Vladivostok, Russia | BAZZUP | According to Yuri Borisov, the chairman of the Russian space agency Roscosmos on Wednesday, the Russian government has chosen to continue operating its sector on the International Space Station (ISS) until 2028.
Borisov made the remark during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the Interfax News Agency of Russia. Last Thursday, Roscosmos suggested to the Russian government that the ISS’s service life be extended until 2028.
The State Commission and the corporation’s Scientific and Technological Council both examined and approved the choice, according to Roscosmos.
According to Vladimir Solovyev, chief designer of manned spacecraft and systems at the Russian rocket-space company RSC Energia, the Russian segment of the International Space Station has undergone significant maintenance over the past two years, and in its present state, the station is capable of continuing operations until 2028.
In 2024, the present ISS operating arrangement will come to an end. With no specific date given, Russia had already declared its desire to leave the project beyond 2024.
As stated before by Borisov, the launch of a new Russian space station should coincide with the project’s termination.