Large Budget Cuts To Russia's Space Program

Russia's new spaceport will have only one launch pad for Angara rockets due to budget cuts, TASS

"Only one launch pad for Angara carrier rockets will be built at the Vostochny spaceport, deputy head of the Center for Operation of Space Ground-Based Infrastructure Andrey Okhlopkov said on Wednesday. "There will be one universal [launch pad]," Okhlopkov said adding that it will be capable of servicing all types of Angara rocket, including Angara-A5V. The decision was made after federal target programs for developing cosmodromes were cut."

Russian space agency scales back plans as crisis shrinks budget, Reuters

"Russia will spend 30 percent less on its space programme in the next decade and scale back a slew of projects to save money in the face of tanking oil prices and a falling rouble, a plan presented by the country's space agency showed on Wednesday, According to the blueprint, presented to Russian media by Igor Komarov, head of space agency Roscosmos, the space programme budget for 2016-2025 will be cut to 1.4 trillion roubles ($17.36 billion), down from 2 trillion roubles."

- Russian Space Follies, earlier post
- Putin's Favorite Paramilitary Biker Gang Flies Flag in Space, earlier post
- Russia Built Its New Cosmodrome Wrong, earlier post
- Russian Sanctions Are Affecting Space Projects, earlier post
- Earlier Russia posts

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