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Ekipazh: Russia’s top-secret nuclear-powered satellite

FighterJock

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Extremely fascinating article thanks for posting Flyaway. First time I have ever heard of that satellite.

What makes it scary is that it is nuclear powered.
 
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Extremely fascinating article thanks for posting Flyaway. First time I have ever heard of that satellite.

What makes it scary is that it is nuclear powered.
I do wonder how effective it would be from orbit if it was attacking ground targets rather than other space vehicles.
 

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"with the odd name Ekipazh (a French loanword meaning both “crew” and “horse-drawn carriage”)

Looks a lot less odd when you render it as Equipage.

If they're talking about an 800km orbit, then 1MW isn't a huge power level, that's like trying to jam something in Berlin from the Russian border.
 
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