Russia to unveil spaceship plans
By Anatoly Zak
The new ship would be launched towards the end of the next decade
The Russian space agency is expected to unveil development plans for a next-generation manned spacecraft on Monday.
Roscosmos should name the ship's prime developer, which has competed to win government funds for the project.
The proposed new spacecraft should enter into service sometime towards the end of the next decade.
It will replace the venerable three-seat Soyuz capsule, which has carried Russian cosmonauts into orbit for more than four decades.
Although Roscosmos has remained tight-lipped about the upcoming presentation, the agency has quietly released its requirements for a future manned transport system to the Russian space industry.
In doing so, the agency has shed some light on the
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