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The future of the International Space Station after 2015

There are significant differences of opinion between the member states of the station, regarding the issues of the safety of the station after 2015

A silhouette of the shuttle Endeavor on the solar collectors of the International Space Station shortly after the shuttle detached from the station, on 28/7/2009
A silhouette of the shuttle Endeavor on the solar collectors of the International Space Station shortly after the shuttle detached from the station, on 28/7/2009

A special panel held at the International Astronautical Congress in Daejeon, Korea, dealt with the various issues of the operation of the International Space Station after 2015. The panel presented the joint work of the various bodies related to the construction, deployment and use of the International Space Station, including NASA's Assistant Chief for Space Activities, Director The field of manned space flights at the Russian Space Agency, the director of the space station field at the Japanese Space Agency, and senior representatives of the various industries partnering in the International Space Station project - Boeing, MDA, EADS, and - United space alliance.

In the last two years, the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) has been preparing an extensive report that will summarize the various positions of the member states on the International Space Station and recommend how the station will be used after 2015 - the last year planned for the operation of the space station in its current form. There are significant differences of opinion between the member states of the station, regarding the issues of the safety of the station after 2015 (the first residential component of the station was launched in 1998) and the heavy costs of preserving and maintaining the station.

Russia continues to develop various space assemblies that will be uploaded to the International Space Station and will enable its operation even after the USA leaves the circle of countries that operate the station. These Russian plans are not in consensus with the other partner countries.

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  1. Reply to Stranger:

    There is a plane with a similar description to yours, and it is called "Lavi" 😛

    It could be that they have developed a more effective plan of action than the current plan, and they are just waiting for the time when they can make this change..

  2. Something here doesn't make sense, they invested so much money in this project, they worked so hard to assemble the station piece by piece for many years, and now that the assembly is finally finished and the station is functioning, suddenly there is talk of stopping its activity?? So why did they invest so much, what's the point?

    Think of working on the development of an airplane + assembling it for 15 long years and then when it is finally ready and flying then you decide to take it out of use! Where is the logic here?

  3. Another thing,

    How is it possible that we are already talking about safety problems on the space station? Not long ago they finished just for riding!

  4. Why are the images showing the spacewalks and the shots outside the spacecraft always of such poor quality?

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