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Russia and Belarus discuss project of developing plasma engine for space rockets

Christian Fernsby |
Russian and Belarusian scientists are discussing the prospects of jointly developing a plasma propulsion engine for spacecraft, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said at an online forum of both countries’ regions on Thursday.

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Topics: RUSSIA    BELARUS   

"Cooperation in the space sphere is developing actively. The scientific communities of Russia and Belarus are discussing the variant of practical interaction in such promising areas as developing a plasma propulsion engine for space vehicles," Putin said.

The Russian leader urged to join efforts in such a strategic area as the climate agenda, including steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions and create an industry for their disposal.

"People in Russia and, I am certain, in Belarus are also concerned over these issues and display interest in them. This is not accidental because it concerns all," Putin said, adding that the use of nature-like technologies could help reduce the burden on the ecosystem and ensure a new quality of life for people.

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