Partners to take responsibility for ISS' Russian segment after 2025 - Rogozin
MOSCOW. April 21 (Interfax) - Partners will take responsibility for the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS) after Russia quits the ISS project, and the commercial use is also being considered, Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin told reporters.
"We are beginning negotiations with our NASA partners, we are formalizing them now, and it does not mean that the station will be scrapped and dumped into the ocean immediately after 2025. We will simply hand over the responsibility for our segment to the partners. Or we will do the work necessary for operating the station on the commercial basis, rather than at the expense of the budget," Rogozin said.