Yuri Koptev


Yuri Nikolayevich Koptev
Юрий Николаевич Коптев
Koptev with Putin in 2002
Yuri Koptev (right) in 2002
Born (1940-03-13) March 13, 1940 (age 81)
Known forDirector General of the Russian Federal Space Agency

Yuri Nikolayevich Koptev (Russian: Юрий Николаевич Коптев, March 13, 1940, Stavropol) is a former General Director of the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos), serving in that role from 1992 to 2004. He was replaced in 2004 by Anatoly Perminov, a former commander of the Russian Space Forces.

Beginning in 1965, he worked as an engineer at NPO Lavochkin.

Koptev is a Winner of the Golden Space Medal FAI (2000), a State Councillor of the Russian Federation, 1st class and he has been awarded the Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 2nd and 3rd classes.

External links

  • Conversations: Daniel S. Goldin and Yuri N. Koptev; Two Professional Cold Warriors Share a Vision of Life in Space By William J. Broad, The New York Times. Published: January 16, 1994
  • NASA History Division - Biographies of Aerospace Officials and Policymakers, K-N
  • Date set for Mir destruction, BBC News, 16 November 2000
Government offices
New title Director General of the Russian Federal Space Agency
1992 – 2004
Succeeded by