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    Russian Space Program: News & Discussion #4

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    Post  GunshipDemocracy Thu Aug 25, 2022 10:43 pm

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    As specified in the state corporation, the RD-171MV finishing engine is the most powerful liquid rocket engine in the world. During nine firing tests, he worked for 1,461 seconds without being removed from the test stand. All tests were carried out normally and confirmed the characteristics laid down in the design of the engine.
    https://tass.ru/kosmos/1555879


    damn fire testing of rocket engine on the gas station with nukes. Impossible lol1 lol1 lol1
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    Russian Space Program: News & Discussion #4 - Page 34 Empty Yuri Borisov's interview about direction of development of Roscosmos and Russian space industry

    Post  caveat emptor Tue Sep 06, 2022 7:31 pm

    Borisov's interview regarding development of Roscosmos and Russian space industry.

    https://m.vz.ru/society/2022/9/5/1175997.html

    Russian satellites will be built according to a new principle

    The domestic space industry must radically change approaches to the creation of orbital vehicles, says the head of Roscosmos, Yuri Borisov. How are Russian satellites arranged today, what are their shortcomings compared to foreign competitors, and how are satellites proposed to be changed?

    The head of Roscosmos, Yuri Borisov , said that the Sphere project to create a multi-satellite orbital system requires Russia to switch to new technical principles for creating and managing space constellations. Sphere is a gigantic government project to create hundreds of multifunctional satellites for various purposes.

    Borisov has already spoken on this topic before. In particular  , it was said that “Roscosmos is heavily indebted to the Russian economy. Today it is impossible to imagine the modern world without space services. This includes digital television, communications, data transmission, navigation, meteorological information, cartography, knowledge of the Earth's surface, analysis of emergency situations, and so on. Today it is simply impossible to imagine this or that sphere of our economy without space services.”

    The head of Roscosmos recognized the domestic backlog in this area. According to him, the Americans, Europeans and Chinese - the main players in this market - "have long overtaken us in this regard," and "Roskosmos needs to restructure its work in such a way as to learn how to produce satellites in a completely different quantity. This will require a radical restructuring of the main processes of the technological cycle - development, production, testing, an increase in the terms of active existence ... "

    Behind these statements is a fundamental change in the entire concept of satellite production in Russia.

    six six six

    In Soviet times, in many different variations, the rule for creating a spacecraft was “six-six-six”. Weight - six tons, price - six million, creation time - six years. This is a joke in which you do not need to look for real data, but the principles here are very clear. The spacecraft needs to be made for a long time, it must be a large “combine” with many different devices and tools, and the price must be appropriate so that it is enough for all the structures working on the project.

    A similar principle was adhered to approximately until the end of the last century by the United States represented by NASA and military structures. Large spacecraft, not quite frequent launches, but the ability to stick many functions on one satellite. The reasons for such a strategy are clear - launches into space are expensive and it is desirable to launch a spacecraft that can do more in one launch, if it takes place. Currently, such spacecraft also remain, of the indicative options - JPSS and Landsat. Such devices carry more fuel and can work longer.

    Another reason for this spacecraft architecture was the emphasis on pressurized instrument containers. That is, all electronics and most of the devices in the devices of that time were in a sealed volume, usually filled with an inert gas. Frames with onboard equipment, devices that worked in a gaseous environment were placed inside the containers, this was done largely to prevent overheating and hypothermia of the devices.

    For example, according to this scheme, spacecraft for remote sensing of the Earth "Meteor" and "Resurs" were created. They are based on a sealed tank almost three meters long, inside it is maintained at a pressure of 100 millimeters of mercury, the nitrogen-based gas mixture is circulated using four fans, the gas is heated using electric heaters, and radiators on the case are responsible for cooling .
    Naturally, this whole system is expensive and energy-intensive in itself. The desire of the developers is also natural: since a spacecraft is already being made on the basis of this platform, they should stuff as many different devices as possible into it. Because of this, there were situations when, with such “combine satellites”, one of the devices interfered with the work of others. Another problem is that the accidental hit of a micrometeorite and the depressurization of the container led to the loss of the entire expensive apparatus.

