MOSCOW, March 12. /TASS/. The costs for implementing the International Space Station (ISS) project will be optimized, the Roscosmos state space agency said.
"Roscosmos plans to optimize the expenses that are going to be spent on implementing the ISS project," the state agency noted following the meeting with its CEO Dmitry Rogozin.
Earlier, Rogozin stated that the work on the ISS was not effective amid the current geopolitical situation. He also pointed out that huge funds would be required to extend the operation of the station until 2030, otherwise it is going to fall apart.
On February 24, US President Joe Biden stated that the sanctions imposed by Washington and its allies would hit the Russian high-tech sector. According to the head of state, the US will cut off more than half of high-tech imports to Russia, which, among other things, will negatively affect the country’s space program.