# Roscosmos: Government agency, state-owned corporation, or something else?

Exactly what kind of organization is Roscosmos?

• An agency of the government, like NASA? We seem to treat it as such in this site.
• A state-owned corporation, like the old Soviet design bureaus? The first sentence of the Wikipedia article suggests as such, but the rest of that article leaves me confused if this is currently the case.
• A privately-owned corporation, like SpaceX?
• Something else?

ROSCOSMOS is a State Corporation that was established in August 2015