    Large, but five, small, but three

    The beginning of the new millennium brought with it the miniaturization of electronics, lower energy consumption requirements, and a general reduction in the cost of components. The overall heat dissipation also decreased. It became possible to create spacecraft of an open type, without the use of a sealed volume.

    Most modern spacecraft do not have a sealed volume. All electronics are installed directly on a heat-stabilizing base, inside which pipes with a coolant run to cool the components. Heat is transferred from appliances to radiators, where it is dissipated in space.

    All this ultimately made it possible to simplify the design of spacecraft and led to the creation of nanosatellites - cubesats. One cubesat unit (1U) is an aluminum case measuring 10 by 10 by 10 centimeters and weighing about a kilogram. And such spacecraft are now not only student crafts.

    For example, Dove-2 Earth remote sensing satellites, owned by Planet Labs, are 3U (100 mm × 100 mm × 340 mm). The weight, together with batteries and solar panels that open outside the case, is only 5.8 kilograms. At the same time, such a space “digital camera” shoots extremely decently (3.5 meters per pixel). The low price allowed the company to launch several hundred of these spacecraft and provide images of the entire surface of the Earth with daily updates.

    But these are still small spacecraft. For better image quality and for other purposes, larger satellites are required. And here the ability to put production on stream was shown by SpaceX and Airbus. SpaceX created the Starlink 1 and 1.5 satellites to create the Starlink constellation to provide broadband Internet access, more than 3,000 of which have been produced since 2019.
    200-kilogram satellites and the release of more than three pieces per day. Until recently, this seemed simply unrealistic, but SpaceX put the production of spacecraft on stream. The ability to launch 64 Starlinks at once in one launch of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle allowed the company to create the most massive satellite constellation in the history of mankind.

    Airbus has less success so far, but it is also impressive. For the OneWeb project, the Airbus Arrow satellite platform was developed, which also allows the production of several spacecraft per week. Moreover, Airbus Arrow is multifunctional and allows building a variety of spacecraft based on the platform: communication satellites, optical surveillance satellites, radar satellites. All this on a hundred-kilogram platform, adapted to launch a large number of devices at once in one  launch .

    After

    Currently, the first phase of the Russian Sphere project relies on the Skif, Yamal and Express spacecraft, which are responsible for various telecommunications projects. These are good devices. There is exactly one problem - Russia does not yet have the opportunity to produce hundreds of them a year and is unlikely to. But they need less, only about two dozen.

    But from 2025, it is planned to mass-produce Marathon devices for the Internet of things and a series of Berkut spacecraft for a variety of tasks in remote sensing of the Earth. And now there are hundreds of them.

    Therefore, Russia has no other way. Only the transition to mass production of platforms for spacecraft, mass production and then the creation of specific satellites or even a family of satellites on their basis. As in the case of "Berkut" - when you need devices for optical shooting, for high-detailed shooting, for radar shooting.

    Yes, these spacecraft will have a narrower specialization than when creating satellites according to individual projects. But it will be a much more resistant system to the failure of several devices, with the ability to create ready-made services on its basis for both enterprises and citizens of the country.

    Other advantages of this solution are also obvious - the possibility of mass creation of spacecraft, their unification, the possibility of saturating industries that now need new satellites like air. But this will work out only if a universal platform is created in the near future and its mass, in-line production is established.

    Moreover, Roskosmos does not have the opportunity to give the entire process into private hands - they will have to create a platform and control its release on their own. No other solutions will help to reduce the backlog in the number of devices.

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    Post  Scorpius Mon Sep 12, 2022 11:50 am

    Oleg Kononenko may next year break the record for the total stay of a person in orbit. At the moment, Oleg's total stay in space is 738 days, he is assigned to the main crew of the Soyuz-MS 23 spacecraft, which means that with a typical duration of an expedition to the ISS of six months, he can overcome the 900-day milestone.

