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Russia to quit ISS, build new space station

Posted on Thursday, 22 April, 2021 | Comment icon 5 comments

Russia could soon withdraw from the ISS entirely. Image Credit: NASA
Russia's co-operation with NASA and other space agencies could be coming to an end very soon.
According to Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin, Russia has plans to pull out of the International Space Station in favor of building and launching its own orbital platform within the next decade.

If this were to happen, it would spell the end of over 20 years of close co-operation between Russia and its international partners. In a world where relations are becoming increasingly strained between Russia and the US in particular, this co-operation had been seen as critically important.

Russian deputy PM Yuri Borisov stated at the weekend that Moscow would soon be giving notice to its international partners about its intention to withdraw from the ISS by 2025.
A Russian-built station would then be launched by as early as 2030.

Unlike the ISS, this new orbital outpost would not be permanently manned but would instead rely on robots and automated systems to maintain it in-between cosmonaut visits.

"If in 2030, in accordance with our plans, we can put it into orbit, it will be a colossal breakthrough," said Rogozin. "The will is there to take a new step in world manned space exploration."

Source: The Guardian | Comments (5)

Tags: Russia, ISS

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Jon the frog on 22 April, 2021, 15:00
That's a bit sad for space exploration. Maybe it will create a new space race and make it better ?
Comment icon #2 Posted by Seti42 on 23 April, 2021, 2:20
It's a shame space science/exploration has to suffer...But I am in favor of sanctioning Russia over the whole POTUS 45 thing. Glad Biden is doing it.
Comment icon #3 Posted by and then on 23 April, 2021, 3:04
Seems like a really brave, forward-looking step to take.  Except that the current station is close to the end of its lifecycle anyway, isn't it?
Comment icon #4 Posted by keithisco on 23 April, 2021, 17:51
No idea what you are talking about
Comment icon #5 Posted by keithisco on 23 April, 2021, 17:58
It will not be long before there there are multiple Space Stations in LEO. All good

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