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    Re: Russia: Space News and Discussion

    Post  GarryB on Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:02 am

    Still in demand too... the US is using a modified version in their Delta rockets... and for a new space craft they are developing for the 2020s they have ordered new rocket engines from Russia... because they are the best.


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    Re: Russia: Space News and Discussion

    Post  Viktor on Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:54 pm

    Nicely done.

    Russian Space Industry to Be Consolidated Within Year – Rogozin

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    Re: Russia: Space News and Discussion

    Post  Viktor on Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:06 pm

    Pictures of new Russian spaceship









    http://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/40264/

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    Re: Russia: Space News and Discussion

    Post  Viktor on Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:16 am

    Three Gonets-M satellites launched by Rockot

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    Re: Russia: Space News and Discussion

    Post  TR1 on Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:35 am

    http://lenta.ru/news/2013/09/26/soyuz/

    Soyz launches from Boikanur.

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    Re: Russia: Space News and Discussion

    Post  milky_candy_sugar on Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:55 pm

    Would it be sensible for Russia to purchase some of their spacerafts from a private company like SpaceX? You know, to perform maybe smaller tasks.


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    Re: Russia: Space News and Discussion

    Post  Austin on Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:07 am

    milky_candy_sugar wrote:Would it be sensible for Russia to purchase some of their spacerafts from a private company like SpaceX? You know, to perform maybe smaller tasks.
    When Russia can build their own satellite why need to purchase and subsidise SpaceX

    Better to let private player in Russia or University to let build one

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    Re: Russia: Space News and Discussion

    Post  GarryB on Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:31 am

    The could use some commercial satellites, but certainly would want domestically developed systems.

    They could probably offer a global do it yourself satellite system where they come to you... where ever you want to be/launch from and offer different packages. For instance for small satellites in low earth orbit a modified Mig-31 could be used, whereas for heavier payloads a TOPOL truck and missile could be delivered to launch something.

    Certainly for countries near the equator where satellite launching is cheaper because the spin of the earth is added to the velocity of the rocket to mean less energy is needed to get it into a particular equatorial orbit.


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    Re: Russia: Space News and Discussion

    Post  Viktor on Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:55 pm

    Quantum satellites, laser communication technology - excellent 

    Russian space experiment "laser communication system" (TBE "SLS")

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    Re: Russia: Space News and Discussion

    Post  Austin on Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:24 am

    Proton-M & Astra-2e mission success Smile

    http://www.ilslaunch.com/mission-control/mission-blog/astra-2e-mission-success

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    Re: Russia: Space News and Discussion

    Post  Viktor on Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:26 pm

    Russian Federal Space Agency will provide independent access to remote sensing

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    Re: Russia: Space News and Discussion

    Post  Viktor on Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:45 am

    Too many missile names in to short time for me to catch up but still - here you go. 

    Start newest ICBM RS-26 "Frontier" could take place before the end of 2013

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    Re: Russia: Space News and Discussion

    Post  Viktor on Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:00 am

    The new Strategic Missile ICBM warheads equipped with hypersonic wrote:Tested in RVSN intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) equipped with several hypersonic warheads, told Interfax-Military News Agency, citing a source in the missile industry.

    "The main difference of the new complex of the complex" Yars "with an intercontinental missile RS-24 that is equipped with a new hypersonic missile warheads that have the ability to maneuver altitude and course.Earlier this fundamentally new military equipment passed a series of successful flight tests at start-up with other missiles, "- said the official, commenting on the planned missile tests in the SRF, which in contracts for insurance start-ups received the name of the PC-26.

    He noted that the program tests missile with new combat equipment contains several test launches in 2013-2014.

    Earlier, the commander of the Strategic Missile Forces, Colonel-General Sergei Karakayev told reporters that "the possibility of such warheads were demonstrated technical means of verification of the U.S."

    In his words, "to solve the problem of missile defense breakthrough, the new missiles have such characteristics that suggest the invulnerability in all phases of their flight."

    "New Strategic Missile defense systems will be equipped with highly maneuverable and guided warheads and more advanced missile defense penetration aids. All this allows you to confidently predict the ability of Russian strategic nuclear forces to ensure the safety of the country at any development of the international situation, "- said S.Karakaev.

    http://vpk.name/news/97994_novaya_mbr_rvsn_osnashaetsya_giperzvukovyimi_boevyimi_blokami.html

    This SS-26 Frontier is land version of Bulava perhaps or?