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    Post  Big_Gazza Wed Sep 21, 2022 4:32 pm

    The ship "K. E. Tsiolkovsky" with three crew members was launched into orbit

    The ship is expected to dock at the Rassvet module of the Russian segment of the station at approximately 20:11 Moscow time

    BAIKONUR COSMODROME /Kazakhstan/, September 21. /TASS/. The ship "K. E. Tsiolkovsky" ("Soyuz MS-22") with cosmonauts Sergei Prokopiev, Dmitry Petelin, who will become the third TASS special correspondent on the ISS, as well as astronaut Francisco Rubio, separated from the third stage of the Soyuz-2.1a rocket, reports corr. TASS.

    The flight to the ISS will follow a two-orbit scheme. The ship is expected to dock at the Rassvet module (MIM-1) of the Russian segment of the station at approximately 20:11 Moscow time.

    According to the plan, the space mission should last 188 days - until March 28. At this time, it is planned to conduct 49 scientific experiments under the Russian program. This is the first crossover flight with the US.

    Also, the ship will deliver about 120 kg of payloads, including on-board documentation, sanitary and hygienic supplies and medical control, scientific equipment, personal belongings of astronauts and the TASS space symbol - Inotasya.

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    Post  Big_Gazza Wed Oct 12, 2022 11:42 pm

    Russia’s Proton-M rocket with telecoms satellite for Angola blasts off from Baikonur

    The AngoSat-2 satellite is based on the Express-1000N platform developed by Russia’s Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems Company

    BAIKONUR COSMODROME /Kazakhstan/, October 12. /TASS/. A Proton-M carrier rocket with an AngoSat-2 telecoms satellite for Angola blasted off from site No. 81 at the Baikonur spaceport, a TASS correspondent reported from the scene.

    The rocket’s head unit comprising a DM-03 booster and the satellite was set to separate from the rocket’s upper stage in 584 seconds after the launch. It will take the booster several hours to deliver the satellite into the designated orbit.

    Russia and Angola agreed on creating an AngoSat-2 telecoms satellite instead of the defunct Angosat-1 space vehicle launched from the Baikonur spaceport on December 26, 2017. Contact with the satellite was lost the next day after its launch.

    The AngoSat-2 satellite is based on the Express-1000N platform developed by Russia’s Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems Company. The payload module that maintains communications in the C, Ku and Ka frequency bands was delivered by Europe’s Airbus Group. The satellite will operate at 23 degrees east longitude. The telecoms satellite is designed to operate for 15 years.

    Angolan Minister of Telecommunications, Information Technology and Social Communication Mario Augusto da Silva Oliveira told reporters on October 11 that the satellite’s operation would begin 90 days after the launch when all technical and technological procedures were over.

    Launch video



    This stretches the run of successful launches to 81, plus 9 starts from Kourou russia

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    Post  Scorpius Sun Oct 16, 2022 7:21 pm

    Big_Gazza wrote:Russia’s Proton-M rocket with telecoms satellite for Angola blasts off from Baikonur

    The AngoSat-2 satellite is based on the Express-1000N platform developed by Russia’s Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems Company

    BAIKONUR COSMODROME /Kazakhstan/, October 12. /TASS/. A Proton-M carrier rocket with an AngoSat-2 telecoms satellite for Angola blasted off from site No. 81 at the Baikonur spaceport, a TASS correspondent reported from the scene.

    The rocket’s head unit comprising a DM-03 booster and the satellite was set to separate from the rocket’s upper stage in 584 seconds after the launch. It will take the booster several hours to deliver the satellite into the designated orbit.

    Russia and Angola agreed on creating an AngoSat-2 telecoms satellite instead of the defunct Angosat-1 space vehicle launched from the Baikonur spaceport on December 26, 2017. Contact with the satellite was lost the next day after its launch.

