Russia to Create New High-Latitude Space Station
The TsNIIMash Research Institute of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) has prepared a concept of creating a high-latitude space station to be presented to the Military-Industrial Commission. This idea will be considered in the first quarter of 2015. This statement was made by First Deputy Director of the TsNIIMash Research Institute Alexander Danilyuk.
“We have prepared the appropriate documents. We think that they will be considered in the first quarter of this year. There are no technical difficulties with the construction of the high-latitude station,” the official said, mentioning the possibility of including this concept into the basic documents, such as the Federal Space Program.
According to previous reports, Russia may start building a new space station in 2017. Roscosmos Head Oleg Ostapenko earlier stated that the new station might use the modules that are now being created for the ISS.