Russia Federal Space Agency
Also called Roscosmos – this is the goverment agency responsible for the Russian Space Science Programmes and Research. It was established in 1992.
- the military counterpart of the RKA is the Military Space Forces (VKO)
- VKO controls Russia’s Plesetsk Cosmodrome launch facility.
- RKA and VKO share control of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, where the RKA reimburses the VKO for the wages of many of the flight controllers during civilian launches.
- RKA and VKO also share control of the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.
- it has been announced that Russia is to build another spaceport in Vostochny.
- the Vostochny Cosmodrome is scheduled to be finished by 2018.
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