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(Engadget)   Unable to get premium brands due to sanctions, Russia planning to launch discount clothing store to orbit   (engadget.com) divider line
    More: Unlikely, International Space Station, Mir, country's Roscosmos space agency, space station, model of the future station, Russia, permanent US-Russia presence, long interval  
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2022-08-16 9:17:59 PM  
By 2035, I would think we would have a lot going on in orbit, given the capability currently ramping up. Russia will spend the rest of the century just trying to catch up.
 
2022-08-16 9:55:12 PM  
If they manage to build a station that is even 1/4th as big as that model I'll be very surprised. The Russian space program wasn't exactly on stable footing financially even before they invaded Ukraine, and I can't see how they'd be immune to the damage incurred by the rest of the Russian economy since then.

This looks to me like they're mirroring a habit the US space program has had for many many years, which is that building models of hypothetical space stations is extremely cheap, so who cares whether the thing ever actually gets built. Just build a model, try and scavenge some table scraps from the ensuing PR blitz related to said model, and then hope that everyone forgets all about it while you quietly shelve the project due to lack of funds.
 
2022-08-16 10:05:08 PM  
What is this, a space station for ants?
 
2022-08-16 10:15:34 PM  
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2022-08-16 10:45:09 PM  
By the time Russia ends up paying for its' sins in Ukraine, Roscosmos is going to consist of two bottle rockets and a frisbee with UFO stamped on it.
 
2022-08-17 12:16:49 AM  
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2022-08-17 12:49:42 AM  
It'll be Chinese property before the first module flies.
 
2022-08-17 5:53:29 AM  
An orc space station... what's next? Steampunk mecha with fanged idiots inside?
 
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