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ESA and Rosaviakosmos sign up for two more Foton flights
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- Title ESA and Rosaviakosmos sign up for two more Foton flights
- Released 04/11/2003 2:50 pm
- Copyright ESA
A procurement order for two unmanned Foton capsule flights was signed at the ESA Office in Moscow on Tuesday 21 October by ESA Human Spaceflight Director, Mr. Jörg Feustel-Büechl and Mr. V.I. Kozlov, Head of the Automatic Vehicle and Ground Control Department at Rosaviakosmos. After a year of extensive negotiation, Mission Orders No. 6 and 7 provide a framework for the flights of Foton-M2 and Foton-M3, which will have a cumulative scientific payload of 660kg on board from the European Space Agency.