
Before humans could take their first steps on the moon, that mysterious and forbidding surface had to be reconnoitered by robots. When President John Kennedy set a goal of landing astronauts on the ... more

US may approve private venture moon mission: report
The US government, in a first, is preparing to approve a private commercial space mission beyond the Earth's orbit, the Wall Street Journal has reported. ... more

Airbus Defence and Space to guide lunar lander to the Moon
Airbus Defence and Space and the European Space Agency (ESA), have signed a contract for the early development of a system that will ensure the safe and precise landing of the Russian Luna-Resource ... more
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A new, water-logged history of the Moon
After the Apollo missions scooped up rocks from the Moon's surface and brought them home, scientists were convinced for decades that they had proof our nearest celestial neighbour was drier than a bone. ... more

Russian Firm Develops Project of Reusable Spacecraft for Lunar Missions
Russia's state company Energia has developed a project of reusable manned Ryvok spacecraft for delivery of cargo and cosmonauts to the Moon, the company's representative Yuri Makushenko said Wednesd ... more
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