Lunar Orbital Station

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Lunar Orbital Station
Mission type Space station
Operator Russian Federal Space Agency
Start of mission
Launch date after 2030 (proposed)
Rocket Angara rocket
Orbital parameters
Reference system Selenocentric

The Lunar Orbital Station is a proposed Russian space station in orbit around the Moon.[1] The design was revealed in 2007 at a conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City. It is one of the two parts of the planned Russian lunar infrastructure, the other part being a base on the surface of the Moon. LOS will have six docking ports, high-power antenna for communications, maneuvering and attitude control engines, solar panels and a robotic arm, similar to the one developed by the European Space Agency for the Russian segment of the ISS. The station would be launched atop a super heavy version of the Angara rocket. It is expected to be built after 2030.[2]

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  1. ^ "Lunar Orbital Station, LOS". Russian Space Web. Retrieved 31 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Xinhua (2012-04-28). "Russia unveils space plan beyond 2030". english.cntv.cn. China Central Television. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 

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