Russia plans to increase its space market

Middle East Times
Saturday 23rd February, 2013

Dmitry Medvedev said Russia plans to increase its share of the global “space service market” from its current 10 percent to 15 percent. “We want to be not just a leading scientific power, a space researcher country, but also a player on the space service market,” Medvedev said during an interview in Cuba, published Saturday. Although Medvedev did not give a time frame for the increase, an outline of Russia’s state program for the space industry, published in January, projected a target of 2020, RIA Novosti reported. “We were the first in space, and we believe it’s our competitive advantage….

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