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http://www.ila-berlin.de : ILA - Berlin Air show 2010

With its centralised space segment „Space under One Roof“ in Hall 9 and an ambitious ILA Space Day conference program ILA sets international standards. ILA is a meeting place for politicians, industry executives, space agency representatives, scientists and researchers as well as users of civil and defence space applications. It features the entire spectrum of European space activities.
http://www.dlr.de : Knowledge for tomorrow: ILA 2010, Berlin – DLR innovations and results from its cutting-edge research in aeronautics and space


A service robot that can be deployed in space or on Earth, the first aircraft capable of taking off using fuel cell power alone and research aircraft that analyse our atmosphere – the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) unveils innovations and results from its cutting-edge research in aeronautics and space at the International Aerospace Exhibition (Internationale Luft- und Raumfahrtausstellung; ILA) in Berlin. Once again in 2010, DLR is one of ILA's biggest exhibitors, occupying 600 square metres of stand space in Hall 9, featuring 12 exhibits in the Space Pavilion as well as 6 aircraft and helicopters from the largest fleet of research aircraft in Europe.

Antares – the world's first aircraft to take off using a fuel cell

The Antares DLR-H2 takes to the air at the ILA in Berlin for the first time. This motorised glider is the world's first aircraft to take off using only power from a fuel cell.
DLR Webcast: Space robot Justin meets reporter
11 June 2010

DLR reporter Daniel Finger has a new dream job – operator of the space robot Justin. At the International Aerospace Exhibition (ILA) 2010 in Berlin, the reporter learned that the service robot can be controlled intuitively. The repair of satellites, the actual task that Justin will one day take over, is more complicated. That, Daniel Finger will leave to the scientists.
http://www.dlr.de/en/portaldata/1/resources/webcast/webcast2010/ila_2010_justin_englisch_gross.mp4
http://www.dlr.de : Knowledge for tomorrow: DLR exhibits at ILA 2010

Just examples :

 
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I will drop in some YouTube finds (ILA 2010) :

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kZCa9Asu8Y[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlQHI3BP_C4[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TJkny9iKhw[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM397dsG4V0[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8ELSloLP1s[/youtube]

and a couple of space related news :

http://www.esa.int : ESA astronauts at ILA in Berlin
9 June 2010



Ten past and present ESA astronauts will be at the ILA international aerospace show at Berlin’s Schoenefeld on Friday 11 June. At the same time, ESA will continue its presence on its shared stand.
http://www.arianespace.com : Arianespace in Berlin for ILA 2010
 
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http://www.dlr.de : DLR launches new English-language magazine
14 June 2010

Here, you can read the latest edition of DLR magazine online or in PDF format. If you are interested in a complimentary subscription to the printed version, please click here.


DLR magazine 126
Read online


DLR's flagship publication, DLR Magazine, is now available in an English-language edition.

It says Magazine on the cover and it lives up to its name – news, comment and interviews complement traditional articles written by DLR researchers, all prepared by specialist editors. Complex issues are made understandable and large projects are covered without leaving out the small steps on the road to an important discovery. The everyday work of researchers is placed in focus – people who with persistence, imagination and courage, invent something really new and innovative.

In this issue, you can read about advanced manufacturing and quality control techniques for aircraft construction using composite materials and get the lowdown on alternative aviation fuels. Learn more about a renaissance for open rotors in aircraft propulsion and find out how airports will be managed in the future. Take part in chasing ice crystals in the sky or the search for potentially dangerous asteroids. Last but not least, DLR Magazine contains the latest on DLR’s energy and transport research as well.

This new DLR Magazine brings you modern science communication at its best – with amazing imagery and engaging editorial content.

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http://www.spacemart.com : ROK Agrees To India's Space Launch Use Suggestion
by Staff Writers
Seoul, South Korea (PTI) Jun 18, 2010



South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on Thursday agreed to Indian External Affairs minister S.M.Krishna's suggestion to launch ROK satellites on Indian launch vehicles.

A statement issued on behalf of both leaders said: "Referring to the MOU of cooperation, signed last January between the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), Krishna suggested that ROK satellites could be launched on Indian launch vehicles. President Lee agreed with the suggestion and asked his officials to do the necessary follow-up."
 
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http://www.federalspace.ru : In 10 Years ISS may Become a Commercial Outpost – Roscosmos Head
:: 20.06.2010

In 2020, after the lifetime of the International Space Station is expired, it may be transferred to commercial users, Anatoly Perminov, Head of the Russian Federal Space Agency stated at International Economical Forum in St. Petersburg.

"In 10 year, when the ISS becomes a powerful and home-like orbital outpost, the station could be used by commercial companies”, Perminov said. “There is no need to deorbit the fully-operational station”.

On the other hand, this would be feasible only provided that all parties involved in the project (Russia, the USA, Canada, Europe, Japan) agree upon making a breakthrough in space exploration together to reach Mars, Roscosmos Head added.

http://www.interfax.ru/news.asp?id=141885

http://www.federalspace.ru : Nuclear Propulsion can Deliver Space Vehicle to Mars in a Month – Roscosmos
:: 20.06.2010

Nuclear propulsion system can increase the speed of the space vehicles, Roscosmos Head anstoly Perminov told news media at International Economical Forum in St. Petersburg, Baltinfo informs.

According to Perminov, new engines are needed to reach long-distant destinations in space. Nuclear power can make the speed 20 times higher, thus providing the opportunity to reach Mars in 1-1.5 months.

Designers of several countries could develop the propulsion and the vehicle in about 10 years, Perminov stated.

http://www.federalspace.ru : Roscosmos and Arianespace Signed Contract for Launch of 10 Soyuz-ST’s from CSG
:: 19.06.2010

On June 19, during the International Economical Forum in St. Petersburg, Roscosmos and Arianespace signed a contract which cover 10 additional missions of Russian Soyuz-ST rocket from Guiana Space Center (CSG).
The important document was signed by Anatoly Perminov, Administrator of the Russian Federal Space Agency, and Jean-Yves Le Gall, Arianespace Chairman and CEO, in presence of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
The contract implies additional order of 10 Soyuz-ST’sand relevant support for the period up to 2016. Some launches of the Russian rocket will serve for deployment of European navigation system Galileo. Totally, 24 Soyuzes are to fly from French Guiana, including those ordered today.
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www.federalspace.ru : Crew of Russian Advanced Space Vehicle may Wear Capsules instead of Space Suits
:: 21.06.2010

Individual pressurized capsules may replace the space suits in the advanced crew vehicle which currently undergoes draft design stage in Russia, Sergey Pozniakov, NPP Zvezda DG told Interfax.

«There is an idea to put the cosmonauts who are not involved in the vehicle control into pressurized capsules. It’s like, a crew member enters the capsule, and stays in it during hazardous mission stages”.

Zvazda is now expecting to obtain ECLSS requirements for the new vehicle, including means of protection for the crew. So, the idea of implementing individual crew capsules may become true in the future vehicle system design.

http://vlasti.net/news/92863
 
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http://www.space-travel.com : NASA Deputy Administrator Stresses Importance Of International Cooperation
by Staff Writers
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 21, 2010
NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver returned June 15 from a week-long, three-city trip to Europe that included addressing the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and signing a cooperative agreement to extend the mission of an Earth science satellite.

Garver's visit also included discussions with key European space agency heads and senior-level officials in the German and French governments. The focus of her travel was to explain the administration's new plans for space exploration and make clear that expanded international collaboration will be a cornerstone of NASA's future activities.

"NASA has a long history of international cooperation," Garver said.

"Indeed, international cooperation was envisioned as a key element in the U.S. legislation that formally established NASA. We intend to broaden and deepen those relationships as we seek to implement the president's new U.S. space exploration enterprise."
 
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www.federalspace.ru : More Details on Space Discussions during the International Economical Forum in St. Petersburg
:: 24.06.2010

International Space Station partners have not received any response from China on a proposal to join the ISS program, Roscosmos Head Anatoly Perminov stated during the International Economical Forum in St. Petersburg.
Speaking about Russian role in the program, Perminov reminded that US shuttles are to be retired soon, leaving Soyuz to maintain crew transportation services solely for the ISS, Interfax informs.
"This is rather dangerous, any expert recognizes that. There must a backup for the Soyuz.We wish some country would have it, and we contacted China with its human spaceflight program mature enough to maintain crew transportation in the program, asking to join the ISS partnership. However there was no response”, Perminov said.
 
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http://www.euronews.net : Obama and Medvedev bond over a burger (with video)
Presidents Barack Obama and Dimitry Medvedev have been “re-setting” relations in a burger bar and even shared a portion of chips as they sought to demonstrate a new era of understanding between the US and Russia.

Also on the menu though were key issues such as Russia’s bid to join the World Trade Organisation. The main sticking point for the US is over safeguarding intellectual property rights.

“There are a few technical details to settle for Russia to join the WTO, our experts have been charged with resolving them as soon as possible, and we hope thet this work – and we’ve agreed on that with Mr.Obama – will be finished before the end of September,” said Medvedev.

After the conference, the pair were due to meet industry chiefs.

