Russian Arctic National Park to set up reserve area on Novaya ZemlyaSociety & Culture August 21, 9:36
Iranian president calls defending nuclear deal top priorityWorld August 21, 8:20
US guided-missile destroyer collides with merchant vessel in SingaporeMilitary & Defense August 21, 8:02
Russian military aviation stamps out terrorists en-route to Syria’s Deir ez-ZorMilitary & Defense August 21, 6:47
Putin visits international jazz festival in Crimea’s KoktebelSociety & Culture August 21, 2:31
Putin says he cares little about his style but tries to look elegantSociety & Culture August 20, 23:41
Militants launch shell on exhibition complex near Damascus — mediaWorld August 20, 15:27
Cardinal Parolin: Dialogue of Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches to help them feel unitySociety & Culture August 20, 8:27
Polina Dibrova, mother of three, wins Mrs. Russia 2017 beauty pageantSociety & Culture August 20, 4:41
MOSCOW, September 16 (Itar-Tass) —— Before the end of this decade Russia will make a breakthrough in space research projects – the launch of satellites on fundamental scientific missions, head of the Federal Space Agency technical policy and quality department Mikhail Khailov said.
“We plan to launch Spectrum-RG in 2014 for monitoring space objects in the x-ray and gamma ranges, Spectrum-UF in 2016 to study the outer space in the ultra-violet range and Spetrum-M by the end of this decade to probe the universe in the millimeter and sub-millimeter range,” he said.
Concerning the Martian program, Russia will keep pace with Europe, he said. Projects are planned for 2016 and 2018, and a rover will land for collecting Martian soil samples in 2018. Both launches will be done under the ExoMars program, Khailov said.
Five satellites will be put to orbit before 2015 for fundamental science purposes. One of them, Canopus, is possible already this year, Khailov said.