Russia backout from the International Space Station because the modules are falling apart
Experts who observe the space industry on a daily basis believe that the threat to the inhabitants of the space house will increase significantly in the coming years.
The reason will be leaks in modules belonging to the Russian Space Agency.
Problems with the Zwiezda service module are actually the tip of the iceberg, which is one of the oldest and at the same time the first fully Russian component of the station.
He will celebrate his 21st birthday in July.
It was not anticipated that it would be used for such a long time when building the facility.
It's also no secret and it should come as no surprise that the Russians built it to their own standards, so now it is starting to fall apart. Experts are sure that there will be more cracks in it, and more could also threaten the first ISS module called Zaria.
The Russians do not have the funds to keep the ISS in decent condition.
Especially now that the US is sending astronauts out of its territory and does not need Russia to do so, the agency's authorities are increasingly serious about withdrawing from the cosmic home.
The government is interested in building its own station.
Now that the Angara A5 is available, it's finally possible to do so.
Lunar bases are also involved.
China is to be involved in the project.
This is the only right path for Russia and its declining image of a cosmic power with each new year, Dmitry Rogozin, head of Roscosmos, announced that work on the first module is already underway.
It may be launched into orbit as early as 2024.
If the Russians leave the ISS, the two modules could be disconnected from the space home and burned up in the atmosphere like the Mir station used to be. Russia wants to put an end to it.
Later this year, the Luna 25 probe is to land on the natural satellite of our planet, on which various experiments will be on board.
The landing site is a crater near the Moon's South Pole where water ice may be present below the surface.
It will be Russia's first lunar mission since the 1970s.
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