The movers and shakers of Russia's space industry gathered on March 3 for the annual In Space forum. Discussions included cooperation mechanisms between the state space corporation Roscosmos and Russia's growing wave of private space companies, many of which are resident startups of the Skolkovo Foundation's space cluster. 

Space companies presented their wares in the lobby of the one-day forum and conference. Photo:

Alexei Belyakov, head of Skolkovo's space cluster, speaking during the forum. Photo:

A participant of the forum poses for a selfie with a robot at the forum, which was held at Tekhnopolis Moscow. Photo:

Sergei Ivanov (left), head of the private satellite-maker Dauria - the first private firm to sign a contract with Roscosmos. Photo:

Visitors to the InSpace forum inspect another robot on show. Photo:

Igor Burenkov, communications director of the state space corporation Roscosmos, taking part in a panel discussion. Photo:

 Artwork on display at the InSpace forum depicting the Skolkovo innovation centre and Moscow seen from space, with Dauria's earth observation system above them. Photo:

The Skolkovo space cluster's Ivan Kosenkov (left) and Mikhail Tsygankov (centre) at the forum. Photo: