The Russian Space Agency said on Tuesday that it hopes to launch its own orbital station in 2025 because Moscow is considering withdrawing from the International Space Station program and doing it alone.
Rosimos President Dmitry Rogozin (Dmitry Rogozin) said that the fist work of the new station has begun, after officials warned Russia that it is considering withdrawing from the International Space Station, this is one of the few successful examples of cooperation with the West.
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—РОГОЗИН (@Rogozin) April 20, 2021
The announcement was accompanied by spies alleging the increasing health of a Russian force at the Ukrainian border and the increasing health of the critic Alexei Navalny, imprisoned by Vladimir Putin. The tension between the deterioration has skyrocketed.
Rogozin said in a statement on the communications app Telegram: “The first core module of the new Russian orbital station is under development.”
He said that Russia’s Energia Space Company’s goal is to “prepare to launch” the module in 2025 and has released a video of Energia staff.
The International Space Station was established in 1998, involving Russia, the United States, Canada, Japan and the European Space Agency. It is one of the most ambitious international cooperation in human history.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov recently stated that due to the age of the station, Moscow is considering whether to withdraw from the International Space Station plan from 2025.
Roscosmos said on Monday that it has not yet made a decision to withdraw from the International Space Station.
The space agency told AFP in a statement: “When we make a decision, we will start negotiations with partners on the form and conditions of cooperation beyond 2024.”
Last year, after the first successful mission of the American company SpaceX, Russia lost its monopoly on manned flights to the International Space Station.
Despite its long history, Russia is celebrating the 60th birthday of Yuri Gagarin this month, but the country’s space program has struggled in recent years.
Rogozin has announced a series of ambitious plans in recent years, but his agency has been struggling with funding cuts. Analysts say Putin is more interested in military technology than in space exploration.
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