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MLM (PR people call it Nauka) now stands tall and no one will have me believe that it cannot change into some kind of #transformers robot. #MissionAlpha
The new module is not only additional living space, but also an elaborate laboratory complex. There are 14 workplaces inside the module and 16 outside to accommodate the equipment.

The # Science module provides more than 30 new experiments:

View: https://twitter.com/roscosmos/status/1434277592215867393
 

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All those problems are a bit scary. Personally, I wouldn't be able to enjoy my rest time if I was up there with that thing connected to the ISS.
I wonder what's their actual take on the situation.
 

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All those problems are a bit scary. Personally, I wouldn't be able to enjoy my rest time if I was up there with that thing connected to the ISS.
I wonder what's their actual take on the situation.
Apparently the Russians seem to think their segment of ISS is good up until around 2025, and after that it becomes more difficult.
 

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That`s hilarious to hear that. Russian space agency is so weak that it makes less launches than Space X per year. I don`t even mention about the space technology they have. And now they are claiming that Russia wants to send its own mission to Venus. The chief of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin doesn`t wanna stop making funny statements.
Regarding funny statements the same thing can be said about Musk he is the reason why youtube users like thunderf00t is near 1 million subscribers. Roscosmos has only recently made less launches with the latest versions of Falcon-9 I agree.

If I remember the all the recent news made correctly.

  1. The angara-5M costs 57 million dollars per launch expected in 2024.
  2. Amur costs 22 million dollars with methane engines that re-usable to 300 times for 2026.
  3. New upper stage kerosene engines going from a 300 second to 3000 second burn time based on closed circuit technology, also there are parachute tests being conducted in 2024 for upperstage engines and the orel aircraft if a I remember correctly which means these engines can be re-used 10 times without any refueling just using the same fuel where you can multiply the costs by the amount of kerosene by 1/10th the amount you will get cheaper fuel costs than any methane fuel engine. Also if you are testing with parachutes than this idea is still cheaper than current re-usable rockets that use half the fuel for payload to orbit and half the other fuel to re-land.
  4. detonation engine testing.
  5. nuclear reactors with MPD thrusters.
Musk states 1000 times re-usability on starship so I wonder if those few explosions made back in testing count or not? I will let the rockets do the talking if Falcon launches still get more purchases after the two rockets mentioned in point 1 and 2 are in service than I consider them the real deal, if they dont than it is only natural that they come up with new designs to beat the recent designs. But I have no idea where they stand for all 5 points mentioned. Assuming Amur and Angara-5M dont get delayed that is still a pretty fast time frame for new rocket engine designs to replace their own existing designs.

Although what is making me currently nervous on US attempts to Mars is the methane engine approach while Roscosmos is already aware of our approach based on a 2018 interview and they seem to be no strangers in methane re-usable rocket technology by how fast they whipped up the Amur design. But they still considered using electric engines with nuclear reactors as their cheap approach for interplanetary travel to distant planets. Rogozin states if they had the funding for a Mars manned mission it would take them 8-10 years, Sergei Krikalyov states in the late 2030s and KB Arsenal was said to introduce a such an expedition in 2030-2033 https://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/138602/. Space X has yet to launch starship to orbit, give a payload I suppose to orbit, making two starships dock successfully than land them on Mars, bring and land equipment there to mine for fuel. while a nuclear reactor with electric engines approach sounds more simplistic with less steps. Some of Space X steps can take as long as the Tesla self driving cars in 2014 which I think we are still waiting for this day to happen? NASA lands rover with a drone in Mars, Roscosmos wants to fly a helicopter drone project in the most hellish planets like Venus. I currently cant say where the U.S. space agencies stand but I would take Roscosmos as a more serious adversary than Blue Origins considering they can receive more funding from the state based on oil and gasline projects or the Chinese to be more creative than they already are.

Overall respect to Musk for still replacing the existing Soyuz rockets with a new method that Roscomos themselves decide to apply it to stay competitive in the market.
 
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ISS prepares for re-docking of Russian spacecraft

09/16/2021 11:00

In accordance with the Russian flight program of the International Space Station, on September 28, 2021, it is planned to re-dock the Soyuz MS-18 manned transport vehicle from the Rassvet small research module to the newly arrived multipurpose laboratory module Nauka.

According to preliminary data from the Main Operational Control Group of the Russian Segment of the ISS (Rocket and Space Corporation Energia named after SP Korolev, part of the State Corporation Roscosmos), the estimated separation time of the spacecraft is 15:21 Moscow time, the autonomous flight will be preliminarily 40 minutes. Re-docking will be carried out in manual mode by the spacecraft commander, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky with the participation of flight engineers - Roscosmos cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov and NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hai.

This operation will be carried out in order to release the docking station of the Rassvet module, to which the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft is to dock on October 5, 2021, as well as to check the operation of the docking equipment of the multipurpose laboratory module, which became part of the Russian segment of the station at the end July. For this, first of all, the Soyuz MS-18 manned spacecraft will be docked to Nauka, and then the Progress MS-17 cargo vehicle. It is he who will prepare the International Space Station for the reception of the new "Prichal" nodal module. From July 2, 2021 to the present, the Russian "truck" is docked to the small research module "Poisk"; it is scheduled to undock on October 21. After two days of autonomous flight, as expected, it will automatically dock to the nadir node of the Nauka module.

Now, at the docking port of the Nauka module, there is a special adapter (ring-pad), which allows the Russian Soyuz MS and Progress MS spacecraft to dock, so the Progress MS-17 cargo vehicle will take it away with it upon final undocking. with the station. After such a two-stage check, the Prichal module will be docked to the docking station, which is scheduled to launch at the end of November this year.

In the near future, the crew of the Soyuz MS-18 manned spacecraft will conduct an onboard training for the upcoming operation. Oleg Novitsky, Petr Dubrov and Mark Vande Hai, together with the specialists of the Main Operational Control Group, will work out the preparation steps and the redocking sequence itself. As part of a three-hour training session, they will work out the planned work and check the condition of the equipment, in step-by-step consultations with Russian specialists on Earth.

Currently, there are seven crew members on board the International Space Station: Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Petr Dubrov, NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hai, Shane Kimbrow and Megan MacArthur, European Space Agency astronaut Tom Peske, and JAXA astronaut Akihiko Hoshide. Roscosmos cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, as well as space flight participants - actress Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko are to arrive on the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft.

 

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