Russia Claims It Will Leave International Space Station in 2 Years

Russia Claims It Will Leave International Space Station in 2 Years


The director of Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos, said on Tuesday that he expects Moscow to end its participation in the International Space Station (ISS) by 2024, Russia’s state-owned TASS news agency reported.

“Of course, we will fulfill all our obligations to our partners but the decision to leave this station after 2024 has been made,” Roscosmos head Yury Borisov told Russian leader Vladimir Putin during a meeting on July 26.

Yury Borisov replaced Dmitry Rogozin as the director of Roscosmos on July 15. Before his departure from the post, Rogozin said in late April that “Moscow had already decided on the deadline for ending participation in the project [ISS],” TASS recalled on Tuesday.

Rogozin did not provide further details at the time, but

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