Lunar Orbital Station

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Lunar Orbital Station
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Concept of the Lunar Orbital Station
Mission typeSpace station
OperatorRussian Federal Space Agency
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typelunar space station
Start of mission
Launch date2025 (proposed)[1]
RocketAngara rocket
Orbital parameters
Reference systemSelenocentric

The Lunar Orbital Station is a proposed Russian space station in orbit around the Moon.[2] The design was presented 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. The station components would be launched atop a super heavy version of the Angara rocket.

Russia has expressed discontent with its role in the international Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway, which prompted the country to go ahead with the creation of its own lunar station. The launch of the first LOS module is proposed for 2025.[1] Other reports state that NASA now accepted Russia's full participation in the international Gateway.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Construction of Russian Lunar Orbital Station May Be Launched in 2025 - Report. Sputnik New. 29 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Lunar Orbital Station, LOS". Russian Space Web. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  3. ^ Russia's Roscosmos Says to Remain Participant of 1st Moon Orbit Station Project. Sputnik News. 21 September 2018.

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