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Patron Moon: Roscosmos plans to lease base from mini-nuclear power plants on the Moon

The creation of the lunar base is tentatively estimated at $ 462 million.

Strategic Control Points Corporation (Roscosmos enterprise) has developed a project for the Patron Moon lunar base with a small nuclear power plant. This was reported by RIA “Novosti”, at the disposal of which were the materials of the enterprise.

It is assumed that up to 50 people will be able to live at the station at the same time, and places at it can be leased out to recoup the cost of the project. The average cost of renting a place with an area of ​​10 square meters, taking into account the flight from the Earth and back component of no more than three days, will be from 10 to 30 million dollars.

The authors of Patron Moon suggest sending the station to the moon in 2028 on a Yenisei super-heavy carrier rocket. There, it will go deep into the soil remotely, after which people will be delivered to it. The development and creation of the lunar base is estimated by the company at 462 million dollars.

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