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#SpaceWatchGL Op’Ed: A U.S. Space Force In Trump’s Shadow: Look Beyond The Man

The recent pronouncement by President Donald Trump that called for the creation of a separate U.S. Space Force has been met with some consternation by a number of commentators around the world. This reaction seems more concerned with the controversial persona of President Trump rather than with the policy substance …

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Expert Says What Needs To Be Done To Help Russian Private Space Companies

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If one wants to attract private companies and investments to the Russian space industry, it is necessary to amend the existing legislation, Valentin Uvarov, vice-president of the International Association of Space Activities Participants, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Space Council, says. As previously stated by Dmitry Rogozin, General …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Alexander Shaenko of the Mayak Cubesat Project

Alexander Shaenko is a Moscow-based engineer and space enthusiast, the driving force behind the Mayak cubesat developed by space enthusiasts that was launched in 2017. He is currently working on a new space-related project. We talked to him about his past and present activities, his views on the current situation …

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Angara-A5M Rocket To Be Launched For The First Time In 2025

According to Alexander Medvedev, deputy general director of the TsNIIMash rocket and spacecraft scientific center, the inaugural launch of the Angara-A5M rocket from the Vostochny Cosmodrome is planned for 2025. Another model of the launch vehicle, the Angara-A5B with an oxygen-hydrogen upper stage, is planned to be launched in 2027, …

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