The Russian space agency Roscosmos had participated in the International Space Station (ISS) program, and it’s now releasing a video that could lead to some interesting speculations. In the new video posted on Telegram, Roscosmos shows the station as it’s remaining without some of its crew. Later on, we can see how the Russian segment detaches from the rest of the space station.
Twitter account ‘NASA Watch’ even states that Dmitry Rogozin, who is Director of Roscosmos since 2018, is somehow threatening the International Space Station (ISS). The social media account even associated the event with the #Ukraine tag, making a reference to the ongoing Russian invasion in the country.
Russian gov't-controlled RIA Novosti @rianru posted a video on Telegram made by @Roscosmos where cosmonauts say goodbye to Mark Vande Hei on #ISS, depart, and then the Russian segment detaches from the rest of ISS. @Rogozin is clearly threatening the ISS program. #NASA #Ukraine pic.twitter.com/fj2coK1xR1
— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) March 5, 2022
Dmitry Rogozin has released another controversial tweet recently after US President Joe Biden issued sanctions on Russia’s aerospace industry. Roscosmos Director said as ScienceAlert.com quotes:
If you block cooperation with us, who will save the ISS from uncontrolled deorbiting and falling on US or European territory?
As the same source quotes, NASA responded by stating that it “continues working with all our international partners, including the State Space Corporation Roscosmos, for the ongoing safe operations of the International Space Station.”
Back in August 2021, we were speaking about the International Space Station’s possible retirement. NASA’s Administrator himself, Mr. Bill Nelson, made a big announcement during the 36th Space Symposium: commercial space stations are expected to be orbiting Earth if the International Space Station will retire.
Surely such a possible retirement wouldn’t surprise anybody, although we don’t have information about when it might happen. The ISS has a glorious history of almost a quarter of a century – it was released in the Earth’s orbit in November 1998.
The International Space Station flies above the Earth’s surface at great speed: 7.66 km/s.