Author Topic: How would Russia go to the moon?  (Read 138516 times)

Offline Danderman

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Re: How would Russia go to the moon?
« Reply #400 on: 02/20/2016 12:17 AM »
Overview of robotic lunar and Mars plans:

"scientists have new hope of again sending missions to the Moon and to Mars."

It's those Russian scientists again, always right around the corner from sending people to Mars.
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Re: How would Russia go to the moon?
« Reply #401 on: 03/20/2016 05:56 PM »
So it appears with the recent news of 30% cut to the Roscosmos budget the answer to the original title of this thread becomes "With a functioning economy"
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Re: How would Russia go to the moon?
« Reply #402 on: 03/29/2016 01:40 PM »
This presentation from Friday is mostly about planetary protection. But it includes a slide about the Russian robotic lunar program.

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Re: How would Russia go to the moon?
« Reply #403 on: 12/19/2017 03:24 PM »
I thought this proposal was pretty good. Only two 40 t launches. Their lander seems pretty light. Only 11.5 t compared to 15 t for the Apollo LM.
40 tones is a "right value" of LEO payload for Dual Launch Architecture. Considering that original Angara A5V proposal started from 35 tones of payload, then it had been increased to 37-38 tones, I would not be surprised if LV eventually would "grow" and reach 40 tones.

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...we abandoned the fuel delivery system to the engine, choosing instead an electric pump...
our New Zealand colleagues from RocketLab not so long ago tested their carrier rocket Electron, equipped with electric pumps, thereby proving the operability of this solution.
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Anyone can mount rockets with electric pumps without paying patents to Rocketlab?.
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Re: How would Russia go to the moon?
« Reply #404 on: 12/25/2017 05:33 PM »

Луноход: возвращение

Published on 25 Dec 2017
  Земляне планируют вернуться на Луну. Возможно, Роскосмос и НАСА, используя опыт Аполлонов и автоматических Луноходов, будут работать совместно.

Google translate:

Lunokhod: Return

Earthlings plan to return to the moon. Perhaps Roskosmos and NASA, using the experience of the Apollo and the automatic Lunokhods, will work together.
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Re: How would Russia go to the moon?
« Reply #405 on: 12/26/2017 07:24 PM »
Some screen grabs. Looks like the large lander also performs LOI with Federatsiya, like in Constellation. Obligatory Lunar base included! Looks like the artist just copied the ISS configuration for a new space station.
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