Russia will fly into space on a nuclear engine. Go work on the creation of such a transport and energy module. This was stated by the head of Roscosmos Vladimir Popovkin in a holiday interview to “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”. Today, the country celebrates the Day of cosmonautics. Popovkin said that it is a compact machine with a capacity of one megawatt, the modules will be used in the composition of the inter-orbital tugs and even for interplanetary missions. Mass no analogues in the world.
Yuri Yurievich, what do you think? How realistic is it to create such a setup? How it would function?
Karash: to Create it, of course, real. As far as using it for interplanetary flights – it makes sense. With regard to inter-orbital tug – it is like flying on Boeing-474 from Moscow to Kaluga. I need to use nuclear installation does not see. But if you work its action somewhere within the Earth, then it certainly makes sense. In General, the use of nuclear thrust for interplanetary missions is the most promising.Suffice it to say that the company estimates MSNW (it’s an American company that, together with universitatsstra Washington now developing the nuclear rocket engine), with the use of this type propulsion system flight to Mars and back can be placed in the interval from 30 to 90 days. Continue reading
The copy of the diaries of one of the founders of the Soviet cosmonautics Vasily Pavlovich Mishin shared with the descendants of American designer, businessman
Rare cosmic rarity — the diaries of Soviet space technology designer Vasily Mishin returned to Russia. Seven years ago an American businessman Ross Perot bought his diaries of the author, and now, 7 years later, I decided to share them with the Russian public, passing a group of our scientists copy the relic. They translated the diaries presented today at the United rocket and space Corporation.
Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Hero of Socialist Labor Vasily Mishin took the helm of special design Bureau (OKB-1) after the death of Sergei Korolev in 1966, the year. He led a major space company until 1974. In the box of his victories — involvement in the successful launch of the first Intercontinental missile R-7 in August 1957, the launching into orbit the first artificial Earth satellite on 4 October 1957, the first manned flight into space on 12 April 1961. Continue reading
NASA and Boeing have agreed on joint creation of the carrier rocket heavy-lift Space Launch System (SLS) for manned expeditions beyond low earth orbit and transport cargo. SLS is being developed instead of the carrier rocket Ares V, its first test flight is scheduled for 2017.
National aerospace Agency (NASA ) and the U.S. company Boeing have signed an agreement on the creation of the carrier rocket heavy-lift Space Launch System (SLS) capable to cargo and manned missions beyond low earth orbit. The price of the agreement amounted to $2.8 billion, according to the English portal RT .
According to the developers, who worked on the project for several years, the first version of the rocket will reach 100 meters in length and orbit nearly 22 tons of cargo. Its launch is planned in 2017.
Second, enhanced version of the SLS will have 20 meters long and its capacity will exceed 113 tons. The rocket should put into space manned spacecraft MPCV astronauts on Board, which is projected on the basis of the ship Orion. First flight is expected in 2021. Continue reading