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    Thumbs down International Space Station facing irreparable failures, Russia warns

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-58408911

    The International Space Station (ISS) could suffer "irreparable" failures due to outdated equipment and hardware, a Russian official has warned.

    At least 80 percent of in-flight systems on the Russian segment of the ISS had passed their expiry date, Vladimir Solovyov told state media.

    He also said small cracks had been discovered that could worsen over time.

    Russia has often raised concerns over hardware and has suggested it could leave the ISS after 2025.

    The station was built in 1998 as part of a joint project between Russia, America, Canada, Japan and several European countries and was originally designed for a 15-year lifespan.

    Mr Solovyov, the chief engineer at the space company Energia, which is the leading developer of Russia's section of the ISS, said: "Literally a day after the [in-flight] systems are fully exhausted, irreparable failures may begin."

    He warned last year that much of the equipment on the station was starting to age and would soon need to be replaced.


    Everything ages and has its time. Will it be replaced if decommissioned.?
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    Default Re: International Space Station facing irreparable failures, Russia warns

    Of course compared to the technology the (real) SSP actually possesses, according to multiple testimonies, this station has always been a crude, outdated relic, though very valuable for the mainstream scientists and public interested in space.

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