The astronaut spoke about the consequences of Russia’s withdrawal from the ISS project for the station

In an interview with pilot-cosmonaut Andrei Borisenko, he said: “”Without Russian cosmonauts on the ISS, difficulties may arise in adjusting the station’s orbit.

He pointed out that the ISS was originally designed to distribute the station’s functionality evenly between its segments.

“Without Russian scientists, the station’s functionality would be pretty much cut off as far as I can imagine. At least in terms of technical capabilities,” said Borisenko.

He also pointed out that a number of functions on the ISS are deeply integrated with each other. According to Cosmonaut, some of them can be performed only by the American or only the Russian segment. For example, the ascent of the station’s orbit was carried out by Russian Progress cargo ships, while the Americans did not change the elements of the orbit.

“To what extent it is possible to do this in other ways is a question for experts,” Borisenko continued.

He also said that experiments were carried out at the station where scientists from different countries took part. The astronaut said that some of the experiments performed on the ISS are common.

“Naturally, experiments on this subject to the extent that have been done before will not be carried out due to the absence of a Russian crew on board,” he added.

Yuri Borisov, ex-president of Roscosmos declarationHe announced that Russia has decided to withdraw from the International Space Station project after 2024.

Source: Gazeta


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