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China interested in producing Russian rocket engines — Roscosmos chief

November 18, 2014, 12:52 UTC+3 MOSCOW
“We are open to cooperation in our work, but only on a parity basis,” head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos Oleg Ostapenko said
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MOSCOW, November 18. /TASS/. China is interested in producing Russian rocket engines on its territory and wants to cooperate in manned space exploration, satellite navigation and remote sensing of the Earth, Oleg Ostapenko, head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, said on Tuesday.

“During our visit to China, we discussed with our partners various spheres of cooperation, including satellite navigation, remote sensing of the Earth, manufacture of electronic components, materials engineering, aerospace engineering, manned space programs, and rocket engine building,” Ostapenko said.

“I will inform the government about results of the working trip to China. We can say then in which spheres we will actively cooperate with them,” he said, adding that the two countries were likely to see an exchange of manned flights to Russian and Chinese space stations in the future, as well as to organize joint deep-space exploration missions.

“We are open to cooperation in our work, but only on a parity basis,”“We are open to cooperation in our work, but only on a parity basis,” Ostapenko said.

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