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28 September 2022, 17:53

Roscosmos: Belarus-Russia space cooperation becomes more important amid tensions in world

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MOSCOW, 28 September (BelTA) - Space cooperation between Belarus and Russia has become particularly important amid the increasing tensions in the world, Director General of the Roscosmos State Corporation Yury Borisov said at the expert and media forum “Belarus-Russia cooperation in industry, science and technology. Science. Cosmos. Education”, BelTA has learned.

“Cooperation in the space sector between Russia and Belarus has become especially important amid rapidly growing tensions in the world. “Roscosmos together with the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the State Military Industrial Committee of Belarus have been consistently implementing steps to expand cooperation and coordination in space activities,” said Yury Borisov.

In his words, since 1999 seven space programs of the Union State have been successfully implemented. One of them is still in progress with the completion slated for next year. “During this period cooperation between Russian and Belarusian companies involved in implementing the Union State programs has increased significantly, namely by more than three times. The number of cooperating companies rose from 26 to 80 enterprises. I am particularly pleased that the number of participants expands thanks to universities and academic institutions. The main areas of our cooperation in the development and use of elements of advanced space tools and technologies in the interests of economic, scientific and technical development of the Union State have been formed during this period,” the Roscosmos head said.

“It is no secret that today space developments in the world are in the focus of close attention not only of scientists, but also of governments, because without space technologies it is impossible to progress in the development of most industries. The pace and prospects of economic growth depend on the depth of their implementation. That is why today it is necessary to strengthen coordination of our activities at all levels - from government bodies, enterprises, organizations to consumers and experts,” said Yury Borisov.

“We have new specific tasks in space exploration and use. These are manned and unmanned space flights, implementation of scientific, fundamental and applied space research, development of new space tools and technologies, including remote sensing of the Earth from space and introduction of the results of space activities into various sectors of our economies,” the Roscosmos head added.

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