MOSCOW, June 11. /TASS/. US company Axiom Space has paid for astronaut Mark Vande Hei’s flight on Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft with a month’s delay, Russian State Space Agency Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rozozin told the Rossiya-24 TV channel on Saturday.
"They were exactly one month late. There was a delay in payment but the money was eventually paid in full," Rogozin noted.
When asked if the payment had been made in rubles, the Roscosmos chief answered in the affirmative.
Rogozin told Channel One in April that Axiom Space had not yet been able to pay two bln rubles ($34.4 mln) for the flight due to logistical issues.
The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft’s capsule carrying Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov and NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei landed in Kazakhstan on March 30.