Putin demanded more likely to complete the construction of the Vostochny cosmodrome

Vladimir Putin called on the government to pay attention to the rates for completing the construction of the second stage of the Vostochny cosmodrome.


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Putin urged to modernize the rocket and space industry

“They have already reported several times that no company undertakes to complete the work. But we need to approach this realistically, reasonably, not to bully, of course, nothing,” said Vladimir Putin at a large Security Council.

According to him, one of the key tasks in the space industry is the development of ground infrastructure, including the active use of the Plesetsk cosmodrome and the completion of the construction of the second stage of the Vostochny cosmodrome. Russia should have independent access to space from Russian territory. “In the near future, the launch loads at the Vostochny cosmodrome should increase,” the president set the task.

  Putin urged to update the basis of state policy in the field of space activities

Vladimir Putin called for updating the basis of the state policy of the Russian Federation in the space industry until 2030, including making changes to the development strategy of the state corporation Roskosmos.


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Putin urged to modernize the rocket and space industry

“The domestic satellite communications system, the Arctic and radio-surveying of the Earth, the collection of meteorological data, unfortunately, is inferior in many ways to our competitors in terms of quality and reliability,” Putin said at the Security Council on the development of the Russian space industry.

He stressed that such a situation can only be changed by doing real things, "by tangibly strengthening the personnel, technical, and production potential of the rocket and space industry." For this, it is necessary to form ambitious, but at the same time highly realistic plans and goals. “In this regard, first of all, it is necessary to update the foundations of the state policy of Russia in the field of space activities for the period up to 2030 and for the future, make appropriate adjustments and additions to them taking into account current global trends. This also applies to other regulatory documents. State Corporation Roskosmos ", – said Putin.

  The development strategy of "Roscosmos" will be prepared by July 15

The new version of the Fundamentals of the State Policy of the Russian Federation in Space until 2030 will be prepared by the government by July 15. The secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev told reporters about this.


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“An order has been given to the government, and they (the foundations of state policy – RG notes) will be prepared and submitted to the president for approval by decree by July 15,” he said. Patrushev also added that the strategy of development of the Roscosmos state corporation will be prepared. According to him, it will take into account the goals, objectives, which will be incorporated in the global version and painted in more detail.

Earlier, during the Security Council meeting on the development of the space industry, Vladimir Putin set the task to update the Basics of the Russian state policy in the field of space activities for the period up to 2030.

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