The latest government budget already contemplates the project to dismantle the station.
It does not seem that it will be easy to end the operation of the International Space Station. Although it is true that in recent times we have told you some news related to the different uses of the ISS, the problems are increasingly common and that is why NASA has a plan to give the station a dignified end and retire it. once and for all. Looked like what a russian ship I could be in charge of giving a little push to the ISS, but now, with relations between the US and Russia more tense than ever, a new plan appears on the horizon.
The daunting task of removing the ISS from the sky
Since using the progress shipof Russian origin, Doesn’t seem like a viable option, now the US government has sought an alternative way to make the ISS pass away. According to information published in the digital medium Space, a few days ago the White House made public the federal budget for the year 2024 and NASA, how could it be otherwise, was present in it. Under a budget item of 27.200 million dollars, 180 million seem to be reserved for ‘starting the development of a new space tug‘.
And it is that at the time we already told you that the POT have plans for the International Space Station ends up being dismantledbut now we know that he seems to want to via a space tugboat. When it ends its operational life, around the year 2030this tugboat will handle take the ISS up to the atmosphereso that I can descend over some safe point in the open ocean, in what is called Pacific pole of inaccessibility. This area of the ocean is the furthest from land and that is why it is often used as a reference in this type of space activities.
However, those 180 million dollars are only the first estimated budget, since kathy loudersresponsible for NASA human spaceflight, has assured that they would need about 1 billion dollars to give shape to the space tug project. We are talking about the International Space Station weighs more than 400 tonswith which it is understood that the operation It is high risk and must be subjected to considerable scrutiny. We’ll keep you posted on this project as NASA continues to look to the Moon as its primary target for years to come.
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