Russia Agrees to Stay Aboard ISS through 2028 Written 28 April 2023


Artist's digital concept depicts the completely assembled International Space Station (ISS) passing over Florida. | Credit: NASA

SPACE reports that Russia has agreed to remain onboard the ISS through 2028, which is a clarification from last year’s announcement of a departure sometime after 2024 following the country’s invasion of Ukraine. The vague pronouncement has now been firmed up considerably, with the other major ISS partners – the space agencies of Europe, Canada and Japan – having “signed on through 2030, the update added, joining NASA in committing to the orbiting lab through the envisioned end of its operational life.”
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