Russia Merges United Rocket and Space Corporation with Roscosmos
[Via Satellite 01-23-2015] As part of a series of reforms of its space sector, the Russian government has decided to combine the Federal Space Agency Roscosmos with the United Rocket and Space Corporation. The combined entity will be called Roscosmos State Corporation.
Igor Komarov has been appointed as head of Roscosmos, and Yuri Vlasov, former deputy head of the United Rocket and Space Corporation for projects and programs, has been appointed as temporary head of the corporation.
“The second stage of the reform has begun. Not only the industry (as it was in the case of the United Rocket and Space Corporation), but the whole sector is being reformed,” said Dmitry Rogozin deputy prime minister of Russia.