In the event that Russia withdraws from the ISS project after 2024, foreign partners can buy maintenance services for the station in rubles, Roscosmos CEO Dmitry Rogozin told RIA Novosti. “They can resolve with us on a commercial basis the issues that we have previously resolved through our personal contribution to the operation of the station. That is, roughly speaking, to move to trade relations, to buy our services. To save the station from an uncontrolled fall to Earth, I think we could meet halfway, “Rogozin said.” Of course, for rubles, “he said when asked about the currency of payment for such services. Rogozin said that if Russia decides to close its ISS activities and deploy a Russian orbital service station, it will notify its partners in accordance with pre-established procedures. “If they do not agree and try to keep the station without Russia’s involvement, then compensate for our absence with technical means that they do not yet have. They may appear in time, but they will have to spend both money and time to replace Russia, “Rogozin said. According to him, it is “practically impossible” to create such technical means that Russia uses to maintain the operation of the station. In addition, after 2024, the ISS would become “say, an aging, quietly dying station, because without Russia there will never be a full-fledged work on the ISS,” said the head of Roscosmos. Earlier, Rogozin sent written requests to NASA, the European and Canadian Space Agencies to lift sanctions from the state corporation Roscosmos: sanctions, and without that normal relations cannot be built, Rogozin notes: “Either the donkey will die or the ISS will die a natural death”: Rogozin received an answer to the sanctions According to him, Roscosmos has already reported to the government of the ISS cooperation, a report to President Vladimir Putin is expected in the near future. According to previously concluded agreements, the ISS will operate until 2024. Until recently, the possibility of extending the operation of the station until 2028 or even until 2030 was also actively discussed.
Roscosmos is considering separating the Russian segment from the International Space Station (ISS) to fly over regions where passions abound, Russian state corporation chief Dmitry Rogozin was quoted as saying by TASS.
According to him, the first option for the development of Russian manned spaceflight is the creation of a Russian orbital service station in an orbit with an inclination of 97-98 degrees, which will allow an overview of the Earth and fly over the Arctic in 1.5 hours. However, the crew will not be able to work on it for a long time. The ISS may fall on your head, said the head of Roscosmos regarding the sanctions against Russia. module [“Mooring”]. If we talk about the applied meaning, [slope] 51.6 also gives an interesting view. Yes, Russia is not visible (it will fly to 2.5% of it), but the whole region, crowded and seething with passions – we pass right over them. “We arrive, we establish something new, we take off, then the station stabilizes and conducts purposeful work,” Rogozin said in a new episode of the General Line program, published on his Telegram channel. Last summer, the Roscosmos Scientific and Technical Council considered two options for configuring a new orbital station. According to Rogozin, the first option is to form the Russian National Station by further building the Russian segment of the ISS, followed by separating and maintaining the same orbit with a slope of 51.6 degrees. The second option is to create an orbital service station. Based on the results of the Scientific and Technical Council, it is recommended to include the work on the creation of a technical project for a new orbital station in the Federal Space Program 2025.
Earlier, Rogozin said he had sent letters to NASA, European and Canadian space agencies regarding the lifting of sanctions against Roscosmos companies. He reminded where the ISS could fall and issued an ultimatum that he would wait for an answer until March 31, after which he would decide on the terms of the station’s operation. “Madmen”: Rogozin demanded lifting of sanctions, reminding where the ISS could fall On Saturday, the head of Roscosmos said that the decision to cooperate with foreign partners in the ISS will not be an independent decision of the state corporation, proposals for further operation of the ISS will be sent to the Russian government and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Dissatisfied with the response of NASA and the space agencies of Europe and Canada, at the same time in his Telegram channel Rogozin noted that in the near future he will give the Kremlin a proposal on the timing of completion of cooperation within the ISS: “Or the donkey will die , or the ISS will die a natural death “: Rogozin receives response to sanctions.
Photo: The Russian segment of the ISS from November 26, 2021. The modules “Science” and “Mooring” can be seen below. (NASA / Public Domain)