15 Nov 2023 11:57

New Russian space station to start operation in late 2027 - Energia

STAR CITY, Moscow region. Nov 15 (Interfax) - The new Russian space station is due to start operation in late 2027, Energia Rocket and Space Corporation General Designer, Deputy General Director, Russian Academy of Sciences member Vladimir Solovyov said.

"Just a week ago we reaffirmed and our country's president approved the date for starting operation of the Russian space station, this will happen at the end of 2027," Solovyov said at the Manned Space Flights international scientific and technical conference on Wednesday.

The station will be deployed by new launch vehicles and cosmodromes, and a transportation system and manned space program will be created, he said.

The work on the station project is "in full swing," Roscosmos General Yury Borisov said earlier on Wednesday.

Russia plans to build a national space station as a replacement for the ISS. The program's first stage is due to be implemented in 2027-2030, and its construction is expected to be completed in 2032.