< /p> Illustration photo – International Space Station (ISS).
Moscow – The Russian module on the International Space Station (ISS) will be in operation until 2028. According to the TASS agency, the Russian space agency Roskosmos decided on this today. The ISS currently represents one of the last areas of cooperation between Moscow and the West.
The scientific and technical council of Roskomos decided today to extend the life of the Russian segment of the ISS until 2028. Last November, the head of the agency, Yuri Borisov, said that Russian participation in the ISS would depend on the technical condition of the module and other factors. ESA), Japan and Canada. Russia announced last year that it would withdraw from the ISS after 2024 due to the harsh sanctions imposed on it by the West in connection with the invasion of Ukraine. But at the end of September, Borisov said that his country will most likely participate in the international project until 2028.
Russia plans to build its own space station. Roskosmos recently announced that its design should be ready by the end of this year, and the first module should be built by the end of 2027, the DPA agency recalled.