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Space Research Faculty to Appear at Moscow State University
November 30, 2016 10:48

Rector Victor Sadovnichy said that the faculty will train specialists in areas  related to space exploration. The unique faculty opens in 2017.
The Lomonosov Moscow State University is going to open a faculty for training professionals in space research in the near future. The news was announced by the University Rector, Victor Sadovnichy at the All-Russian gifted children's forum Future Intellectual Leaders of Russia in Yaroslavl.
"It should happen soon. It is not about training astronauts; this faculty will train specialists related to space research and exploration." - Mr. Sadovnichy said. - We have long discussed the idea and even the date of opening the faculty. It will start working next year."
According to the rector of the Moscow State University, Russia is now in need of training specialists for the outer space studies, and it is the Moscow State University that should organize their training. Mr. Sadovnichy reminded that the institution he heads has already launched six satellites. One of them, 500 kg heavy Lomonosov is now working in the orbit. The satellite bears a few dozen devices that examine the space and the atmosphere of the Earth. Students, post-graduates and masters of the Moscow State University are among those who process and analize the satellite data.
"Spaceport Vostochny requires a whole legion of professionals for its proper work, and the country's president has recently set the goal of extending and developing the second phase of the spaceport," -  Mr. Sadovnichy added.


Author: Vera Ivanova

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