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Russia foresees ‘avalanche of failures’ for the International Space Station

  • November 28, 2020

While the ISS is, as the name suggests, an international collaboration, with the likes of the US, Russia, Japan, Canada and Europe having had astronauts on it, the Gateway will be more NASA-centric.

As a result, the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, has distanced itself from the project, saying a more global approach is needed.

Russia is unlikely to want to be led by the US in its space program, so it will attempt to get its own missions up and running or participate with other global partners.

Mr Rogozin told the International Astronautical Congress on October 12: “In our view, the lunar Gateway in its current form is too US-centric, so to speak.

“Russia is likely to refrain from participating in it on a large scale.”

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