Russian – Chinese Space Cooperation Subcommittee Finalized in BeijingNovember 4, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
The 11-th meeting of the Russian–Chinese Space Cooperation Subcommittee finalized in Beijing today, on Nov. 2.
The meeting is attended by the delegation of Federal Space Agency led by Roscosmos Head Anatoly Perminov. The Subcommittee deals with preparation of the Heads of the Governments.
Roscosmos Head Anatoly Perminov, who chairs the Subcommittee on the Russian side, appreciated Administrator of Chinese Space Administration Chen Qiufa and Chinese colleagues on organization of the Meeting on behalf of the Federal Space Agency.
Roscosmos Head noted that Russian-Chinese Space Program of 2010–2012 approved in Oct. 2009 during the 14th meeting of the Russian and Chinese Governments laid reliable grounds for further development and intensification of cooperation for the upcoming years, as it implies mutually beneficial collaboration aimed at improving space science and products. According to Perminov, both parties are to put efforts into accomplishing the goals of the Program.
There is a major joint objective of Mars and Phobos exploration – Russian spacecraft Phobos-Grunt and Chinese microsatellite Inkho-1 are to be launched in 2011.
Roscosmos Head also pays special attention to organization of the cooperation in future space programs, which is to be based upon rational application of Russian and Chinese scientific and production capabilities, on the principles of friendship and collaboration. Only united efforts of the states involved in space programs can help accomplishing the predefined mutually beneficial goals.
Perminov expressed his satisfaction in the results achieved at the 11-th meeting of the Russian–Chinese Space Cooperation Subcommittee.