Russia: manned US missions to ISS on Atlas V Launcher to use Russian RD-180 engines

Manned US missions to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the Atlas V launch system and Boeing’s newly developing capsule will be carried out using Russia’s RD-180 engines, the Energomash space and rocket engine director Igor Arbuzov said. The first unmanned test launch of the heavy-lift Atlas V vehicle with Boeing’s Crew Transportation System (CTS)…

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Russia: Khrunichev Center concludes two Proton launch contracts as part of multi-launch deal with Eutelsat

International Launch Services (ILS) and Eutelsat have announced the signing of two launch contracts for the 2018-2020 period. ILS is a Khrunichev Space Center subsidiary, which provides Proton-based launch services for global international commercial satellite operators, and Eutelsat Communications is one of the world’s leading operators of satellite communications, headquartered in Paris, France. The first…

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Ukraine: EU publishes proposal to increase the quotas for duty-free imports of products

The European Union published a proposal to increase the quotas for duty-free supplying of Ukrainian products, including food products, products of the chemical industry, etc., the Official Journal of the European Union informed. In particular, the document proposed to provide additional quotas to Ukrainian agricultural producers for the supply of corn and flour (650 thousand…

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