Seems like a much more robust structure than Musk's barn cistern called Starship.
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The Scientific and Technical Council of "Roscosmos" recommended to present the concept of a new orbital station to the government of the Russian Federation21.09.2021 20:59:26
Moscow. September 21st. INTERFAX - The Scientific and Technical Council of Roscosmos and the Space Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences approved the concept of the new station and recommended that it be submitted to the Russian government, the state corporation reported.
"Following the meeting, the Presidium and Bureau recommended the Roscosmos State Corporation to submit to the Russian government proposals on the need to develop ROSS, continue operating the Russian segment of the International Space Station during the creation of the Russian Orbital Service Station and on the procedure for negotiating with partners in the ISS project on issues related to ensuring the final stage of the functioning of the Russian segment of the ISS, "the message says.
On June 5, 2021, the head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, and the new head of NASA, Bill Nelson, held telephone conversations. According to Roscosmos, Nelson accepted the invitation of the head of the Russian state corporation to visit Russia and proposed to extend the operation of the ISS until 2030. Rogozin then noted that discussion of the future fate of the ISS is possible only after the lifting of American sanctions against Roscosmos enterprises.
On July 31, the scientific and technical council of Roscosmos approved the creation of a new Russian orbital station.
The completion of the ISS is scheduled for 2028, by which time Roskosmos is to launch a new Russian space station.
As the head of Roscosmos reported earlier, the scientific and technical council of the state corporation must decide how the appearance of the new Russian orbital station will be formed. "Either by building up the Russian segment and the subsequent possible separation or a high-latitude station," Rogozin noted.
Russia, as reported, has decided to build its own orbital station, the exit from the ISS project is being considered, and this is due to the deterioration of the technical condition of the Russian segment of the station.
Rogozin reported that about 80% of the equipment of the Russian segment of the ISS has reached its end of life and the cost of its maintenance after 2025 will be comparable to the cost of creating a new station.
It was reported that Russia could withdraw from the ISS project from 2025, transferring responsibility for its segment to its partners in the station. At the same time, it was noted that Russia can continue to support its segment with the financial participation of the United States.
An alternative would be the creation of a national orbital station, the first module of which is planned to be launched in 2025 and completed in 2035.
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