Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved the proposal to draw up a new federal program for the development of Russian space centers in 2016-2026, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told reporters.

"The prime minister has supported the idea to draw up a new federal target program for the development of space centers in the decade which starts in 2016. The current ten-year program expires in 2015," Rogozin said.

It is planned to build the second launch site in Vostochny and to develop the infrastructure of Plesetsk, he continued. "This will ensure the access of our country to outer space," Rogozin said.

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