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India orders Russian equipment for first manned space mission - Russian Manufacturer

Moscow, Aug 13 (UNI) India has ordered Russia's space equipment as it is preparing to send its fist manned mission to orbit, Sergey Pozdnyakov, general director and chief designer of Research & Development Production Enterprise Zvezda, a Russian company manufacturing life-support systems for human spaceflights, said in an interview with Sputnik.
"India is developing its own space suits and life-support systems for the manned spacecraft. On the other hand, they plan the launch for 2022, there is not much time left. So, we have received a request from Roscosmos structures to deliver relevant equipment to India," Pozdnaykov said, without providing any details about the equipment.
India plans to send its first crewed mission, set to comprise three astronauts, to space by 2022, which will mark the 75th anniversary of its independence, with Russia set to assist it.
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Unprecedented flooding affects thousands in South Sudan

20 Oct 2019 | 1:20 PM

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Syrian civilians flee violence, as fighting continues

20 Oct 2019 | 1:18 PM

United Nations, Oct 20 (UNI) Civilians are still fleeing shelling and clashes in northern Syria on the border with Turkey, despite a ceasefire deal between Turkish forces and Syrian-backed Kurdish military, the UN has said.

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Guterres 'closely following' Mozambique election dispute

20 Oct 2019 | 1:16 PM

United Nations, Oct 20 (UNI) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said he had been "closely following developments" related to the 15 October general elections in Mozambique.

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We must do everything possible, says Guterres

We must do everything possible, says Guterres

20 Oct 2019 | 1:14 PM

United Nations, Oct 20 (UNI) Tensions around global trade and technology continue to rise and the international community needs to “do everything possible” to prevent the world being split into two competing spheres, led by the United States and China.

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