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Russia: National orbital space station to be launched in 2027 - Head of Roscosmos02:47

Russia: National orbital space station to be launched in 2027 - Head of Roscosmos

Russian Federation, Moscow
January 25, 2023 at 08:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Head of Roscosmos Yuri Borisov said that the Russian Orbital Station (ROS) would be launched in 2027, during his speech at the plenary session of the Korolev Readings, at Bauman Moscow State Technical University in the capital on Tuesday.

According to Borisov, the space station will be a key element of the 'sovereign infrastructure for manned space missions in low-Earth orbits'.

"Аlthough the new station is called 'Russian', we are open to co-operation and when we have contacts with colleagues from various space agencies in friendly countries, we invite them to take part in this important project," he said.

He also mentioned that 'Russia needs to have a constellation of at least 1,000 [space] satellites for various purposes' by 2030.

"To achieve such an amount in a constellation we have to make 250, and closer to 2030 - because they will have to be reconstructed and replenished - somewhere between 300 and 350 satellites a year. Today, we can produce theoretically 42 [satellites]," he added.

The conference, the Academic Readings on Cosmonautics, are dedicated to the memory of rocket engineer and designer Sergei Korolev and other prominent national scientists.

This year's event takes place from January 24-27.

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Head of Roscosmos Yuri Borisov said that the Russian Orbital Station (ROS) would be launched in 2027, during his speech at the plenary session of the Korolev Readings, at Bauman Moscow State Technical University in the capital on Tuesday.

According to Borisov, the space station will be a key element of the 'sovereign infrastructure for manned space missions in low-Earth orbits'.

"Аlthough the new station is called 'Russian', we are open to co-operation and when we have contacts with colleagues from various space agencies in friendly countries, we invite them to take part in this important project," he said.

He also mentioned that 'Russia needs to have a constellation of at least 1,000 [space] satellites for various purposes' by 2030.

"To achieve such an amount in a constellation we have to make 250, and closer to 2030 - because they will have to be reconstructed and replenished - somewhere between 300 and 350 satellites a year. Today, we can produce theoretically 42 [satellites]," he added.

The conference, the Academic Readings on Cosmonautics, are dedicated to the memory of rocket engineer and designer Sergei Korolev and other prominent national scientists.

This year's event takes place from January 24-27.