KiloGolf wrote:I doubt they originate from USA. Most likely they work with Russian-designs and the stuff gets built in China, possibly Korea and Taiwan too.
Yaah but the U.S holds the edge in radiation resistant electronic component..
U.S keeps the niche in electronic development for itself doe snot give it to China, Taiwan
I think Russia is building huge persona series sateliites and
other series with radiation resistant electronics ..
Radiation resistant electronics is specific for orbital technology only ..
For space grade electronic Russia has to procure the hardware from U.S.
So for ground forces , aviation ..
the electronics will be procured from Taiwan , Korea with
Russia designs and supporting Russian institutes like Angstrom , Micron and super computer,
companies like Elbrus ..
To build this industry is time consuming job , Russia has to do it that why it is Russia
But Russia immediately needs to get going with heavy lift rocckets ..
I am frankly not sure whether teh Russia has the "space" and reserve industrial capacity to launch
projects of Energia and soyuz capacity and ofcourse the payloads (moon exploration and landing)
I mean see the history of projects
Anagara 100 , Angara A7 , Rus-m , "Majistral" , Soyuz-6 , Energia-K series etc.
Evry project was sutdown during last 15 years for the sake of Industry development
(micorelectronics/domestic sat development) , saving the finances.
Russi simply did not have the capacity to deliver really heavy lift rockets so it opted
for a compromise solution of Anagar A5 which will satisfy (weight requirements )of domestic satellites