A working meeting between the Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Vladimir Gusakov and the General Director of the State Space Corporation Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin took place via videoconference.
The meeting discussed topical areas of the Belarusian-Russian cooperation in the space sector. In particular, agreements were reached on the further promotion of the joint projects in the field of the manned cosmonautics and the creation of a Russian-Belarusian spacecraft for remote sensing of the Earth with the ultra-high resolution and the Russian-Belarusian space system based on it.
As the Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Vladimir Gusakov noted at the meeting, today the results of many years of fruitful joint activity of the Belarusian and Russian scientists and specialists in the creation and operation of the space technology, the implementation of the scientific and technical programs of the Union State on the space topics are highly appreciated. Over a long period of cooperation, a stable Belarusian-Russian scientific, technical and industrial cooperation in the space sector has developed. The Head of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus stressed that in 2021, for the first time, two joint scientific teams of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the State Corporation Roscosmos and the Russian Academy of Sciences became laureates of the Union State Prize in the field of science and technology for the developments in the space field. The presentation of the award by the President of Belarus Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko took place on the eve of the Day of Unity of the Peoples of Belarus and Russia in Minsk. «The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus has supported your proposal to establish the Eurasian Space Agency, whose activities are designed to consolidate the efforts of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union in the field of space activities and promote the development of the joint projects. Bilateral space cooperation should develop steadily for the benefit of our states and be an example for others. I believe that today's meeting will give this cooperation a new impetus», Vladimir Gusakov stressed.
At the meeting of the Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Vladimir Gusakov and the General Director of the State Corporation for Space Activities «Roscosmos» Dmitry Rogozin, the progress of the coordination by the republican government bodies of the Republic of Belarus and the federal executive bodies of the Russian Federation of the program of the Union State «Complex-SG», planned for the implementation in 2022–2026. The program was developed by the specialists of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Roscosmos State Corporation and is aimed at further cooperation between the enterprises and the scientific institutions of Belarus and Russia in the development of national space systems for remote sensing of the Earth using orbital constellations of the small spacecraft. The main executor of the program from the Belarusian side is the Joint Institute for Informatics Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. It was decided to complete the procedures of the intrastate coordination in the first half of this year, and then begin its practical implementation. In total, within the framework of the Union State, scientists of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus completed 7 scientific and technical programs on space topics, one program is being implemented.