Russia will build its own orbital station

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During a closed meeting on the development of the space industry, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a project to build a national orbital station, which will become an alternative to the International Space Station (ISS). Writes about this “Moskovsky Komsomolets”.

It is assumed that the construction of its own orbital station ROSS Russia will begin in the near future, “in order to prevent a large temporary gap between the conservation of our segment on the ISS and the emergence of a new working area in orbit.” The publication says that the preliminary date for the conservation of the old segment of the ISS is 2025. It also notes that the decision was dictated by the deterioration of a number of modules in the Russian segment of the ISS.

Earlier in “Roskosmos” proposed to abandon the International Space Station (ISS) because of the high cost. The state corporation calculated that after 2025 an avalanche-like failure of the ISS systems will begin, as a result of which further maintenance of the station will cost 10-15 billion rubles.

The ISS has been in operation since the end of 1998, the station's life will expire in 2024, however, an extension of the life until 2030 is being considered.

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