A privately-run Russian firm, S7 Space, has called on state corporations, commercial firms and start-ups to begin a project aimed at creating an orbital spaceport for future interplanetary transportation. “We are launching work to implement the ‘Orbital Cosmodrome’ project. To do this we are proposing to apply the entire experience gained by the domestic space program in long-term manned missions,” S7 Space announced on Tuesday via its Facebook account. The new orbital spaceport is set to become a crucial element for an interplanetary space transportation system, according to the company. The Orbital Cosmodrome will reportedly be necessary for deep space exploration. “It will become a transit hub for servicing and refueling of interplanetary spaceships and Earth satellites, a research laboratory, a training ground and tourist center,” S7 Space said.
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