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    Re: Russia: Space News and Discussion

    Post  Viktor on Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:10 am

    First Russian space android moved to the practical tests



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    Re: Russia: Space News and Discussion

    Post  zg18 on Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:20 am

    PTK-NP animation



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    Re: Russia: Space News and Discussion

    Post  George1 on Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:53 pm

    Russian Space Agency Faces Major Reform

    NOVO-OGARYOVO, October 9 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian government is set to radically centralize its space industry in a bid to combat major inefficiencies and cut down on the misuse of funds under plans unveiled Wednesday by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.

    Speaking to President Vladimir Putin about the plans, Rogozin said a new state corporation will be created to take over manufacturing facilities from the Federal Space Agency, whose prestige has been severely dented in recent years by a string of failed rocket launches.

    The proposed United Rocket and Space Corporation will enable the trimming away of redundant departments replicated elsewhere in the space industry, Rogozin told Putin.

    A variety of manufacturing facilities in the rocket and space industry are currently bundled in 10 integrated structures and there are also a large number of independent organizations operating outside those structures that operate to their own plans, said Rogozin, who oversees the country’s defense sector.

    The new corporation will introduce a unified technical policy and save financial resources by consolidating developers and manufacturers, he said.

    Rogozin said that the space industry needs to diminish its reliance on imported components, especially in the production of satellites, and should focus on domestic production.

    The plan would improve on the current state of affairs by effectively combining the civilian and defense capabilities, Rogozin said.

    The proposed corporation will comprise all rocket and space-manufacturing facilities and design bureaus, except for a number of defense-related firms, Vedomosti business daily reported Wednesday.

    Federal Space Agency chief Vladimir Popovkin told Vedomosti it would take about a year to create such a corporation.

    Under the plan, the Federal Space Agency, or Roscosmos, will act as a federal executive body and contracting authority for programs to be implemented by the industry, Rogozin said.

    He said Roscosmos' future functions remain to be ascertained and that its management will be boosted.

    Roscosmos has seen a number of failed launches in recent years, though none involved manned missions.

    In July, a Proton rocket blew up shortly after launch because the angular velocity sensors were installed upside-down and apparently hammered in to make them fit, according to an official investigation.

    In August, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev officially reprimanded space agency chief Popovkin, although Rogozin said the rebuke was unrelated to the recent failed rocket launch.

    An Audit Chamber report in July concluded that Roscosmos was ineffective and plagued by poor management and misuse of funds.

    Its also said the agency had only launched 47 percent of Russia's required number of satellites between 2010 and 2012.

    The proposed United Rocket and Space Corporation is roughly analogous to existing state-controlled joint stock companies such as United Aircraft Corporation, which integrates the aviation sector, and the United Shipbuilding Corporation, which unifies shipbuilding, repair and maintenance subsidiaries across Russia.

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    Re: Russia: Space News and Discussion

    Post  gaurav on Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:51 am

    The recent Topol-M , hypersonic warhead launch.
    from Kapustin yaar.

    The 'expert'  members  can comment on this pic .How the missile/warhead can leave such a trail in it strajectory.

    Can this be a boost phase Topol-M
    or is this a terminal phase warhead manuevring..?

    If this a "ABM Killer" then the Shear scale of it is unprecedented .. The warhead ? seems to be going crazy at such enormous speeds..Smile 



    The Strategic Rocket Forces carried out a successful test launch of a Topol/SS-25 missile on October 10, 2013. The missile was
    launched at 17:39 MSK (13:39 UTC) from Kapustin Yar to the Sary Shagan test site in Kazakhstan. According to a representative
    of the Rocket Forces, the test was used to confirm characteristics of the Topol missile, to test the systems of the Sary Shagan
    test site, and "to test new combat payload for intercontinental ballistic missiles."

    Previous test launch of a Topol missile from Kapustin Yar to Sary Shagan took place in June 2012.

