Author Topic: Dmitry Rogozin out - replaced by Yury Borisov  (Read 1519 times)

Offline Inoeth

https://themoscowtimes.com/news/your-guide-medvedevs-new-cabinet-61388

So I honestly know very little about these men beyond the fact that Rogozin was responsible for the amusing 'trampoline' comment to Musk and has been in charge while ROSCOSMOS has seen it's rockets have more and more failures and completely collapse in the global market to SpaceX. Additionally, NASA is poised to stop paying Russia for astronaut launches in the next year or two at most- meaning a big loss of income... There's also the big question of the ISS and it's end, be it in 2025 as Trump wants or a couple years later... At this point i'm not surprised to see a shakeup, but I'm curious if anyone knows more about  Yury Borisov and what he might do in his new role....

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Re: Dmitry Rogozin out - replaced by Yury Borisov
« Reply #1 on: 05/08/2018 05:51 pm »
https://themoscowtimes.com/news/your-guide-medvedevs-new-cabinet-61388

So I honestly know very little about these men beyond the fact that Rogozin was responsible for the amusing 'trampoline' comment to Musk and has been in charge while ROSCOSMOS has seen it's rockets have more and more failures and completely collapse in the global market to SpaceX. Additionally, NASA is poised to stop paying Russia for astronaut launches in the next year or two at most- meaning a big loss of income... There's also the big question of the ISS and it's end, be it in 2025 as Trump wants or a couple years later... At this point i'm not surprised to see a shakeup, but I'm curious if anyone knows more about  Yury Borisov and what he might do in his new role....

I don't know the players enough to form an opinion, but just from a management stability standpoint this doesn't look good since the Russian space sector needs lots of support if they stop their technological and momentum slide.
If we don't continuously lower the cost to access space, how are we ever going to afford to expand humanity out into space?

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Re: Dmitry Rogozin out - replaced by Yury Borisov
« Reply #2 on: 05/14/2018 01:46 pm »
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So it looks like Rogozinís consolation prize for losing a spot in the new government might be heading up Roscosmos.
https://www.rbc.ru/politics/14/05/2018/5af5ab6a9a79477b78097533

https://twitter.com/mattb0401/status/996019774223257600

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Re: Dmitry Rogozin out - replaced by Yury Borisov
« Reply #3 on: 06/07/2018 01:42 pm »
Looks like Rogozin is inheriting a race car with no wheels:
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Russia may lack the funds to compete with SpaceXís Falcon 9 rocket
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One expert observer of the Russian space program, Ivan Moiseev, the scientific leader of the Russian Space Policy Institute, says this is the case. Cuts in the Roscosmos budget will make it impossible to develop the new Soyuz-5 medium-lift booster, the Falcon 9 competitor, as well as imperil further development of a heavy-lift variant of the Russian Angara rocket.

"One can say that the current plan for an ultra-heavy booster is unnecessary because there is no payload or mission for it, and even the draft design has already cost a billion (rubles)," Moiseev told the Russian publication Lenta.RU. "Additionally, the development of new boosters is doubtful from a practical perspective, because the number of payloads we (Russia) will be lofting is fairly well known, and it is not growing with any stability."
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The biggest space news out of Russia in the last few weeks has been confirmation that former deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin, who has been critical of NASA and been sanctioned by the United States, will now head Roscosmos. Very quickly, he will have to confront these budgetary issues and likely make decisions about Russian rocket development. He will need to be creative, as Vladimir Putin has just said, "We need to restore our leadership in space launches."
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/06/russia-may-lack-the-funds-to-compete-with-spacexs-falcon-9-rocket/
« Last Edit: 06/07/2018 01:44 pm by AncientU »
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