Vice-Premier of RF government Dmitry Rogozin on the Board of the Ministry of industry and trade stated that Russia lags behind the U.S. space industry 9 times and change the situation, possibly, will not succeed.
photo: Gennady Cherkasov
In his words, quoted by “Interfax”, even the most ambitious Russian space projects include increased productivity in the industry only half, but “because we (the USA — ed) never catch up,” concluded Deputy Prime Minister.
As measures of effectiveness he was offered a fight against bureaucracy and another increase in performance. Otherwise, “we will look at NASA and Elon musk”.
Read about the reprimand Rogozin for “East”.
Recall that a private company Mask SpaseX, established in 2002, now offers the lowest prices on space launches, and recently worked with the landing of the first stage booster on a floating platform.
While in Russia the participation of private companies in the development of space technologies very difficult: thus, the creation of a satellite can cost up to 10 times cheaper than receiving all necessary documentation.