Subscription and demo access


 
About Interfax
Press Releases
Products & Services
Contact us
Customer Login
 


Headlines
 

02/13 21:54   Iran still considering gas supply routes to Georgia; Gazprom cooperation most likely option - Iranian ambassador
 
02/13 21:31   Nord Stream 2 to be completed on time - Miller
 
02/13 21:24   NATO vulnerability fears nothing serious - Grushko
 
02/13 21:16   Kasyanov postpones meetings with public in N.Novgorod
 
02/13 20:47   Ulyukayev expects Russia's annual inflation to drop in February to 8.3-8.4%
 
02/13 20:20   Poroshenko, Kerry discuss need to keep Russia sanctions in place
 
02/13 20:03   Composition of Syrian negotiating team must be decided by Syrians - U.S. State Dept official
 
02/13 19:40   Kosachyov conditions end of Russian air campaign to truce between Damascus, opposition
 
02/13 19:31   Renova keen on privatizing non-energy assets, in particular Alrosa - Vekselberg
 
02/13 19:19   Kerry, Lavrov discuss measures on U.S.-Russian military coordination in Syria
 




 

Interfax.com  |  Interfax news  |  NASA, Roscosmos to sign new transportation...


News headlines


January 20, 2014 13:13

NASA, Roscosmos to sign new transportation services contract by summer

MOSCOW. Jan 20 (Interfax-AVN) - The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and NASA will sign a contract extending the period of transportation of foreign astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) by Russia's Soyuz spaceships by summer, Energia Corporation President and General Designer Vitaly Lopota told Interfax-AVN.

"NASA plans to extend its order for transportation of astronauts to the ISS and back to Earth aboard Soyuz TMA spaceships. Negotiations may be held in the beginning of 2014 in order to sign adjusted contracts in the first half of the year and to start the construction of the spaceships and the selection and training of joint crews," he said.

ISS crews may grow in three to four years after the beginning of manned flights of Dragon and CST-100 ships consistent with the NASA expectations, Lopota said.

"This possibility is envisaged by the existent international documents regarding the ISS program," the Energia chief continued.

In this case NASA will handle the launches and operations of its crewmembers on its own, he said.

According to Lopota, it will be impossible to resume space tourism programs in the near future.

"The flights of "tourists", i.e. space mission members, will hardly justify [the expenditures on] special Soyuz launches. "Tourists" can fly only in connection to the rotation of ISS crews. Yet such periods of indirect crew rotations are absent now," Lopota said.

Roscosmos manned programs supervisor Alexei Krasnov told Interfax-AVN earlier that Roscosmos and NASA had basically agreed on transportation of foreign astronauts to the ISS by Russian Soyuz spaceships after 2016.

"The existent contract stipulates the transportation of astronauts to the ISS by Russian Soyuz [spacecraft] until 2017, but a Roscosmos delegation agreed with NASA a month ago that the contract would be extended until the end of 2017. Foreign astronauts will travel by Soyuz together with Russians in 2017 or a bit longer," Krasnov said.

The agencies struck a $306 million deal in May 2009 on transportation of six astronauts to the station in 2012.

NASA and Roscosmos signed a $335 million contract in April 2010 to transport six astronauts to the ISS and back in 2013.

NASA announced in March 2011 it had concluded a $753 million contract with Roscosmos on the transportation of twelve astronauts to the ISS and back by Soyuz spaceships in the period from 2014 through June 2016.

