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    Post  dino00 on Mon May 06, 2019 2:37 pm

    “Liana” will entangle the Earth: the system of radar satellites will work by the new year

    By January 1, all the space reconnaissance satellites will be in orbit


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    Post  GarryB on Tue May 07, 2019 3:26 am

    So skynet will be ready by January the first... 2020... I have heard that somewhere before...

    There is an old New Zealand movie about the end of the world called "The Quiet Earth"... which freaked me out when I first saw it... all about NZs part in a US satellite network that leads to everyone on the planet disappearing except for those that died at the instant of the experiment... interesting concept...

    I think I watched the movie on Youtube... I wont post it here because it is not really relevant to the thread.
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    Post  Hole on Tue May 07, 2019 7:39 am

    2 guys and 1 girl were left which let to some trouble later on. Shocked
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    Post  George1 on Thu May 09, 2019 12:27 am

    Russia, US extend agreement on astronauts’ travels to space station on board of Soyuz

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    Post  Hole on Thu May 09, 2019 12:40 am

    No surprise after the "Crew Dragon" went up in flames.
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    Post  GarryB on Thu May 09, 2019 2:04 am

    Once they have their own domestic Rocketskis they will drop the Russians like a hot rock... of course if they then go on to find they need more help then the Russians will have already had their wake up call and will be ready to charge them enormous amounts of money for the privilege of using Russian gear... I can hear the whine already... but it will be OK because Musk will be saving them so much money they will have plenty left over to pay for rockets that work...
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    Post  Gazputin on Fri May 10, 2019 1:01 am

    I can see those idiots from NASA and EU saying …. oh we don't want the Russians on "our" Moon orbiting ISS …
    but hey ! can we have a space dock for your rescue craft on our space station if we are fucked ?

    seriously … who would go near a spacestation run by the EU
    fuckwits …. oh hang on we need approval from Committee 3.7B …. who need a recommendation and commission from Sub-Committee 35.7B …

    Russians have it right …. detach from the ISS …. build a deep space "assembly" workshop ….
    and go it alone

    having said that I do believe there is a very deep respect between NASA and Roscomos …
    I'm sure if you asked any experienced NASA or Cosmonaut what is the safest way to explore deep space ….
    they'd go 100% with each other ….
    brilliant bit is - they both have totally unique life support systems that are there to back each other up
    so in their own interests - totally separate system developments gives you more safety ….
    sounds weird …. but that is the no.1 "discovery" from the ISS

    put it this way … if I was a Cosmonaut …. and my Russian module had failed …. where would you go if you had the choice
    to NASA or the EU modules ? ...I'd go straight to NASA
    same ditto NASA astronauts …..

    nobody in their right mind would go to the EU section … as 1st it probably doesn't work
    and 2nd by the time you filled out the approval paperwork and it was sent to Brussels for approval
    from 354 committees …. you'd be dead already

    so I actually think there are a lot of pragmatic similarities between Americans and Russians
    that they both recognise …. and wish it could become politically sorted out …..

    I think both cultures are actually a lot more similar than most people imagine …. engineering cultures that is
    I'd work with Americans or Russians any day …. before the EU ….. and last India
    I'd put China in 3rd place ….

    I f I was a Cosmonaut …. 1. NASA 2. China . 3. EU 4. India …

    and lets not kid ourselves the "EU" is France ….. the other are all off with the pixies
    whereas the French are usually off to lunch ...


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    Post  miketheterrible on Wed May 15, 2019 1:56 am

    https://tass.ru/obschestvo/6431594?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=smm_social_share

    Roscosmos confirmed the dismissal of the head of the research Institute of space device engineering
    Check the company held prior to the dismissal of Yuri Yaskina. They will continue noted.

    Essentially, this guy who was the director of research of space devices fled the country in claims going on business trip and then sent his resignation. Timing is because of Rogozin call for audit.

