Proton carrier rocket

Russia to continue its focus on quality of Proton carrier rocket engines

BISHKEK : The Russian space industry will continue paying enhanced attention to the quality of products manufactured by the Voronezh Mechanical Plant, despite the successful launch of a Proton carrier rocket, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told TASS on Thursday. “Roscosmos [State Space Corporation] did not conceal the problems exposed at one of the sector’s…

Japan's first military communications satellite takes off amid defense debate

Japan’s first military communications satellite takes off amid defense debate

Kirameki-2’s launch is the latest in a series of measures underscoring a shift in Japan’s security policies. While the changes have provoked public debate for their perceived abandonment of the Self Defense Force’s historical role, some observers argue the changes are overdue. JANUARY 25, 2017 —Japan’s first military communications satellite entered orbit as planned on…