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A site has been allocated at the Kourou space centre, French Guiana, to build a launching pad for the Soyuz 2, the latest booster rocket of Russian design and manufacture.

The information was released during the international aerospace show at Le Bourget.

"The area for the pad and related infrastructure has been cleaned and levelled, and is ready for construction to start" - Mikhail Gagarinsky, spokesman of the Barmin space R&D bureau, (The organization that leads Russian project construction efforts at Kourou).


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International Launch Services, which made its debut at Le Bourget 10 years ago, celebrates a decade in which it revolutionized the satellite launch market, taking the leadership position with its innovative concepts and the most reliable launch vehicles in the industry.


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A joint venture of Lockheed Martin of the United States and Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center of Russia, ILS is the most successful American-Russian aerospace partnership.


For further information on Le Bourget 2005, visit:
http://www.salon-du-bourget.fr


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The Russian federal space agency will display a full-scale Martian station at the Paris Air Show, which opens to the public on June 17, in Le Bourget, France.

"The station is small enough, but like the remote Earth sensing unmanned aircraft from Lavochkin NPO, it will be full-scale,"

The Russian display will also including an inside peek at a Soyuz-2 launch vehicle that is part of the agencies international program to launch Russia's Soyuz boosters in French Guiana -.
"Along with spacecraft, Russian aerospace manufacturers are to display rocket engines, automatic systems and instruments" - spokesman for the Roskosmos space agency.

The Energia space rocket corporation is to display the mock-ups of its advanced spacecraft Clipper and the spacecraft's cabin module and accessory/utility compartment.
Mock-ups of the GLONASS-K, Zukhre, Express-AT1 and Luch-5A Spacecraft from the Reshetnev scientific production company are to be shown too, as well as the Resurs-DK1 spacecraft with the PAMELA research payload and the Photon-M spacecraft.

"Along with spacecraft, Russian aerospace manufacturers are to display rocket engines, automatic systems and instruments. In addition, each aerospace company will offer visitors pamphlets, photographs, promotional CD-ROMs, posters and souvenirs," - Roskosmos spokesman.


-- Edited by Blobrana at 10:13, 2005-06-09

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