    So we now know who the culprit was and the rat fled before being caught.
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    Post  Hole on Wed May 15, 2019 7:45 am

    Now he will receive asylum in the west because his persecution is politically motivated.
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    Post  miketheterrible on Wed May 15, 2019 8:16 am

    Hole wrote:Now he will receive asylum in the west because his persecution is politically motivated.

    Thats fine, at least he will be in the US not causing more harm to Russian space agency. He may have secrets he will sell off but nothing of the sort that will damage Roscosmos.

    But it does put a hamper on some peoples theories that it was all nonsense from Rogozin. It was definitely the fault of someone in the company - sabotage. And they now know who from the obvious reasons.
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    Post  kvs on Wed May 15, 2019 3:12 pm

    This is good news.  Under Putin there has been a slow but effective house cleaning from all the 1990s and pre-1990s rot.    
    In spite of the vapid sniping at Rogozin, he is doing the job Putin assigned him.   That he is competent in such jobs should
    be clear after he cleaned up the Vostochny Cosmodrome mess.  

    One of the main reasons that NATO hates Putin is that he is not some corrupt comprador ass like Yeltsin, Poroshenko, and
    a slew of other volunteer marionettes around the world.   Putin cracks the whip and massive projects get done on time and
    on budget.   That is not the economic model practiced in NATO and most of the world.   Taxes are to be leeched in never
    ending cost overruns and project delays.    

    A good thing is that the climate for maggots such as this one is getting really uncomfortable and there are less and less of
    them left to sabotage Russia.
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    Post  GarryB on Thu May 16, 2019 1:14 am

    They should plant some evidence that he conspired to influence the 2020 US elections... and that now he is on his way to the US to implement his plans to get Joe Biden elected... that would be a hilarious show to watch...
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    Post  PapaDragon on Thu May 16, 2019 5:20 am


    They are doing something with that robot and Soyuz, might be flying soon (Soyuz MS-14)

    https://ria.ru/20190514/1553474330.html

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    Post  George1 on Tue May 21, 2019 5:18 am

    Multipurpose lab module Nauka to be launched to ISS in autumn 2020 — source


    The relevant decree was signed by the head of Roscosmos


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    MOSCOW, May 21. /TASS/. Multipurpose laboratory module Nauka will be launched to the International Space Station (ISS) in the autumn of 2020 at the earliest, a source in the space rocket industry told TASS.

    "The Nauka module will be launched at the end of October or November 2020 at the earliest," the source said. He added that the module will be delivered to the orbit by a Proton-M carrier rocket.

    The source noted that "the relevant decree was signed by Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin."

    The Nauka module is currently at the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center. In October 2019, after a round of trials, the module will be transferred to the Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia. In July 2020, the module will be delivered to the Baikonur spaceport.


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    Post  George1 on Wed May 22, 2019 9:05 am

    Meteor-M satellite delivered to Vostochny spaceport


    The satellite will be launched by the Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket on July 5

    BLAGOVESCHENSK, May 22. /TASS/. The Meteor-M No 2-2 spacecraft has been delivered to the Vostochny spaceport in Russia's Far East in preparation for the upcoming launch, the press service of the Center for operating ground-based space infrastructure facilities said on Wednesday.

    "On May 20, the Meteor-M No 2-2 and all the accompanying equipment arrived to the Ignatievo airport in the Amur region. On My 21, the space cargo was transported from the airport to the Vostochny spaceport," the center said.

    The Fregat upper stage was also delivered to the Vostochny spaceport earlier. Together with the Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket, it will deliver Meteor-M to the orbit. The launch is expected to take place on July 5.

    Meteor-M No 2-2 is a hydrometeorological satellite developed by the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Electromechanics (VNIIEM).


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    Russian space agency places orders for 8 Soyuz carrier rockets by 2021


    The contract is worth almost $161 mln

    MOSCOW, May 21. /TASS/. Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos has placed orders with the Samara-based Progress Space Rocket Center for the manufacture of eight Soyuz-2.1a carrier rockets by 2021, according to information posted on the government’s procurement website on Tuesday.

