Should Russia decide to terminate its support for the International Space Station an alternative would already be ready. Elon Muskin fact, he wasted no time a “Candidate” Space X as an alternative solution to the Russian module. In recent days, in fact, Dmitry Rogozin, head of the Russian space agency, had opened the hypothesis of a “disengagement” by Russia for the International Space Station project following the war with Ukraine and international sanctions. A tweet was enough for Musk to present his candidacy.
If Russia leaves the International Space Station there is already Space X ready to replace it: word of Elon Musk
Elon Musk takes the opportunity to be talked about once again. In response to Rogozin’s tweet, which pointed out that Russia manages and controls the engines of the International Space Station, Musk offered the Space X nomination to replace the Russian module with a solution developed by his company.
It should also be noted that Musk has “entered” into the question of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine also with Starlinkoffering the support of the satellite Internet network to make communications possible in case of need following the Russian bombing.
We’ll see if Space X’s “candidacy” will remain, as it probably is, or if Musk will really be able to get to the International Station by replacing Russia and its propulsion systems.
The tweet of the candidacy
Here is the tweet with which Musk proposed the SpaceX candidacy.