International Space Station | Photo credit: Twitter
- Russia and the United States have been cooperating for 20 years on the International Space Station (ISS).
- US President Joe Biden recently said in an interview with ABC News that Russian Prime Minister Putin is “a killer” and has no soul. He also said Putin would “pay a price” for his actions.
- Russian-American relations are at their lowest since the end of the Cold War.
The International Space Station (ISS) has been a common workplace for astronauts from Russia, the United States, and 16 other countries since 1998 – one of the closest areas of cooperation between Moscow and Washington.
But now that relations between Russia and the United States as well as with other European agencies have bottomed out, Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Wednesday that it had started building its own space station in the goal to put it into orbit. by 2030 if President Vladimir Putin gives the green light.
The end of the close cooperation Russia shares with the United States would end its new role in managing the aging International Space Station (ISS) and mark a new chapter for Russian space exploration.
“If in 2030, according to our plans, we can put it into orbit, it will be a colossal breakthrough,” the Interfax news agency said, citing Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin. “The will is there to take a new step in global human space exploration.”
How Russia plans to do it:
- Moscow would inform its partners of its intention to quit the ISS project in 2025.
- The Russian station, unlike the ISS, would use artificial intelligence and robots.
- There will be a human presence on the Russian Space Station but as visitors.
- The station is unlikely to have a permanent crew as its journey into orbit would expose it to higher radiation.
- Foreign crews will be welcome for a visit, “but the station has to be national… If you want to do it right, do it yourself”.
- Russia plans to spend up to $ 6 billion to get the project started.
About the International Space Station:
- The ISS or the International space station look at Earth 250 miles above our planet.
- Several Earth observation instruments are mounted outside several of the station’s modules, including a limb filled with cameras, boxes and tools that hangs from the edge of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) of the station.
- For two decades now, several countries have collaborated in the work on the ISS by sending their own crew there.
- On April 17, the Exp 64 crew with Kate Rubins, Sergey Ryzhikov, and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov returned safely to Earth at 12:55 p.m. ET after completing an 185-day mission.
- Meanwhile, the Exp 64 crew left the station on April 16 as astronauts from @SpaceX Crew-2 arrive at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Houston, TX for an April 22 launch to the station.
- The ISS crew gets mixed up from time to time.
NASA tweets that the four astronauts embarking on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission will spend 6 months on the International Space Station, specifically in its state-of-the-art microgravity laboratory and work on research projects that aim to benefit the life on Earth. . They will also test technologies to explore the frontiers of science. Crews from the United States and Russia regularly exchange control of the ISS when crew change routines are in progress. On April 14, NASA astronaut Shannon Walker took command of the station Thursday from Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Ryzhikov as the crew of Exp 64 were due to return to Earth the next day.