Contents tagged with space technology

  • Russia will track illegal alcohol production and distribution from space

    The Russian State Duma Committee on Economic Policy supported the bill of a group of senators, which will allow to monitor using satellites the compliance with Russian alcohol regulations.

    MPs and senators propose to look for violations in the production, procurement, import, supply, storage and transportation of alcohol using satellite images.

    “To do this, it is proposed to expand the powers of the federal authorities, allowing them to document violations using photo and video and also use " …

  • Russia admits its GLONASS navigation satellites are made of over 50 percent of foreign components

    Spacecraft of the Russian Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) are currently made-up of almost 60 percent foreign components, CEO Nikolay Testoyedov told RIA Novosti. Testoyedov is the CEO of the ISS-Reshetnev company, a manufacturer of satellites. According to him, Roskosmos State Corporation, the governmental agency responsible for Russia’s cosmonautics programs, has developed a program of import substitution. Following this substitution plan, by 2022, GLONASS spacecraft should not be …

  • Kremlin: Russia wants to borrow space technology developed by Elon Musk

    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Tuesday that Russia plans to use some technical solutions developed for the aerospace industry by Canadian-American businessman Elon Musk.

    He stressed that the severance of cooperation with the US in space and the cessation of rocket engine deliveries to the United States, both of which the State Duma proposed within the framework of a new law on retaliatory sanctions, would be a shot in the foot.

    "The Americans still fly on our Soyuz ships; …

  • Putin offers to supply Argentina with rocket engines

    Russia may ship rocket engines to Argentina, and Roskosmos “could offer recommendations for the creation of space technology” said President Vladimir Putin after talks with Argentine President Mauricio Macri, TASS reports. Moscow may also supply Buenos Aires with fuel for its space rocket technology, the president added.

    “Russia and Argentina are establishing collaboration in the peaceful exploration of the cosmos, there are ideas for cooperation in the area of remote probing of the earth and …

  • Ukraine denies accusations of providing space technology to North Korea

    The State Space Agency of Ukraine said that the accusations of Ukraine giving space technology to North Korea are “absolutely baseless”.

    “As of today, not a single space project is being realized with states which are not members of the Missile Technology Control Regime, which makes provisions for the transfer of category I goods. Given the above, any accusations of transferring goods or technology to North Korea which would enable the development of the ballistic program are absolutely …