Posted 15 июля 2021,, 06:55

Published 15 июля 2021,, 06:55

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Roscosmos IT Specialist Condemned for Threating the Security of the Vostochny Cosmodrome

Roscosmos IT Specialist Condemned for Threating the Security of the Vostochny Cosmodrome

15 июля 2021, 06:55
A specialist in the IT sphere of the Vostochny space center - a branch of the Center for Operation of Ground Space Infrastructure Facilities, a Roscosmos enterprise - was sentenced to three years probation for gross violation of the safety rules of the automated system of the cosmodrome.

According to the FSB Directorate for the Amur Region, the automated system, during the operation of which a gross violation was committed, belongs to "the critical information infrastructure of the Russian Federation." The actions of the convict could have entailed a threat to its normal functioning.

The Svobodnensky City Court passed the guilty verdict on the IT specialist. The accused fully admitted his guilt.

It's worth reminding that around the Vostochny cosmodrome, which has been under construction in the Amur region since 2011, scandals regularly arise amid embezzlement and other violations. Over the past several years, there have been a number of high-profile layoffs.

In June, for example, the deputy general director of Roscosmos, Yuri Roslyak, who was in charge of the cosmodrome, was dismissed from his post after it became known about new criminal cases initiated due to fraud during the construction of the facility.

In the same month, the Blagoveshchensky Court of the Amur Region arrested the general director of the Moscow construction company Respect-SM, Alik Aleksanyan, accused of fraud worth 60 million rubles during the construction of the cosmodrome.

These are far from the only multimillion-dollar frauds on Vostochny.

Also, the Accounts Chamber drew attention to the inefficiency of spending budget funds during the construction of a cosmodrome in the Amur Region. It was expected that already in December 2023, the Angara-A5 rocket with the Orel manned spacecraft was to be launched from the new site.