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Belarus to help build space facility (financed by China) in Venezuela
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Posted on 07/06/2012 1:15:38 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Belarus will participate in the construction of a space base in the eastern Venezuelan state of Aragua to be used for launching satellites, Venezuelan Ambassador to Belarus Americo Diaz Nuñez said Wednesday.

"Belarus will participate in the construction of the space base in the state of Aragua in Venezuela. The construction of that base is planned not to launch nuclear rockets, but to send into space scientific research satellites," the diplomat said at a press conference.

The space base will be just one of the projects that will be carried out by Venezuela, China and Belarus, Diaz Nuñez said.

"The satellites are being manufactured today in China but the agreement has already been reached for them to be assembled in Venezuela," Diaz Nuñez said.

The three partner countries will also build a power plant in the state of Barinas, a project valued at 900 million dollars.

The project will be financed by China, while Belarus will provide the technology.

"The power plant will be built in three years, between 2012 and 2015, in the industrial zone of Santa Ines, in the state of Barinas," the ambassador said.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: economy; nationalsecurity; spacerace; technology

1 posted on 07/06/2012 1:15:44 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The Monroe Doctrine no mas?

2 posted on 07/06/2012 1:58:09 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Remember not long ago we used to do these things, now NASA helps the muslims feel good about themselves, another great idea from the fraud and chief

3 posted on 07/06/2012 4:13:55 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: Irenic; ronnie raygun; All


“.........Cooperation in the exploration of the Moon and Mars are among the promising cooperation areas of the new Ukrainian-Chinese cooperation program on the exploration and use of space for peaceful purposes for 2011-2015, which was signed in September 2010.

Adviser to the head of the State Space Agency of Ukraine (SSAU) Eduard Kuznetsov said earlier that Ukraine planned to implement a project called Selena in 2017 involving the launch of a small scientific satellite to fly around the Moon.

The lunar satellite will be developed by Dnipropetrovsk-based Pivdenne Design Bureau and will be equipped with the new Ukrainian Krechet upper stage. The satellite is planned to be launched with the help of the Russian-Ukrainian Dnepr rocket.

According to data from open sources, China is planning to send astronauts to the Moon in 2020-2022.”

4 posted on 07/07/2012 6:39:43 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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