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#Glavcosmos #Main #India28.10.2019 10:00 Glavkosmos: cooperation with India

The company “glavkosmos”, included in the state Corporation “Roscosmos”, and the Center for manned space flights, Indian space research organization signed a contract to review the project to assess the possibility of using Russian flight equipment life support systems and for ensuring the thermal regime for manned space ship “Gahagan” (“celestial ship”).Signatures under the agreement were put by the Director General of the Glavkosmos Dmitry Loskutov and head PSDC Dr. Unnikrishnan Nair. The signing ceremony was held in the presence of the Deputy Director-General for international cooperation of the state Corporation “Rosatom” Sergey Saveliev.”We expect that the signing of this document and the realisation of provisions will serve as the development of Indian space program and manned space flight, and in General the further strengthening of friendly Russian-Indian relations, — said Dmitry Loskutov. — Look forward to enhancing our cooperation.”In turn, Unnikrishnan Nair expressed his gratitude to the Russian side for fruitful discussions and noted that India and Russia continue to be reliable partners, including in the framework of cooperation in space. The contract will be implemented with the participation of Rocket-space Corporation “Energy” (part of state Corporation “Roscosmos”).Earlier, on 27 June 2019, glavkosmos and the Center for manned space flights, Indian space research organization signed a contract for consultancy support for the selection of candidates in Indian astronauts, their medical examination for admission to special training under the program of preparation for a space flight, as well as training selected according to the results of the medical examination of Indian astronauts for space flight.***The manned spaceflight center — a division of the Indian space research organization. The center is responsible for the implementation of the project “Gahagan” that includes the full cycle of mission planning, development of engineering systems for the survival of the crew in space, selection and training of the crew. PSDC conducts activities to ensure long-term manned space flights.Glavkosmos — a subsidiary of the state Corporation “Roscosmos”. The main objective of the company is promotion of achievements of the Russian rocket and space industry on world markets and the management of complex international projects. For more than thirty-year history, the company successfully implemented more than 120 international contracts, including, launched more than 140 spacecraft as a secondary payload.


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