Space watch Joint asteroid guard to be set up in Russia

Wednesday 13th March, 2013

Space The days of asteroids blasting Russia are numbered. In less than a decade, the country is expected to have a functioning space threats defense that would be able track incoming menaces – and even prevent a large-scale disaster. The megatons-strong explosion of a space bolide that hit the Russian Urals in mid-February also served as a bit of shake-up for the country’s authorities. Russia’s science, military and space industries are now uniting to create a first-of-its-kind national space threats defense program.The project is expected to take shape by late 2013, but it will take at …

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