Roscosmos Head Says Believes In Feasibility Of Putin's Objectives On Moon Exploration
PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY (Russia) (UrduPoint news / Sputnik - 10th February, 2019) KAMCHATSKY (Russia), February 10 (Sputnik) - Exploration of the Moon is a highly important task for Russian space corporation Roscosmos, which was set by President Vladimir Putin and will be implemented, the corporation's head Dmitry Rogozin said.
"The president has set a highly important task - exploration and examination of the Moon ... That is a very ambitious task. There is an order covering that and its implementation is strictly controlled ... This task will be undoubtedly implemented," Rogozin told the Rossiya 24 broadcaster.
"We will get a modernized rocket and space industry," Rogozin added.
On November 28, the scientific council of Roscosmos and the Russian academy of Sciences' council on space considered the concept of exploration and examination of the Moon. The document will be later sent to Putin.
Russia hopes to found a base on the Moon between 2036 and 2040.