Yury Borisov confirmed that the new orbit and radiation environment will allow for deepening and mastering the technologies that will be needed for deep space exploration, in particular for the Moon program
Russia’s space corporation Roscosmos already knows the shape and parameters of a future orbital station and the stages of its creation, Roscosmos CEO Yury Borisov said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday.
“The preliminary design will be ready in the summer. Today, we already know the station’s main parameters and shape and the stages of its creation,” he said.
Putin noted that one of the purposes of the station would be to implement the Moon program.
“As far as I understand, one of the functions, one of the purposes of this Russian orbital station will be, among other things, to prepare for the implementation of our plans regarding the Moon,” Putin said.
Borisov confirmed that the new orbit and radiation environment will allow for deepening and mastering the technologies that will be needed for deep space exploration, in particular for the Moon program. This is one of the advantages of the new orbit and the new orbital makeup of Russia’s future station,” Borisov concluded.
In April 2021, the idea of creating Russia’s own orbital station was formulated. Currently, research into its conceptual design is underway. In October 2022, Deputy Prime Minister, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov told the media that the preliminary costs of building Russia’s orbital outpost of the future were already known.
The deputy chief designer of the space rocket corporation Energia (a subsidiary of Roscosmos) Vladimir Kozhevnikov, appointed the future orbital station’s chief designer, told TASS in February that the launch of the first research and energy supply module was scheduled for late 2027 and that of the node, airlock, base and special purpose modules, for 2028-2030.