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Russian Security Service and Space Agency in Conflict Over Private U.S. Satellites

Russia’s Federal Security Service and its cash-strapped space agency Roscosmos are in conflict over a $1 billion contract to launch private satellites on behalf of a U.S. company.

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The FSB reportedly intervened to demand the cancellation of the contract between U.S. firm OneWeb and state corporation Roscosmos to launch a number of Internet connectivity satellites.

But the space agency’s chief executive, former deputy prime minister Dimitry Rogozin, has been bullish about the project, according to Russian news agency Interfax.

Read the full report at Sky News

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