    The contract is worth almost 10.45 billion rubles ($161 million). Roscosmos will use eight Soyuz-2.1a carrier rockets for the launch of Progress-MS resupply ships and manned Soyuz MS spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS).

    The purchase of Soyuz carrier rockets will be financed from Russia’s federal budget. The government intends to allocate 6.15 billion rubles ($95 million) in 2019, 1.5 billion rubles ($23 million) in 2020 and 2.78 billion rubles ($43 million) in 2021 for the rockets’ manufacture.

    "The main contractor [the Progress Space Rocket Center] is due to manufacture and deliver to the state customer three Soyuz-2.1a carrier rockets from the date of signing the state contract to November 25, 2020, five Soyuz-2.1a rockets from the date of signing the state contract to November 25, 2021," the procurement requirements say.

    Russia currently launches Progress MS and Soyuz MS spacecraft to the orbital outpost using Soyuz-FG carrier rockets. After the operation of these rockets equipped with the Ukrainian control system is over, Russia plans to switch to launching domestically made Soyuz-2.1a rockets also from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

    A source in Roscosmos earlier told TASS that Russia planned to launch the last Soyuz-FG carrier rocket equipped with the Ukrainian control system from the Baikonur spaceport on September 25 this year.

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    Post  PapaDragon on Tue May 28, 2019 2:56 pm


    Russian space sector plagued by astronomical corruption

    https://phys.org/news/2019-05-russian-space-sector-plagued-astronomical.html

    With millions of dollars missing and officials in prison or fleeing the country, Russia's space sector is at the heart of a staggering embezzlement scheme that has dampened ambitions of recovering its Soviet-era greatness.

    For years, Moscow has tried to fix the industry that was a source of immense pride in the USSR. While it has bounced back from its post-Soviet collapse and once again become a major world player, the Russian space sector has recently suffered a series of humiliating failures.

    And now, massive corruption scandals at state space agency Roscosmos have eclipsed its plans to launch new rockets and lunar stations.

    "Billions (of rubles) are being stolen there, billions," Alexander Bastrykin, the powerful head of Russia's Investigative Committee—Russia's equivalent of the FBI—said in mid-May.

    Investigations into corruption at Roscosmos have been ongoing "for around five years and there is no end in sight," he added.

    In the latest controversy, a senior space official appears to have fled Russia during an audit of the research centre he headed.

    Yury Yaskin, the director of the Research Institute of Space Instrumentation, left Russia for a European country in April where he announced his resignation, the Kommersant paper reported.

    He feared the discovery of malpractice during an inspection of the institute, according to the newspaper's sources.

    Roscosmos confirmed to AFP that Yaskin had resigned but did not clarify why. His Moscow institute is involved in developing the Russian satellite navigation system GLONASS designed to compete with the American GPS system.

    Stopping corruption 'primary goal'

    Corruption has particularly affected Russia's two most important space projects of the decade: GLONASS and the construction of the country's showpiece cosmodrome Vostochny, built to relieve Moscow's dependence on Baikonur in ex-Soviet Kazakhstan.

    Almost all major companies in the sector, including rocket builders Khrunichev and Progress, have been hit by financial scandals that have sometimes led to prison sentences for large-scale fraud.

    Russia's Audit Chamber, a parliamentary body of financial control, said financial violations at Roscosmos in 2017 stood at 760 billion rubles (around $11.7 billion), accounting for nearly 40 percent of the total irregularities in the entire economy that year.

    Roscosmos told AFP that "eradicating corruption" is one of its "primary goals", adding that it regularly cooperates with investigations by the authorities.

    In mid-April, President Vladimir Putin stressed the need to "progressively resolve the obvious problems that slow down the development of the rocket-space sector."

    "The time and financial frameworks to realise space projects are often unjustified," the Russian leader said.

    More money, more corruption

    Rebooting the space sector is a matter of prestige for the Kremlin. It symbolises its renewed pride and ability to be a major global power, especially in the context of increased tensions with the United States.

