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Tuesday, December 06, 2005



No ESA Funding For Russian Space Plane


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(New Scientist Space) European Space Agency officials are unlikely to approve funding for the development of a Russian space plane, according to observers at a high-level meeting in Berlin, Germany, on Monday. A final decision on this and other potential European space projects is not expected before the end of Tuesday.

The Russian space plane, named Kliper was ironically designed not only to give Europe the ability to travel towards the stars independently, but also to replace the Soyuz Space Craft (which ironically they are leasing out towards Japan and NASA).

The European Space Agency had considered outsourcing the project towards the Russians in order to save money but apparently the Europeans have decided to take on the endeavor themselves, regardless of the costs.

(New Scientist Space) Also popular with meeting participants on Monday was a resolution to use only European launchers for ESA space missions rather than rockets from Russia or other countries, even though those might be cheaper.

This is probably a wise move for the EU, as outsourcing the space flight technology would have disqualified them from being a true space power like their Russian friends (as well as Chinese and American). Russia may be disappointed by a set back in their cash flow, but by the EU building their own space ships they will contribute towards the diversity of future colonies everywhere.



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