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    Russia will have a space-based missile approach warning system up and running by 2020, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin announced on Wednesday.

    “This task will be completed by 2020, including by bringing back our orbital fleet of missile warning satellites,” Rogozin told members of the Federation Council upper house of the Russian parliament.

    “We also hope that once with the bill on establishing Roscosmos Corporation has been signed into law, we will take maximum three months to close down the Federal Space Agency and Roscosmos setting down to work this coming fall,” he added.

    The Senators backed the proposed creation of a new state-run corporation.

    Roscosmos Corporation, which will replace the now-defunct Federal Space Agency and the United Space Rocket Corporation, will be led by Igor Komarov.

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