Date: 10 months ago   Category: Society

Roskosmos will continue participation in creation of the circumlunar station Gateway


The Roskosmos state corporation will continue participation in the project on creation of the international circumlunar station Gateway together with the USA and other foreign partners, have told RIA Novosti in state corporation. Roskosmos and NASA within the international astronautical congress in Australia have signed with

In September of last year the memorandum of cooperation in creation of the international circumlunar station Deep Space Gateway which subsequently has received the name Gateway - Lunar Orbital Platform. Within the project of Russia have suggested to construct a lock compartment for an exit of astronauts to the surface of the station. In the spring of this year the source of RIA Novosti reported that the country role in this project hasn't arranged the Russian side. She is offered to make a compartment according to the American technical standards and under the American space suit.

"Delegation of Roskosmos state corporation has participated in the international meeting on discussion of requirements to the circumlunar space station which has taken place in Orlando (USA). Roskosmos has confirmed intention to be a full participant of this project. Following the results of work, the parties have agreed to continue cooperation in creation of the international circumlunar station", - have told in state corporation. Concrete plans and problems of Russia in the project in Roskosmos were specified.

passed the meeting of group on a research of opportunities of the ISS (ISS Exploration Capabilities Study Team, IECST) in the USA from September 8 to September 15. Within the meeting the American side has presented the full-size model of the first Gateway module - Power Propulsion Module (The power-motive module) and also the system of emergency rescue for the American spaceship for flights to Loong Orion.

have Also been updated construction plans of the station and its name. Instead of Gateway - Lunar Orbital Platform it has received the name The Gateway (Gate). As well as it was planned, the first module - Power Propulsion Module - will be started in 2022. In 2023 it is planned to start two modules - the module of ESPRIT manufactured by the international partners for storage of fuel and the warehouse module of the American production U.S.Utilization Module. Then to the station it is planned to start the logistic module and a hand manipulator for transfer of freights on the surface of the station. In 2024-25 the international and American inhabited modules have to be added to the circumlunar station.

Instead of the working group IECST is created group for coordination of works directly on the circumlunar station Gateway Formulation Sync Review (FSR).

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