The Russians have proposed to impose a “lunar dues»


Photo: Grigory Sysoev / RIA Novosti

A former journalist with TASS Valentin Uvarov, 2014-2016, has served as the Director of the Department of manned space systems of the United rocket and space Corporation (ORCC), proposed to introduce in Russia the so-called lunar dues. On Monday, February 5, reports the newspaper “Izvestia”.

Uvarov said that the self-realization of the lunar program, and the establishment of a national earth station will require Russia to attract us $ 38 billion (2,15 trillion) within 15 years.

These funds are a former journalist offers to overlay the population voluntary “lunar dues.” “What if you divide this huge amount, for example, 100 million people. Get 21 500 rubles per person. Dividing by 15, we get 120 rubles per month”, — count Uvarov.

According to the former Director of the Department of ORCC, participation in such national “project must be entirely voluntary and not be mandatory and fixed payments, but only the average recommended figure”.

Uvarov believes that Russia should not rely on the full compliance with the partnership agreements of the lunar stations from the US, because they are “primarily concerned about national security, not partnership” in space.

Currently, the United States and Russia are cooperating on the ISS project also allowed interaction within the proposed international lunar station DSG (Deep Space Gateway). Statement of intent at the recent program “Roskosmos” and NASA was signed in September 2017.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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