Russian Government Approves Regulation of Federal Space Agency
The Russian government on June 17 approved the regulation on the Federal Space Agency. “The agency will preserve the continuity of Russia’s participation in developing the world space science,” the agency’s director, Anatoly Perminov, told a government meeting.
A source at the Federal Space Agency told Itar-Tass that President Vladimir Putin had signed a decree putting the government in charge of running the Russian space industry in May. He believes that the Federal Space Agency’s new ministerial status will speed up the solution of procedural tasks linked primarily to its international activities.
Besides, the procedure of drafting government resolutions on launching Russian and foreign spacecraft has also been simplified.
On June 16 Prime Minister Fradkov formally reappointed Georgy Polishchuk, Nikolai Moiseev and Alexander Medvedchikov as deputy DGs FSA. As of the publication date, the fourth deputy has not been appointed.