Lunar Orbital Station


One proposal of the Lunar Orbital Station
a. Docking ports
b. Solar panels

The Lunar Orbital Station (Russian: Лунная Орбитальная Станция, romanizedLunnaya Orbital'naya Stantsiya; LOS) is a proposed Russian space station in orbit around the Moon.[1] The design was presented 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 would have six docking ports, a high-power antenna for communications, maneuvering and attitude control engines, solar panels and a robotic arm. The station components would be launched atop a super heavy version of the Angara rocket.

Russia has expressed discontent with its role in the international Lunar Gateway, which prompted the country to go ahead with the planning of its own lunar station. The launch of the first LOS module is proposed for 2025.[citation needed] Other reports state that NASA now accepted Russia's full participation in the international Gateway.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Lunar Orbital Station, LOS". Russian Space Web. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2016.

External links

  • Lunar Orbital Station, LOS