Paris, 13 October 2020. – Russia sees facets of NASA’s Moon mission tasks and Artemis as “too American-centric” and stresses the significance of worldwide cooperation in area, the Common Director of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, was quoted from the opening of the 71st Worldwide Astronautical Congress yesterday.
“In our opinion, in its present format, this challenge is simply too ‘American-centric’, so we’ll most certainly chorus from large-scale participation in it,” Dmitry Rogozin was quoted by newswires and commerce media, referring to Artemis and the lunar Gateway challenge; Russia may pursue it personal plans to implement a nationwide lunar program, he was quoted.
“On the similar time, I want to emphasize that Russia stays open for cooperation within the discipline of manned area flights,” Rogozin mentioned. “Close to the Worldwide Area Station, we’re negotiating with companions in this system to increase the lifetime of the station till 2028 or 2030. There are numerous eventualities and choices,” he mentioned. “… the ISS is a world challenge, choices inside its framework shouldn’t be taken unilaterally”.
Rogozin additionally highlighted Roscosmos’ trustful and promising relationship with China, the Chinese language Nationwide Area Administration and its head Zhang Kejian.