So the female Tunisian cosmonaut project is off the table?
Am I right in thinking this will produce a situation with only 2 Russians on the ISS in the late summer of 2024?Kononenko and Chub are flying a year from Sept 2023-Sept 2024.Grebyonkin flies on Crew-8 from Feb-Aug 2024.No Russian (?) on Starliner-1, so from Aug 2024 onwards (assuming there's a U.S. astronaut on the Sept 2024 Soyuz), there will be 5 USOS and 2 ROS.Unless of course the Russians have changed their position and are happy for a cosmonaut to be on Starliner-1?Or perhaps fly Ovchinin, Platonov and Gobunov on the Sept 2024 Soyuz and hold Pettit for the Mar 2025 Soyuz?
Am I right in thinking this will produce a situation with only 2 Russians on the ISS in the late summer of 2024?
Please excuse if not the right place to bring this up. Should not we be using the now-limited lifetime of ISS to keep pushing mission durations for at least a couple crew members at a time? What is wrong with an 18-month mission? Or 2 years , building towards 3 years? I thought one of the prime directives of station was to push these boundaries.? We could also be using our assets to get as many Artemis Acccords representative astronauts into space as possible, before the End. At his seniority level get Don back up there ASAP. I think we need to get real about the odds we don't have any station by 2030, and maybe not a moon landing either. The public has a short attention span!
https://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=155Have I misread this, or does this state that the ISS command for Exp 70, 71, 72 and 73 will all be Russians?
MOSCOW, June 8. /TASS/. The inaugural selection of cosmonauts for space flights to the future Russian Orbital Station (ROS) is planned for 2023-2024, the press office of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center reported on Thursday."First targeted selection of cosmonauts for flights to the ROS is planned for 2023-2024," the press service announced.The training center added that active cosmonauts from the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos would also participate in the flights to Russia’s future orbital outpost.In April 2021, then-Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov said that the condition of the International Space Station left much to be desired and Russia might focus on creating its own orbital outpost. Work on the future orbital station’s conceptual design is currently underway.Deputy Prime Minister, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said in October last year that Russia had already determined the preliminary cost of its future orbital station.Deputy Chief Designer of the Energia Space Rocket Corporation (part of the State Space Corporation Roscosmos), ROS Chief Designer Vladimir Kozhevnikov told TASS in February that Russia would launch the first research/energy module at the end of 2027 and the nodal, gateway, basic and special-purpose modules in 2028-2030.
Media representatives are invited to a press event on Friday 16 June at 16:00 CEST in Stockholm with Marcus Wandt, member of the ESA astronaut reserve, and learn more about a future spaceflight with Axiom Space.
Press Conference detailsTime: 16:00 (doors open at 15:30)Venue: Rödbodgatan 6, Stockholm or via ZoomESA Web TV offers a livestreaming of the complete event (from 16:00): www.esa.int/ESA_Web_TVParticipants- David Parker, ESA Director of Human and Robotic Exploration- Mats Persson, Swedish Minister for Education- Anna Rathsman, Director General of Swedish National Space Agency- Marcus Wandt, ESA Project Astronaut