Russia: yield of corn up

Agrarians of the Southern and North Caucasian Federal Districts of Russia started harvesting corn. The first results demonstrated that the average yield exceeded the last year results almost 4 times to 5.98 ton/ha, against 1.63 ton/ha on the same date in 2015, the Ministry of Agriculture declared. In particular, to date the North Caucasian District…

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Russia: Roscosmos to spend over $29 million upgrading rocket engine reliability

Russian state space corporation Roscosmos is allocating over 1.9 billion rubles ($29 million) to upgrading carrier rocket engines, rocket boosters and spacecraft, according to materials published on Russia’s official public procurement website. The contracted upgrades include replacing engine parts and materials, increasing engine reliability and reducing defects and failures during test flights. Roscosmos also plans…

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