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Medvedev to chair government meeting on spacecraft quality

September 09, 2012, 15:19 UTC+3
At the previous such meeting on August 14, the prime minister gave Russia’s Federal Space Agency one month to work out quality-improvement measures
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MOSCOW, September 9 (Itar-Tass) — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will hold on Monday a government meeting dedicated to problems of the quality and reliability of Russian spacecraft, the press service of the Russian government reported on Sunday.

Specifically, I is planned to discuss practical aspects of the adoption of a new quality control system at all stages of the development, production and operation of spacecraft, the press service said.

The recent spacecraft failures demonstrate that the country’s space industry is facing profound problems. At the previous such meeting on August 14, the prime minister gave Russia’s Federal Space Agency one month to work out quality-improvement measures.

Taking part in tomorrow’s meeting there will be Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, Minister of Economic Development Andrei Belousov, Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov, Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, director of the Federal Space Agency Vladimir Popovkin, and top executive of leading sectoral enterprises.

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