Space: June 8, 2003


Russia launched another military satellite on June 5th, the second of eleven military communications and reconnaissance satellites to be launched this year. The new generation of Russian communications satellites are expected to last up to ten years. For nearly ten years after the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, Russian satellite launches declined sharply. But a growing economy over the last few years (propelled by a maturing market economy, more law and order and high oil prices) has led to higher government income and more money for the space program.




Help Keep Us From Drying Up

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling.

Each month we count on your contribute. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage.
Subscribe   contribute   Close