Roscosmos reported that the Scientific and Technical Council (NTS) of the corporation during the meeting approved a decision according to which the life of the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS) will be extended until 2028. This is stated in the Telegram channel of Roscosmos .
“Today, a meeting of the Presidium of the Scientific and Technical Council was held at the State Corporation Roscosmos, at which the decision of the Council of Chief Designers to extend the life of the Russian segment of the International Space Station until 2028 was considered and approved,” the statement said.
Earlier, Roskosmos reported damage to the Progress MS-21 space truck. The truck’s thermal management system has stopped working after being damaged by an external impact.
The depressurization of the truck was discovered on February 11. Because of this, the launch of the unmanned Soyuz MS-23 from Earth was postponed. He was supposed to return the ISS crew to Earth on February 20.