Putin discusses Russia’s economy growth with ministersBusiness & Economy September 24, 2:38
Lavrov warns against partition of SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 23, 0:00
Lavrov calls to coordinate Russian, US military action in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 21:05
Lavrov blames Obama administration for souring Russia-US tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:41
Waging war on Korean Peninsula inadmissible, says LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:36
Russian Northern Fleet completes drills in ArcticMilitary & Defense September 22, 18:01
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to continue talks on oil production cut dealBusiness & Economy September 22, 17:28
Russian pair figure skaters Kavaguti, Smirnov retire from sportSport September 22, 16:48
Record number of delegations register for St. Petersburg-hosted IPU AssemblyRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 16:47
MOSCOW, April 22. /TASS/. Russia is ready to propose to the BRICS group member states (comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) the creation of a joint orbital station, head of the Scientific-Technical Council of the Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) Yuri Koptev told journalists on Wednesday.
The joint orbital station development may be started if the International Space Station (ISS) operation is stopped due to political disagreements between the current ISS partners, Koptev said.
"If we have a force majeure situation due to some political demarche, we have a possibility after 2019 to preserve the backbone of the station which we’ll be able to develop jointly with BRICS states or with some other countries," he said.
Roscosmos head Igor Komarov said that Russia’s new orbital station will be based on three units - a multifunctional laboratory module, a universal docking module and a scientific-power module that are planned to be launched respectively in 2017, 2018 and 2019.