“President Medvedev and I will join American and Russian business leaders as they move forward with serious and major trade and investment deals,” explained Obama. “They will create jobs for Americans and Russians across many sectors, from aerospace and automotive engineering to the financial sector and high technology.”

On his way to Washington, Medvedev visited California’s Silicon Valley where he signed up to Twitter.

He is keen to see Russia develop in this field and to that end met industry leaders to pitch his country as a swiftly expanding economy where investors are welcome.

Copyright © 2010 euronews

en.rian.ru Topic: Dmitry Medvedev’s visit to the United States (many related articles)
 
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SDC : China Has Not Been Invited to Join International Space Station, NASA Says
By Tariq Malik
SPACE.com Managing Editor
posted: 28 June 2010
01:11 pm ET



China's national space program has not been invited to join the International Space Station project, despite a news report from Russia suggesting otherwise, NASA officials told SPACE.com.

NASA spokesperson John Yembrick said that while NASA is always seeking new partnerships, the agency and its space station partners have not invited China to join the $100 billion space station program.

"There's ongoing dialogue about it and I think NASA is open to further partnerships in the International Space Station," Yembrick told SPACE.com. "But as of now there have been no formal invitations."

The comment came after Russia's Federal Space Agency posted a news report to its website that suggested Russian space officials had reached out to China's space program for involvement in the International Space Station.
 
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http://www.spaceref.com : NASA and International Space Agencies Meet to Discuss Human and Robotic Space Exploration
PRESS RELEASE
Date Released: Monday, June 28, 2010
Source: NASA HQ

WASHINGTON -- NASA senior managers met with their counterparts representing other space agencies at the National Harbor, Md., on June 23, to discuss globally-coordinated human and robotic space exploration.

The meeting participants agreed that significant progress has been made since the joint release of The Global Exploration Strategy (GES) in May 2007. They agreed steps should be taken to coordinate a long-term space exploration vision that is sustainable and affordable.

The meeting included representatives from the Italian Space Agency, the French Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales, China National Space Administration, Canadian Space Agency, German Aerospace Center, European Space Agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Korea Aerospace Research Institute, NASA, National Space Agency of Ukraine, Russian Federal Space Agency and the U.K. Space Agency.

The agencies' senior managers welcomed the development of the International Space Exploration Coordination Group's (ISECG) first reference architecture, which is focused on human lunar exploration. They agreed to expand their work to all key exploration destinations and the critical building blocks required to reach those destinations. This "global exploration roadmap" is a key part of an evolving international architecture effort. Senior managers discussed the importance of an early dialogue focused on near-term opportunities for cooperation, such as robotic precursor missions and using the International Space Station as an exploration test bed. There was agreement to hold further strategic discussions at the senior management level to review the progress of ISECG.

The ISECG was established in response to the GES, which stated a shared vision of coordinated human and robotic space exploration focused on solar system destinations where humans may one day live and work. Among the GES findings was the need to establish a voluntary, non-binding international coordination mechanism through which partner agencies could exchange information regarding interests, plans and activities in space exploration. Another goal is to work together on strengthening both individual exploration programs and collective efforts.

For more information on the International Space Exploration Coordination Group, visit: http://www.globalspaceexploration.org

http://www.globalspaceexploration.org/web/isecg/documents
Global Exploration Strategy: The Framework for Coordination (GES)
An important element in the definition of Europe's long-term plan for space exploration is the development of an international strategic exploration framework. The Global Exploration Strategy, published in 2007, was developed by an international group made of representatives of 14 space agencies (NASA, CSIRO, KSA, CNSA, BNSC, ESA, ASI, CNES, CSA, JAXA, DLR, ROSCOSMOS, KARI, NSAU).

This document not only supports international space exploration, but it also proposes a vision of globally coordinated exploration which is focused on Earth-Moon-Mars space - places where humans will one day live and work.

Download PDF (23 pages, recommended reading)
 
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http://www.federalspace.ru : Russian President Defines Prime Contractor for Development of National Nuclear Propulsion System
:: 28.06.2010

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev defined Keldysh R&D Center as a sole designer of the megawatt nuclear propulsion system. The Center will also coordinate all efforts under the project, effective by Decree № 419-рп of June 22, 2010.

www.federalspace.ru : Russia May Start Building Reusable Space Vehicles
:: 28.06.2010

After 2018, Russia will start developing super-heavy LV and consider designing of reusable space vehicles, Gennady Raikunov, TSNIIMASh DG told news media.
According to him, mid-class rocket with advanced lifting capacity of up to 24 t is to appear by 2018.
Flight tests of the rocket are to begin in 2015, and nominal operations are to commence in 2018.
Next stages will be devoted to development of super-heavy lift rockets with capacity of up to 100 t. Reusable rockets and vehicles are to come next after that.

