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The expert compared the new Chinese navigation system Beidou GLONASS

The configuration of the satellite constellation, the Chinese Beidou-3 is that the navigation system has to be more effective than American and Russian analogues GLONASS and GPS, however, unequivocally say this is impossible, since the complete information about Chinese handsets, said RIA Novosti head of the space policy Institute Ivan Moiseev.

Earlier, the President of China XI Jinping officially announced the launch of a Chinese global navigation system, Beidou-3. Last, the 55th satellite system Beidou-3 was successfully launched into orbit on 23 June.

The expert commented on new orders of RD-180 engines from USA

USA have a supply of Russian RD-180 engines for launches of its rockets Atlas-5 years ahead, and it is unclear whether they are still of their order, told RIA Novosti the head of the space policy Institute Ivan Moiseev.

Liquid rocket engine RD-180 NPO "Energomash" used in the first stage of the rocket Atlas-5. In the United States to replace the Atlas-5 rocket being developed by Vulcan, at the first step which will be installed engines of the BE-4 company Blue Origin. On Saturday it became known about the delivery of the first test of the engine BE-4.

The expert commented on the high price of the rocket "Angara"

Russian rocket "Angara" has both disadvantages and the obvious advantages, but unattractive to the commercial market it does not its high price, said RIA Novosti the head of one of the expert organizations of the cosmic sphere of Russia, Institute of space policy Ivan Moiseev.

"The main thing is not the price. It is possible, in principle, to play on the prices, reset them temporarily to enter the market. In certain cases, why not? For commercial success it is necessary to demonstrate reliability, it needs a lot of flights, and Angara flies infrequently. All plans are moved out of the way," said Moses.

The expert suggested, could take the toxic benzene on the ISS

The increase in the concentration of toxic benzene in the atmosphere of the International space station (ISS) may be associated with conducting a science experiment with chemicals.

This opinion in an interview with RIA Novosti expressed on Thursday the head of one of the expert organizations of the cosmic sphere of Russia, Institute of space policy Ivan Moiseev.

The expert assessed the possible consequences of a resumption of the programme "Roar"

The resumption of the programme "Roar" to create the conversion of light missiles will take orders and slow flight tests of the rocket "Angara-1.2", says the head of the space policy Institute Ivan Moiseev.

Earlier, a source in the rocket and space industry told RIA Novosti that the Khrunichev Center (part of the Federal space Agency) renew program is the production of light conversion rocket "Rokot" on the basis of shoot-alerting ballistic missiles RS-18 "Stiletto" (UR-100N utth). The contract for production of missiles signed with the Ministry of defense, the new missile was called the "Rumble-M".

The expert explained the significance of the launch Crew Dragon for Russia

The positive moment in the successful launch of the first in nine years, the us spacecraft with the crew is that it will force Russia to think about their space, says the head of the space policy Institute Ivan Moiseev.

On Saturday from the Baikonur at Cape Canaveral launch vehicle Falcon 9 was launched to the International space station, the spacecraft Crew Dragon with a crew of NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken. This is the first since July 2011 us manned launch. For 9 years the crews of the ISS was delivered only on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft.