how much does the united states pay russia to operate the international space station for them?
- JosephLv 71 month agoBest answer
Currently NASA spends $3.2 billion a year on the International Space Station. This breaks down to $1.8 billion for transportation services, $1.1 billion for operations and $300 million for research. Canada, Europe, Japan, and Russia collectively contribute another $1 to $2 billion. Currently the ISS partners are paying Russia's Roscosmos $42 million per person to transport crews to and from the space station.Source(s): Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine October 1-14 2018 pp 58-61
- Ronald 7Lv 71 month ago
Far too much
Russia may well do it Cheaper, but the USA have always had the Technology
Look at the Saturn 5
- ANDRE LLv 71 month ago
As Russia does NOT operate the ISS for the US, or for anyone, nothing.
Since NASA mothballed its space shuttles in 2011, NASA has relied on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft to get astronauts to the ISS. Russia has been steadily raising the price of Soyuz seats, reaching $82 million each in 2015. The agency last purchased Soyuz seats for $75 million apiece in 2017.
- Tom SLv 71 month ago
Well, we gave them the President they wanted.
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- CarolOklaNolaLv 71 month ago
Russia does NOT own the ISS. The USA was paying Russia $125,000,000 for ferry service for each astronaut. That price may have increased.
- Barkley HoundLv 71 month ago
It cost over $100 billion to build. It is a joint venture of multiple countries.
The ISS has been described as the most expensive single item ever constructed. In 2010 the cost was expected to be $150 billion. This includes NASA's budget of $58.7 billion (inflation-unadjusted) for the station from 1985 to 2015 ($72.4 billion in 2010 dollars), Russia's $12 billion, Europe's $5 billion, Japan's $5 billion, Canada's $2 billion, and the cost of 36 shuttle flights to build the station; estimated at $1.4 billion each, or $50.4 billion in total. Assuming 20,000 person-days of use from 2000 to 2015 by two- to six-person crews, each person-day would cost $7.5 million, less than half the inflation-adjusted $19.6 million ($5.5 million before inflation) per person-day of Skylab.
- Red FoxLv 61 month ago
The ISS is a public project which is paid for by all the governments involved, and therefore by the citizens of that country. From the US perspective, the ISS is paid for by NASA, which accounts for about 0.5% of all public spending (around $18 billion). So every American citizen has contributed about $54 a year to NASA, which in turn spends about $1.5 billion a year on the ISS.