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The Future of Russian Space Strategy

MIN READSep 16, 2013 | 10:35 GMT

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft atop rocket Falcon 9 lifts off from Pad 40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. While Russia dominates the global space industry, competition from private U.S. companies will force it to reform.

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft atop rocket Falcon 9 lifts off from Pad 40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Russia has emerged as the world's leader in commercial payload launches. While it dominates the global space industry, competition from private U.S. companies will force it to reform.

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Russia has emerged as the world's leader in commercial payload launches. While it dominates the global space industry, competition from private U.S. companies will force it to reform....

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