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U.S., Russia to build lunar space station

Postby MrFredPFL » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:52 pm

Story : https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2017/09/27/US-Russia-to-build-lunar-space-stati





Roscosmos, Russia's space agency, announced Wednesday it would join the United States in the construction of a lunar space station. The moon-orbiting space station, dubbed Deep Space Gateway, would serve as a stepping stone for manned-missions to Mars.

Russia signed on to the DSG cooperation agreement at the astronautical congress held in Adelaide, Australia, this week.

In a press release, Roscosmos said it would work with the United States to ensure a standardization process during the design phase -- an effort to ensure space technology from participating countries would be compatible with the modules and docking stations.

"Roscosmos and NASA have already agreed on standards for a docking unit of the future station. Taking into account the country's extensive experience in developing docking units, the station's future elements will be created using Russian designs," Roscosmos said. "Developed standards will be used by all countries in the development and creation of their space technology."





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