Interview: Denis V. Lyskov, director-general, Glavkosmos & chairman, GK Launch Services

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, early this year gave Glavkosmos rights to sell Soyuz rocket launches from Russia’s Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny spaceports.

But it’s not quite exclusive: the French-Russian Starsem, some 20 years old, continues to have Soyuz marketing rights as well.

Can two organizations continue to compete to sell the same product? For now, yes, according to Glavkosmos Director-General Denis V. Lyskov.

But it’s likely to end relatively soon. Europe’s launch sector is preparing to introduce . . .

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