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Volga-Dnepr delivers research module for International Space Station

January 4 - One of Volga-Dnepr Airlines' Antonov 124 aircraft has delivered the Russian MIM-1 research module destined for the International Space Station from Moscow to Titusville, Florida for Russia's ENERGIA Rocket and Space Corporation.

MIM-1 is an abbreviation for Small Research Module-1 designated for the Russian segment of the International Space Station. Loading of the module and accompanying supplies onboard the AN-124-100 commenced at Moscow-Ramenskoye Airport took six hours. Despite the cold weather conditions, the required special temperature was maintained in the aircraft's cargo bay during the loading process. Strict environmental conditions were maintained throughout the flight to protect the highly sensitive cargo, with APU running to heat the cargo bay to the required level.

The overall weight of the shipment totalled 53 tonnes and the module will now be subjected to a number of tests before being launched to the ISS in May 2010.

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Al Faris supports Expo 2020

December 6 - Al Faris has lifted and installed steel structures measuring up to 46 m in length at a construction project associated with the upcoming Expo 2020 in Dubai.
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CS Wind places Kalmar order 

December 6 - Kalmar will supply CS Wind Vietnam with two Super Gloria reachstackers, each with a lifting capacity of 100 tons (90.7 tonnes). 
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ALE supports maintenance works in Argentina

December 6 - ALE removed the rotors of three generators at an aluminium smelting facility in Puerto Madryn, Argentina as part of a scheduled maintenance programme.
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