Roscosmos (Federal Space Agency) has drafted this document on the Government’s instructions.
The National Space Programme, 2013-2020 (hereinafter referred to as the programme) endorsed by the Government’s Directive No. 2594-r of December 28, 2012, determines the goals of Russia’s space activities and rocket-space industry to 2020, as well as their targets and implementation indicators.
The programme also contains the resources required for forecasting federal budget expenditures on space activities in relevant planning periods and is aimed at achieving national socioeconomic priorities.
The current period of implementing budget-funded programme measures includes 2013-2015.
The approved plan determines the period for implementing and providing resource support for the measures ordered by Roscosmos under:
- the Federal Space Programme, 2006–2015;
- the federal targeted programme Maintaining, Developing and Using the GLONASS System, 2012–2020;
- the federal targeted programme Developing Russian Cosmodromes, 2006–2015;
- the sub-programmes Priority Innovative Projects of the Rocket-Space industry and Ensuring the Implementation of the State Programme;
The plan provides for the implementation of the following key measures in 2013–2015:
- replacement of withdrawn satellites and deployment by 2016 of an orbital group consisting of 66 spacecraft of civil and dual purpose;
- effective use of the Baikonur Cosmodrome and the construction of the infrastructure for launching automatic spacecraft by Soyuz carrier rockets on the Vostochny Cosmodrome;
- maintenance and renovation of the GLONASS orbital system;
- use of the Russian segment of the International Space Station.
The Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Finance have coordinated the Roscosmos-drafted detailed schedule for implementing the programme with a view to monitoring compliance with its targets.
The plan is aimed at ensuring Russia’s guaranteed access and presence in space in the interests of its socioeconomic development, maintaining its leading positions in manned flights and carrying out its international commitments in the sphere of space activities.