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Russian Space Agency announces innovative research competition for young scientists

March 17, 2014, 14:11 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, March 17. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) with support of the Space Research Institute (IKI) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) has announced a competition of innovative scientific works “Russia in Space: from Dream to Reality” that focuses on the “use of space activity results in the socio-economic sphere.” Competition works are accepted from March 17 to October 1, 2014.

“The goal of the competition is to create conditions for fulfillment of talents by students of Russian universities, young specialists and scientists, to support and stimulate their research activity, preserve and replenish Russia’s intellectual potential for the development of outer space for peaceful purposes, further develop integration of science and practice,” the agency said.

The competition will be held in the following fields: use of modern information technology in designing and creation of space systems and complexes; introduction of innovative and sectoral solutions based on the GLONASS satellite navigation; application of information technologies for the Earth remote sensing systems in the monitoring of hazardous geological processes in the territory of Russia; development of innovative solutions and technology for the infrastructure of the future cosmodrome Vostochny; new methods for implementation of programs for the study of the Solar system planets.

“The competition commission will be formed for the selection of the best work. It will comprise representatives of the Roscosmos and IKI leadership. The competition results are to be announced no later than November 10, 2014. The competition will be held in two stages. At the first stage the commission will determine 15 works that qualified for the final, and at the second the commission will select the winners of the competition from among 15 finalists,” the Roscosmos press service said.

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