Scorpius wrote:......I've read this article, and I can say that it's full of shit based on manipulating facts. Do you want to discuss this with someone who has a real relationship with the Russian aerospace industry...
Let me guess, you the random internet guy on some god forsaken forum is connected to Russian aersopace indutry?
*Sigh* You probably would have fewer questions if you bothered to read my welcome message on the forum.
Are you also a Navy Seal with a black belt and 500 confirmed kills who is dating Taylor Swift?
Dude, do you really want to turn this into a penis measurement competition?
Let me show you one photo and state one fact, and then you yourself already think about how much I am aware of the situation with the Russian space program.
So, this photo is from my personal archive, it was taken more than 17 years ago. This is me in the Soyuz T-3 landing capsule.
And yes - this is the territory of RSC Energia, and a couple of meters from there are Vostok-1, Voskhod-2 and Zond-5 capsules. The originals. I touched them. Right here with my hands.
So I don't know why I need to be a seal member with 500 confirmed murders and date some Taylor Swift (who the **** is that anyway?) to see lies in a crappy yellow newspaper article. I've been following all the cosmonautics news in Russia for too long not to notice the lies in that article that you so happily seized on.
I will repeat separately: I'm not bragging about this - it's just that since it's so difficult for you to imagine my involvement without any concrete evidence, then here's what should lead you to some thoughts about the words I said.
Russian SPACE industry has a confirmed track record in four fields:
1) They absolutely suck at doing their job
But that's a lie. The Russian space program is fully in line with its budget. If you want an example of how the space industry is not doing its job, you can look at Ukraine.
2) They are moderately successful at making scale models
In the early 2010s, Russia had less than 100 functioning satellites in orbit. At the moment there are more than 160 of them. Are they scale models?
3) They can (still) recycle Soviet products... for now
This is an outdated mantra of Russophobic propaganda. I've been hearing it for at least twenty years, could you come up with something more original? By the way, the warranty period of storage of launch vehicles is 10 years, so the last rocket from the Soviet reserve was launched somewhere in the middle of the two thousandth, and this even taking into account all possible extensions. As for the designs - well, tell me how the Soyuz-2 missiles relate to Soviet developments? Or, for example, the Proton-M, which flew in 2000, is a Soviet development (I'm not talking about the 4 stages of its further modification"). Maybe you can tell me the analogues of the telescopes "Spektr-R" and "Spektr-RG"? I don't recall similar projects in the USSR. There were other projects, no less interesting, but the "Spektr" series is a completely Russian development.
4) They are masters of making morons of themselves on social networks (and even this is solely thanks to herculean efforts of one man and one man alone)
Hmm, they're probably not here to meet your expectations, are they? Their task is to fulfill the tasks that the government has set them, and not to satisfy anyone on social networks, isn't it?