Subscription and demo access


 
About Interfax
Press Releases
Products & Services
Contact us
Customer Login
 


Headlines
 

07/23 12:04   Over 100 Northern Fleet ships, subs, escort vessels put to see as part of command post exercise
 
07/23 11:36   Putin offers condolences to German leaders, people on Munich shooting tragedy
 
07/23 11:30   Russian Foreign Ministry confirms Lavrov's plans to visit Laos, where he may meet with Kerry
 
07/23 11:26   Two high-ranking policemen held hostage in Yerevan to be freed after press point's establishment - negotiator
 
07/23 10:52   Radicals in Yerevan free 2 hostages, still holding 2 high-ranking police officials
 
07/23 09:51   Militants in Syria violate cessation in Damascus governorate 4 times - Russian Defense Ministry
 
07/23 09:48   GROUND, COASTAL DEFENSE FORCES, OVER 1,000 ITEMS OF HARDWARE INVOLVED IN RUSSIAN NORTHERN FLEET'S COMMAND POST EXERCISE - FLEET PRESS SERVICE
 
07/23 09:46   OVER 100 RUSSIAN NORTHERN FLEET VESSELS, INCLUDING NUCLEAR SUBMARINES, PUT TO SEA AS PART OF COMMAND-POST EXERCISE - NORTHERN FLEET PRESS SERVICE
 
07/23 09:00   RUSSIA AND FSU GENERAL NEWS
 
07/22 22:07   Putin proposes appointing veteran IOC member Smirnov head of Russian Olympic Committee's independent anti-doping commission (Part 3)
 




 

Interfax.com  |  Interfax news  |  Russia may carry on ISS project after 2020 -...


News headlines


August 25, 2014 12:29

Russia may carry on ISS project after 2020 - newspaper

MOSCOW. Aug 25 (Interfax) - Russia may carry on the International Space Station (ISS) project after 2020 although the wish to drop out was declared this spring, Izvestia wrote on Monday.

The Russian membership in the ISS project after 2020 is still open for consideration but there is 90% probability the national administration will decide to carry it on, the newspaper quoted a source in the Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) as saying.

In addition, rocket and space industry enterprises are building new ISS modules and the works are funded by the budget, it pointed out.

"ISS modules are being built consistent with a contract," United Rocket and Space Corporation (URSC) Information Policy Director Igor Burenkov told Izvestia.

The Roscosmos press service confirmed the ongoing construction of ISS modules but said a decision regarding the expediency of those works would be made shortly.

A senior source in Roscosmos told the newspaper the reason was the uncertainty about Russia's further involvement in the ISS project.

"If we take a look at the relevant section of the federal space program, we will see that the Russian Academy of Sciences is the ISS project customer. Our American partners have said many times they wished to continue the ISS operations after 2020. When they heard our leaders saying that Russia wanted to close down the project in 2020, they fostered the interaction with scientists and made interesting propositions of works in the period after 2020. A yearlong mission of a U.S. astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut to the ISS is scheduled for 2015," the Roscosmos source told Izvestia.

He said the Americans had offered the Institute of Medical and Biological Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences to arrange another yearlong mission experiment.

"Meanwhile, Roscosmos is not very interested in halting the ISS works right now: the federal space program of 2006-2015 allots 186.6 billion rubles for the station. If we stop building new modules of the station, considerable funds will be written off and some enterprises will have to start massive dismissals," he added.

Mark Belakovsky from the Academy's Institute of Medical and Biological Problems confirmed the proposal of a second yearlong mission to Izvestia and said it was being discussed.

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said in early May 2014 that Russia intended to not expend its membership in the ISS project after 2020, the newspaper recalled. NASA had earlier imposed sanctions on Russia and said they would break up in every sphere but the ISS. Joint works in the ISS project continued.

