Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos, is planning to ink a number of contracts in 2021 to build satellites for other countries, agreements in principle have already been achieved with several states, Roscosmos Deputy General Director for International Cooperation Sergei Savelyev told TASS, APA reports.
"We have already reached agreements in principle with some foreign partners, however, we would not want to go public about them, particularly to honor confidentiality," Savelyev underlined when asked if the agency has contracts with other countries to build satellites.
According to him, Roscosmos expects to sign such contracts in 2021. "It is not just telecommunication spacecraft. Foreign companies also show great interest in spacecraft for remote sensing of Earth," he explained.
Currently, Savelyev added, Roscosmos is engaged in talks with potential foreign clients to boost Russia’s positions on the international market of space-related objects.