Rocket and Space Corporation (RKK) Energia, which is part of Roscosmos, has placed an order for the development of a concept for the operation of the Russian orbital station, according to materials published on the public procurement portal .
“The purpose of the events is to prepare a reasonable position on the intended use and purpose, as well as the business model of the Russian Orbital Station,” the materials say.
“The purpose of the events is to prepare a reasonable position on the intended use and purpose, as well as the business model of the Russian orbital station in a manned version for the further formation of technical requirements for the functionality, configuration and consumer qualities of the ROS,” the materials say.
They also say that in the process it is planned to identify and analyze parties potentially interested in the implementation of the project.
It is expected that the contractor will determine the tasks and purpose of the ROS in the context of global trends in the development of low Earth orbit, as well as the interests of the Russian Federation in the current geopolitical and socio-economic situation. In addition, it is planned to determine the optimal business model of the orbital station, partners and funding sources, create a so-called possible catalog of services, the materials indicate.
In July 2022, Yury Borisov , CEO of the state corporation Roscosmos, at a meeting with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin , announced that Russia had decided to withdraw from the ISS project and start creating a national orbital station. Soon Roskosmos published her sketch.