MOSCOW, July 18. /TASS/. The timeframe of developing Russia’s super-heavy carrier rocket must be complied with and its flight tests should begin in 2028, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with the management of the State Space Corporation Roscosmos on Wednesday.
"It is important to timely implement some large-scale and significant projects, including the creation of the super-heavy rocket system," Putin said.
"Let me stress that all the time limits that were set earlier must be complied with and the flight tests should begin in 2028 as planned," the Russian president stressed.
Considering the strategic importance of the space industry, the Roscosmos management should focus on key tasks, Putin said.
The Russian leader emphasized the need to timely implement the most ambitious projects, such as the creation of the super-heavy rocket.
Among other tasks, the head of the Russian state highlighted the need to build up the country’s orbital grouping. Putin demanded "to radically raise the quality and the reliability of satellites and their delivery vehicles" and ensure the creation of the modern domestic components base to increase the term of the active operation of satellites in orbit.