    Almost destroyed in the 1990s, the sector stayed afloat thanks to foreign commercial contracts.

    But independent space expert Vitaly Yegorov told AFP there were still "executives of a very high professional level" at that time and fewer accidents during launches.

    The first module of the International Space Station (ISS), Zarya, was manufactured in Russia and launched in 1998 despite a major financial crisis at the time.

    Paradoxically, the situation deteriorated in the early 2000s, when the Russian economy was growing. The influx of public funds fuelled fraud, and space research stopped advancing, experts say.

    "Today, the space sector works like this: give us money and we will launch something—one day," Yegorov said.

    Only the ISS continues to be "an unshakeable ivory tower", he said, since it plays a "political role" aimed at maintaining international cooperation.

    Analysts say Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin, a former deputy prime minister known for his anti-Western statements, is struggling to deal with the industry's problems.

    Russia's scientific community has criticised Rogozin, who is a journalism graduate, for his lack of knowledge of the space sector.

    "He probably would have made an excellent spokesman for Roscosmos," joked Yegorov, adding: "Even Superman could not handle this avalanche of problems."


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    Post  dino00 on Tue May 28, 2019 3:42 pm

    Rogozin has 2 degrees and a doctorate, not " a degree in journalism".
    He entered Roscosmos in 24 May 2018, so he obviously is to blame about the corruption in 2017...
    He was one of the 7 first persons to be sanctioned because of Crimea, I trust him.

    "Lack of knowledge of the space sector" will he build the rockets? He is a manager, looks like is exactly that Roscosmos need.

    "Russia's scientific community" could mean nothing or everything, it's like the International Community, a vague thing.
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    Post  kvs on Tue May 28, 2019 4:06 pm

    dino00 wrote:Rogozin has 2 degrees and a doctorate, not " a degree in journalism".
    He entered Roscosmos in 24 May 2018, so he obviously is to blame about the corruption in 2017...
    He was one of the 7 first persons to be sanctioned because of Crimea, I trust him.

    "Lack of knowledge of the space sector" will he build the rockets? He is a manager, looks like is exactly that Roscosmos need.

    "Russia's scientific community" could mean nothing or everything, it's like the International Community, a vague thing.

    The level of hate for Rogozin is a metric of his effectiveness. Just as with Putin. The more good they do for Russia,
    the more hate they get from western trolls.

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    Post  PapaDragon on Tue May 28, 2019 5:15 pm

    dino00 wrote:Rogozin has 2 degrees and a doctorate, not " a degree in journalism".
    He entered Roscosmos in 24 May 2018, so he obviously is to blame about the corruption in 2017...

    2 degrees and a doctorate in what exactly?

    If it's journalism then he might as well wipe his cornhole with them


    dino00 wrote:...He was one of the 7 first persons to be sanctioned because of Crimea, I trust him...

    Being on sanction list does not preclude n Efron being a moron

    His claims about fake Moon landings and promises to send Russians to Moon in couple of years based on absolutely nothing speak for themselves


    Also, why didn't this "trustworthy expert" ask for arrest warrant to be issued for that executive who skipped abroad?






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    Post  Big_Gazza on Tue May 28, 2019 10:46 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:Also, why didn't this "trustworthy expert" ask for arrest warrant to be issued for that executive who skipped abroad?

    Maybe cuz the investigations haven't been concluded yet and authorities are still looking into evidence?

    He certainly looks to be guilty on circumstances (ie doing a bunk), but thats not really enough to justfy a warrant, at least not yet.
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    Post  dino00 on Wed May 29, 2019 11:31 am

    Accounts Chamber: Unclassified checks on space revealed violations in 2018 at 50 billion rubles

    https://1prime.ru/state_regulation/20190529/830021205.html

    To the people who think Rogozin isn't doing anything just read. It still is a lot, he entered in May 24.
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    Post  Big_Gazza on Thu May 30, 2019 3:11 am

    dino00 wrote:Accounts Chamber: Unclassified checks on space revealed violations in 2018 at 50 billion rubles

    https://1prime.ru/state_regulation/20190529/830021205.html

    To the people who think Rogozin isn't doing anything just read. It still is a lot, he entered in May 24.

