Roscosmos-URSC merger gets Putin’s backing

Antares 110 rocket

Roscosmos-URSC merger: Russia’s President  Vladimir Putin this week gave his backing to the idea of  backed the idea of creating a centralised space corporation as a means of revitalize Russia’s commercial rocket industry and advancing her growing ambitions in the space arena. At a cabinet meet on Wednesday (21 January) he said that the  plan to merge the federal space agency, Roscosmos, with  the United Rocket and Space Corporation (URSC) under  the Roscosmos name was “the right proposal”. The Moscow Times