Russia and China Discuss Deepening Cooperation in Space

Nov. 25, 2010

Roscosmos Head Anatoly Perminov held a meeting today with delegation of Chinese National Space Administration led by Administrator Chang Kuifa.

As Mr. Perminov noted, today’s negotiations took place shortly after the 11th meeting of Russian-Chinese Space Cooperation Subcommittee on preparation of regularly meetings between Russian and Chinese Government Heads which had been held on Nov. 2 in Beijing.  The agreements reached during the 11th meeting had been defined in the Joint Communiqué approved at the 15th Regular Meeting  of Russian and Chinese Government Heads.

In order to accomplish these objectives, Russian and Chinese experts have to work hard. One of the key points in the joint work is launch of Russian Phobos-Grunt mission [Phobos sample return] and Chinese Inkho-1 [a Martian sub-satellite]. More advanced projects are ahead.

Roscosmos Head Anatoly Perminov and CNCA Administrator Chang Kuifa exchanged their opinions on several topics.  CNCA representatives will visit some Roscosmos companies.