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the European space agency will note 15 - letie partnership W Russia in the field of piloted astronautics

the European space agency (EKA) will note 15 - letie partnership W Russia in the field of piloted astronautics carrying out on April, 2nd in Moscow the international symposium " we Grow 2GETHR ".

" Participation in a forum was CFMed with the head of the Russian Federal space agency (FKA) Anatoly Perminov " - has informed on Thursday " News " the official representative of agency. To open an anniversary symposium there will arrive general director EKA Jean - Jacque Dorden.

aviaspace (nowadays the Federal space agency) and EKA has begun with information interchange, small research contracts and working off of separate European experiments within the limits of the Russian space program. High-grade interaction has begun with WRK of the European astronauts at the Russian station " the World " Which German Thomas Rajter in 1995 for the first time left in a free space, have specified " News " in the Moscow representation EKA.

Now Europe and Russia have closely united the efforts on building and operation of the International space station (MKS). Besides the research experiments which are carried out onboard station by the European astronauts under programs of several countries, contribution EKA to realisation of project MKS consists in building and start of eight essentially new cargo ships under the name " Zhjul Vern " or " ATV ". The first start of the truck is planned to carry out in the end of 2004 - the beginning of 2005 on the European carrier rocket of a heavy class " An - 5 ".

" Zhjul Vern " can deliver for one flight on MKS about seven tons of cargo, including stocks of the foodstuffs 4 crew, the scientific equipment, water and fuel 4 refuelling of engines of station. Disposable modules of the space truck will be used 4 waste disposal.

engines pristykovannogo 2 station " ATV " will be used and 4 lifting of its orbit. Now correction of orbit MKS is made by means of impellent installations of the Russian ships " Progress ".

the European trucks will be joined W MKS from the Russian office module " the Star " therefore they will be equipped Russian stykovochnymi with sites and systems of downloading of fuel.