#Russia Tries Becoming Market For The Next #SpaceX

Not a stock trade, but it is a sign of things to come in the #Russian #Space business.  Tiny Dauria Aerospace in #Moscow sold two Perseus-brand micro satellites to earth imaging firm Aquila Space in Moffett Field, Calif.  Total value of the contract, not counting licensing fees, was put at $6 million, Dauria said.

Russia’s space agency, #Roscosmos, used to be only game in town. But in October, the government said that Roscosmos, like #NASA in the U.S., will now allow private companies access to the market of space services within four short years, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said.

Read more at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2015/12/23/russia-taking-its-outer-space-biz-private/

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