According to Vladimir Putin, Russia intends to remain committed to building a new generation of spacecraft and nuclear space energy technologies. He believes that Russia has a good start and an absolutely obvious advantage in this regard. “We will resume the lunar landing program, and we are talking about launching the Luna-25 autonomous robotic spacecraft Luna-25 from the Vostochny Cosmodrome.” He said.
In a conversation with aerospace industry employees, the head of state expressed confidence that Russia’s lunar plan would be implemented. “In the third quarter, we had Luna-25 stations that should be implemented. Do we have time for the third quarter?”He asked Dmitry Rogozin, head of Russia’s State Space Corporation (Roscosmos). “We can do it. The launch window closed in the third quarter.”Dmitry Rogozin replied.
Putin stressed that despite external pressure, Russia will consistently adhere to all its plans in the space field. “The generation of creators of national rocket and space programs has left us not only huge technological reserves, but also the values we live up to today,” he said. We are moving forward according to the wishes of our predecessors. Although difficulties prevent us from planning, we will always stick to all of them. ”
According to Pugin, Russia intends to remain committed to the construction of a new generation of transport ships and nuclear space energy technology. He believes that Russia has a good start and an absolutely obvious advantage in this regard. “I would like to emphasize that we need to successfully address the challenges of space exploration in order to more effectively address national development tasks on Earth and strengthen our communication security and technical sovereignty in robotics, microelectronics, ecology, medicine, new energy, and navigation,” Putin added.
Cooperation with Belarus in the field of space
Speaking about remote sensing of the Earth, Putin recalled that a large project to build and launch special spacecraft had been launched, “the scientific and industrial potential of leading companies in Russia and Belarus, known worldwide since the Soviet era. Their ability to produce high-precision equipment, the most complex optoelectronic and radio engineering systems is unquestionable.”
“Another important and landmark area of our cooperation is the joint establishment of an infrastructure that guarantees the independent access of the Union States to space In the near future, workers and experts of Belarusian companies and enterprises will have the opportunity to participate in the development of the city of Tsiolkovsky and the Vostochny Cosmodrome.” Putin said.
He added that the relevant changes to the Russian legislation have been approved by the State Duma, “it should be in the near future that the Federal Council will make a decision and, of course, the new law will be signed immediately.”