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August 23rd, 2012

Russia... Planning A Plant (Satelites)

Photo of Shchyolkovo, Russia.
[SatNews] According to RIA Novosti, a space satellite manufacturing plant will be built...

...in the town of Shchyolkovo, just outside the Russian capital, Moscow Region Governor Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday. “It will be a new production facility,” he said, adding that a research hub will also be created there. The plant will build about six communication and observation satellites a year, Shoigu said, and will provide about 1,000 jobs and will be “environmentally clean,” the governor added. He offered no timeline for the construction but said a land plot for the site was to be provided before December 15.