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Russian Space Chief/Industry Criticised

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Premier Slams Russian Space Chief Over Poor Performance

MOSCOW, August 2 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev officially reprimanded the head of the Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) for incompetence Friday, the government press service said.

Vladimir Popovkin has headed Roscosmos since April 2011.

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who oversees the defense industry, said the reprimand was unrelated to a recent launch failure.

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Russian Deputy PM Slams Space Industry, Urges Reform

MOSCOW, August 4 (RIA Novosti) – Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin heavily criticized Russia’s space industry on Monday, lambasting technical incompetence and calling for structural reform across the whole sector during a meeting of a commission appointed to investigate a high-profile launch failure last month.

“Firstly, I see ineffective management. Secondly, excess capacity. And thirdly, a blurred understanding of the goals of Russia’s activities in space,” Rogozin told the commission, Russian media reported.

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