MOSCOW, January 13. / TASS /. The Russian Roscosmos state space agency and NASA are in talks on extending the operation of the International Space Station (ISS) until 2030, CEO of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin said on Thursday.
"The talks with NASA on extending the operation of the ISS until 2030 are underway," Roscosmos CEO noted. Rogozin also mentioned that the US sent an official notification relating to the extension of using ISS until 2030 on December 31.
The space agency chief said that the parties reached an agreement on engineering support for the Zarya module until 2024 carried out by Russia.
In April 2021, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov said that the state of the ISS leaves much to be desired, so Russia can focus on developing its own project - the Russian Orbital Service Station (ROSS). On September 2, Rogozin announced that the deployment of ROSS was planned to kick off in five or six years.
At the same time, in late 2021, the US confirmed plans to extend the presence of American astronauts on the ISS until 2030. During this period, Washington wants to cooperate with its international partners, including Russia, Canada, Japan and Europe, in order to resume the breakthrough research carried out at this unique orbital laboratory until the end of the decade.