PapaDragon wrote:Federation has been delayed and will probably be cancelled because they ordered it to be switched from Soyuz-5 to Angara. Angara can't deliver spacecraft of that size into orbit.
BS. Haven't heard anymore about this alleged switch back to Angara, so I expect its the usual fog and media incompetence. Delays to Fed are due to budget and technical, but a new manned ferry is still a priority. BTW Angara can loft 24-25T in its initial prototype version. Saying it can't be man-rated or launch Federation is pure fuktardishness. It can't get Fed to the moon, but FFS neither can any current US rocket. In any case, that will be Soyuz-5's job.
PapaDragon wrote:Soyuz-5 has been delayed. It will be cancelled once financial numbers come in because all money is now being redirected back into Angara since that's the project that Trampoline Man convinced himself will give him the upper hand in his perceived feud with Musk.
You're outta your fucking gourd, making up shite like a teenage girl on FB. Soyuz-5 delayed? Latest is that test flights are expected in 2022, which i'll believe when it happens, but your eternal Chicken Little act is wearing thin. It will be cancelled? Man, you are simply either fucked in the head or you're maliciously messing with us...
PapaDragon wrote:Super-heavy rocket will not be happening without Soyuz-5. Soyuz-5 is not happening. Hence no super-heavy rocket.
You really excel at these kind of logical contortions. Its almost like rmf had not left the forum...
PapaDragon wrote:Every single scientific probe mission is delayed or cancelled. Lunar and Venus missions are on their 10th delay and counting.
Yes, disappointing, but its mostly about financing, and space is a low priority atm. Where money is not an issue (like Exo-Mars 1 and upcoming lander mission, paid for by ESA) Russian performance has been excellent. Its clearly not a capability issue but funding.
PapaDragon wrote:Spekt space telescope is decade behind schedule. It was recently delayed again.
Which one? Spectr-RG is due for launch in Mar 2019. A decade behind? Both sides have encountered delays, with the eRosita scope not delivered by the Germans until Jan 2017.
PapaDragon wrote:Nauka ISS module spent 20 years in storage, once they finally tested it they realized that it started to fall apart due to age so they practically had to rebuild it. It was delayed again last year.
Falling apart... grrr.. its blatant fucking shit like this that makes my blood boil. The fault is due to some Khrunichev apes who didn't follow procedure and left metallic cuttings in the hydraulics. Tanks needed to be cut open and cleaned, but they are no longer produced, so new procedures had to be developed to repair and re-certify. Yes its a fuck up, and Knrunichev deserve to reamed a new one, but your speel is pure BS.
PapaDragon wrote:Roskosmos is blocking sale of manufacturing rights to S7 for old engines it's not using, probably because someone stands to profit from stunting any private development in aerospace segment.
Given that none of us are privy to the negotiations, its probably stalled on issues such as IP or tech-transfer? S7 probably want to own the design, while Roskosmos refuse to allow it. Again, we just don't know.
PapaDragon wrote:And best of all even Trampoline Man's vanity project is late, latest news is that they will sign papers for construction of Angara launchpad in Vostochniy in August. Construction was due to start way back in January. God knows when it will actually start.
Agree that this is taking too long, but calling Angara a vanity project??? Are you nuts? It's hardly a golden palace in Turkmenistan...
PapaDragon wrote:That's just off the top of my head, if I sat down and checked I could write a whole essay on this.
I've no doubt you could, but it would be a great steaming pile just like this smear job