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ISS could last another decade - Roscosmos

RIA Novosti

19:00 16/08/2010

MOSCOW, August 16 (RIA Novosti) - The International Space Station (ISS), which has been in orbit for 10 years, could continue work for another decade, the head of the Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) said on Monday.

The service life of the ISS ends in 2015 but participants of the project are currently discussing ways to extend its operation until 2020.

"It has great potential," Anatoly Perminov said in an interview with Golos Rossii radio station, adding that the ISS had not yet fulfilled all of its missions.

He said the ISS was and remained a successful project.

"All five countries [Canada, the European Union, Japan, Russia and the United States] participating in the creation and operation of this station have always honored their obligations," he said.

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