Roscosmos suggested promptly mastering the South Pole of the Moon
Working Group of the Federal Space Agency and the our Academy of Sciences prepared a package of integrated proposals for the methodology and stratification of the Moon. The main difference of this document from previous options for the concept of lunar programs is a developed ideological component. The general weak point of all offers on the moon is traditionally lack of an answer to a simple question: what we get, spending so much money (the estimates of the lunar programs are calculated by trillions of rubles)?
In the proposal from the our Academy of Sciences and Roscosmos, now the goal is stated clearly: Russia should quickly stroke the most promising area of the Moon – its South Pole. "In the first half of the XXI century, the rivalry of cosmic powers will unfold for the possession of the most attractive lunar bridgeheads to create future research stations," the text of the document is stated in the text of the document "News". – The lunar bridgeheads will be selected from the conditions of the maximum lengthy light and the presence in their immediate vicinity of the deposits of water ice ".
The principles of the use of the Moon with a particular state are mostly regulated by the so-called Cosmos agreement of 1967 (the Full name – the Treaty on the principles of the activities of states on the study and use of outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies), originally signed by the USSR, USA and the United Kingdom, And subsequently – more than 100 other states. The second article of this document reads: "Space space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, is not subject to national assignment by proclaiming sovereignty, nor by using or occupation, nor any other means.