Russia will leave ISS after 2024

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Russia will leave ISS after 2024

  • Russia will pull out of International Space Station after 2024 and focus on building its own orbiting outpost.

Key Highlights

  • Russia will leave the space station after 2024 when current international arrangements for its operation end.
  • NASA and other international partners hope to keep the space station running until 2030.

International Space Station

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  • It is jointly run by space agencies of Russia, U.S., Europe, Japan and Canada.
  • First piece was put in orbit in 1998, and the outpost has been continuously inhabited for nearly 22 years.
  • It is used to conduct scientific research in zero gravity and test out equipment for future space journeys.
  • It has a crew of seven, who spend months at a time aboard the station as it orbits about 400 km from Earth.

Prelims take away

  • International Space Station
  • Roscosmos
  • NASA