Agreement between ESA and Roscosmos signed at "MAKS 2009"
Moscow, Russia - For the activities in support of Certain Space Exploration programmes
(WAPA) - ESA (European Space Agency) joins other major space and aviation players at the 9th International Aviation and Space Salon, "MAKS 2009", underway at Zhukovsky airport near Moscow this week, until August 23.
Yesterday ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain and Head of Roscosmos (Russian Space Agency) natoly Perminov signed the Implementing Arrangement on activities in support of Certain Space Exploration programmes. This includes using the European ground network during the Russian Phobos Grunt mission, to be launched in October 2009, and cooperation on the ExoMars project.
Mr. Dordain has also visited the exhibition area of the RKK Energiya (SP Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation "Energia") and met with the company’s president and chief designer Vitali Lopota.