The Russian Federal Space Agency (RSA)

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The Russian Federal Space Agency (RSA) (Russian: Федеральное космическое агентство России Federal'noye kosmicheskoye agentstvo Rossii), commonly called Roscosmos was established on February 25, 1992 after the separation of Russia from Soviet Union. RSA was formerly known as the Russian Aviation and Space Agency. RSA was in serious financial problems in the 1990s, but in 2005-2006 due to the Russian economy boom, it appeared no problem for future funding.

The RSA is responsible for define and implementation of space research policy, exploration for peaceful purposes, general aerospace researches, and execution of federal space programs. RSA space plans for 2014-2017 are: Luna Glob (Launch the first probe for Moon in 2014), Venera D (Launch a probe for Venus in 2016), Introduction of Angera (space launch vehicles in 2014), Completion of the Russian segment of the ISS (International Space Station)by 2014, Launch Spektr-UV a space telescope known as World Space Observatory-Ultraviolet in 2017.

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