http://www.interfax.ru/news.asp?id=142742
 
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http://www.federalspace.ru : Russian President Defines Prime Contractor for Development of National Nuclear Propulsion System
:: 28.06.2010

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev defined Keldysh R&D Center as a sole designer of the megawatt nuclear propulsion system. The Center will also coordinate all efforts under the project, effective by Decree № 419-рп of June 22, 2010.

http://www.federalspace.ru : Russia May Start Building Reusable Space Vehicles
:: 28.06.2010

After 2018, Russia will start developing super-heavy LV and consider designing of reusable space vehicles, Gennady Raikunov, TSNIIMASh DG told news media.
According to him, mid-class rocket with advanced lifting capacity of up to 24 t is to appear by 2018.
Flight tests of the rocket are to begin in 2015, and nominal operations are to commence in 2018.
Next stages will be devoted to development of super-heavy lift rockets with capacity of up to 100 t. Reusable rockets and vehicles are to come next after that.

http://www.interfax.ru/news.asp?id=142742
Now if only our president would do some of this stuff.

And why does it seem like everyone waits for us to figure out all the glitches and problems with a technology and THEN they invest in there own????????
 
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It goes in the other direction too.

news.discovery.com : Recycled Missiles Tapped to Launch Satellites
By Irene Klotz

Tue Jun 29, 2010 08:49 AM ET



THE GIST

* Decommissioned intercontinental ballistic missiles are being used as launchers for science missions.
* The Peacekeeper missile, repackaged as a Minotaur launcher, will loft a space debris monitoring spacecraft next week.
* An upgraded Minotaur is due to launch a NASA moon probe in 2012.

The United States is bringing some of its decommissioned nuclear missiles out of retirement for a new mission -- launching satellites.

Next week, a refurbished intercontinental ballistic missile known as Peacekeeper is scheduled to put a space debris tracker into orbit for the Air Force. A beefier version of the booster is being developed to fly a NASA science probe to the moon in 2012.

In all, 54 decommissioned Peacekeeper motors have been earmarked for recycling, with nine motors already under contract for upcoming space launches or testing, according to the Air Force, which oversees the missiles-to-launchers program.

"What is neat is that what was once a military weapons system is now a peaceful use of government assets. It's the whole idea of turning 'swords into plowshares,'" said Barron Beneski, spokesman with Orbital Sciences Corp., which holds an Air Force contract to transform retired nuclear missiles into Minotaur space launch vehicles.
 
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en.rian.ru : Russia, Canada seek joint Arctic space monitoring project
18:45 29/06/2010

Russia and Canada will start negotiations on the integration of their national space systems to monitor the Arctic, a Russian space official said on Tuesday.

Anatoly Shilov, deputy head of the Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, said the first Russian-Canadian meeting was scheduled for August.

"We are currently discussing which services will be provided by Russian satellites and which by Canadian satellites," he said.

He said the Russian government had made a decision to create a multipurpose space system called Arktika (Arctic), worth around 70 billion rubles ($2.5 billion).
 
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www.euronews.net : Berlin Air Show 2010 boasts “Space under one roof” (with video)
25/06 12:32 CET

The Air Show of Berlin, the oldest exhibition of its kind, celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.

The show, which takes place every two years, is a meeting place for experts and amateurs, passionate about aviation and space.

Foremost among its exhibits this year, was “Space under one roof” in “Hall 9”.

Various initiatives and space projects for the future were displayed in an exhibition area 1200 meters square.

Frank de Winne, the first European commander on board the International Space Station, showed Euronews through the pavilion, providing a glimpse of what’s in store in space in the future.

Copyright © 2010 euronews
 
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www.prnewswire.com : AIA Welcomes Administration's New Export Control Proposals
ARLINGTON, Va., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Security Advisor General James L. Jones today announced several robust administration proposals for export control modernization. The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes these proposals as a breakthrough for the industry and strongly urges members of Congress to be supportive.

In his keynote speech at the Senate Aerospace Caucus luncheon, Jones detailed administration plans to create a new, more effective and flexible regime for controlling the export of technology that differentiates between items commonly available commercially and more sensitive items that require greater oversight than possible under today's system.

In addition, the revamped system will create a bright line between military and commercial technologies and will establish a tiered ranking of controls for military technologies. Higher sensitivity military technologies will receive greater scrutiny and tougher controls, while lower sensitivity military technologies will be expedited for transfer to our military allies and partners.

