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Russia to launch its own space station in 2025

Topics Covered: Awareness in Space.

Russia to launch its own space station in 2025:


Russia’s space agency is planning to launch its own orbital station in 2025.


Russia is considering withdrawing from the International Space Station programme to go it alone.

  • Russia lost its monopoly for manned flights to the ISS last year after the first successful mission of U.S. company Space X.

About the International Space Station:

Launched in 1998 and involving Russia, the United States, Canada, Japan, and the European Space Agency, the ISS is one of the most ambitious international collaborations in human history.

  • ISS is a modular space station (habitable artificial satellite) in low Earth orbit.
  • The ISS serves as a microgravity and space environment research laboratory in which scientific experiments are conducted in astrobiology, astronomy, meteorology, physics, and other fields.
  • The ISS circles the Earth in roughly 93 minutes, completing 15.5 orbits per day.
  • ISS is the ninth space station to be inhabited by crews, following the Soviet and later Russian Salyut, Almaz, and Mir stations as well as Skylab from the US.


Prelims Link:

  1. About ISS.
  2. Countries involved.
  3. Objectives.
  4. Previous space stations.

Mains Link:

Write a note on the International Space Station.

Sources: the Hindu.