Russia to launch its own Space Station
The agreement between Roscosmos and its international partners is to run out in 2024. With this, Russia has planned to pull out of the International Space Station and launch its own space station in 2025.
According to Russia, the structure of the International Space Station is ageing. With the station becoming older, it can lead to irreversible consequences.
International Space Station
The International Space Station was launched by the US space agencies and Russian Space agencies in 1998. The other countries that were involved in the launch of the International Space Station were Canada, European Space Agency and Japan. The ISS revolves around the earth in 93 minutes. It makes 15.5 orbits per day. It travels at an orbital velocity of 7.7 kilometres per second.
After Russia’s withdrawal, the future of ISS is to be made based on the conditions of technical modules in the station. Most of the technical modules in the station have reached the end of their service life.
Russian Space Station
The Roscosmos also announced that the first core module of the new Russian orbital station is ready. Russia aims to launch the module by 2025. This new space model is being assembled at a cost of 5 billion USD.
Russia recently announced that it has signed an agreement with China to establish a Lunar research station on the moon.
Russia recently celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human to enter into an orbit in space. Yuri Gagarin was the first person to enter outer space. The name of his capsule was Vostok 1. He completed one orbit of the earth in his capsule on April 12, 1961.
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