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MOSCOW, August 14. /TASS/. Russia’s space authority, Roskosmos, and the Russian Academy of Sciences plan to invent a space-robot to assist cosmonauts in the outer space, the federal space program for 2016-2025 reads.
The document reads the technologies for making a robot to support outer-space activities of cosmonauts, called kosmorobot (space robot), will cost $38.5 million.
First tests in the space may be organized in 2021-2024, the program reads.
A previous version of the program, which was prepared in 2014, planned financing of $26.2 million for kosmorobot’s elements and units as well as prototypes and for their tests at the International Space Station.