Source Pravda.Ru

There is hope that funds will be provided for building additional spaceships for ISS

It is hoped in the Russian aerospace agency Rosaviakosmos that necessary funds from the federal budget will be appropriated in September for building additional spaceships for the International Space Station (ISS).

Unless the money is provided, it will be impossible pay for the manufacture of three additional cargo spaceships required for flights to the ISS -one is to be built this year and the other two in 2004-, a highly placed spokesman of the aerospace agency told RIA Novosti Friday.

"It takes over a year to build one such spaceship. So, we asked the government to provide 1.2 billion rubles for us from the funds that were set aside for Rosaviakosmos for the latter half of this year. The Government agreed to make such "re-distribution" of funds, but, so far, it has not appropriated additional money," it was pointed out in Rosaviakosmos.

According to its spokesman, additional funds are required "for continuing the manufacture of the three spaceships in excess of the plan to keep the space station in a working condition." Such a need emerged after the flights of U.S. shuttles to the ISS were suspended.

Comments
Call girl dies of asphyxia in bizarre sexual encounter
Call girl dies of asphyxia in bizarre sexual encounter
Call girl dies of asphyxia in bizarre sexual encounter
German experts name Russia's most dangerous weapon
Russia to impose sanctions on WADA for Winter Olympics 2018
Russian Guard to see enemies behind walls
What will happen if USA freezes Russian dollar assets?
Ukraine suspicious about Russia's intention to give away rusty ships to Kiev
Russian Armed Forces to receive second-to-none gliding bomb
Euro-Islam: New religion to break migrants in EU
Euro-Islam: New religion to break migrants in EU
Euro-Islam: New religion to break migrants in EU
Euro-Islam: New religion to break migrants in EU
Turkey distances itself from Russia to plunge Syria into greater chaos
Terrorists work on another 9/11 for USA
USA will seize Kuril Islands immediately if Russia delivers them to Japan
Russia to impose sanctions on WADA for Winter Olympics 2018
Russia to impose sanctions on WADA for Winter Olympics 2018
Turkey distances itself from Russia to plunge Syria into greater chaos
Turkey distances itself from Russia to plunge Syria into greater chaos
Turkey distances itself from Russia to plunge Syria into greater chaos