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The Olympic flame will light the Sochi 2014 from space.
Russia in Sochi in 2014 decided to show the world the status of space superpower - to light the Olympic flame from space and write in the sky greeting the audience ..
This problem was posed Roscosmos and he already has embodiments in the life of the grand plan. First - Ships vials with a torch on the ISS, and then sending in the descent module back to Earth. However, this problem dates. Usually from the time of launch cargo module and before docking with the ISS passes for two days. In the case of the Olympic Games period should be significantly shrunk.
second - with the help of mirrors through a special satellite to send astronauts to the fire, and then in the same manner it back.
On NGOs "Engineering" have prepared an estimate for the development of test apparatus: design solutions - 360 million rubles, the production of a pilot satellite - 6 million rubles, as well as providing 354 million rubles for its revision. And this is just a prototype.
And will satellite operating at the Olympics, which will serve as the transmission link for transmission of fire and light "labels on Sochi on the day of the Olympics. And how much it would cost Russia "space superpower status" no one has yet counted.
content of the message space Olympians and guests are kept in the strictest confidence (or maybe its just not yet).