    The AngoSat-2 satellite is based on the Express-1000N platform developed by Russia’s Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems Company. The payload module that maintains communications in the C, Ku and Ka frequency bands was delivered by Europe’s Airbus Group. The satellite will operate at 23 degrees east longitude. The telecoms satellite is designed to operate for 15 years.

    Angolan Minister of Telecommunications, Information Technology and Social Communication Mario Augusto da Silva Oliveira told reporters on October 11 that the satellite’s operation would begin 90 days after the launch when all technical and technological procedures were over.

    Launch video



    This stretches the run of successful launches to 81, plus 9 starts from Kourou russia
    In fact, the proton launch was the 91st in a series of successful launches. Yesterday's launch of Angara-1.2 from Plesetsk means that the series already includes 92 successful launch vehicles

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    Post  ALAMO Sun Oct 16, 2022 7:38 pm

    Remember : Rogozin is a dickhead, and our armchair space team can replace him any moment, with better results!
    It is about the stupidity of Putin that we don't have friends in charge of Roscosmos now!

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    Post  GunshipDemocracy Sun Oct 16, 2022 9:41 pm

    ALAMO wrote:Remember : Rogozin is a dickhead, and our armchair space team can replace him any moment, with better results!
    It is about the stupidity of Putin that we don't have friends in charge of Roscosmos now!

    but Rogozin was already replaced by Borisov. in July. Me thinks Rogozin cleaned Augean stable did organizational stuff then was replaced by Borisov (a man behind avangard and others)

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    Post  ALAMO Sun Oct 16, 2022 10:18 pm

    You know, I am not much in line.
    I just watch the show how the next rockets fly high.
    Never had a devotion to the names.
    Guilty!

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    Post  GunshipDemocracy Sun Oct 16, 2022 11:10 pm

    ALAMO wrote:You know, I am not much in line.
    I just watch the show how the next rockets fly high.
    Never had a devotion to the names.
    Guilty!


    Recall Dostoyevsky there was a crime there must be a punishment lol1 lol1 lol1

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    Post  ALAMO Mon Oct 17, 2022 8:02 am

    Was he a killer or a killed, what a bloody difference?!? Still involved in killing!
    Laughing Laughing

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    Post  kvs Mon Oct 17, 2022 12:09 pm

    Soloviev, a Russian TV commentator, noted that Rogozin's requests for funding should have been heeded and
    Russia would have more of the necessary operational satellites that it needs. People were ragging on Rogozin
    for the rot he was cutting out. Rogozin was a better manager than the Russian government deserved.

    The critics are transparent in their agenda. When a Russian leader or high ranking official is doing a good job,
    then they must be smeared and removed. But when some rotten stooge is bringing Russia to ruin, then praises
    must be sung to extol him.

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    Post  Scorpius Mon Oct 17, 2022 3:35 pm

    The launch of the Soyuz-2.1b rocket on naphthyl fuel from the Vostochny cosmodrome will take place on October 23
    As part of the payload, the first prototype of the Sphere satellites - Skif-D and three Gonets-M satellites will be launched
    https://tass.ru/kosmos/16075783

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    Post  Scorpius Mon Oct 17, 2022 3:41 pm

    Launches are also planned on October 18 from Plesetsk and October 26 from Baikonur. In total , 6 space launches from three Russian cosmodromes should be carried out in October .

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    Post  PapaDragon Mon Oct 17, 2022 4:34 pm

    kvs wrote:Soloviev, a Russian TV commentator, noted that Rogozin's requests for funding should have been heeded and
    Russia would have more of the necessary operational satellites that it needs...

    Rogozin was illiterate flat-earther moron who spent more time posting stupid shit on Twitter than doing anything even remotely related to his job, who fucked up pretty much everything he was even attached to and constantly made Russia look like a massive joke simply by association

    Giving money to any organization under him would have been equivalent of giving money to Russian Navy in 2000s, cash down the drain

    He was replaced with Borisov who actually has extensive track record behind him and almost zero social media footprint, this is who you give money to




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    Post  Scorpius Mon Oct 17, 2022 4:47 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    kvs wrote:Soloviev, a Russian TV commentator, noted that Rogozin's requests for funding should have been heeded and
    Russia would have more of the necessary operational satellites that it needs...

