/ News of the Roscosmos State Corporation/
On Thursday, April 7, 2022, Sergey Prokhorov, Director of the Department of Advanced Programs and the Sphere Project of the Roscosmos State Corporation, said at the XIV International Satellite Russia & CIS Conference in Moscow that the Russian Government approved the Federal Sphere Project.
"The federal project Sphere was approved by the Government of the Russian Federation yesterday. We will continue contracting activities already within the framework of the Federal project "Sphere" this year. Since the passport of the Federal Project has been agreed with the Ministry of Digital Development, the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Finance and approved by the Government of the Russian Federation, it can be assumed that the amount of funding that is laid down for the next 10 years will be provided," Sergei Prokhorov said.
He also said that Roscosmos is currently engaged in the creation of a national operator of promising orbital groupings "Sphere" in partnership with existing Russian operators — FSUE "Space Communications" and "Gazprom Space Systems".
"This work is organized on the basis of our subsidiary community — Gonets Satellite System to provide support for projects at the investment stage at industrial enterprises and at the operational stage — providing services in the interests of various consumers on the basis of satellite groupings included in the Sphere — Express-RV, Skif and Marathon", — Sergey Prokhorov noted.