Most importantly, General Jones announced the administration's end goal of a new, single and independent agency that will merge export licensing activities at the State and Commerce departments under a board of directors reporting to the president.
 
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www.spacenews.com : Astrium To Lead Studies of Ariane 5 Successor
Wed, 7 July, 2010

By Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Astrium Space Transportation on July 7 announced it will lead a consortium of companies to produce designs and cost estimates for a next-generation rocket under a 15-month contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) valued at 10 million euros ($12.6 million).

Les Mureaux, France-based Astrium Space Transportation will be financing 1.5 million euros of the contract with funds from the industrial consortium, with the 18-nation ESA paying the rest.

ESA governments are weighing whether to finance development of a successor to the current Ariane 5 rocket at their next ministerial conference, scheduled for 2012. The new rocket would be ready for service around 2025.
 
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Satellite Today....

ESA Contracts Astrium to Begin Next-Gen Launch Vehicle Development

July 8, 2010 | Satellite Today | Staff Writer

[Satellite TODAY 07-08-10] Astrium has been contracted by the European Space Agency (ESA) to undertake initial development studies for a next-generation launcher (NGL) for future satellite launches under the ESA’s Future Launcher Preparatory Program (FLPP), Astrium announced July 7.

This 15-month project has a total value of 8.5 million euros ($10.6 million), of which Astrium will contribute 1.5 million euros ($1.8 million) of its own funds.

The project will be divided into three parts: definition of a launcher concept, required technological innovations and the costs of building and operating the new launch vehicle. The NGL will be phased in with Arianespace’s Ariane 5ME (Midlife Evolution), an evolved version of the Ariane 5 rocket, for which a preparatory program was set in motion during the 2008 ESA ministerial conference. ESA will prepare an FLPP proposal combining all the technical and organizational aspects of the program for presentation at the next ESA ministerial conference.

“The development of a new launcher involves creating the technologies of tomorrow, whilst minimizing development costs and ultimately operating costs. It’s the adventure of a lifetime,” Astrium Space Transportation CEO Alain Charmeau said in a statement.
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ESA Contracts Astrium to Develop Reusable Upper Stage for Launch Vehicles

June 24, 2010 | Satellite Today | Staff Writer

[Satellite TODAY 06-24-10] The European Space Agency (ESA) awarded Astrium with a two-year contract to develop key technologies for new reusable upper stages for new launchers, Astrium announced June 23. The contract, worth 20 million euros ($24.4 million), will see Astrium attempt to...

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http://www.federalspace.ru : Russian Scientists Plan to Launch an Interplanetary Station to Venus
:: 07.07.2010

According to RAS Space Research Institute Director Lev Zeleny, Russia plans to launch Venus-D spacecraft to the Morning Star in next 10 years. Zeleny said that the project has reached its design and development stage.
However the mission scenario has not been defined yet. Zeleny also mentions that France is going to make significant contribution into the project.
Venus-D is to study atmosphere of the planet, and to find out why water disappeared from Venus.
In November 2009, is was decided to use the heritage of Lavochkin R&D in development of similar vehicles. It was proposed to launch the spacecraft by Proton of Angara.
Venus-D is slated for launch in Dec. 2016, reach Venus in 2017. The mission is to complete in 2019, Interfax informs.
 
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I hope they have another craft to launch to Venus the Evening Star ;)
 
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Agree :)


http://www.nasaspaceflight.com : ISS partners asked to assess Station extension to 2025 – potentially 2028
July 8th, 2010

by Chris Bergin

The International Space Station (ISS) may live on until 2028, following confirmation by the Space Station Program Control Board (SSPCB) that partner agencies have been asked to produce an extension blueprint for continued operation until 2025, with the potential to push as far as 2028. As part of their opening evaluations, NASA managers have examined the health of the two Solar Alpha Rotary Joints (SARJs).
“Based on the preliminary plan, all analysis/procurement/facility updates should be complete by all partners by 2016. All partners have agreed to analyse out to 2025 at this time (with possible extension to 2028 later).”
 
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http://www.space-travel.com : Russia Eyes Chinese Spaceships As Backup For Soyuz
by Staff Writers

Moscow, Russia (XNA) Jul 12, 2010

Chinese spaceships meet all safety requirements and could fly to the International Space Station, Russian space officials said Thursday.

"I think Chinese spaceships would play an important role as a backup for the Russian vessels Soyuz and Progress in case of some unforeseen situations," Anatoli Perminov head of the Russian space agency Roskosmos,told RIA Novosti news agency.
So far, China has not shown interest in participating in the ISS project. Five participating countries earlier sent an invitation to join in to the Chinese space agency.

Source:Xinhua
 
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