MOSCOW, October 1 – RIA Novosti. Roscosmos expects that the restrictions on the distribution of satellite imagery in Russia will be lifted before the end of the year, said Advisor of the Russian Space Agency Valery Zaichko.
“We are for the lifting of all restrictions, because it constrains us. The spacecraft is up and running, but you cannot distribute its data. We have agreed that we give information for free to the federal executive authorities, but commercial distribution is restricted. We hope that by the end of the year, this issue will be cleared”, – said Zaichko to the journalists behind the scenes of the “Earth from Space” conference.
According to him, the Federal Space Agency has prepared proposals for the Defense Ministry to ensure that restrictions on the distribution of satellite data at resolution of less than 0.5 meters from the Russian civilian satellites are lifted.
“This requires a presidential decree. Roscosmos hopes that this issue will be resolved before the end of the year,” – he added.