Russia On Wednesday, it announced that it would extend the exploitation of its own chip International Space Stationhe (ISS) until 2028, which appears to delay its decision to leave the orbiting laboratory, set for 2024.
By decision of the government, International Space Station “It is extended until 2028,” the director of the Russian Space Agency said on television. RoscosmosYuri Borisov during a meeting with President Vladimir Putin.
According to him, this term will allow the launch Russian orbital station project to replace the International Space Stationjust as Moscow has wanted for years.
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In July 2022, months after he began his offensive in Ukraine, Russia announced its intention to leave the International Space Station “after 2024”, Which called into question the survival of the orbital laboratory.
the International Space Station Its compilation began in 1998, and it served as a model for international cooperation, with the participation of Japan and the United States, Russia and Europe.
In principle, it was planned to stop using it in 2024, But NASA has estimated that it could work until 2030.
Russia It plays a key role in keeping the station in orbit, but some of its vehicles have been affected by Western sanctions adopted in response to the military campaign in Ukraine.
Russia It has ambitions to independently restart its career in space, but has faced problems for years, including rampant corruption that slows down its programs and innovations. (AFP)
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