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Interplanetary Expeditionary Complex, MEK

Michel Van

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on this year The 2009 Moscow Aviation and Space Show
they presents the Interplanetary Expeditionary Complex (MEK)

is a plant for manned programs next 30 years (2010 to 2040 )
a major role plays new Generation manned spacecraft PTK NT
better know in English as "Prospective Piloted Transport System."
http://www.russianspaceweb.com/ppts.html

a new Space Station the OPSEK orbital complex replace ISS wen NASA dumbed it 2017-2020
http://www.russianspaceweb.com/opsek.html

manned Flight to Moon, Mars and "Beyond"

ca some one translate the Russian text on graphic, Please ?
 

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[quote author=Michel Van]ca some one translate the Russian text on graphic, Please ?
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Very small text, I could not read all inscriptions.
I have read:

Земля
Межпланетный буксир
Орбитальная база
Межпланетный космический комплекс
Марс
Марсианская база
Межпланетный корабль
Взлётно-посадочный комплекс
Юпитер
Луна
Лунная база
Лунный корабль
Лунная орбитальная станция
Взлётно-посадочный комплекс

I badly know space terms in English language. My translation:

Earth
The interplanetary towing vehicle
Orbital base
Interplanetary space complex
Mars
Martian base
The interplanetary ship
Runway complex
Jupiter
Moon
Lunar base
The moon ship
Moon orbital station
Runway complex
 

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thanks for the Translation Magnus_z

Взлётно-посадочный комплекс = Runway complex
it look that a manned Interplanetary spaceship
with Ionengine power by nuclear reactor

Flateric the first picture, is that planed new launch site in fareast of Russia ?
 

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Yes it is. It is called Vostočnij (sorry, I cant remember English trans-scription).

Interesting is also that the russian interplanetary (unmanned) missions are reborn. The last was Mars-8 in 1996, but it was unsuccessful, because the malfunction of the rocket caused that the probe never left the Earth's orbit. The last one partially successfull were two Fobos probes that took place in 1988 to 1989 and if we speak about fully successfull mission, we must dig even much deeply to the history - it was the Vega probe to the Venus and Halley comet in 1984 to 1986. It means full 25 years ago! The next plans are very ambitious:

2009 (or 2011) - Fobos/Grunt
2012 - Luna-Glob
2013 - Luna-Resurs (it probably be the joint mission with India and its Chandrayaan-2)
2016 - Venera-D
2016 - Mars MetNet
 

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Luna-Glob
sound like russian version of NASA LOR

Luna-Resurs (it probably be the joint mission with India and its Chandrayaan-2)
a lunar Sampel return Mission ?
Chandrayaan-2 is a Lunar Rover mission, so far i know.
 

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Michel Van said:
Luna-Glob
sound like russian version of NASA LOR

Even much interesting. The most optimistic variant is the probe with the 13 (!) independent landers. Ten of them are high speed impactors (with full speed fall in radius of 15 km), two are braked impactors that decrease the speed to 0 two kilometers above the Moon's surface and than fall with the speed of 70 - 220 m/s in radius 5 km and the last one is fully braked south lunar pole lander (landing speed below 5 m/s) with a lot of scientific equipment. The original probe will than serve as the translation relay on the Moon's orbit.

Michel Van said:
Luna-Resurs (it probably be the joint mission with India and its Chandrayaan-2)
a lunar Sampel return Mission ?
Chandrayaan-2 is a Lunar Rover mission, so far i know.

No sample return, just 50 kg mobile vehicle with soft landing on the Moon. Chandrayaan-2 rover weights 30 kg and both states agreed on the cooperation, so there is possibility, that the missions will join together.

Venera-D is the Venus lander with expected service life at least two months, but it is believed that it can be even the year on the surface. It probably will accommodate also the balloon probes for the atmosphere exploration.

Mars MetNet is a probe with up to 20 landers. If it be successful, there are the future plans for the Mars sample return mission sometime around 2020.
 

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