    Not sure what a "violation" is. Mostly i expect these are accounting issues or management fuck-ups. A billion or two is probably stolen however, so find 'em and hang 'em.
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    Post  George1 on Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:04 pm

    Proton-M puts Yamal-601 satellite in suborbital trajectory


    The satellite is to separate from the booster in about nine hours after the launch

    MOSCOW, May 30. /TASS/. The Briz-M upper stage with the Yamal-601 satellite has separated from the third stage of the Proton-M carrier rocket that was blasted off from the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan earlier on Thursday. The launch was telecast by the Russian state corporation Roscosmos.

    The satellite is to separate from the booster in about nine hours after the launch.

    The Proton-M carrier rocket was blasted off at 20:42 Moscow time. It is the first Proton-M launch in 2019. The previous such launch was performed on December 21, 2018 when the carrier rocket put in orbit a Rusian defense ministry satellite.

    The Yamal-601 satellite has been made on order from Gazprom Space Systems at the Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems using components supplied by Thales Alenia Space.

    The Yamal-601 is intended for the planned replacement of the Yamal-202 satellite. The multi-beam service zone in the Ka-band will cover the most populated part of the territory of Russia visible from the position of 49 degrees east longitude where the satellite will be located (the European part of Russia, including the Kaliningrad Region, the Urals and West Siberia).

    The Ka-band allows providing economically efficient high-speed broadband services to the corporate sector, regional administrations, small businesses and individuals.

    The Yamal-601 satellite in the C-band will form a fixed beam with a contour diagram and a semi-global service area that will cover the visible part of the territory of Russia, the CIS countries, Europe, the Middle East and part of Southeast Asia.


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    Post  miketheterrible on Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:13 am

    Wanna hear something hilarious?

    Gazprom buys a European satellite (why? Find Russian instead. Gazprom really needs to be investigated with their funding of anti Russian media such as Moscow times, to now using Russian state funds to buy European satellite?) And now it has major issues. It's French-German engines are not working.

    Yamal 601 sat

    What a joke.
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    Post  George1 on Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:06 am

    Russian cargo spacecraft splashes down in Pacific after undocking from ISS


    The cargo spacecraft undocked from the orbital outpost at 11:40 Moscow time

    MOSCOW, June 4. /TASS/. Russia’s Progress MS-10 resupply ship deorbited and splashed down in the Pacific after undocking from the International Space Station (ISS), the Central Research Institute of Machine-Building (the head research institute of the State Space Corporation Roscosmos) told TASS on Tuesday.

    "The fragments of the Progress MS-10 spacecraft that did not burn out in the atmosphere splashed down in the non-navigable area of the Pacific Ocean," the Institute said.

    The cargo spacecraft undocked from the orbital outpost at 11:40 Moscow time on June 4.

    The Progress MS-10 cargo spacecraft blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on November 16, 2018 and docked to the ISS two days later. The resupply ship delivered about 2.5 tonnes of various cargoes to the orbital outpost, including fuel, water and compressed gases.

    The liftoff of the Progress MS-10 was the first launch of a resupply ship with the help of a Soyuz-FG carrier rocket since the early 2000s. Prior to that, resupply ships were launched several times aboard Soyuz-FG carriers before a decision was made to use these rockets for manned spacecraft. Later, spaceships were launched to the ISS with the help of Soyuz-U and then Soyuz-2.1a carriers.

    Initially, the Progress MS-10 was expected to blast off on October 30 but its liftoff was delayed due to the abortive launch of the Soyuz-FG carrier with a manned spacecraft on October 11.

    The next Progress MS-12 cargo spacecraft is due to blast off towards the ISS on July 31, 2019.


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