EU-Russia Space Deal

Brussels, 10 March 2006

Space policy: EU and Russia join forces and sign cooperation agreement

The EU and Russia are strengthening ties in space cooperation. The Head of the Federal Space Agency of the Russian Federation (Roscosmos) Anatoliy Perminov, the Director General of the European Space Agency Jean-Jacques Dordain and European Commission Vice-President G√ľnter Verheugen signed a joint document to enhance bilateral cooperation in space activities. The enhanced cooperation encompasses space applications (satellite navigation, earth observation and satellite communications), access to space (launchers and future space transportation systems), space exploration and the use of the International Space Station (ISS) and space technologies development.

Read the full press release with joint statement of the European Commission and the Federal Space Agency (Via Europa's press room; thanks also SpaceRef.)

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