Te

(Our editorial staff can be reached at eng.editors@interfax.ru)

/Interfax/
 Subscription
You can access a demo version of, receive more information about or subscribe to Interfax publications by filling in and returning the form below. We also have dozens of reports in the Russian language, please indicate if you are interested.
Title:


Phone:


E-mail:


First name:


Company:


Country:
Last name:


Division:


City:
Products:
Central Asia & Caucasus Business Weekly
Central Asia General Newswire
Global Gas Analytics
Global Natural Gas Daily
Interfax Via Bloomberg Terminal
Kazakhstan General Newswire
Kazakhstan Mining Weekly
Kazakhstan Oil & Gas Weekly
Russia & CIS Announcements
Russia & CIS Banking and Finance Weekly
Russia & CIS Business and Financial Daily
Russia & CIS Business and Financial Newswire
Russia & CIS Business and Investment Weekly
Russia & CIS Business Law Weekly
Russia & CIS Business news
Russia & CIS Defense Industry Weekly
Russia & CIS Diplomatic Panorama
Russia & CIS Energy Daily
Russia & CIS Energy Newswire
Russia & CIS Events Calendar
Russia & CIS Food and Agriculture Weekly
Russia & CIS General Newswire
Russia & CIS Headline News
Russia & CIS Insurance Weekly
Russia & CIS IT and Telecom Weekly
Russia & CIS Metals and Mining Weekly
Russia & CIS Military Daily
Russia & CIS Military Newswire
Russia & CIS Military Weekly
Russia & CIS Oil and Gas Weekly
Russia & CIS Presidential Bulletin
Russia & CIS Statistics Weekly
Russia Health & Pharmaceuticals
Russia Market Roundup
Russia Press Review
Ukraine Business Daily
Ukraine Business Weekly
Ukraine General Newswire
Please enter the digits from picture in the box below:

July 23, 2016
 
11:36
Putin offers condolences to German leaders, people on Munich shooting tragedy
 
11:30
Russian Foreign Ministry confirms Lavrov's plans to visit Laos, where he may meet with Kerry
 
11:26
Two high-ranking policemen held hostage in Yerevan to be freed after press point's establishment - negotiator
 
10:52
Radicals in Yerevan free 2 hostages, still holding 2 high-ranking police officials
 
09:51
 
09:48
GROUND, COASTAL DEFENSE FORCES, OVER 1,000 ITEMS OF HARDWARE INVOLVED IN RUSSIAN NORTHERN FLEET'S COMMAND POST EXERCISE - FLEET PRESS SERVICE
 
09:46
OVER 100 RUSSIAN NORTHERN FLEET VESSELS, INCLUDING NUCLEAR SUBMARINES, PUT TO SEA AS PART OF COMMAND-POST EXERCISE - NORTHERN FLEET PRESS SERVICE
 
09:00
RUSSIA AND FSU GENERAL NEWS
 
July 22, 2016
 
22:07
Putin proposes appointing veteran IOC member Smirnov head of Russian Olympic Committee's independent anti-doping commission (Part 3)
 
22:00
Russian contract serviceman killed in Aleppo governorate in Syria - Russian Defense Ministry (Part 2)
 
21:51
Russian contract serviceman killed in Aleppo governorate in Syria - Russian Defense Ministry
 
21:32
RUSSIAN CONTRACT SERVICEMAN KILLED IN ALEPPO GOVERNORATE IN SYRIA AS HIS VEHICLE IS BLOWN UP BY EXPLOSIVE DEVICE - RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY
 
21:28
Opposition member, whose release Yerevan police building invaders demand, wants to join negotiations
 
20:57
Russian diplomats verifying whether there are Russians among Munich shooting rampage victims
 
 more headlines 



Interviews
 

.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has given an interview to Interfaxs correspondent Alexander Korzun ahead of the alliances summit in Warsaw due on July 8-9 in which he speaks about place of the Russian topic on the summits agenda and Russia-NATO relations in general.

more
.
.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given an interview to Interfax ahead of his visit to Russia in which he speaks about the influence that his personal relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin have on the development of interstate ties, about Israels plans regarding new gas fields and said that Israel will into allow Syria to turn into a source of aggression. This will be Netanyahus third visit in under a year.

more
.
.
Indonesian Ambassador to Russia Wahid Supriyadi has given an interview with Interfax in which he speaks about the results of the Russia-ASEAN summit, prospects for achieving an agreement on oil production freeze in OPEC, Indonesian-Russian military and technological cooperation and the launch of direct air communication between Indonesia and Russia.

more

 
  
 ©   1991—2016   Interfax Information Service. All rights reserved.
contact information   |   Interfax offices   |   made by web.finmarket

News and other data on this site are provided for information purposes only, and are not intended for republication or redistribution. Republication or redistribution of Interfax content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Interfax.

Browse other Interfax sites:  Interfax.ru   |   IFX.RU   |   Interfax Group   Rambler's Top100