Skip to comments.Russian space agency cuts most projects related to Moon exploration
Posted on 12/30/2015 1:53:14 AM PST by Monty22002
MOSCOW, December 29. /TASS/. Practically all the projects related to manned flights to the moon are absent from an updated version of the Federal Space Programme for the years 2016 through 2025 drafted by the Federal Space Agency after the downwards revision of its budget, Izvestia daily said on Tuesday referring to the document it had obtained. "As it follows from the text of the draft programme, which Roscosmos has submitted to the government for review, a decision was taken to sacrifice the lunar programme that was named a strategic goal for future development of Russian space research," the newspaper said.
(Excerpt) Read more at tass.ru ...
Trump? Is he planning a lunar casino?
Russia is “bailing” because their partner China will supply all needs in relation to this matter.
Hey Vlad, how’s that price of oil & gas thing working out for you? Russia is a fuel pump with a kleptocracy attached to it.
Compared with the version of the programme, which Roscosmos presented in April 2015, the creation of a lunar landing/takeoff complex, a lunar orbital station, construction of a lunar base, the designing of a spacesuit for operations on the Moon, and designing of a system for robotic maintenance on the moon have been removed from the list of financed programmes ...
However, works continue on a spaceship that might make flights to the Moon in the future.
On Monday, President Putin signed a decree on disbanding the Federal State Agency that will be replaced with a state space corporation. The same presidential decree instructed the government "to ensure the continuity of powers of and functions transferred to the State Corporation for Space Activity Roscosmos from the Federal Space Agency."
In other news:
Russia developing super-heavy rocket
Early version will be the Fenix rocket ... a totally new technology basis ... will be the first stage of the super-heavy rocket ... the payload capacity of this rocket will exceed 100 tons, and maybe even 150 tons.
>> Trump? Is he planning a lunar casino?
I heard the lunar buffet is outstanding.
Puttie said Russia was going to get a base on the moon and then on to Mars.
All the while upgrading its military and conducting wars in several worthless places like Syria, Ukraine etc/
They are slowly working on the Angara, I’d be surprised if they get much else going.
The US is going to have Falcon Heavy and SLS in the next 4 or 5 years that’ll do far more.
Space programs are expensive. So is war. Russia doesn’t have the option of making the rest of the world front its overspending. Russia has to make choices.
Their Fenix is a new tech ... when ready? Who knows, but lifts several times more than the Falcon Heavy or the SLS are rated.
I can’t find any links about it, can you supply? Is it a new gen enegia? If they are cutting back on moon launches, I really doubt they’ll do more than Angara, just my opinion.
The Fernix is not a new generation Energia - it is all new.
We are now creating it on a totally new technology basis, and the creation of the Fenix rocket, which will become the first stage of the super-heavy rocket, is envisaged in the new federal space program ... Rogozin added that the payload capacity of this rocket will exceed 100 tons, and maybe even 150 tons. More: http://tass.ru/en/science/847810
We’ve been there. We know what’s there. The only thing of value we’ll bring back from there is a thorough systems test of what we’ll need when we reach out for Mars, asteroids, and beyond. So spending a lot of money on the moon does not seem too productive.
Russians are always announcing things. They never build them, but that doesn’t matter, because their people are happy about the announcement and forget nothing was built as there will be a new announcement of great future things to make them happy again.
For example this news from 2006 - http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Russia_Plans_Mine_On_The_Moon_By_2020.html
“We are planning to build a permanent base on the moon by 2015 and by 2020 we can begin the industrial-scale delivery... of the rare isotope Helium-3,” Nikolai Sevastyanov, head of the Energia space corporation, was quoted by Itar-Tass news agency as saying at an academic conference.
I’d agree if it’s one or the other, I’d take Mars far over the moon.
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