State Corporation “Roscosmos” to Be Engaged in Strengthening Country’s Defense
Created state corporation “Roscosmos” in addition to space activities will be engaged directly in cosmodromes, GLONASS, and the strengthening of national defense and security, according to a draft law on the state corporation.
“The corporation aims to create conditions and mechanisms for effective implementation of space activities in the interests of science, technology and various sectors of the economy, the effective management of the corporation, the promotion of the country’s defense and security,” was said in a document published on the portal of public legal information.
The document also notes that the corporation will be engaged in maintenance work in the field of rocket and space technology research, socio-economic, military and dual-use, as well as combat missile technology of strategic purpose. In addition, Roscosmos will be engaged in coordination of the development of the GLONASS satellite system and the direction of the works at the cosmodromes “Vostochny” and Baikonur.