The President of Roscosmos noted that the existing space vehicles will be used at the new space station in the first phase of its operation. These are the Soyuz manned spacecraft and the Progress cargo vehicle.
Planning to exit the International Space Station (ISS) project, Russia decided to build its own space station. Rogozin announced that 80 percent of the equipment in the Russian section of the ISS is obsolete, and that after 2025, the cost of maintenance will equal the cost of building a new station.
‘It will develop new edible plant varieties in space‘
Rogozin also said that Russian cosmonauts will try to grow edible and pest-proof plant varieties in space.
Explaining that the plants to be grown in space will be brought to Earth later, the President of Roscosmos stated that these plants are grapes, wheat, rye, and barley, and said, “Plans grown in space can be resistant to pests and diseases.”