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    Russian Launch Vehicles and their Spacecraft: Thoughts & News

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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.

    https://tass.com/science/1132209
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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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    Post  Big_Gazza on Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:18 pm

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    Post  dino00 on Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:41 pm

    Big_Gazza wrote:Translation for those interested parties Very Happy

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