    Russian Topol-M test seen from Space station

    UPDATE 10/11/2013: As it turns out, the missile was seen from the International Space Station:

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    Re: Russia: Space News and Discussion

    Post  GarryB on Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:47 am

    The 'expert' members can comment on this pic .How the missile/warhead can leave such a trail in it trajectory.
    If that was the actual path taken then that is rather impressive... to do so however would have radically reduced speed of course but with the advantage that not many interceptors could match those sorts of turns unless they slowed right down too... keeping in mind that the energy game always favours the falling object because gravity provides a constant source of energy for it to continue down whereas an interceptor heading up needs energy to continue to climb and turn.

    Wind speeds at different altitudes could also effect the smoke trails to make them look more impressive, but the solid shape of the smoke lines suggest they are very recent.


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    Re: Russia: Space News and Discussion

    Post  George1 on Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:20 am

    Fighting Asteroids a New Task for Russia’s Space Industry

    MOSCOW, October 20 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s space agency has a new mission on its plate: fighting asteroids, the organization’s head said Sunday.

    Oleg Ostapenko, chief of the Roscosmos federal space agency, said that meetings had been arranged with the Russian Academy of Sciences to discuss the project and later confer with scientists. “It’s an interesting topic,” he said.

    Detecting and combating threatening space rocks is a complex task, Ostapenko added, which may also require teamwork with Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces. The issue “can be solved only within the framework of all our country’s possibilities,” he said.

    The announcement follows last week’s discovery of a 410-meter-wide (1,350 foot) asteroid that could hit Earth in 2032, which Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin called “a super-task for our space industry.”

    Scientists’ initial estimates say the asteroid has a 1 in 63,000 chance of colliding with Earth on August 26, 2032, though they said astronomers will be able to better evaluate the impact risk in 2028.

    The asteroid has been given a 1 out of 10 rating on the Torino Scale, which estimates asteroid impact hazards.

    Another space intruder made headlines earlier this year when a meteor exploded over Russia’s Urals city of Chelyabinsk in February, shattering windows and shocking residents.

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    Re: Russia: Space News and Discussion

    Post  Viktor on Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:59 pm

    Voley of ICBM/SLBM/S-300/S-400/Pancir-S1/Bastion/Tochka/Iskander fired - like its a Russian New Year or something Very Happy Very Happy Shocked 

    The newest part - antiballistic missile shield has been tested too - WoW

    Two Russian submarine launched ballistic missile during a test

    SRF launched missile "Topol" and "Governor" during surprise inspections

    Space Forces launched missiles S-300 and S-400 at the time of inspection

    Black Sea sailors checked the accuracy of the "Bastion"

    There were also four launches were conducted tactical missiles "Iskander" and "Tochka-U"

    The successful launch of missile defense test conducted as part of the Russian Armed Forces

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    Post  Viktor on Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:32 pm

    Viktor wrote:Voley of ICBM/SLBM/S-300/S-400/Pancir-S1/Bastion/Tochka/Iskander fired - like its a Russian New Year or something Very Happy Very Happy Shocked 

    The newest part - antiballistic missile shield has been tested too - WoW

    Two Russian submarine launched ballistic missile during a test

    SRF launched missile "Topol" and "Governor" during surprise inspections

    Space Forces launched missiles S-300 and S-400 at the time of inspection

    Black Sea sailors checked the accuracy of the "Bastion"

    There were also four launches were conducted tactical missiles "Iskander" and "Tochka-U"

    The successful launch of missile defense test conducted as part of the Russian Armed Forces
    Video of ALL event Very Happy 


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    Re: Russia: Space News and Discussion

    Post  Viktor on Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:42 am

    Two Yars regiments to be deployed by the end of 2013

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    Re: Russia: Space News and Discussion

    Post  Austin on Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:47 am

    gaurav wrote:.

    Russian Topol-M test seen from Space station

    UPDATE 10/11/2013: As it turns out, the missile was seen from the International Space Station:
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    It was actually a Topol and not Topol-M

    The vapour trails suggests its a zig zag trajectory but this could easily be winds at high altitude creating the illusion.

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    Re: Russia: Space News and Discussion

    Post  gaurav on Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:56 am

    Video of ALL event
    Shocked         attack 
    Ultimate.. !thumbsup 

    I have one question to Victor .. what was the type of missile that was launched from TU-95MS air craft... bounce 

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    Re: Russia: Space News and Discussion

    Post  Viktor on Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:45 am

    It is Kh-555 cruise missile.thumbsup  ... I like the Russian new found transparency - lots of good info and pictured and all 


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