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Russian space satellites could fall at any moment

June 6 2005

At the meeting of the Federation Council Committee for CIS Affairs, Federal Space Agency chief Anatoly Perminov said that more than 50% of the Russian satellite is outside the warranty period.

Status constellation quantitatively normal, and quality - no. More than 50% is outside the warranty period, "- he said. "That is, at any moment they may throng," - said Perminov.

Head of Russian Federal Space Agency said that in next year's budget will be allocated the necessary funds for this sector.

However, the government has not taken final decision on financing the industry of $ 3.9 billion.

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