Russian engineers have begun to manufacture the hull for the ship "Federation"

The first test flight of the Federation ship, which will replace the Soyuz in the delivery of cargo and people to the ISS,

and in the future should fly to the moon, will be held in 2022. The first tests in the unmanned mode, during which the ship will go to the ISS, will be held in 2023, with astronauts on board - in 2024.

According to the source agency, the ship's hull will be made of aluminum - despite the fact that previously Roscosmos announced plans to create a ship for 80% of composite materials.

The experimental engineering plant, part of the Energia rocket and space corporation, ordered the manufacture of an aluminum hull for the first ship at the Arkonik SMZ enterprise in Samara.

Source RIA "News"

Recently, engineers from NPP Zvezda, by order of Roskosmos, created a prototype of chairs for the Federation, while the ship itself has not yet been fully built.

Earlier it was reported that Russia can changefunction of the legendary spacecraft "Soyuz", making it a ship that will carry out international missions to explore the moon.