US-Russia Deal on Moon-Orbiting Spaceport Sets Example for Better Cooperation

Author: us-russia
Comments: 0
Category: News, TopStories
US-Russia Deal on Moon-Orbiting Spaceport Sets Example for Better Cooperation
Published 29-09-2017, 08:12
On Wednesday Russia and the US have agreed to jointly participate in the project to create a new international lunar orbital station. This move not only opens new opportunities for the Russian space industry but also offers prospects of increased technical cooperation between the countries.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Russia’s diplomatic mission in Washington said Friday it hoped that a budding partnership between US and Russian space agencies on a moon-orbiting space station would set an example for tighter cooperation.

Russia’s Roscosmos and the US NASA agency signed a joint statement Wednesday that aims to unify some of their technical standards to facilitate cooperation on the Deep Space Gateway project.

"The signing of joint statement… is an important example of how our countries, should they combine their potentials, can move forward in resolving ambitious tasks," Embassy’s spokesman Nikolay Lakhonin said.

The diplomatic mission sees the project as an "important cooperation step" on manned spaceflights and a "logical continuation" to the International Space Station on the Earth’s orbit.

"We consider the development of Russian-American scientific and technological partnership to be in the interests of both our countries. The current level of bilateral cooperation in these fields, to our regret, does not fully reflect its potential," Lakhonin said.

The Embassy hopes more joint projects will follow that will improvethe current atmosphere in relations between the two countries and bolster their bilateral economic cooperation.

 

sputniknews.com

Comments: 0
Category: News, TopStories
Experts' Panel
Any advice to Trump?
All those who have contributed to the Trump - Pence "Make America...
Any advice to Trump?
Top
popular in the journal
Сговора нет, но Россия всё равно...

Сговора нет, но Россия всё равно...

Эдуард Лозанский — об очередной победе президента США Дональда Трампа и отсутствии связей между ним и Россией
THE WORLD RUSSIA FORUM ONCE DREW...

THE WORLD RUSSIA FORUM ONCE DREW...

In the shade of Arlington Cemetery outside of Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, dozens of Americans and Russians sat on folding chairs and presented wreaths at a memorial to ...
The UK Government’s Skripal...

The UK Government’s Skripal...

The Official Narrative on the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal is a collection of illogical claims and assertions that cannot be made to fit together, that make no ...
Эльба для послов

Эльба для послов

Главу дипмиссии России в США Анатолия Антонова и его американского коллегу Джона Хантсмана пригласили принять участие в телемосте к годовщине встречи советских и ...
Why the DNC Is Fighting WikiLeaks...

Why the DNC Is Fighting WikiLeaks...

Rather than take stock of why they lost in 2016 and address demands of ordinary Americans, the Democratic Party continues to scapegoat Russia and WikiLeaks in a ...