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Moscow (Voice of Russia) Sep 14, 2012
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has proposed to create a quality control system in Russia's space industry.
"Quality control is needed at all stages of development, production and exploitation of space equipment", he told the conference that focused on raising the reliability and quality of space manufacturing. Medvedev finds it necessary to set up centres for testing, certifying and checking flight assignments.
The financing of the space industry has increased by 3 times over the past 5 years, and 670 billion roubles (more than 20 billion dollars) will be invested in it in the coming few years.
Russia's Prime Minister says that it is necessary to resort to strict discipline in the space industry that was its distinctive feature in the Soviet-era times. Besides, it is necessary to introduce financial liability for spacecraft launch failures.
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Russia Denies 'Systemic Crisis' in Space Industry
Samara, Russia (RIA Novosti) Sep 10, 2012
Russia's space industry is not in crisis despite some local problems, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Friday. "There is no systemic crisis in the Russian space industry; we have problems with some firms, in some sectors," said Rogozin, who oversees the military-industrial complex in the Russian government. The government's military-industrial commission and the Federal Space A ... read more
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