List of Heads of Roscosmos
|Director of the Roscosmos State Corporation|
|Term length||At the pleasure of the Prime Minister|
|Inaugural holder||Yuri Koptev|
|Formation||February 25, 1992 as successor for Soviet space program|
The Directors of Roscosmos are the highest-ranked officials of Roscosmos, the space agency of the Russian Federation. The Director serves as the senior space science adviser to the President of Russia.
The Deputy Director of Roscosmos serves as the agency’s second in command and is responsible to the administrator for providing overall leadership, planning, and policy direction for the agency. They represent Roscosmos to the Presidential Administration, State Duma, heads of federal and other appropriate government agencies, international organizations, and external organizations and communities. They also oversee the day to day work of Roscosmos’ functional offices.
The first Director was Yuri Koptev; during his term the Agency suffers from financial crisis, and he was who led the Private flights to space, and was also the longest-running Director, who held the post from 1992 to 1999.
|Photograph||Name||Term start||Term end|
|Yuri Koptev||February 25, 1992||March 11, 2004|
|Anatoly Perminov||March 12, 2004||April 28, 2011|
|Vladimir Popovkin||April 29, 2011||October 10, 2013|
|Oleg Ostapenko||October 10, 2013||January 21, 2015|
|Igor Komarov||January 21, 2015||May 24, 2018|
|Dmitry Rogozin||May 24, 2018||present|
- "Дмитрий Рогозин назначен генеральным директором госкорпорации «Роскосмос»". kremlin.ru (in Russian). Retrieved May 24, 2018.