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May 04, 2016
First rocket made ready for launch at Vostochny spaceport
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 26, 2016
A Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket has been installed at Russia's new Vostochny Cosmodrome's launch site ahead of its first space launch, Russia's Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said Saturday in a statement. "A Soyuz-2.1a space rocket was taken out of the technical facility to the launch site of the Vostochny Cosmodrome and was installed to the launch pad," the statement reads. On February 12, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin announced that the carrier rocket had been assembled ahead of ... read more
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Russia to shift all Lunar launches to Vostochny Cosmodrome
Russia will stop using the Soviet-era Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for lunar launches, according to Russian-based Rocket and Space Corporation (RSC Energia). Moscow made the decision to s ... more

Supernova iron found on the moon
A dying star ends its life in a cataclysmic explosion, shooting the majority of the star's material, primarily new chemical elements created during the explosion, out into space. One or more such su ... more

Lunar lava tubes could help pave way for human colony
Scientists have found evidence that the Moon's underground could have long tunnels of volcanic origin, which could potentially be repurposed to house human colonies. These channels (also called "lav ... more


The Moon thought to play a major role in maintaining Earth's magnetic field
The Earth's magnetic field permanently protects us from the charged particles and radiation that originate in the Sun. This shield is produced by the geodynamo, the rapid motion of huge quantities o ... more


Moon Mission: A Blueprint for the Red Planet
A human colony of astronauts could be living on the Moon by 2022, thanks to modern technology making missions cheaper, according to NASA scientists. The Apollo program that lead to the first h ... more

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Earth's moon wandered off axis billions of years ago
A new study published in Nature reports discovery of a rare event - that Earth's moon slowly moved from its original axis roughly 3 billion years ago. Planetary scienti ... more

The Lunar Race That Isn't
Politics, lobbyists, and corruption set back US space program to pre-1960s capacity despite scientific and technological advances that should lead to advances to new frontiers. On Thursday, pr ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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Mexico flies Arcturus fixed-wing VTOL UAV

AeroVironment Unveils Mantis i45 EO IR Gimbal Payload for Puma AE

Japan agrees to lease military aircraft to Philippines

Russian jets regularly violate Estonian airspace

Newly developed EOD robot delivered to Army

Nigeria says lost $15 bn in military procurement fraud


Ancient Polar Ice Reveals Tilting of Earth's Moon
New NASA-funded research provides evidence that the spin axis of Earth's moon shifted by about five degrees roughly three billion years ago. The evidence of this motion is recorded in the distributi ... more

Permanent Lunar Colony Possible in 10 Years
Living on the Moon may become a reality sooner than anticipated as astrophysicists have assessed that a permanent lunar base is logistically feasible for humans - and could be built in less than a d ... more
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