Russia has announced its exit from the International Space Station (ISS). Russia is preparing to leave the International Space Station by 2024. The newlyappointed head of Russia’s space agency Roscosmos gave this information on Tuesday, quoting President Vladimir Putin.
Roscosmos chief Yury Borisov said in an interview with Russia’s official news agency Tass that the decision to exit the International Space Station (ISS) has already been taken.
Yuri Borisov said that of course we will fulfill all our obligations to our partner, but after 2024 it has been decided to leave this station. He pointed out that the decision to leave the ISS program has also been taken because Russia now wants to deploy its orbital service station.
The decision comes at a time when the ongoing war with Ukraine since February 24 has left Russia business and financially isolated. The International Space Station (ISS) is currently the largest modular space station in Low Earth Orbit. Russia joined this mission in the year 1998.
The ISS is a multinational collaborative project involving five of the world’s space agencies NASA (USA), Roscosmos (Russia), JAXA (Japan), ESA (Europe), and CSA (Canada). Russia also announced in 2015 that it would be part of the ISS until 2024.