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The competition heats up: Roscosmos has scheduled April 27 as the date for the first launch from its new spaceport in Vostochny.
I do wish them luck. I don’t think the Russians will be very successful at competing in the new private launch industry that is beginning to emerge, centered as they are on Soviet-style, top-down, giant government-run organizations, but I still hope they succeed at whatever they attempt in space. As far as I am concerned, the more the merrier.