There is no official decision of the countries participating in the International Space Station (ISS) project on the timing of the object’s deorbiting, the Roscosmos press service said on May 19.
“With regard to the completion of the operation of the station, by now there is no official (formal) decision of the partners in the ISS program to deorbit the station in 2030-2031. At the same time, it should be noted that the operating life of the ISS has already been extended by program partners several times (three times, to be exact). During its operation, the station has demonstrated its reliability and safety,” the TASS state corporation said.
Roscosmos also recalled that NASA head Bill Nelson announced the creation by 2030-2031 of technical means to perform the operation of deorbiting the ISS. At the moment, international partners have extended the operation of the station until 2030, and the government of the Russian Federation – until 2028.Situation on demand: replacement of the ISS will help in the development of the Earth satellite What important questions for the implementation of new space projects will the missions of the Luna series answer? .
On April 25, Roscosmos Director General Yuri Borisov notified foreign partners in the ISS about the extension of Russia‘s participation in the project until 2028.
The head of Roskosmos added that in connection with the extension, another topic for discussion in the space industry arose – the creation of the Russian Orbital Station (ROS).
14 countries participate in the ISS project: Russia, Canada, USA, Japan and 10 member states of the European Space Agency (Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, France, Sweden, Switzerland).Share: