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    Post  Big_Gazza on Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:55 am

    Agreed - Sea Launch is only suitable for a direct Zenit replacement.  I'm just listing why I think the Angara/Irtysh combo is such a great foundation for future Russian rocketry (notwithstanding the endless bitching from naysayer clowns and 5th column compradors).
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:31 am



    Russian specialists were able to significantly increase the efficiency of rocket engines...
    The result of the study showed that copper increases the burning rate of fuel by 500%, zinc - by 130%, and boron - by 10%....

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    Russian experts from NUST “MISiS” learned to increase the speed of missiles by adding copper to the fuel composition. As part of the tests, scientists were convinced that the copper nanoparticles in the fuel will significantly increase the efficiency (efficiency) of rocket engines.

    For some time, scientists studied the effects of nano- and microadditives of aluminum, boron, zinc, nickel, copper and molybdenum on the burning rate of solid fuels. As a result, each of the additives showed a different rate of catalytic activity. For example, boron increased the burning rate of fuel by only 10%, and copper - by 500%.

    As you know, at present, the so-called cyclic nitramines are used as combustible material in solid rocket fuel. However, these substances are quite resistant to the action of existing catalysts, which imposes a restriction on the burning rate of the fuel and, as a consequence, on the speed of the object. The search for new combustion catalysts for various types of jet fuel is a key task.

    Researchers have proposed an alternative component composition of solid fuels. As a fuel, experts used aluminum powder, a catalyst - nano- and microadditives of aluminum, boron, zinc, nickel, copper, molybdenum and their oxides. It turned out that the addition of copper nanoparticles to fuel would increase the speed of rockets by a factor of five. The result of the study showed that copper increases the burning rate of fuel by 500%, zinc - by 130%, and boron - by 10%....


    “Copper is a traditional catalyst. It is particularly active in combustion processes. However, until now it was not clear how copper nanopowder affects the combustion process of jet fuel, ”commented Alexander Gromov, the main author of the development, professor of NUST“ MISiS ”




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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:19 am

    I know kvs has praised the improvement of solid rocket fuel, well it's set to be improved further more now by from what I just posted.
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    Post  kvs on Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:28 am

    magnumcromagnon wrote:I know kvs has praised the improvement of solid rocket fuel, well it's set to be improved further more now by from what I just posted.

    It is clear that Russian solid rocket fuel retained the same energy density for 50% of the weight. That is why the railway ICBM no longer requires
    special cars and special track but has the same specs in terms of explosive power as the pervious Soviet variant. So the research outlined in
    the above article has been ongoing for last 30 years at least. And transition improvements were achieved either in the late 1980s or early
    1990s. Now it is revealed that there is much more room remaining for improvement. But I would not take the 500% as some generic guide.
    One still needs a certain amount of energy to achieve objectives. Burning faster means more useful payload. But weight reduction of the
    missile itself is worthwhile and that requires more than just burn rate.

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    Post  owais.usmani on Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:00 pm

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    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:45 pm


    Where is Vann7 to tell me how Russia needs to ban export of RD-180 engines to USA because they need to "establish dominance in space®"? lol1
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    Post  miketheterrible on Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:33 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    Where is Vann7 to tell me how Russia needs to ban export of RD-180 engines to USA because they need to "establish dominance in space®"? lol1

    He is too busy misreading economic articles.
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    Post  GarryB on Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:53 am

    I thought they're were trying to replace Russian rocket tech, but the US State Dept is set to expand Roscosmos market share.

    More importantly lets take the fact that it is the Russians leading the way for the commercialisation of flying in space, despite western attempts to stop them and put problems in their way they will again be able to take commercial flights into space again... I thought that was the idea of Musk et al... commercialisation of space travel and making it more accessible... initially to those who can afford a 20 million dollar seat and later to reduce costs and make it more accessible... you know the opposite of what the US is doing with its air force personnel exclusive club...

    Would be amusing for south american drug cartel kingpins going to Russia to train and launching from Russia to go into space with drug money earned from the US market... they could give the US the finger every hour and a half when they fly over it for a week...
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    Post  Hole on Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:39 pm

    These drug cartel bosses are in bed with the CIA and their customers are in northern america. Why should they show them the finger? Very Happy
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    Post  GarryB on Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:53 am

    The drug cartels that don't play ball with the CIA are obviously the bad guys... much like ISIS and Al Quada are both terrorist organisations but ISIS is a bad terrorist organisation undermining US occupations in Iraq and Syria, while Al Quada is cooperating with the US in their illegal occupation of Syria so they get called moderate terrorists and get a free pass whenever possible... as long as they fight Assad and the Russians they are the good bad guys.
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    Post  George1 on Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:34 pm

    Roscosmos starts manufacturing components of its future super-heavy rocket

    Еhe first stage of the super-heavy rocket will comprise five or six engines from the medium-class Soyuz-5 rocket

    MOSCOW, March 19. /TASS/. The Progress rocket and space center has started manufacturing components for Russia’s prospective super-heavy Yenisei rocket, Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin has said.

    "Good news from the Samara-based Progress rocket and space center: here are the already manufactured tank lips and other components of the new Soyuz-5 rocket. They will be parts of universal modules of our new super-heavy rocket, Yenisei," Rogozin wrote in a Twitter post, attaching images of those components.

    Earlier he said that the first stage of the super-heavy rocket will comprise five or six engines from the medium-class Soyuz-5 rocket.

    Rogozin earlier said the Yenisei new super-heavy carrier rocket would be assembled using the principle of a technological building kit where each part of the launcher should be an independent flight element. Under the designers’ plans, the rocket is intended to deliver more than 70 tonnes of cargo into the low near-Earth orbit at the first stage.

    Under Russia’s federal target program, the first launch of the Yenisei super-heavy carrier rocket is due to take place in 2028. Russia will build the launch pad for the super-heavy carrier rocket at the Vostochny spaceport in the Russian Far East.

    Russia intends to use the new super-heavy rocket for missions to the Moon, including the landing of Russian cosmonauts on the surface of the Earth’s natural satellite. In Roscosmos’ estimates, the Yenisei will be able to deliver a 27-tonne payload to the Moon’s orbit.

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    Post  The-thing-next-door on Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:40 pm

    Is this still using any components of the original Soyuz that took Gagarin up?

    And how do they plan on equipping the crew capsule with sufficient radiation shielding whth a 27 ton limit to the weight of the entire payload?
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    Post  PapaDragon on Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:12 pm

    The-thing-next-door wrote:Is this still using any components of the original Soyuz that took Gagarin up?

    And how do they plan on equipping the crew capsule with sufficient radiation shielding whth a 27 ton limit to the weight of the entire payload?

    It's a brand new rocket with engines derived from Energia superheavy (Buran)

    Only thing left from original Soyuz is name


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    Post  Big_Gazza on Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:26 am

    The-thing-next-door wrote:Is this still using any components of the original Soyuz that took Gagarin up?

    And how do they plan on equipping the crew capsule with sufficient radiation shielding whth a 27 ton limit to the weight of the entire payload?
    The Yenisei version of the SHLV is intended for manned lunar missions with a heavy version of the Orel (think of a 21st century version of Apollo). It has plenty of mass for radiation shielding and will be far better protected than the old Apollo or the (unflown) manned Zond variants.
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    Post  Big_Gazza on Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:32 am

    George1 wrote:Roscosmos starts manufacturing components of its future super-heavy rocket
    https://tass.com/science/1132209

    The parts in question are structural elements of the Soyuz 5, so technically they are also for the Yenisei/Don.

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    Post  Big_Gazza on Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:26 am

    URM-100 production at Omsk. Things seem to moving along at last. Smile

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    Post  Big_Gazza on Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:34 am

    Nice graphic summarising Russian launch vehicle plans over the coming decade.  I really like how this rocket stable is coming together, now that Roskosmos seems to be over the hurdle of figuring out what it really whats. Interesting that LNG-fuelled launchers are depicted as well.

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    Big_Gazza wrote:Translation for those interested parties Very Happy

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    Post  Big_Gazza on Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:34 am

    Russia presented a model of the Krylo-SV light-class reusable rocket

    ANAPA, July 24 - RIA Novosti. The model of the first Russian cruise reusable missile Krylo-SV is presented in the Era military technopolis, RIA Novosti reports.
    The model is slightly taller than a human being, painted in white and blue. The rocket bears the logos of the Advanced Research Fund ( FPI ), Roscosmos , the United Aircraft Corporation and the head scientific institute of the Russian rocket and space industry, TsNIIMash .

    In February, it was reported that the FPI scientific and technical council had decided to start developing a flight demonstrator of the first Russian reusable launch vehicle, Krylo-SV. The start of flight tests of the demonstrator, that is, its first full-fledged launch, is planned at the turn of 2023.

    Krylo-SV is a reusable cruise stage of a light-class missile, the preliminary design of which was prepared and defended on May 29, 2019 at the FPI with a positive assessment. It was carried out by a working group, where the head enterprise was the JSC "EMZ named after VM Myasishchev".
    The rocket will measure six meters long and 0.8 meters in diameter. The rocket demonstrator will be one-third the size of the original. The rocket will travel at hypersonic speeds - up to Mach 6. The launches will be carried out from the Kapustin Yar test site towards the Caspian Sea . A new engine called "Whirlwind" is being developed especially for the rocket . It is planned that after the separation of the second stage, which will continue the flight, the first reusable stage will return to the cosmodrome on the wings.

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    Post  Big_Gazza on Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:11 pm

    Veritable treasure trove of high-res pictures of Proton-M readying for the launch of Express-80 & 103. Very Happy

    https://www.roscosmos.ru/28880/

    Just one example:

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    Post  The-thing-next-door on Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:43 pm

    Russia should just start publicly developing systems of interplanetary travel and shipping (with no intent to use them) and show off thier real technological supremacy, now that would light a bonfire under thoes pindo retards asses.

    Hell we might even see them actually attempt to create a colony and ravage the pindostanski economy in the process, oh what I wouldn't give for a reality show about snobs stranded on mars, dying of cancer and starving.

    It would be quite interesting to see how far the pindostanski government is willing to go in order to try and make capitalism see viable on a large scale.
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    Post  GarryB on Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:07 am

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    Post  Big_Gazza on Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:05 pm

    Angara-A5 rocket sent to Plesetsk to prepare for the second launch

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    MOSCOW, August 14. / TASS /. Heavy launch vehicle "Angara-A5" was sent to the Plesetsk cosmodrome from the territory of the Center. M.V. Khrunicheva. A source in the rocket and space industry told TASS about this.

    "The railway train with the Angara-A5 heavy launch vehicle left the territory of the Khrunichev Center for the Plesetsk cosmodrome. The rocket should arrive at the northern cosmodrome to prepare for flight tests on August 17," the agency's source said.

    Earlier, Roskosmos reported that the Angara universal rocket modules were loaded into special wagons and were awaiting the decision of the State Commission to send them to the cosmodrome. As specified in the state corporation, the rocket has successfully passed the checks of the control and test station of the Khrunichev Center and is ready to resume flight and space tests.

    At the end of May, the head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin announced that flight tests of the Angara-A5 heavy-class launch vehicle could resume in the fall of 2020.

    Angara is a family of Russian launch vehicles ranging from light to heavy classes. The new family uses environmentally friendly fuel components. The first and so far the only launch of the heavy Angara-A5 was performed in December 2014.

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    Post  owais.usmani on Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:04 pm

    https://tass.ru/kosmos/9285167

    The first flight sample of the #Soyuz5 rocket will be build in late 2022 - early 2023, said Dmitry Baranov, the General Director of RSC Progress. Currently, the test samples are being made. Soyuz 5 will fly from Baikonur and probably from Sea Launch.

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