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Daily News: June 16, 2015

Russia and US competing for space partnership with Brazil The United States and Russia are competing for a strategic role in Brazil’s plan to launch commercial satellites from its base near the equator, opening up a new theater in their rivalry for allies and influence. President Dilma Rousseff will select the new partner based on a range of factors including Brazil’s diplomatic relations and the quality of technology on offer, the sources said. Alcantara’s location makes it particularly attractive to potential partners. Satellites that orbit the equator do not have to travel far to get into place, reducing fuel costs […]
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