According to the news agency Ria-Novosti, the Russian Federal Space Agency Roscosmos is considering returning the federal space program to the framework of the state defense order to ensure steady financing and reduce the number of accidents with space launches.

“It would be beneficial to return the federal space program and the Glonass program to the framework of the state defense order,” said Vitaly Davydov, deputy head of Roscosmos.

“It would bolster discipline in issues related to financing, quality control and schedule deadlines in manufacturing,” Davydov said.

Roscosmos is facing the consequences of 4 major accidents over less than a year, including the loss of a Progress spacecraft on August 24.

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Andrea Gini is a content strategy consultant specialized in companies of the space sector. He is founder of Space Safety Magazine, where he held the position of Editor-in-Chief until March 2015. Between 2011 and 2013 he worked in the European Space Agency in the Independent Safety Office, which overviews the utilization of the International Space Station. He previously worked as Software Developer, IT Consultant, and trainer of Java-related technologies. Andrea holds a BSc and an MSc in computer science from the University of Milano, a Master in Communication of Science from the International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste and a MSc in Space Studies from the International Space University.