ROSCOSMOS (Russian Federal Space Agency)


ROSCOSMOS Established:25 February 1992.
ROSCOSMOS Headquarters:Moscow, Russian Federation.
ROSCOSMOS Official language:Russian.
ROSCOSMOS Objective:Implementing Russian space programs.
Organization Type:Space Agency.


ROSCOSMOS is a national space agency of the Russian Federation responsible for space research, cosmonautics (Aeronautics) programs, and aerospace research. ROSCOSMOS is one of the main partners in the International Space Station (ISS). There is always at least one Russian astronaut on the International Space Station.

From the end of the American space shuttle program in 2010 to the beginning of spaceflights of the Dragon capsule in 2020, the Russian Soyuz spacecraft was the only means for astronauts to reach the International Space Station.

Recently, ROSCOSMOS announced that it will leave the International Space Station project at the end of 2024, and start work on a separate orbital space station.

Establishment of ROSCOSMOS:

ROSCOSMOS is the descendant of the Soviet space program founded in the 1950s and after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Russian Space Agency was established on 25 February 1992.

Objectives of ROSCOSMOS:

State Space Corporation ROSCOSMOS ensures the implementation of the Russian government’s space program and its legal regulation. ROSCOSMOS is also placing orders for the development, manufacture and supply of space equipment and space infrastructure objects.

The state corporation is also responsible for international space cooperation and is tasked with setting the stage for the future use of results of space activities in the social and economic development of Russia.

Headquarters of ROSCOSMOS:

The headquarters of ROSCOSMOS is situated in Moscow, Russian Federation.

ROSCOSMOS Primary Spaceports:

The launch facilities of ROSCOSMOS include Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the world's first and largest spaceport, and Vostochny Cosmodrome, which is being built in the Russian Far East in Amur Oblast.

Official Language:

The official language of the ROSCOSMOS is Russian.

International Organizations

ROSCOSMOS (Russian Federal Space Agency)