HARBIN, June 30. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia is ready to cooperate in several space-related projects with China, Russia’s senior government official said.
“We’d like to work with our Chinese friends in several space services - in cartography and communications. In the future, we’d like to create our own radio-resistant equipment and spacecraft vehicles,” Russian Vice-Premier Dmitry Rogozin said at a roundtable meeting devoted to Russian-Chinese cooperation in satellite navigation.
“This is a very step in space cooperation as a whole,” Rogozin said.
Russia “is ready to move forward with Chinese friends in such areas as manned space programs, joint exploration of deep outer space, and joint development of the Solar System, the Moon and Mars”, he said on Monday.
Within the roundtable, the Russian Federal Space Agency and the China Satellite Navigation Office signed a memorandum on mutual understanding.