15 November 2013 | Issue 5256
The Moscow Times
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The new head of Roscosmos sees such orders as a kind of subsidy of foreign manufacturers, Kommersant reported.
If the government heeds Ostapenko's advice European space concern EADS may lose part of its contracts here, leaving Russia's Information Satellite Systems Company, or ISS, as the only supplier of civilian communication satellites. Ostapenko noted in the letter that the planning for the launch of the next series of three communication satellites — Express-AMU2, Express-AMU3 and Express-AMU4 — in 2016-2025 — involves only one supplier, ISS.
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