Russia to Create National Space Station after 2024
The Scientific and Technical Council of the Russian Space Agency has discussed the concept of the Russian manned space programs aimed at extending participation in the International Space Station to 2024, after which it plans to disengage modules from the Russian segment and use them to develop a national space station.
“The new space station would be configured to incorporate Russia’s multipurpose laboratory module, nodal module and scientific power module, leading to a promising Russian space station that meets the challenges of providing secure access to space,” the Russian Space Agency said in a statement.
The near-term plans are focused on studying the Moon using robotic spacecraft in lunar orbit and sending humans to its surface by 2030. The final decisions will be based on the reports to be made by the specialists of Russia’s rocket and space industry.