Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin has warned that the new sanctions against Russia for the invasion of Ukraine could potentially result in the ISS crashing to Earth in an uncontrolled fashion.
“If you block cooperation with us, who will save the ISS from an uncontrolled deorbit and fall into the United States or.Europe? There is also the option of dropping a 500-ton structure to India and China. Do you want to threaten them with such a prospect? The ISS does not fly over Russia, so all the risks are yours. Are you ready for them?” said Rogozin.
Rogozin claimed that Russian-made engines are controlling the ISS and are responsible for guidance, navigation, and control for the entire complex.
NASA said that it continues working with Roscosmos, Canada, Europe, and Japan in maintaining the ISS and that new export control measures will allow the US and Russia to cooperate further.
Roscosmos said that it has increased the altitude that the average height of the ISS orbit increased by 1.3 km because it was “corrected to form ballistic conditions before launching the vehicle into orbit #СоюзМС21 and landing the descent vehicle #СоюзМС19.”
Rogozin recently claimed that Roscosmos is undergoing a massive DDoS attack but the orbital constellation and the Russian segment of the ISS, these channels are reportedly safe.
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