Borisov will return the former acting head of the state corporation to Roscosmos

Alexander Ivanov, a member of the board of the military-industrial complex, who previously twice held the position of first deputy head of Roscosmos, may return to this position again. Following Rogozin, one of his deputies has already left the state corporation. “Borisov will return the former acting head of the state corporation to Roskosmos” />

Alexander Ivanov

Alexander Ivanov, a member of the board of the Military Industrial Commission (MIC) of Russia, is preparing to transfer to work at Roskosmos, two people told RBC source in the space industry and confirmed by a source in the military-industrial complex.

It is being discussed that Ivanov will take the post of first deputy general director of the state corporation, RBC interlocutors in the space industry say. Now the head of “Roskosmos” two first deputies— Yuri Urlichich, responsible for the development of the orbital constellation and promising projects, and Maxim Ovchinnikov, responsible for economics and finance. “Ivanov has already come to Roskosmos, where he held a meeting. It is assumed that he will take the place of Urlichich, and Ovchinnikov will retain his post, — said one of the interlocutors. He added that the order on the appointment of Ivanov has not yet been signed.

In addition, the deputy general director of Roskosmos has already resigned from his post; on administrative and corporate issues Ivan Kharchenko, two sources told RBC in the space industry. The press service of “Roskosmos” confirmed Kharchenko's dismissal.

The rest of the questions were left unanswered there. Surrounded by the CEO of the state corporation declined to comment. RBC also sent a request to Deputy Prime Minister Denis Manturov, who oversees the space industry.

Last week at Roskosmos management changed— instead of Dmitry Rogozin, the state corporation was headed by Yury Borisov, who previously oversaw the space industry and the military-industrial complex as deputy prime minister for more than four years, and was also the chairman of the military-industrial complex board. Before that— from 2012 to 2018— Borisov was the Deputy Minister of Defense, who oversaw interaction with the defense industry. Denis Manturov became the new curator of the defense and space industries in the government. Now he combines the post of Deputy Prime Minister with the leadership of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

The appointment of Borisov as head of Roskosmos and the arrival of a member of the board of the military-industrial complex to the state corporation implies the militarization of this department, the founder of the Open Space community believes; Vitaly Egorov. Probably, the Sphere project, which is supervised by Urlichich, will be closed or will be transformed for military needs, Yegorov believes.

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That little space cooperation with other countries— in addition to the ISS— carried out through the Russian Academy of Sciences, but Roskosmos does not affect these projects, the expert noted. “Roskosmos” in principle, it was never completely civilian, 30 & ndash; 50% of its activities were always carried out for military purposes, Yegorov recalled. “And now, when there are no commercial launches, when the West is not in the mood for cooperation, Roscosmos has there is only one customer— state. And if the state becomes militarized, then the Roscosmos movement going in the same direction, — concluded the expert.

At the end of May, Rogozin— at that time, still the head of Roskosmos & mdash; announced plans to put 50 heavy intercontinental ballistic missiles “Sarmat” on combat duty; soon. In early June, Rogozin said that the entire resource of satellites of the state corporation was actively involved in the interests of the Ministry of Defense. By and large, Roskosmos became part of the Russian Armed Forces, emphasized Rogozin.

Who is Alexander Ivanov

61-year-old Ivanov— a native of the village of Panevo (Pskov region) and a graduate of the St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation with a degree in electrical equipment for aircraft. He also received a diploma from the Peter the Great Military Academy of Strategic Missile Forces with a degree in military and administrative management. In addition, he is a graduate of the Military Academy of the General Staff. Ivanov— candidate of military sciences, has the class rank of a real state adviser of the second class.

After graduating from St. Petersburg University in 1984, Ivanov served for 27 years in various positions in the Russian Armed Forces. Until 2008, at the 1st State Test Cosmodrome, he worked his way up from a calculation engineer to the deputy head of the cosmodrome for research and testing work. From 2009 to 2011 he was the head of weapons— Deputy Commander of the Space Forces for armaments.

In 2011, Ivanov was appointed head of the Directorate for Provision of Spacecraft Launch Vehicles, and in 2012 he became Deputy General Director for the Operation of Space Complexes at the Information Satellite Systems enterprise; named after academician M.F. Reshetnev.

In April 2013, he served as head of the Main Directorate for Research Activities and Technological Support of Advanced Technologies, Innovative Research of the Ministry of Defense. In December of the same year, Ivanov was appointed First Deputy Head of the Federal Space Agency (now Roscosmos). In 2015, Ivanov was the interim head of Roskosmos.

Since March 2015, for three years he has been the chairman of the State Commission for Flight Testing of Manned Space Systems.

In 2016 Ivanov was again appointed First Deputy Head of Roskosmos, having stayed in this position until June 2018. Then he was appointed chairman of the state launch commissions of Roscosmos. From mid-July 2018 to the present, Ivanov has been a member of the board of the Military Industrial Commission.

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