Today, July 17, 2018, “Roskosmos” State Corporation has signed a state contract with RSC “Energia” for the creation of a new-generation middle class space rocket complex with a “Soyuz-5” carrier rocket.
The document, in the presence of the General Director of “Roskosmos” Dmitry Rogozin was signed by Nikolay Sevastyanov, First Deputy of General Director of the State Corporation “Roskosmos” and General Director of RSC “Energia” Sergey Romanov.
The state contract provides for the development of a draft design, the release of design documentation, ground testing of rocket and complex components, the manufacture of flight samples, as well as flight tests.
These works of RSC “Energia” should be carried out in cooperation with enterprises, that are part of the “Roskosmos” state corporation.
In addition, Dmitry Rogozin held a meeting with Russian ambassadors abroad, in particular, Russian representatives in Japan, Spain, Luxembourg, as well as in the countries of the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America and Africa on the prospects for the promotion of Russian space activities in areas like remote sensing of the Earth and other projects on space exploration.