MOSCOW, April 12. /TASS/. The Russian government has extended the operation of the International Space Station (ISS) until 2028, Roscosmos CEO Yury Borisov said at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday.
"According to the government's decision, the operation of the International Space Station has been extended until 2028," Borisov said.
In early April, Roscosmos said that it had sent a proposal to the government for extending the lifecycle of the Russian segment of the ISS until 2028.
At the end of February, Roscosmos’ Scientific and Technical Council held a meeting attended by the corporation’s management and subsidiaries and organizations of the Russian Academy of Sciences that are the Russian segment's subcontractors. The STC approved the decision to extend the lifecycle of the Russian segment until 2028 and began drafting documents to be submitted to the government.
Last November, Borisov told TASS that further participation in the ISS project would depend on the condition of the Russian segment, the date when Russia’s own orbital station would be up and running, when Russian crews begin flights to it, and several other factors.
Deputy Prime Minister, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov told the media in late October 2022 that Russia believed it would be possible to extend the operation of the Russian segment of the ISS until 2028, when the minimum configuration of the ROS would be in place.