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.