Russian/Georgia conflict affect ISS operations?

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  1. Johnny Rico

    Johnny Rico Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    LOL! We were both wrong.
     
  2. TheMasterOfOrion

    TheMasterOfOrion Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Bullseye but I think Baikonur's days are numbered, the Russians are having political problems with some of their former soviet republics and the place which launched the first man into space will finally be shutdown in the next decade. Launch failures are costly because of dangers to the populations, one local islamic official wants to sue Russia because of hazards from toxic fuels. Sometimes on return to Earth the Russian rocket parts are looted by local Kazakh people who sell some of these sophisticated equipment for scrap metal

    The solution

    Russia's Soyuz program is moving to French Guiana in South America
    http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5j6Cc7vi8EBzwqW9as46BNpf8pddA
     
  3. tranquill

    tranquill Cadet Newbie

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    [COLOR=#810081]Russia-Georgia conflict created a big headache for Israel which armed and trained Georgians for years - and now suddenly Russians threaten retaliation by supplying S-300 SAM batteries to Syria. Here is what a prominent Israeli analyst says: http://samsonblinded.org/blog/on-russia-georgia-and-israel.htm[/COLOR]
     
  4. TerriO

    TerriO Writer-type human Premium Member

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    Let's try to keep this confined to the potential impact on ISS operations, please.

    Thank you.
     

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