LE BOURGET, France, June 19 (Itar-Tass) - Russia’s Khrunichev State Space Research and Production Centre is ready to continue cooperation with South Korea if the Republic of Korea asks for this, Director-General Alexander Seliverstov said on Wednesday.
The Khrunichev Centre and South Korea launched three KSLV boosters, Seliverstov told journalists within the Paris Air Show.
“The first stage, which was produced by the Khrunichev Centre, proved it positive,” the Russian official said.
He said Russia sought to continue cooperation with South Korea.
The Republic of Korea also intends to continue contacts. “As of today the pause has been taken. If South Korea asks us, we will consider its proposal and continue cooperation with pleasure,” Seliverstov said.
The Khrunichev Centre also maintains cooperation with India: in the past Russia supplied upper stages for the Indian missile. Three stages have been used. One more stage has not been launched yet and now it is being in India. “India seeks to solve problems by its own that is why we are in for its decision,” Seliverstov said, adding that everything would decide when the latest stage was used.
“The Khrunichev Centre is ready to work with other countries in the space field,” the director-general said.