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Nasa's $1 Billion Deorbit Module.

NASA will pay nearly $1 billion to safely deorbit the International Space Station.

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NASA released additional details March 13 about its fiscal year 2024 budget proposal

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The ISS deorbit tug, a major budget addition, would return the station to the South Pacific.

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In August, NASA requested information about the tug, but the budget request provided few details.

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In a press briefing, NASA assistant administrator for space operations Kathy Lueders dubbed the $180 million transit fund.

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Lueders said the agency estimated the job would cost "a little bit less than about $1 billion" despite no funding plan in the budget papers.

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“We want an RFP,” she said. “We want a better price.”

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NASA has earlier planned to use cargo spacecraft, particularly Russia’s Progress, to deorbit the station

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NASA officials at the briefing did not discuss the Artemis 4 slip, but Cabana mentioned the complexity of the mission

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