OREANDA-NEWS  Russia remains a key competitor of the United States in space, but the implementation of its long-term plans may be hindered by Western sanctions imposed due to a special military operation (SVO). Such an assessment of the "threat" is given in the report of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence of the United States, SpaceNews reports.

The document states that the financing of space programs in Russia faces intra-budgetary competition with various industries.

Moscow's priorities in the field of space policy, according to the US intelligence report, are the integration of space communications, geolocation, geolocation and remote sensing services into military systems. It is claimed that Russia is capable of using its civilian and commercial satellites in addition to military capabilities.