    Rogozin was illiterate flat-earther moron who spent more time posting stupid shit on Twitter than doing anything even remotely related to his job, who fucked up pretty much everything he was even attached to and constantly made Russia look like a massive joke simply by association

    Giving money to any organization under him would have been equivalent of giving money to Russian Navy in 2000s, cash down the drain

    He was replaced with Borisov who actually has extensive track record behind him and almost zero social media footprint, this is who you give money to

    Nevertheless, before Rogozin's arrival, Roscosmos had unprecedented problems with accidents, and the construction of the Vostochny cosmodrome was almost 3 years behind schedule. After Rogozin, Roscosmos has an unprecedented series of successful launches, and the construction of the Vostochny cosmodrome is on schedule. Also, at the initiative of Rogozin, the structures of Roscosmos were subjected to strict inspections of the Accounting Chamber, as a result of which multibillion-dollar embezzlement, abuse or simply violations were revealed. Also, according to the results of Rogozin's leadership, such enterprises as Khrunichev's GKNPC were actually saved from bankruptcy. Also, at the initiative of Rogozin, the Sphere project is being developed - and this is the construction of factories for the serial production of satellites. It was also under Rogozin that the MLM-U Nauka was launched, and launched successfully, and is now working in orbit.
    Without Rogozin's participation, all this would most likely not have been achieved.

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    Post  GunshipDemocracy Tue Oct 18, 2022 12:55 am

    PapaDragon wrote:Giving money to any organization under him would have been equivalent of giving money to Russian Navy in 2000s, cash down the drain

    He was replaced with Borisov who actually has extensive track record behind him and almost zero social media footprint, this is who you give money to





    Papa your love to Rogozin can only be compared to GarryB's  love towards VSTOL fighters  lol1 lol1 lol1 lol1  otherwise cool guys just get "forum rage" when the topic is touched What a Face What a Face What a Face


    In industry sometimes there is " an eraser" manager. A person called in actually only  to clean the mess/ carry out painful but needed reforms. Like to split company. to sell/close unprofitable departments, sack amount of people who were already strongly "networked within company".  Insider cannot do it, too many personal dependencies.


    That is how I see Rogozin's role.  Borisov did many things true but he doesn't have to make any personal painful reforms, he can focus on the job.

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    Post  Big_Gazza Sat Oct 22, 2022 2:57 am

    Scorpius wrote:Launches are also planned on October 18 from Plesetsk and October 26 from Baikonur. In total , 6 space launches from three Russian cosmodromes should be carried out in October .

    4 down and successful, 2 more to go thumbsup

    Triple Gonets and the 1st "Sphere" bird on Soyuz-2.1b/Frega-M is on the pad in Vostochny (launching at ~20:00 UTC today) and Progress MS-21 set to follow from Baikonour on the 26th. Thats a pretty decent launch cadence.

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    Post  GunshipDemocracy Sat Oct 22, 2022 3:34 am

    Aerospace Forces launched a Soyuz-2.1v carrier rocket with military satellites from the Plesetsk cosmodrome



    MOSCOW, October 22 - RIA Novosti. The Russian Aerospace Forces launched a Soyuz-2.1v carrier rocket from the Plesetsk cosmodrome with two military satellites, the Defense Ministry told reporters.
    "On October 21, from the Plesetsk cosmodrome ( Arkhangelsk region ), in the interests of the Russian Ministry of Defense, a Soyuz-2.1v light-class launch vehicle was launched with spacecraft on board," the military department said in a statement.
    The spacecraft have been assigned serial numbers Cosmos-2561 and Cosmos-2562.
    This is the second such launch in the last week: on October 16, the Angara-1.2 light launch vehicle, launched from Plesetsk, launched the Cosmos-2560 military satellite into orbit. On October 10, a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with a Glonass-K navigation spacecraft was launched from Plesetsk.
    Launch of a light class Soyuz-2.1v rocket with a military satellite Kosmos-2558 at the Plesetsk cosmodrome - RIA Novosti, 1920, 08/01/2022

    https://ria.ru/20221022/raketa-1825831843.html

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    Post  Big_Gazza Sun Oct 23, 2022 12:45 am

