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New orbital station to become Russia’s entire orbital group’s HQ

The new orbital station that Russia will begin designing shortly, will become the headquarters for the entire Russian orbital group, Russian space agency Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin said Wednesday.

“This will be a platform for useful load, i.e. the station itself will provide observation and other important functions for maintenance of the entire orbital group. It will become a some kind of a headquarters for the entire Russian orbital group,” Rogozin said.

Russia plans to assemble constructions for deep space flights at the upcoming orbital station, which Russia plans to begin designing shortly, Russian space agency Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin said Wednesday.

“We plan to assemble space constructions for flights to Mars, to the Moon, to the asteroids, at the orbit, because lifting the entire construction from Earth is too difficult, too heavy – it would require a very powerful missile,” Rogozin said.

According to the Roscosmos head, orbital station crews will do the orbital assembly.

Source: TASS