To create this construction the agency needs 3.6 billion rubles.
This was stated in the draft Federal Space Program (FCP) for the years of 2016-2025, which the agency sent to the Russian government for approval, reports “Interfax”.
Module-berth with two manipulators, according to the plans of Roscosmos, will be used as a platform for the construction in the earth orbital of large spaceships, including interplanetary.
In 2021 the agency is planning to prepare a preliminary design of the module, and in 2022 – all working documentation. Ground testing of the installation Roscosmos is planning to conduct in 2023. Its weight is estimated at eight tons, and the operating life – 10 years.