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Offline FighterJock

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Re: Russian next generation space station?
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2017, 04:17:29 am »
How big would the new space station be?  As big as the ISS or even bigger?

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Re: Russian next generation space station?
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2017, 04:35:38 am »
How big would the new space station be?  As big as the ISS or even bigger?

No, smaller. A few modules.

But it is not going to happen. The Russians are having major problems. They have had a laboratory module to launch to the ISS that has been in trouble for almost a decade now. They discovered contamination problems in the fuel system back in 2013 that they still have not fixed. Take a look at russianspaceweb.com for details. It's a big mess.

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Re: Russian next generation space station?
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2017, 05:13:55 am »
How big would the new space station be?  As big as the ISS or even bigger?

No, smaller. A few modules.

But it is not going to happen. The Russians are having major problems. They have had a laboratory module to launch to the ISS that has been in trouble for almost a decade now. They discovered contamination problems in the fuel system back in 2013 that they still have not fixed. Take a look at russianspaceweb.com for details. It's a big mess.

I did not know that they had discovered contamination problems in the fuel system, and to have not fixed them since discovering them back in 2013 is shocking to say the least.

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Re: Russian next generation space station?
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2017, 08:25:47 am »
I did not know that they had discovered contamination problems in the fuel system, and to have not fixed them since discovering them back in 2013 is shocking to say the least.

http://russianspaceweb.com/iss-fgb2-mlm-2013.html

How MLM module was hit with a contamination disaster

In 2013, when the MLM/Nauka module was believed to be less than a year away from launch, engineers testing its systems made a startling discovery. The spacecraft's critical propulsion system turned out to be heavily contaminated with metallic dust. It was spread around the maze of pipelines, valves and combustion chambers during the "upgrades" of the spacecraft in the previous years. One almost unbelievable rumor had it that workers charged with sawing off redundant components thought they had been cutting the vehicle to scrap! Here is the inside story of the MLM module contamination blunder.


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Re: Russian next generation space station?
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2017, 09:52:41 am »
I did not know that they had discovered contamination problems in the fuel system, and to have not fixed them since discovering them back in 2013 is shocking to say the least.

http://russianspaceweb.com/iss-fgb2-mlm-2013.html

How MLM module was hit with a contamination disaster

In 2013, when the MLM/Nauka module was believed to be less than a year away from launch, engineers testing its systems made a startling discovery. The spacecraft's critical propulsion system turned out to be heavily contaminated with metallic dust. It was spread around the maze of pipelines, valves and combustion chambers during the "upgrades" of the spacecraft in the previous years. One almost unbelievable rumor had it that workers charged with sawing off redundant components thought they had been cutting the vehicle to scrap! Here is the inside story of the MLM module contamination blunder.

Thanks for the link blackstar. 

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Re: Russian next generation space station?
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2017, 02:33:56 pm »
Thanks for the link blackstar.

There is a lot of good stuff on that site. You should follow him on Twitter, Facebook or wherever. It's the best way to keep up about what is going on with the Russian space program.