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Private space exploration in Russia: spaceport purchase, robot launch to Alpha Centauri, and superlight rockets


Private space exploration is related to not only Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Jeff Bezos. Russia has its own major players and small companies focusing on the space industry, RBK reports. In particular, on April 17, S7 Group (Russia’s first commercial company providing a full range of space launching services) acquired the Sea Launch spaceport. Its last rocket launch was conducted in 2014. The low intensity of launches made the spaceport stop their operations. According to...