China is thinking about a joint venture with Russian space station


Photo: Press-service of Roscosmos / RIA Novosti

The delegation of the space administration of China will give “Roscosmos” talks about the possibility of creating a joint space station. It is reported RIA Novosti citing a source in the space industry.

“The delegation’s visit to Moscow is planned at the end of this week. With Chinese colleagues to discuss the issue of cooperation in the field of manned programs. In particular, it is expected that they will offer for discussion the possibility of creating a joint space station,” — said the Agency interlocutor. According to him, China is interested to learn from Russian experience and technology for the construction of large space objects and is ready to offer its partnership in exchange for them.

April 2, China flooded its space station “Tiangong-1” (heavenly Palace-1) in the Pacific ocean. Currently, China remains in earth orbit a space laboratory “Tiangong-2” — model to test life support technologies for future multi-module Chinese space station.

ISS, which involve the U.S., Russia, EU, Japan and Canada must shut down by 2024. Russia and China are planning the deployment of a national space station, the current international space station is scheduled to be transferred to commercial companies. It is possible that the work of the ISS is extended to 2028.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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