The space program of the Russian Federation will be presented to the government by the end of the year

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The unified state program of space activities of Russia for the period 2021-2030 will be submitted for government approval by the end of this year. The general director of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin told about this in an interview with RIA Novosti on Friday, August 7.

According to him, from 2021 the program will have confirmed funding. Before the approval of the program, the subprograms are coordinated in the Cabinet. “This month we are submitting the most important remaining sections of the program for approval to the government,” said a top manager.

The single program will include the Federal Target Program for the development of the GLONASS satellite system, the subprogram for the development of the super-heavy class rocket and space complex, the program for creating a multi-satellite orbital constellation of Internet satellites “Sphere”, sections related to the creation of ground space infrastructure at the Vostochny cosmodrome, investment projects for the development of new industrial complexes and modern production facilities.

Only the president of the country can name the final figure for the required amount of funding, the head of the state corporation explained.

The country’s space program will be adopted 10 years in advance with adjustments every five years.

Rogozin said earlier that the initial stages of development of the Soyuz-LNG reusable methane-powered rocket will be financed by extra-budgetary sources. At the same time, the reusable stage of the Russian rocket will surpass the American Falcon 9 from SpaceX in terms of the estimated number of launches.

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