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STAR CITY (Moscow region), September 23. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia plans to allocate 321 billion rubles ($8.2 billion) for developing the International Space Station (ISS) up to 2025, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Tuesday.
“The 2016-2025 draft of the target federal program provides for allocating 321 billion rubles for the ISS development and operation, including the creation of new modules for unmanned spacecraft,” Rogozin said during a visit to a cosmonaut training center.
“Russia channels considerable funds into development of this area of Russian space science. We are now thinking of research projects designed to explore outer space, as well as new projects in manned cosmonautics,” Rogozin said.
Rogozin clarified that the spacecraft to be maintained at the International Space Station (ISS) was intended for experiments carried out in the conditions of deep vacuum.
“All space experiments onboard the International Space Station are being conducted under Russia’s existing long-term program of applied scientific research,” Rogozin said. These experiments include applied scientific research; the study of physical and chemical processes; materials in space conditions; the study of Earth from outer space; man in space; space biology; biotechnologies and space exploration technologies.