January 15, 2014
Categories: Asteroid, Defenсe, ISS, Roscosmos

New armament race in space, contamination of near-Earth space and asteroid danger are the most important threats to space activities of developed countries, – Roscosmos Head deputy Sergey Savelyev reported.

At the 1st stage it is very important to come to understanding of the threats, their priority and interdependence. To our mind such threats are first of all the danger of new armament race in the space, near-Earth space contamination increasing the opportunity of satellites collision and asteroid danger, – Savelyev stated in his report at International Space Exploration Conference in the USA.

According to him these threats require effective prevention, minimization and neutralization strategies to be developed on the international level.

The issue on ISS further operation was also discussed during the summit. USA representatives confirmed their decision to prolong their participation in this program minimum by 2024 and maintain ISS operation ability together with Russia even in case other parties do not take part in the program any more.

The international conference on Space Exploration took place in Washington on January 9-10.

More from this category:
March 14, 2016

Proton-M booster with ExoMars-2016 station designated to search for life forms on Mars was launched from Baikonur spaceport today on March 14, 2016. The main task…

full story
September 13, 2019

On September 12, 2019, a traditional ceremony of raising the flags of the countries, participating in the launch of the “Soyuz MS-15” spacecraft to the…

full story
February 20, 2014

Cosmonaut Valeri Kubasov twice Hero of the Soviet Union and participant of the famous Apollo-Soyuz program died on Wednesday evening at the age of 79,…

full story
June 17, 2013

New manned spacecraft mock-up is to be presented at MAKS international aerospace show, – Federal Space Agency Head Vladimir Popovkin reported on Friday, June 14,2013….

full story
June 2, 2015

Japanese space fan Satoshi Takamatsu won’t go to the International Space station on September 1 instead Sarah Brightman who cancelled her flight. Takamatsu has only…

full story
May 7, 2019

Preparations for the launch of the “Soyuz MS-15” spacecraft began at the Baikonur cosmodrome. In the Assembly and Testing building of site № 112 unloading…

full story
December 3, 2015

Yesterday, on December 2, 2015, Baikonur say traditional flag-raising ceremony taking place at #17 launchpad in front of “Cosmonaut” hotel. ISS-46/47 mission prime and back-up…

full story
August 23, 2016

Roscosmos state corporation is going to spend about 1,8 billion rubles to enhance Soyuz manned spacecraft and Progress cargo vehicle launches reliability. For this purpose…

full story