International Space Station Photo credit: Twitter
- Russia and the United States have been cooperating for the past 20 years on the International Space Station (ISS).
- US President Joe Biden recently said in an ABC News interview that Russian Prime Minister Putin was “a killer” and had no soul. He also said that Putin would “pay a price” for his actions.
- Russia-US relations are at an all-time low since the end of the Cold War.
The International Space Station (ISS) has been a regular workplace for astronauts in Russia, the United States and 16 other countries since 1998 – one of the closest areas of cooperation between Moscow and Washington.
But now, as relations between Russia and the United States and other European agencies have reached a low point, Russian space agency Roscosmos on Wednesday said it has begun building its own space station in order to launch it into orbit by 2030. , if President Vladimir Putin gives approval.
The renunciation of the close cooperation that Russia shares with the USA would put an end to its additional role in the operation of the International Space Station (ISS) and will mark a new chapter for the exploration of Russian space.
“If in 2030, according to our plans, we can put it into orbit, it will be a colossal discovery,” Interfax news agency was quoted as saying by Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin. “The will is there to take a new step in exploring space with world crews.”
How Russia intends to do it:
- Moscow will announce its partners that it will leave the ISS project in 2025.
- The Russian station, unlike the ISS, would use artificial intelligence and robots.
- There will be a human presence on the Russian Space Station, but as visitors.
- Most likely, the station will not be permanently equipped, because the orbit’s path would expose higher radiation.
- Foreign crews will be welcome for a visit, “but the station must be national … If you want to do well, do it yourself.”
- Russia plans to spend up to $ 6 billion to launch the project.
About the International Space Station:
- ISS or International Space Station it looks back at the Earth 250 miles above our planet.
- Several Earth observation instruments are mounted on the outside of several modules of the station, including a member full of cameras, boxes and instruments hanging from the edge of the station’s Japanese Experiment Module (JEM).
- Two decades ago, several nations collaborated to work on the ISS, sending their own crew to it.
- On April 17, the Exp 64 crew with Kate Rubins, Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov returned safely to Earth at 12:55 a.m. ET after completing a 185-day mission.
- Meanwhile, the Exp 64 crew left the station on April 16, while @SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts arrive at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Houston, Texas, for a launch on April 22 at the station.
- The ISS crew is mixed from time to time.
NASA sends on Twitter that the four astronauts who will launch the NASA SpaceX Crew-2 mission will spend 6 months on the International Space Station, especially in its state-of-the-art microgravity laboratory and will work on research projects aimed at benefiting life on Earth. They will also test technologies to explore the frontiers of science. Crews in the US and Russia regularly change ISS control when the crew change routine is active. On April 14, NASA astronaut Shannon Walker took command of the station on Thursday from Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Ryzhikov, while the Exp 64 crew was to return to Earth the next day.
What went wrong in US-Russia relations?
This may be the lowest point in the connections between the two superpowers at the party in the days after the Cold War.
US President Joe Biden recently said in an ABC News interview that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was a “killer” and had no soul. He also said that Putin would “pay a price” for his actions.
Putin broadcast his nation’s state broadcaster VGTRK with a five-minute statement in response to Biden.
This strong action is quite similar to the position of the Chinese Dragon in Alaska last week. Senior Chinese diplomats have faced US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s allegations of Beijing’s abuses in Tibet, Hong Kong, the South China Sea and Xinjiang. The foreign minister of the Chinese Communist Party, Yang Jiechi, said that the US has no right to promote its own version of democracy when faced with so much dissatisfaction and human rights issues.