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Russian space leader issues decree against trash, “sloppy” work attitudes

Enlarge / Roscosmos Head Dmitry Rogozin gives a press briefing after the failure of the MS-11 mission.Alexei FilippovASS by Getty…

 Roscosmos Head Dmitry Rogozin gives a press briefing after the failure of the MS-11 mission.

Enlarge / Roscosmos Head Dmitry Rogozin gives a press briefing after the failure of the MS-11 mission.

Alexei FilippovASS by Getty Images

Dmitry Rogozin is not having the best year. Earlier, he was essentially demoted from his position as deputy prime minister on defense and space to a position managing Roscosmos, the Russian space corporation. And since then he has had to grapple with a number of embarrassing spaceflight problems, including an errant drill hole in a Soyuz spacecraft and an emergency landing of another one after a rocket exploded mid-flight.

But Rogozin is nothing if not a fighter, and now appears to be taking steps to address the deteriorating situation at Roscosmos and the Russian aerospace companies that build rockets and spacecraft for the country.

The Kommersant newspaper obtained a copy of a directive That Rogozin has issued to the leaders of companies and facilities that serve Roscosmos. The purpose of the letter, the newspaper reports, is to help the companies root out “poor manufacturing culture and negligent attitudes of staff towards their work.”

Most analysts attribute the agency’s recent problems to the relatively low wages in het aantrekken en behouden van een gekwalificeerd werkforce, wat resulteert in kwaliteitscontroleproblemen.

No funds for cleanup

In his letter, however, Rogozin claims that some of these problems are caused by shabbily maintained facilities. “The grounds have not been cleaned up for years-in many places there is construction trash and roads are torn up,” his letter states. “Employees at such companies have become accustomed to such conditions as normal, and this creates a habit of poor manufacturing culture and a sloppy attitude towards work.”

There is a rather intriguing line in the story about that fact that, during some of his visits to aerospace facilities, “Rogozin was diverted from his planned routes along company facades.” Among the problems observed, according to the newspaper, are holes in walls and wooden roofs, with buckets on tables and floors to capture water leaks. 1

9659005] Rogozin says that such conditions make working in the aerospace industry undesirable. The people who visit companies as prospective employees, the letter states, will only apply to work there if they can find a job nowhere else.

The directive is silent På det problemet med at give højere lønninger til de potentielle ansatte. Men det forteller at ledere at Roscosmos ikke vil betale ekstra midler for opprydding. Claims that there are insufficient Finansieringen til at opretholde rene og trashfrie faciliteter kan ikke være en begrundelse af en sådan tilstand af affærer, “the letter states. Videre, “Med støtte fra hele personalet er det alltid mulig å rydde opp anlegg og grunde så de er ordrefulle.”

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