Rogozin Lays Out 10 Principles to Guide Roscosmos

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. (Credit: A. Savin)

MOSCOW (Roscosmos PR) — Today, June 28, 2018, Moscow hosted the scientific and practical conference “The main tasks and prospects for the development of Roscosmos”, at which the General Director of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin announced ten principles on which the State Corporation and enterprises of the industry will operate.

At the event, not only the heads of Roscosmos, but also all the enterprises of the industry gathered, there were altogether more than 250 people. The moderator of the conference was acting. Nikolay Sevastyanov, First Deputy General Director of Roscosmos State Corporation, who outlined the program of the meeting.

Opening speech delivered by Dmitry Rogozin, at the very beginning of which he cited Academician Andrei Sakharov: “Life is an expansion.” He also stressed that the Russian cosmos is the crown of self-identification of our people.

“We have always considered ourselves to be the first nation, and the violation of this tradition has always been very painfully perceived by our society. Therefore, we must understand that following this tradition is an element of our enormous moral responsibility, “said Dmitry Rogozin.

The General Director of the State Corporation noted that Russia has a reason for pride in space: the military space, the GLONASS system and the Vostochny Cosmodrome, which is necessary to develop and transfer almost all launches to it as soon as possible.

The head of Roscosmos stressed that there were problems. According to him, “first of all – in the loss of quality. As a consequence – accidents on a mass-produced and long-established technology. Among these mistakes I will refer also to the lack of due reaction to market changes, reduction of orders. Many such giant enterprises, such as the Khrunichev Center, did not manage to optimize production in time, to adjust to the reduction of orders. As a result – a financial failure. ”

Therefore Dmitry Rogozin has developed ten principles on which the State Corporation will work:

  1. High exactingness and special control over the execution of GOZ.
  2. The state corporation will become a direct participant of all contracts of customers.
  3. Roscosmos will create a technical customer management.
  4. The executive directors and deputy directors of the state corporation will necessarily join the boards of directors of the leading enterprises.
  5. Roscosmos will create a Board of Innovators under the State Corporation to ensure the scientific organization of labor in enterprises and use of best practices.
  6. The state corporation will give up space long-term construction and dead-end directions of development.
  7. Roscosmos is a diversified corporation that will work to diversify production.
  8. State corporation Roscosmos will create a department for prospective studies to meet the needs of technical progress in the field of military economic and scientific space together with the Foundation for Advanced Studies.
  9. Active cooperation with Rosatom in creating alternative energy sources, special strategic materials, radiation-resistant electronic component base and supercomputer technologies.
  10. Working with private investors and creating a council for public-private partnership.

Also, Io. First Deputy Director General of Roscosmos Nikolay Sevastyanov, who spoke about the directions of work on rethinking the production system, pricing in the space industry and improving the quality. He also said that the flight tests of the family of the newest Russian carrier rockets “Angara” will be completed after six launches.

The general designer of the GLONASS system Sergey Karutin said during the speech that the development of the new-generation GLONASS-K2 spacecraft has been completed.

Deputy Head of the Analytical Center under the Government of Russia Yuri Urlichich in detail told about the prospects of the global system “SPHERE” for business and the population of Russia.

Deputy General Director of Roscosmos for Automatic Systems and Complexes Mikhail Khailov spoke about the prospects for the exploration of the Moon and Mars, as well as the launch of the unique scientific astrophysical space laboratory “Spectrum-UV.”

And the executive director for manned space programs Sergey Krikalev did not rule out the transfer of the new Federation spacecraft to the Angara carrier rocket, since the Eastern infrastructure for this type of missile was designed with a manned version.

  • Pete Zaitcev

    The bureaucratic machine springs into action. New departments are created to drive innovation, strategic studies, and scientific organization of labor! Also, micromanagement through deputies planted onto boards of all enterprises. I thought we passed through that stage when Bolsheviks sent commissars to take over banks and factories in 1918. But hey, it worked great back then, and it’s the 100th anniversary now. Jeezuz tap dancing Christ. And these people want to compete with Elon Musk.

  • Search

    “Working with private investors and creating a council for public-private partnership”. LoL. The basis for such partnerships is trust. Trust that the government wont change the terms after they have been agreed upon, trust that the government will put in its share of funding when the private investor puts in their money, trust that the government wont change its mind and develop a directly competing product, trust that the government wont change its mind and take all the intellectual property for itself seize the facility and disappear the investor. Taken for granted in the US and the West – which of these would YOU trust the Russian government to do?

  • Lee

    “The moderator of the conference was acting.”

    I’m sure they were all “acting” to one extent or another. Telling the truth isn’t exactly a career-advancing move in the USSR… errrr, I mean Russia 🙂

  • Pete Zaitcev

    “Acting” in this case means “pro tempore”. The original was “i.o.” Note that one of the “i.o.”‘s lacked the dot and the google’s robot translator left it in the text, thinking it’s a name.

  • Lee

    You clearly missed my sarcasm.

  • Pete Zaitcev

    That’s what GOZ is all about. Do keep in mind that the funds from GOZ are allocated for recapitalization of floundered busnesses. It’s their version of Chapter 11 reorganization. It’s not like the executives and enterpreneurs have much of a choice, sitting between predatory banks and the Putin’s government.

  • Andrew Tubbiolo

    “2. The state corporation will become a direct participant of all contracts of customers.
    3. Roscosmos will create a technical customer management.
    4. The executive directors and deputy directors of the state corporation will
    necessarily join the boards of directors of the leading enterprises.”

    Do these 3 points apply to launch contracts with out of country firms? Are they doing to, like the Chinese, demand access to intellectual property in order for folks to do business with them? If this was the pre Space X era, they really could have pushed this. Now, it yet another reason not to go to Mother Russia for a launch, or to build/develop your satellite.

  • Emmet Ford

    High exactingness and special control over the execution of GOZ.

    I don’t know who this GOZ fellow is, but clearly he’s a goner.

    The state corporation will become a direct participant of all contracts of customers.

    In post-soviet Russia, rockets purchase you!

    Roscosmos will create a technical customer management

    …because these customer payloads clearly keep killing out rockets.

    The executive directors and deputy directors of the state corporation will necessarily join the boards of directors of the leading enterprises

    …and my vig is 20% off the top.

    Roscosmos will create a Board of Innovators under the State Corporation to ensure the scientific organization of labor in enterprises and use of best practices.

    20%! OFF THE TOP!

    The state corporation will give up space long-term construction and dead-end directions of development

    …the construction workers at Vostochny having all perished due to starvation.

    Working with private investors and creating a council for public-private partnership.

    20%! OFF THE TOP!

  • Search

    Man this is an excellent line – kudos “In post-soviet Russia, rockets purchase you!”

  • Under capitalism, man exploits his fellow man. Under communism, it’s the other way around.

  • Seems like Roscosmos is well on its way to surpassing NASA’s key organizational technology: funneling public money to private entities with very little return on the investment. It’s so much easier when you don’t have to pretend to act in the public interest!

  • redneck

    Yup, just a matter of changing the vector of human progress/misery which system you prefer.