    Soyuz with Gonets-M satellites and the first spacecraft of the Sphere program launched from Vostochny

    COSMODROME VOSTOCHNY /Amur Region/, October 22. /TASS/. The Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle with three Gonets-M satellites and the Skif-D spacecraft launched under the Sphere program launched from the Vostochny cosmodrome, a TASS correspondent reports from the scene.

    Approximately nine minutes later, the head part, the Fregat upper stage with four satellites, will separate from the third stage. The further withdrawal of the devices will take a little more than four hours. It will be carried out using the accelerating unit.

    This is the first rocket launch in 2022 from Vostochny. Satellites "Gonets-M" for the first time went into orbit from this cosmodrome. Also, "Skif-D" is the first device launched under the "Sphere" program.

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    Update: Upper stage "Fregat" with four satellites separated from the third stage of the rocket

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    Post  George1 Sun Oct 23, 2022 12:49 pm

    Former Roscosmos CEO Dmitry Rogozin said at the time that the Sfera program would include five satellite constellations providing telecom services, and another five designed for monitoring.

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    Post  GunshipDemocracy Sun Oct 23, 2022 3:50 pm

    13:21 20.10.2022 (updated: 13:39 20.10.2022)



    Borisov instructed to start producing a space satellite a day


    Borisov called the production of one satellite per day the necessary rate of production

    MOSCOW, October 20 - RIA Novosti. The space industry should move to the conveyor production of satellites, the required rate is one device per day, said the head of Roskosmos, Yuri Borisov.
    "We must reach the pace: a satellite a day. We will learn," Borisov said on Thursday at the Roscosmos industry forum "Team of the Future." According to him, Russia in this area is ready to learn from the experience of other countries, including China .
    “Mass production is a different kind of logistics, starting from storage facilities and providing everything you need and ending with the organization of production,” Borisov said. He believes that the situation when a satellite can be created for 18 months is no good. "Unfortunately, we are lagging behind, and this must be recognized," the head of the state corporation said.


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    Post  George1 Sun Oct 23, 2022 5:49 pm

    does anyone know if (and how many) old Parus satellites are in function??
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    Post  Big_Gazza Wed Oct 26, 2022 8:39 am

    Soyuz carrier rocket with Progress space freighter blasts off from Baikonur

    KOROLEV /Moscow Region/, October 26. /TASS/. Russia’s Soyuz carrier rocket with the Progress MS-21 space freighter blasted off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan early on Wednesday, a TASS correspondent reported from the Mission Control Center.

    Rocket orbited the Progress MS-21 space freighter carrying equipment, food and New Year presents for cosmonauts to the International Space Station (ISS). The space freighter successfully separated from the upper stage of Soyuz-2-1a launched earlier.

    Its flight to the International Space Station (ISS) will be carried under the two-day scheme. Progress MS-21 is to dock with the Poisk research module of the Russian ISS segment at 05:50 Moscow time on October 28.

    The spacecraft is to deliver over 2,500 kilograms of cargo to the ISS, including 702 kilograms of fuel, 420 kilograms of water, 41 kilograms of nitrogen and around 1,357 kilograms of various equipment.

    It will also deliver fresh food and clothes for the ISS crew and filament coils for 3D printing on board the orbital outpost.

    The space freighter is also carrying New Year presents for the ISS crew, Russian cosmonaut and TASS special correspondent aboard the ISS Dmitry Petelin reported. The presents were packed by the cosmonauts’ family members and the psychological support team, and will be unboxed on New Year’s Eve.

