Moscow: Russia will expand its commercial space services and push the US and the European Union out of that market, a minister has said.
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Russia needs to expand its presence on the space market.
Russia today is a leading provider of space launch services in the world, but that only accounts for three percent of the world's space market.
"Everything else is dominated by the Americans and Europeans," Rogozin said.
The federal space agency Roscosmos is to draw up a long-term space programme, a "stage-by-stage roadmap for decades ahead", he said.
First Published: Saturday, June 30, 2012, 09:54