This week sees the biennial MAKS air show get underway near Moscow. On Thursday Vice President Mike Pence will preside over a ceremony formally standing up U.S. Space Command, along with the new command’s chief, Gen. Jay Raymond. Also on Thursday, a Chinese Kuaizhou 1A rocket is expected to launch the KX-09 small satellite from Jiquan. Finally, on Friday, Russia will launch the GEO-IK 2 spacecraft from Plesetsk Cosmodrome aboard a Rockot vehicle. The spacecraft will monitor variations ...

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