[FPSPACE] Completion of ISS Russian segment is main program task

Zeger Nuyens dokter.nuyens at pandora.be
Sat Oct 9 15:44:15 EDT 2004


 From Novosti:

> RUSSIA TO COMPLETE ITS ISS SEGMENT, PERMINOV SAYS
>
> MOSCOW, OCTOBER 9, (RIA Novosti) - Russia's federal space program for 
> the 2006-2015 period aims to complete the International Space 
> Station's Russian segment, perceiving this as its top-priority 
> objective, Anatoly Perminov, director of the Russian Space Agency, 
> told an international space congress in Vancouver.
>
> Russia's federal space program for the 2006-2015 period is currently 
> being finalized, Perminov told congress delegates. The federal space 
> program considers manned missions to be quite important, Perminov 
> added. The completion of the International Space Station's Russian 
> segment remains the main program task in this sphere, Perminov went on 
> to say. Perminov's statements are mentioned in the Russian Space 
> Agency's press release, which was received by RIA Novosti.
>
> According to Perminov, the ISS' Russian segment is to be completed by 
> 2011.
>
> The relevant experience of building and operating the ISS will serve 
> as a foundation for subsequent manned space missions; for its own 
> part, the ISS is being used to streamline various space-technology 
> elements for such flights, Perminov added.
>
> Russia intends to develop a new basic orbital platform, which will be 
> visited by space crews, in line with the 2006-2015 federal space 
> program, Perminov stressed.
>
> This platform will make it possible to continue the ISS 
> applied-research program, expanding its scope all the same, Perminov 
> said.
>
> According to Perminov, this platform will combine the advantages of a 
> manned spacecraft and an automatic probe.
>
> The new orbital platform is, among other things, intended to 
> streamline and test various units of advanced inter-planetary complexes.
>
> Among other things, such inter-planetary complexes should comprise a 
> reusable space shuttle, as well as new soft-landing systems for 
> delivering various payloads to the Earth and other planets, the 
> Russian Space Agency's press release reads in part.
>

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Zeger Nuyens
dokter.nuyens at pandora.be

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