Rogozin said the refusal of Russia to participate in the moon project with US

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The head of the Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin said that the Russian side will not participate in a joint U.S. project circumlunar station, The Gateway on the terms offered by the Americans. He stated this at a meeting with young specialists of the industry.

«The Russian Federation can not afford to participate in the secondary roles,» he said.

According to Rogozin, Russia will propose its own bill to the lunar station. «Whether it is Russian or international station, is the subject of negotiations», — said the head of «Roskosmos».

He also did not rule out that in the new project possible, and the participation of the United States. In addition, the station can be established with the countries — partners in the BRICS.

According to the head of Roskosmos, during the training scheduled for October 11 launch of a new crew to the ISS, he will conduct at Baikonur talks with NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine and tell him about the Russian vision of cooperation in the orbit of the moon.

The experts

Academician of the Russian Academy of cosmonautics named after K. E. Tsiolkovsky Alexander Zheleznyakov supported position on the necessity of Russia’s participation in the project Gateway as an equal, not subordinate partner. However, in his opinion, to achieve this situation it is necessary to conduct diplomatic negotiations.

«If today’s announcement is part of a game, then it is understandable if it is an emotional statement, it is hasty and not justified,» said Zheleznyakov.

He noted that very carefully refers to the statement Rogozin, because to create a lunar station, Russia can, but it will be later than for the Gateway. Secondly, it is doubtful the lack of experience of cooperation in outer space in BRICS countries.

«I believe that Russia should not withdraw from the international project, which is a continuation of the International space station. It established contacts between the partners are the legal basis of interaction and experience, and to create all anew — more expensive, longer, but not always more effective,» — said the academician.

Corresponding member of Academy of cosmonautics Andrei Ionin believes that the lunar station should be established in international cooperation as a project of all humanity.

«Of course, nobody wants to be on the sidelines, but it is a question of negotiations, because the tasks are so difficult, money consuming, that alone we will fail, and everybody understands it. To address this question, you need to negotiate and make tough statements that «we go», is counterproductive,» he said.

As for the cooperation with the BRICS countries, according to Ionin, yet it can only be in earth orbit.

Scientific Director of the space policy Institute Ivan Moiseev, in turn, believes that Russia should not follow US in the creation of a lunar station, because the project itself does not give anything new from the point of view of scientific and technological impact.

«In General, the idea of the orbital station around the moon — it is very slippery, and I don’t think we need to focus on American ideas, lunar station,» he said.

The expert said that the rocket and space Corporation RSC «Energia» from the very beginning participated in the discussion of the lunar station, but it was clear that «it is unlikely that it will succeed due to political relations between the two countries».

«And at my station we have no money,» stated Moses.

The Gateway

Talks on creation of a lunar station started in 2013. In September 2017, «Roskosmos» and NASA signed a Memorandum of cooperation in the establishment of such a station, which first was called Deep Space Gateway, later called Gateway — Lunar Orbital Platform, and after the recent meeting — just The Gateway.

The lunar station will allow you to learn the basic technology to stay of the crew in conditions of deep space and perform the first mission to the moon automatic and manned space vehicles, and test technologies and elements in preparation for manned missions to Mars.

In the framework of the project Russia has offered to build an airlock to exit astronauts on the surface of the station. As said the source RIA Novosti, the Russian side was not satisfied with her role in this project is the compartment was proposed to be manufactured by American technical standards and the American spacesuit.

Russia, protecting the use of their standards, tried to use the experience of the ISS with its division into sections, Russian and American, in the common station, but the American delegation strongly opposed such a position.

Rogozin said the refusal of Russia to participate in the moon project with US© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in fotobanka into deep space: how the US and Russia are preparing to return to Lanus 8 to 15 September, the delegation of «Rosatom» took part in the international meeting on discussion of requirements for the lunar orbital station, which was held in Orlando (USA). Following the negotiations, Roskosmos said that two sides agreed to continue cooperation.

In the framework of this meeting, the negotiators (the US, Russia, Europe, Canada and Japan) agreed that, as planned, the first module of a future lunar station — Power Propulsion Module will be launched in 2022.

In 2023 will go to the moon two modules is made of international partners, the ESPRIT module for storing fuel and a storage module American manufacturing U. S. Utilization Module. At the same time it is planned to launch the logistics module and the manipulator arm for transferring goods along the surface of the station.

In 2024-2025 years to the lunar station should be added to international and U.S. residential modules.

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