Roscosmos to Completely Pullout of ISS by 2024

Roscosmos announced it will completely pullout of the ISS project after 2024, the expected launch of Russia’s own orbital station.

“You know that we are working within the framework of international cooperation at the International Space Station. Of course, we will fulfill all our obligations to our partners, but the decision and leaving this station after 2024 have been made.I think that by this time we will begin to form the Russian orbital station,” explained new Roscosmos chief Yuri Borisov.

Borisov added that future Russian space missions will be based on a balanced and systematic scientific program and that they will provide the Russian economy with the “necessary space services.”

Former Roscosmos Chief Dmitry Rogozin said last February that due to financial constraints, it was difficult to simultaneously implement the ISS project and build their new Russian Orbital Service Station (ROSS).

Rogozin then said last month that negotiations on their ISS cooperation could only be extended if sanctions against Russia were lifted. 

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