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    Post  kvs on Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:05 am

    Gazputin wrote:personally I think just because the Saturn 5 was huge... doesn't mean it was right
    to me it was ridiculous
    what did they do with that fn great rocket after the Moon wanks ? …. nothing
    it had no secondary purpose at all …

    it makes eminently more sense to me to launch components and assemble them in Earth's orbit on "sane sized" rockets at a space station

    so my point is this ….
    who cares if the astronauts launch from Baikonur … ? on a Soyuz-5 ….

    and Vostochny which will have the space freighter the Angara A-5 (non-human rated) sending up the bulk of the components … before hand
    why do they need to drill a new bigger tunnel ? at all ?

    some of the upper stages currently used on Soyuz at Vostochny are flown in already …
    and lets face it most of the satellites will always be flown in too ….

    I'd be amazed if the Soyuz-5 based "Super rocket" pad  "planned" for Vostochny  is ever built ….
    and if they need for some reason to get astronauts into orbit from Vostochny they've always got the Soyuz-2 pad …

    if you have an orbiting "assembly" plant …. who needs a "super rocket" ? … for what  ?
    I don't buy it ...


    The Soyuz 5 is the same modular concept as the Angara. The era of Saturn V and Energia "all or nothing" designs is over.
    They are pointlessly expensive and as you note, have no other use. Modular rockets are composed of high volume modules
    that serve all sorts of delivery roles and thus are much cheaper based on economies of scale. The difference between the
    Soyuz 5 and Angara is that the modules of the former are larger and more powerful. But these Zenit-like modules will be
    used as Zenit replacements and so the economies of scale are in play. Russia can afford to modular rocket designs and more.
    Its poverty is mostly propaganda sponsored from NATO and its 5th column.
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    Post  George1 on Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:50 pm

    Russia’s Soyuz-6 to become prototype of super heavy rocket’s second stage — Roscosmos

    https://tass.com/science/1077762
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    Post  George1 on Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:05 pm

    Russia’s Khrunichev center to make 11 Proton-M rockets before their production stops

    Four rockets have been in production, seven more will be complete in 2020-2021

    MOSCOW, September 17. /TASS/. Russia’s Khrunichev Center will manufacture 11 more Proton-M carrier rockets before their production is stopped and the project is closed, the center’s Director General Alexei Varochko told TASS on Tuesday.

    "According to the current plan, the Khrunichev Center is to manufacture 11 rockets, four of them are already in production, seven more will be ready in 2020-2021," he said.

    Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin said on the sidelines of the forum Army-2018 that the manufacturing of Proton-M rockets will cease in 2020-2021. The rockets will be in use until 2025. All subsequent launches will be carried out by the Angara family of rockets, because it is more environmentally friendly.


    https://tass.com/science/1078462
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    Post  George1 on Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:12 am

    Super heavy space rocket complex draft design approved

    November 1, 2019 at PJSC Rocket and Space Corporation Energia named after S.P. Koroleva ”(part of Roscosmos State Corporation) an expanded Scientific and Technical Council (NTS) was held to consider a draft design of a superheavy class space rocket complex (SRK STK).

    The council was attended by representatives of RSC Energia and partner companies: RCC Progress, TsENKI, NIISK, KB Motor, KBTKhM, CSW, NPO Energomash, NPO avtomatiki, GKNPTs im. M.V. Khrunicheva, NPTSAP, as well as leading research organizations: TsNIImash, NPO Tekhnomash, SSC Center of Keldysh and the Agat Organization. From the State Corporation "Roskosmos" on the NTS were present the Executive Director for the removal and operation of NKI A.V. Mazurin, Chairman of the Scientific and Technical Council of Roscosmos Yu.N. Koptev and Director of the Department for the implementation of the program of the CRC STK I.K. Novikov. Also in the meeting of the NTS was attended by the General Designer for launch vehicles and ground-based space infrastructure A.A. Medvedev, general designer for manned systems and systems E.A. Mikrin, General Designer of Design Bureau “Salyut” S.V. Kuznetsov, General Designer, TsENKI A.A. Bogomolov and others.

    The report on the results of the development of the draft design of the airspace control complex STK was made by the General Director - General Designer of RSC Energia N.N. Sevastyanov. The results of the development of the components of the EP RST STK were reported: A.A. Progress RCC Chief Designer Cherevan; General Director of RCC "Progress" D.A. Rams; Deputy General Designer of Design Bureau Salyut, GKNPTs im. M.V. Khrunicheva Yu.I. Zavor; the chief designer of the branch of TsENKI - CB "Motor" R.V. Chaika and chief designer of the branch of TsENKI - NIISK N.A. Abrosimov. Also, reports were made by representatives of the leading research organizations: the head of the Center for launch vehicles and ground-based space infrastructure TsNIImash I.I. Kuznetsov; and about. A.I. First Deputy General Director for Research and Development of NPO Tekhnomash Cousin; General Director of SSC “Keldysh Center” V.V. Koshlakov and the head of the direction of the Agat Organization D.P. Smirnov.

    In his speech, the Director of the Department for the implementation of the program for the creation of the CRC STK of the State Corporation "Roscosmos" I.K. Novikov emphasized that the cooperative enterprises and RSC Energia, as the lead contractor for the development of the preliminary design of the KRK STK, did a great fundamental work, which must be adopted before the end of 2019.

    As a result of the meeting, the Scientific and Technical Council decided to approve the results of the draft designs of the air-space complex and its components and submit them to the Roscosmos State Corporation.

    It was noted that the presented results of the preliminary design of the air defense system STK confirm compliance with the requirements of the statement of work, as well as the general schedule approved in December last year by the Director General of Roscosmos State Corporation D.O. Rogozin.

    The Scientific and Technical Council recommended that the technical design of the CRC STK be carried out in 2020.


    For reference

    Roscosmos State Corporation concluded a state contract for the implementation of an integral part of development work with RSC Energia named after S.P. Koroleva as the lead contractor for the development of the conceptual design of the superheavy space rocket complex

    The main task of the superheavy class space missile complex is to provide manned missions to near-moon orbit, as well as to launch new-generation automatic spacecraft and space station modules into near-earth orbits, to the Moon, Mars, Jupiter and other celestial bodies of the Solar System. According to the terms of reference, the missile system should bring at least 80 tons of payload to low Earth orbit and at least 20 tons to near moon.

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3827988.html

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