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MOSCOW, October 11 (Itar-Tass) - New Chief of the Roscosmos federal space agency Oleg Ostapenko said he will continue reforms in the country's aerospace industry begun by his predecessor Vladimir Popovkin.
"Tremendous work has been carried out, but more has to be accomplished. I'm sure we'll cope with all the tasks set by the supreme commander-in-chief - the Russian president," Ostapenko said after the ceremony where Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin introduced him to Roskosmos personnel.
Popovkin wished success to the new Roskosmos director at his post and less failures which plagued the industry during his tenure. "I personally experienced how failures in aerospace impact the whole people," he said.
The former Roskosmos director told about the difficulties he encountered at his post. "We started when the situation was critical. In 2011, we feared we'd lose control of the aerospace industry altogether. In two years, we managed to meet our commitments on the International Space Station and began to deploy a cluster of Earth remote probing satellites," Popovkin said.
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said he was hoping Ostapenko would use the experienced gained at the Defense Ministry. Ostapenko's previous job had to do with advance developments; hopefully, it will help him implement the future reforms, he said.