Russia Plans to Abandon International Space Station.
Russia is officially pulling out of the International Space Station after 20 years of collaborative research.
Dmitry Rogozin, head of Russia’s state space corporation, Roscosmos, confirmed the news to the ‘Financial Times.’.
We are beginning negotiations with our NASA partners, we are formalizing them now … We will simply hand over the responsibility for our segment to the partners, Dmitry Rogozin, via Futurism.
Rogozin also stressed that Russia’s withdrawal does not mean the station will be immediately “scrapped and dumped into the ocean.” .
On April 20, Rogozin uploaded a video to Twitter showing the beginning construction of Russia’s own space station.
Rogozin says they are planning to launch it into orbit by 2030.
Russia also recently signed an agreement to build a station with China.
This comes after the country declined offers from NASA to develop the Gateway, a similar station.