MOSCOW, December 29 (Itar-Tass) — Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who supervises in the government the defense industry, including the Federal Space Agency /Roskosmos/, ordered Vladimir Popovkin, head of the agency, to finalize by January 25 the analysis of the accidents in the space and to present a corresponding report.
“We shall analyze the reasons of the accidents in the space sector, and by January 25 I shall receive a report,” Rogozin told reporters after his meeting with Popovkin.
He added that later on the report will be submitted to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
Along with the report, Rogozin expects to receive a list of immediate measures to correct the situation.
“We have instructed a veteran of the space sector Mister Koptev to conduct research of these problems,” he said.
Popovkin said in his turn that a detailed plan for improvement of the sector will include the introduction of control by the agency, due from January.