The Arctic cosmodrome setback

Strictly speaking, the Plesetsk cosmodrome is not in the Arctic – it sits on the 63rd parallel, while the Arctic circle goes at 66° 33′ 44″ N. However, it has a prominent place in Russian Arctic  policy, so the failure to launch the new Angara space rocket on June 27 is a major setback for this policy. Russian… Read more »

Eco-talk and military activities

I have not been able to give due attention to this blog during spring (blame Ukraine) but now I want to upgrade it to a proper PRIO blog, with the link to Facebook, certainly. What has caught my attention recently was Putin-chaired roundtable on the safety of Arctic development in St. Petersburg on June 5…. Read more »