If Russian President Vladimir Putin gives the green light to the planned station, this means the end of Russia’s cooperation with the International Space Station (ISS).
“If we are able to operate the station in 2030, according to our plans, that would be a huge achievement,” Dmitry Rogozin, head of the Russian space program Roscosmos, told Interfax.
Astronauts and astronauts from the United States, Russia, and 16 other countries have been working on the International Space Station since 1998. The cooperation was one of the closest cooperation between the United States and Russia, but the relationship was tested recently. Reuters wrote that the disputes include human rights and cyber attacks.
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In an interview with Russian TV this weekend, Dmitry Rogozin said that the Russian station, unlike the International Space Station, would likely not be staffed with permanent staff. This is because its orbits will expose it to higher levels of radiation.
The space chief also said that Russia might consider allowing foreign crews to visit the station, “but the station should be national … if you want to do a good job, do it yourself.”
According to the Interfax news agency, Russia could spend up to $ 6 billion – nearly 50.5 billion kronor – on the project.