Lunar Orbital Station

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Lunar Orbital Station
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A proposed LOS design with pressurized crew module and unpressurized service / science module
Operator Russian Federal Space Agency
Mission type Space station
Launch date after 2030
Launch vehicle Angara rocket
Orbital elements
Regime Moon orbit

The Lunar Orbital Station (LOS)[1] is a planned Russian space station in orbit around the Moon. The design was revealed in 2007 at a conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City. It is one of the two parts of the planned Russian lunar infrastructure, the other part being a base on the surface of the Moon. LOS will have six docking ports, high-power antenna for communications, maneuvering and attitude control engines, solar panels and a robotic arm, similar to the one developed by the European Space Agency, ESA, for the Russian segment of the ISS. The station would be launched atop a super heavy version of the Angara rocket. It is expected to be built after 2030.[2]


  1. Lunar Orbital Station, LOS
  2. Xinhua (2012-04-28). "Russia unveils space plan beyond 2030". China Central Television. Retrieved 2012-08-16.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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