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Creation on the basis of the Russian segment of the International space station (ISS), national space station in the current configuration is impossible due to the lack of space for exercise equipment for physical fitness of the astronauts, reported RIA Novosti Deputy chief designer of the Institute of biomedical problems (IBMP) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Eugene Yarmanova.
“Now there are conversations on creation of the Russian orbital station on the base detachable from the ISS three modules — a multi-purpose laboratory, node and scientific-energy (NEM). But the question arises: what astronauts will run on this station? After all, NEM [running] path is not provided, and put it in there anymore, because there will be SMT (power multi-functional machine — approx. “Of the tape.ru”). The other two modules are not even considered,” — said the expert.
In her opinion, “when everyone finds out, it will be too late”, and “this problem should be solved now.” “After all, the absence of a path in space to compensate for anything it is impossible”, — concluded Yarmanova.
In may the General Director of “Rosatom” Dmitry Rogozin said that creating a national orbiting space station.
Before that, in March, it was reported that the multipurpose laboratory module “Nauka” after replacing the original fuel tanks tanks of the upper stage “Fregat” will not become the base unit of the Russian national earth station.
In may 2017 Manager, as Deputy Prime Minister, instructed the Corporation to study the issue of creating such a station based on modules of the Russian segment of the ISS.
“Science” built the “Center Khrunichev” since the mid 1990-ies. To run a 20-ton module is expected in 2007, but the deadline was repeatedly postponed, twice — in 2013 and 2016 — due to the discovery of contamination in the fuel tanks. “Science” should become a core module of the Russian national space station after 2024, the ISS will cease to exist.
Currently, the launch to the ISS module Nauka, scheduled for the end of 2020.
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