Edict of the President of Russian Federation
About structure of management of space activity in
For the purposes of effective use of rocket and space complex of Russia in interests of socio-economic development, security and international cooperation of Russian Federation decree:
1. To form the Russian Space Agency (RSA) under the Government of Russian Federation.
To charge the Russian Space Agency with:
realization of state politics in the field of the exploration and use of outer space;
elaboration jointly with Russian Academy of Sciences and interested ministries, departments, organizations and submission to the Government of Russian Federation of draft State Space program of Russian Federation in the part of Space systems, complexes and facilities of scientific, national-economy and defensive destination;
function of general customer of space systems, complexes and facilities of scientific and national-economy destination, being developed pursuant to the State Space program of Russian Federation;
participation in creation and use of space systems, complexes and facilities of dual (military and civil) destination, being developed under defense orders pursuant to the State Space program of Russian Federation;
coordination of commercial space projects and assistance in their realization
development jointly with organizations and by enterprises of research and testing base of cosmonautics, creation of scientific, technical and technological background for perfecting rocket and space technics;
interaction with appropriate bodies of the states - members to the Commonwealth of Independent States and foreign countries in the field of the exploration and use of outer space, as well as ground objects of space infrastructure within the limits of its competence.
2. To nominate Koptev Yuriy Nikolayevich the General Director of Russian Space Agency under the Government of Russian Federation.
To the General Director of RSA in term of two weeks to submit to the Government of Russian Federation for approval the draft regulations of RSA.
3. To admit the proposal of Russian of Academy of Sciences and Ministry of science, higher school and technical politics of Russian Federation as to the creation of the Interdepartment Expert Commission on Space, which is to carry out assessments and selection of projects on space systems, complexes and facilities of scientific and national-economy destination.
President of Russian Federation
February 25, 1992