Russia Will No Longer Participate in the International Space Station

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Russia has announced it will no longer participate in the International Space Station after 2024. They plan to create their own orbital station.

The impetus is undoubtedly the new cold-hot US war with Russia over Ukraine and the sanctions. Those sanctions include the space industry, and Russia doesn’t want to participate in a weaponized space station.

Collage image with the huge US at night with city lights from outer space from the ISS window. NASA furnishes elements of this image.

The International Space Station has been in continuous orbit since November 2000 and is a multi-nation program operated by five space agencies from 15 countries, according to NASA, which plans to use the ISS until 2030, according to Townhall.

Space cooperation was one of the most significant and enduring partnerships the West built with Russia over many decades.

Biden blew it up over Ukraine.

The Chinese already have a space station in orbit.

Roscosmos chief Yury Borisov told Putin, “the decision to leave this station after 2024 has been made.” What did they think would happen when they sanctioned the space station?

“You know that we are working within the framework of international cooperation at the International Space Station. Undoubtedly, we will fulfill all our obligations to our partners. But the decision to leave the station after 2024 has been made,” Borisov told Putin in the Kremlin-issued readout.

CNN reports that Robyn Gatens, director of International Space Station for NASA, said that NASA hadn’t received official word from Russia about the decision to quit the ISS. It doesn’t matter. They’re leaving.


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