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    ..and thats 6/6 in October, and an unbroken streak of 85 successful starts!! russia

    That is more starts in one month than ESA in the entire year (only 4)...  Laughing    yet dumb Westeners still mumble absurd nonsense to lampoon Russias space industry.  Razz

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    Post  Big_Gazza Thu Oct 27, 2022 11:32 am

    This experimental aerospike engine was demonstrated about 1 year ago, but I think this time they have run it on hydrolox propellents.  The plan is to build an SSTO single-stage-to-orbit reuseable launcher, initially for small payloads, but with scaleability & modularity in mind for larger vehicles. Something to watch out for  thumbsup

    Scientists from the South Ural State University (SUSU) have tested a demonstrator of a new rocket engine powered by an oxygen-hydrogen pair.

    On October 7, 2022, a successful demonstration launch of a rocket engine based on oxygen-hydrogen components took place at the site of JSC "Research Institute of Mechanical Engineering" in the city of Nizhnyaya Salda, Sverdlovsk Region. Work on the project to create a reusable rocket propulsion system with a central body is carried out under the program of the national project "Science and Universities," the ANO "Regional Infrastructure of Education and Science" reported. At the site of the Scientific Research Institute of Mechanical Engineering, demonstration launches of a propulsion system with a central body were made, consisting of 16 rocket engines, which are combined into a single system. The rocket and space complex demonstrator for the returnable reusable launch vehicle includes control and monitoring systems with artificial intelligence and has no analogues in the world. This year, after a large amount of theoretical and design work, the demonstrator of the first stage engine was successfully tested on the oxygen-hydrogen fuel pair, which provides the maximum energy performance for the launch vehicle.

    This is a big and exciting step in our project, because the oxygen-hydrogen fuel pair is a very explosive mixture, few people in the world know how to work with such engines: Russia, the USA and China {Big_Gazza edit: and India}. Now we are moving to a new stage, only this fuel pair will ensure the fulfillment of all the tasks. Therefore, we initially set the task of switching to oxygen and hydrogen, there were many doubts, because it is very difficult. Not everything worked out right away, but the launch took place, the central body, cooled, has already worked. Without exaggeration, this is world class. There is not a single scientific publication that would describe the launch of an engine demonstrator with a cooled central body running on oxygen and hydrogen, so we can say that these two launches, which took place, are the first in the world. The challenges we face now”, says  Sergey Vaulin , SUSU Vice-Rector for Scientific and Educational Centers and Complexes.

    Work on the project is supported by the Governor of the Chelyabinsk region  Alexei Teksler . The regional government allocated 50 million rubles, another 5 million were sent by South Ural State University and 10 million by the Ural REC. The project is being implemented jointly with the State Rocket Center named after Academician V.P. Makeev (Miass), JSC Research Institute of Mechanical Engineering (Nizhnyaya Salda).

    The demonstrator of a liquid-propellant rocket engine with a central body is similar to that which will be used in a promising reusable launch vehicle, which is being created today at the State Rocket Center named after V.P. Makeev. It is ten times smaller than a real engine ,” said Vladimir Degtyar, Director General and General Designer of the State Rocket Center named after V.P. Makeev, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

    Work on the carrier rocket "CROWN" Since the 90s of the XX century, the SRC has been conducting initiative design work on a reusable single-stage vertical take-off and landing launch vehicle KORONA (Space Orbital Rocket - Single-stage Spacecraft Carrier). All LV engines use oxygen/hydrogen components. Most KORONA launcher systems are designed as modular. The launch vehicle provides for a high degree of autonomy in the performance of a flight mission, up to the independent completion of the flight in the event of a loss of communication with the control center. The design life of the design of the launch vehicle elements, most of its instruments and units is at least 100 flights, the OM and SOPP engines are at least 50, individual, especially energy-intensive units are at least 25.

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