Russia can return to the project of the lunar station Gateway, but only on its own terms


Roscosmos is ready to resume cooperation within the framework of the Gateway lunar station project, but only if foreign partners comply with certain fundamental conditions. The possibility of Russia's return to the project was announced by the head of the state corporation Dmitry Rogozin during a press conference at the International Astronomical Congress.


According to the functionary, the interaction of states within the framework of the construction of a promising lunar station should take place according to the principles of international cooperation, which were developed during the creation of the ISS. First of all, we are talking about joint decision-making. Only on such conditions, according to Rogozin, Russia could resume participation in the project.

Recall that the idea of ​​creating a near-lunar visited station belongs to NASA. The United States invited partners from the ISS to take part in the Deep Space Gateway project. In 2017, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Roskosmos signed an agreement on the joint construction of the station.

Later, the Russian state corporation refused to participate in the project. Dmitry Rogozin, commenting on the decision of Roscosmos, called the Gateway project too "American-centric" and stressed that Russia would not participate in it on secondary roles.
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 13 October 2020 13: 39
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    Russia will not participate in it on secondary roles.

    If we don't want to be on the sidelines, why do we share technologies? A little more time will pass and China will send us!
  2. Cyril Offline Cyril
    Cyril (Kirill) 13 October 2020 14: 45
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    Dmitry Rogozin, commenting on the decision of Roscosmos, called the Gateway project too "American-centric" and stressed that Russia would not participate in it on secondary roles.

    In order not to participate in it on secondary roles, you need to have something that can be offered as an equal contribution to this project.

    The USA already has a super-heavy carrier at the stage of assembly - Russia does not have one. The United States has a ship for lunar expeditions at the stage of testing and refinement - Russia has only a model.

    For more than 10 years Russia has not been able to launch the Science module into orbit. What kind of equality are we talking about?
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 13 October 2020 15: 35
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      It has already been 50 years since the United States made a huge leap forward and landed on the moon (6 times).

      Now, when everything is collected, they will jump even further. smile
      1. Cyril Offline Cyril
        Cyril (Kirill) 13 October 2020 15: 37
        +1
        It has already been 50 years since the United States made a huge leap forward and landed on the moon (6 times).

        Right

        Now, when everything is collected, they will jump even further.

        Not so much further (the moon is the same) as cheaper and, hopefully, on a more permanent basis.
    2. lahudra Offline lahudra
      lahudra (Nikolay Kondrashkin) 13 October 2020 22: 27
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      Rogozin's salary is the envy of any American manager!
  3. cmonman Offline cmonman
    cmonman (Garik Mokin) 14 October 2020 00: 49
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    Video - Blue Origin rocket with NASA technology for landing on the moon jumped a couple of kilometers and gently landed. Moreover, the engine at a height seemed to be turned off, and then turned on for a smooth descent.
    The vertical stability of the rocket is awesome !!!

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/blue-origin-rocket-launches-nasa-183431784.html
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 14 October 2020 01: 25
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      cmonman, your riots are awesome !!! And rockets are life-threatening and often fall. smile
      1. Cyril Offline Cyril
        Cyril (Kirill) 14 October 2020 12: 23
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        And rockets are life-threatening and often fall. smile

        And where do they "often fall"?)
  4. cmonman Offline cmonman
    cmonman (Garik Mokin) 16 October 2020 16: 04
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    Russia can return to the project of the lunar station Gateway, but only on its own terms

    Strange statement! Yesterday 7 countries signed an agreement with NASA to participate in the Artemis program without any condition - Australia, Canada, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. Apparently NASA has strongly threatened these countries with something !!! laughing