Korea: Seoul confirms Russian carrier rocket to put satellite into orbit in 2020

Seoul’s aerospace research institute confirmed that the Russian Angara-1.2 carrier rocket would put the South Korean KOMPSAT-6 satellite, also known as the Arirang 6, into orbit in 2020. Earlier this month, Roscosmos space corporation said in a statement that the KOMPSAT-6 multipurpose satellite would be launched using Russia’s Angara-1.2. “The ILS Angara 1.2 vehicle was…

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Russia: Erginskoye oilfield to be auctioned

The Russian Natural Resources and Environment Ministry plans to auction the Erginskoye oilfield in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District until the end of 2016, an official said. Media reported earlier that the auction had been suspended as foreign investors had not decided on their participation in the auction. The ministry earlier offered to set a requirement…

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Russia: aviation to receive new-generation bombs

Russia’s Aerospace Force will soon receive new-generation air bombs equipped with proximity fuzes, CEO of Tecmash engineering group Sergei Rusakov said. The tests of the fuze that has been developed by Tecmash’s Electronic Instruments R&D Institute in Novosibirsk have passed successfully, he said. “Now the institute is preparing to launch the product into serial production.…

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