Roscosmos: Russia, China considering space cooperation

China is interested in building Russian rocket engines and joining manned space exploration, navigation satellite and remote sensing projects, Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) chief Oleg Ostapenko said.

China is interested in building Russian rocket engines and joining manned space exploration, navigation satellite and remote sensing projects, Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) chief Oleg Ostapenko said.

"During our visit to China, we discussed various cooperation areas with our partners: navigation satellites, remote sensing, production of electronic component parts, materials science, construction of spacecraft and rocket engines, and manned programs. I will inform the government about results of our working trip to China and we will think about areas in which we will actively cooperate," Ostapenko told reporters on Tuesday.

The Roscosmos head did not rule out an exchange of manned spacecraft visits to Russian and Chinese orbiting stations and joint expeditions to explore deep space.

"We are open to cooperation but want to do so on equal terms," Ostapenko emphasized.

 

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