The Russian space Agency in 2018 will increase the Russian crew on the ISS up to three people

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The Russian space Agency in 2018 will increase the Russian crew on the ISS up to three people

Dubai, November 14. next year the Federal space Agency will again be sent to the ISS the Russian crew of three. The need for this arose in connection with the upcoming launch created of a new Russian multipurpose laboratory module "Nauka", said the General Director of Roscosmos Igor Komarov at the aerospace exhibition Dubai Airshow 2017.

Recall that in April, Roscosmos announced that reduces the Russian crew on the ISS to two. This decision was explained by the high cost of delivery and viability of the astronauts aboard the International space station.

"reducing the number of crew members was a temporary measure, reminded the Mosquitoes. — Next year starts the start-up of modules, and, of course, need a full crew to prepare the modules to work."

Created for ISS, the Russian module MLM-y "Science" should be sent into orbit before the end of next year.

The delivery of the module was tight in 2013, Roskosmos made a decision on the return of the "Science" for revision. The ISS module will be located at the Nadir port position (closer to the Ground), replacing the Pirs module will, among other things, include developed in Europe by the ERA.

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