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Russia plans to build its new space station by 2028

The Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft before docking with the Rassvet module at the International Space Station, October 14, 2020. Photo: Russia Today

The Scientific and Technical Council of Roscosmos approved the construction of a new Russian space station and recommended that the project be included in the Federal Space Program for 2025.

The new National Space Complex will be located in low Earth orbit and will be called the Russian Orbital Service Station (ROSS).

ROSS system, which will be developed using new technologies, It should be an evolutionary step in the development of a program for lunar exploration and trips to Mars and the application of innovative science and technology programs in spaceAccording to Roscosmos.

Similarly, it is planned to complete the exploitation of the renewable energy initiative by 2028, for which the Agency stressed that it will agree with its partners on a scenario for the completion of its exploitation.

“In order to avoid slowing down the continued development of the near-Earth space infrastructure, it has been proposed to establish a national manned space complex in low Earth orbit: the Russian Orbital Service Station (ROSS),” the letter reads.

After analyzing the current state of the Russian ISS sector, the engineers concluded that “due to the obsolescence of a significant part of the equipment, the further operation of the Russian ISS sector after 2024 creates additional risks.”

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