Russia announces it will withdraw from the International Space Station in 2024

Russia has announced that it will end cooperation with NASA and others on the International Space Station in 2024, and Roscosmos has also announced that it will build its own space station. The International Space Station was originally scheduled to be decommissioned around 2024, but NASA has decided to delay the decommissioning until 2030. What does Russia’s withdrawal mean? Does NASA have a response plan? There are reports that NASA has a countermeasure: the Russian Progress cargo spacecraft helps to change the orbit of the space station and offset the effects of atmospheric drag, and the US Cygnus NG-17 cargo spacecraft can be used as an alternative. Russia is also said to be preparing to detach its modules from the space station, and Russia could ask the US to pay a substantial fee to keep them.

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