Te mk

(Our editorial staff can be reached at eng.editors@interfax.ru)

/Interfax/
 Subscription
You can access a demo version of, receive more information about or subscribe to Interfax publications by filling in and returning the form below. We also have dozens of reports in the Russian language, please indicate if you are interested.
Title:


Phone:


E-mail:


First name:


Company:


Country:
Last name:


Division:


City:
Products:
Central Asia & Caucasus Business Weekly
Central Asia General Newswire
Global Gas Analytics
Global Natural Gas Daily
Interfax Via Bloomberg Terminal
Kazakhstan General Newswire
Kazakhstan Mining Weekly
Kazakhstan Oil & Gas Weekly
Russia & CIS Announcements
Russia & CIS Banking and Finance Weekly
Russia & CIS Business and Financial Daily
Russia & CIS Business and Financial Newswire
Russia & CIS Business and Investment Weekly
Russia & CIS Business Law Weekly
Russia & CIS Business news
Russia & CIS Defense Industry Weekly
Russia & CIS Diplomatic Panorama
Russia & CIS Energy Daily
Russia & CIS Energy Newswire
Russia & CIS Events Calendar
Russia & CIS Food and Agriculture Weekly
Russia & CIS General Newswire
Russia & CIS Headline News
Russia & CIS Insurance Weekly
Russia & CIS IT and Telecom Weekly
Russia & CIS Metals and Mining Weekly
Russia & CIS Military Daily
Russia & CIS Military Newswire
Russia & CIS Military Weekly
Russia & CIS Oil and Gas Weekly
Russia & CIS Presidential Bulletin
Russia & CIS Statistics Weekly
Russia Health & Pharmaceuticals
Russia Market Roundup
Russia Press Review
Ukraine Business Daily
Ukraine Business Weekly
Ukraine General Newswire
Please enter the digits from picture in the box below:

February 13, 2016
 
21:54
Iran still considering gas supply routes to Georgia; Gazprom cooperation most likely option - Iranian ambassador
 
21:31
 
21:24
NATO vulnerability fears nothing serious - Grushko
 
21:16
Kasyanov postpones meetings with public in N.Novgorod
 
20:47
Ulyukayev expects Russia's annual inflation to drop in February to 8.3-8.4%
 
20:20
Poroshenko, Kerry discuss need to keep Russia sanctions in place
 
20:03
Composition of Syrian negotiating team must be decided by Syrians - U.S. State Dept official
 
19:40
Kosachyov conditions end of Russian air campaign to truce between Damascus, opposition
 
19:31
Renova keen on privatizing non-energy assets, in particular Alrosa - Vekselberg
 
19:19
Kerry, Lavrov discuss measures on U.S.-Russian military coordination in Syria
 
19:13
VTB chief Kostin plans to sue WADA
 
19:09
Patriarch-pope meeting good example of possible West-Russia rapprochement - Medvedev
 
19:07
LAVROV, KERRY DISCUSSED STEPS TO IMPLEMENT AGREEMENTS ON MILITARY COORDINATION IN SYRIA - RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY
 
19:06
LAVROV-KERRY MEETING FOCUSED ENTIRELY ON SYRIA, IMPLEMENTATION OF MUNICH COMMUINIQUE - RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY
 
 more headlines 



Interviews
 

.
U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security State Rose Gottemoeller has given an interview to Interfax in which she speaks about U.S.-Russian issues over the INF Treaty and states that the United States is not going to return to the IV stage of its missile shield in Europe and not going to return nuclear arms to the Korean peninsula.

more
.
.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has given an interview to Interfax in which he sums up results of 2015, in particular with regard to Ukraine and Syria, and tells about Russia‘s foreign political agenda in 2016.

more
.
.
Egyptian Ambassador to Russia Mohammed El-Badri has given an interview to Interfax in which he speaks about the investigation of Russia‘s A321 air crash over Egypt, safety of flights over the Sinai Peninsula, the influence of the tragedy on tourist flow to Egypt and Russian-Egyptian bilateral relations.

more

 
  
 ©   1991—2016   Interfax Information Service. All rights reserved.
contact information   |   Interfax offices   |   made by web.finmarket

News and other data on this site are provided for information purposes only, and are not intended for republication or redistribution. Republication or redistribution of Interfax content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Interfax.

Browse other Interfax sites:  Interfax.ru   |   IFX.RU   |   Interfax Group   Rambler's Top100