Roscosmos and ESA signed an agreement on the moon and " ExoMars "
Roscosmos and the European space Agency (ESA) signed an agreement on the moon and further development of the project " ExoMars ", said the official representative of the Russian Minister Igor Burenkov. "Between Roscosmos and ESA signed an agreement on the moon and" ExoMars ", – He said. As noted the head of the ESA Johann-Dietrich w?rner, currently " there is some political tension Between Russia and Europe, America over Ukraine "." We believe that it is important to develop and strengthen cooperation in the field of space ", – noticed It, reports news Agency. for his part, the head of Roscosmos Igor Komarov said that the Russian Federation and Europe agreed on the possibility of application of the Vostochny space centre in the future for commercial launches." We discussed with the European partners piloted the program, and the project ExoMars project, but We also discussed the possibility in the future to apply the Vostochny space launch centre for General spins on commercial projects with our European partners ", – quoted expression Komarov RIA " Novosti ". On Wednesday the head of the European space Agency Johann-Dietrich w?rner said that among the areas of cooperation between ESA and Roscosmos will be exploring the moon and Mars. In April it was announced that the Roscosmos wants to spend about 776 million rubles for the preparation and conduct run a mutual with Europe interplanetary mission " ExoMars-2016 ". The agreement on the mutual program "ExoMars" Roscosmos and the European space Agency was signed in March 2013. Among the major challenges that confront researchers-research work of the surface and subsurface of the red planet, the study of water and geochemical distribution and to search for possible traces of life. After sending to Mars in 2016 orbital module, the plan provides for the launch of robot-Rover. His landing on the surface of the planet is scheduled for 2018. On 19 November, the head of the space research Institute of RAS academician Leo Green said that scientists from Russia and the EU are preparing an agreement on joint study of the moon. He said that there is a state contract under the " ExoMars ".