August 19, 1999
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Russians launch military satellite
MOSCOW (CNN) -- Russia successfully launched a military satellite from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northwest Russia, a news report said Thursday.
The Cosmos-2365 satellite lifted off on Wednesday night and was put into orbit by a Soyuz-U rocket, the Strategic Rocket Forces told the Interfax news agency.
No other details were provided. In recent years, Russia's military has put up far fewer satellites than previously because of the government's chronic money shortages.
Conference to explore commercial interest in space station
(CNN) -- NASA has invited private industry to Houston to participate in a conference to gauge potential commercial interest in a government and industry partnership to build the crew habitation module for the International Space Station.
The Habitation Module Commercialization Conference will
be held from August 24-26. NASA says the conference will explore the possible formation of a commercial consortium that would own, use and maintain all or part of the module. NASA would be one of many module users and customers of the consortium.
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