MOSCOW, April 15. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin is due to hold a major meeting of the Security Council on Tuesday devoted to discussing state policy in space sector, the Kremlin press service said on Monday.
"On April 16 in the Kremlin Russian President Vladimir Putin is due to hold a meeting of the Security Council. There are plans to consider priority areas of Russia’s state policy in space sector," the statement said.
The Russian president convenes meetings of the Security Council on a weekly basis. However, several times per year the Security Council gathers for full-fledged meetings to discuss vital issues. On April 12, Putin took part in a number of events devoted to celebrating Cosmonautics Day, praising the achievements of Russia’s state space corporation Roscosmos. However, the president demanded to increase the effectiveness of the space sector, getting rid of everything that contains its progress, and to focus scientific, intellectual and production resources on achieving goals outlined in his address to the Federal Assembly. In particular, this refers to creating a new spacecraft of the next generation, a super heavy carrier rocket, advanced engines and materials, and also developing the moon.