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Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan ready to build rocket for Lunar mission

(Xinhua)

09:50, August 28, 2012

MOSCOW, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan may jointly build a new super-heavy space rocket for a manned flight to the Moon, Russia's Energia Rocket and Space Corporation said Monday.

"In three or, the most, four years we will be able to build a carrier rocket of the super-heavy class capable of delivering a manned transport complex to the Moon," President of Energia Vitaly Lopota told the International Aerospace Congress 2012 in Moscow.

According to Lopota, the carrier rocket, weighing 20 tons, would be capable of carrying 70 tons of load to the space.

On a new docking technology that allows Russia's manned Soyuz spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station (ISS) in a shorter time, Lopota said the new docking way would be adopted only after a couple of successful flights of the Progress freighter to the ISS.

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