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    GunshipDemocracy
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    Re: US and Russian Military Spacecrafts

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:09 pm

    The story continues...


    Russia is working on a bomber to perform tasks in space

    http://ria.ru/defense_safety/20160713/1465167464.html

    MOSCOW, July 13 — RIA Novosti. Russia is developing a hypersonic bomber able to strike from the air space and outer space, told RIA Novosti the Professor of branch of Military Academy of the strategic Missile forces (RVSN) Colonel Alexey Solodovnikov.

    Earlier, the commander of the strategic missile forces, Colonel-General Sergei Karakayev announced that the Serpukhov branch of the Military Academy RVSN named after Peter the Great developed and tested the engine for advanced aerospace aircraft. The unit is scheduled to present at the international military-technical forum "Army-2016".
    "The idea is this: start from conventional airfields, it will take off to patrol the airspace. After receiving a command — flies into space to accomplish strike missions, and then returns back to their base. This is a strategic aircraft", — said Solodovnikov.
    He added that the new machine will have a broad experience and be able for one to two hours to reach any point of the planet through space.
    "We attract TSAGI (Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute), because they will have to help with the glider, now we will determine the characteristics of the aircraft. I think that the starting weight will be 20-25 tons, so it was a shock. It is planned that hypersonic speed will achieve in rocket  mode", — said Solodovnikov.
    The prototype turbofan engine, which can operate in atmosphere and space to switch to flight mode, will be created by 2020.

    РИА Новости http://ria.ru/defense_safety/20160713/1465167464.html#ixzz4ENYefCf0



    The question is 25tons is very little. Even in unmanned mode world reach with such mass? what is th epayload then? 1ton?
    Then would it be something like militarized BOR-4/Spiral concept? Pls check wiki


    https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Спираль_(авиационно-космическая_система)


    Also "on the basis of the Bor-4 was designed maneuvering warheads space-based, whose main task was the bombing of America from space with minimal flight time to the target (5...7 minutes)". Lukashevich V. P., financial Director of JSC "international consortium Multipurpose aerospace system."[10][11][12]


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    Re: US and Russian Military Spacecrafts

    Post  George1 on Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:55 pm

    Defense Ministry refutes reports about the development of a space bomber of the Russian Federation

    Подробнее на ТАСС:
    https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/3454118&usg=ALkJrhjUQZCRIhNhEtCgjF7_sJ9iZbFmkw


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    Re: US and Russian Military Spacecrafts

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:11 pm

    George1 wrote:Defense Ministry refutes reports about the development of a space bomber of the Russian Federation

    Подробнее на ТАСС:
    https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/3454118&usg=ALkJrhjUQZCRIhNhEtCgjF7_sJ9iZbFmkw

    Might be true or might be that is a "controlled leak" for US similar to System 6 "tsunami torpedo" . When TV "accidentally" has shown drawings with parameters. X-37 is built with the same objective as currently mentioned bomber. Now they can take into calculations also this possibility of "guaranteed" response.


    BTW Russia is working on engine for exo-atmospheric flights anyway (6gen fighter)

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    Re: US and Russian Military Spacecrafts

    Post  George1 on Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:06 am

    The US Air Force’s unmanned X-37B space plane has now spent more than 500 days orbiting the Earth, without statement or explanation.

    The 29-foot unmanned plane is part of the Air Force's orbital program. Launched May 20, 2015, it is the program's fourth flight (hence its other name, OTV-4 for Orbital Test Vehicle-4). The first OTV took flight in 2010 and spent 224 days in orbit; two others brought the total number of OTV days in orbit before 2015 to 1,367, according to the Air Force.

    The full purpose or intent of the program? The US Air Force remains mum.

    Read more: https://sputniknews.com/military/201610111046238374-spaceplane-reaches-500-days/


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