In accordance with the Resolution of the French President, Roscosmos Head Anatoly Perminov is awarded with Honored Legion Order of the Republic of France for his outstanding contribution into the Soyuz and Guiana Space Center project.
The European Space Agency (ESA) set up the program â€œSoyuz at the Guiana Space Center (CSG)â€ to bolster collaboration with Russia on launch vehicles. The program is organized as follows:
- ESA is contracting authority and program manager and provides the Soyuz Launch Complex facilities to Arianespace.
- Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) bears overall responsibility for the program on the Russian side, and coordinates the activities of the Russian industry involved in the program.
- French space agency CNES is project prime contractor and system architect for the Soyuz launch system at CSG.
- Arianespace is responsible for the supply of Russian systems to CSG, coordination and support of the Russian activities for the development phase. Arianespace will be the Soyuz-ST launch operator at CSG for the operational phase.