Big_Gazza wrote:If Nukleon isn't a Roscosmos project at some level, who the feck is funding it? You think Arsenal is spending its own money on the publically revealed prototype? ...
Russian state is funding it so at some level even Russian Weather society is involved in that project at some level as you said it
Fact that it's done outside of Roskosmos is major factor in it not being a total fuckup
Big_Gazza wrote:Oryol being a mockup publically is hardly an issue. When they start bending metal for the first set of flight certified hardware they won't be posting pics on Instagram...
There is no "Oreo" or whatever it's rebranded now at some moron's whim
There is PTK-NP and it staying as mockup for decades is definitely an issue
Also funny that you mentioned Instagram because that's only place it exists
Big_Gazza wrote:Roscosmos is dispatching Nauka and Prichal this year. They wouldn't be doing that if they planned to let them re-enter along with the US/ESA modules when the ISS is retired. Breaking them away as a free-flyer nucleus of a national Russian station is actually quite likely, despite your habitual denials....
Nauka the one that was was sitting in storage for 15 years with sawdust in it's oxygen tanks?
I foresee great future ahead of it as entirety of whatever excuse for space station Trampoline Man tries to pass it off as
Until it leaks oxygen and whole thing goes tits up of course
Big_Gazza wrote:Why would spaceplanes be unreasonable. Both the US and china have military spaceplanes. Why wouldn't Russia develop their own? A long term replacement of Soyuz by a reuseable spaceplane seems sensible to me. Rather than outright snarky dismissal maybe you can list some sensible reasons?...
So which is Soyuz replacement? PTK-NP, space plane 1, spaceplane 2 or some other fanboy excuse?
Or is it when PTK-NP goes nowhere 5 years from now they will have spaceplane 1 in their imagination 5 years after that and then when that goes the same way there'll be spaceplane 2 in another 5 years?
Magical 5 years, never disappoints
Big_Gazza wrote:Spektr... adequately dealt with by other posters ...
Germany appreciates Russian taxi services as always
Big_Gazza wrote:I think Exo Mars is a good example of Russia restarting its long dormant planetary science program, along with recent palns to restart Venus exploration. ...
Long dormant? You mean dead, buried and long forgotten?
Phobos Grunt much?
ExoMars is European project, without European money and tech it wouldn't even have been a Twitter post on the moron's account
Big_Gazza wrote:They won't be equal to NASA, but thats hardly fair. ...
Aiming for impossible heights I see?
JAXA is making them look like bitches these days
Tell me when Serbia is going to launch any interplanetary missions? ...
We are waiting for Australia to blaze the trail first, God save the Queen and all that shit you got down there
Also, when are you emigrating to Russia?
You have been talking so much shit for so long that it had plenty of time for paperwork to clear the embassy
Big_Gazza wrote:My current employer greatly values my technical leadership on our projects,...
Ah, self employed then? Say no more
It also explains why your "hater" excuse is eternal Plan A for everything