RUSSIA-CHINA COOPERATION COMMITTEE

09.02.2018

On 7-8 February 2018, arranged by Glavkosmos, a meeting of Russia and China representatives in Space Exploration and Peaceful Use Cooperation took place in Keldysh Research Center.

The meeting was dedicated to the reports on the current status and development prospects of the Russia-China relationship in research and exploration of near-the-Earth and deep space. The outcome of the two-day visit of the CNSA team and discussions held is the signed Minutes of the Meeting.

Glavkosmos pays a great attention to the development of Russia-China cooperation acting as a coordinator and organizer of the joint meetings, as well as to the evolution of the Russia-China Program into which it will be involved.

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) is the national space agency of the People’s Republic of China. It is responsible for the national space program. The Administration was established in 1993 after the Ministry of Aerospace Industry was reformed into CNSA and China Aerospace Corporation (CASC) that took over the authority.

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On July 15, 1975 Soyuz-19 spaceship was lifted aboard Soyuz-U launch vehicle. It was the first international space flight with the docking of Apollo, a US spaceship. The famous Soyuz-Apollo docking was a historical event and a symbol of rapprochement between the two superpowers in the period of d├ętente during the long-lasting Cold War.
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Soyuz spaceship was used for the first commercial space flight coordinated by Glavkosmos. In December 1990, a Japanese journalist Toyohiro Akiyama became a member of the crew delivered to MIR space station.
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