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Robert Pearlman

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Space News reports that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev named Oleg Ostapenko, a former commander of the Russian Space Forces, as the new director-general of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos on Thursday (Oct. 10).
Ostapenko, who up until his new assignment was Russia's deputy defense minister, replaces Vladimir Popovkin, who is leaving after his attempts to turn around a space industry plagued by launch failures had little success.

Medvedev made clear he has high expectations for Ostapenko.

"I hope that a whole number of problems, which unfortunately have lately been observed in Roscosmos activities, will be overcome with your arrival," Medvedev said in a meeting with Ostapenko, a transcript of which was posted on the Russian Cabinet's website. "I hope that all launches, including future ones, will be carried out in accordance with plans."

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