Russia Plans to Begin Construction of Station at Moon Orbit in 2028
Russia plans to build a visited station at the orbit of the Moon, according to a text of the draft of long-term program of development of deep space, sent for approval to the government.
“The long-term system of habitats in lunar orbit will be a mini-station. It will operate in visited mode. The main tasks of the station in the normal mode will ensure a comfortable environment for the life of astronauts while working on the lunar orbit, as well as the logistics of lunar missions,” the document says.
The station, according to the project, will be built in 2028. The basis of the construction will be a power module. In 2029, a node will be added, and even after a year – a residential unit. The station will be completed in 2031 after the launch of the storage module.