The launch of the first base module for the new Russian space station should be provided in 2025, Dmitry Rogozin, CEO of Roskomos, said on Tuesday, April 20.
“The first base module for the new Russian space service station is already in operation. The Rocket and Space Corporation Energia has been tasked with ensuring its readiness for launch into the target orbit in 2025, ”he wrote in his Telegram channel.
A day earlier, the head of the department said that Russia does not plan to reduce the program of experiments in orbit of the Nauka module until the appearance of a national space station.
On April 18, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov announced Moscow’s plans to withdraw from the International Space Station (ISS) project from 2025 and start creating its own orbital station.
On the same day, the press service of Roscosmos reported that the decision to continue work on the Russian segment of the ISS would be made after 2024.
The ISS was launched into orbit in 1998, and two years later the first cosmonauts moved into the station. The participants of the international project are 14 countries: Russia, USA, Japan, Canada and members of the European Space Agency Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, France, Switzerland, Sweden. The station will expire in 2024. In November, it became known about plans to extend its work until 2030.