Russia puts new Rus-M carrier rocket project on hold

The Russian space agency has dropped plans to construct a new Rus-M carrier rocket by 2015, Roscosmos head Vladimir Popovkin said on Friday. “We have come to the conclusion that we do not need a new rocket, we can continue using those we already have,” Popovkin said. The two-stage Rus-M, intended to replace Russia’s ageing […]