Funding for Russia’s federal space program (FKP) has been cut by 150 billion rubles by 2025, Roscosmos CEO Dmitry Rogozin said. In his opinion, the financing is below 1.4 trillion rubles. could lead to the degradation of the industry.” According to the passport, the FCP should have 1 trillion 406 billion rubles by 2025, and in reality, it is already cut by 150 billion rubles. And this is not counting the proposed sequester of space programs, which is associated with a drop in federal budget revenues,” Mr. Rogozin said in an interview with TASS at the Army 2020 forum. According to him, negotiations with the Ministry of Finance should be completed in the autumn. The head of Roscosmos called for the return of the space industry “what was promised.”
Due to funding cuts, Roscosmos cannot sign a contract to develop a heavy “Angara” with the third stage on hydrogen engines.” The contract will be signed when the financing is confirmed,” Mr. Rogozin said.
Earlier, Mr. Rogozin reported that the unified state program of space activities of Russia for 2021-2030 will be submitted to the government before the end of the year. According to him, the state corporation and the Ministry of Finance are arguing about the need to include in it and allocate funding for the creation of a complex for the landing of cosmonauts on the moon.
Yesterday, August 24, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov announced plans to restore the world’s only floating spaceport “Sea Launch.” According to him, it will require 35 billion rubles, although back in July Rosatom gave an estimate of 83.8 billion rubles.