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  1. sh1pman

    Russian Launch and Mission Thread

    One Angara as well.
  2. sh1pman

    Russian Launch and Mission Thread

    Soyuz spacecraft and rocket are built and assembled in different facilities and are integrated just before launch. There have to be several mad engineers working independently for this to happen.
  3. sh1pman

    Russian Launch and Mission Thread

    According to Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, quoted by TASS, the emergency escape system was activated at T+123 seconds in flight. As a result, the escape began after the separation of the emergency rockets (at T+114.6 seconds) and the first stage at T+117.80 seconds at an altitude of around 50 kilometers. A few hours after the accident, RIA Novosti quoted industry sources as saying that telemetry analysis had pointed toward possible pyrotechnics separation problem between the first and second stage. According to industry sources quoted on the Novosti Kosmonavtiki web forum, the pressurization cover on one of the strap-on boosters of the first stage failed to open as scheduled to push it away from the second stage during separation and it led to the collision of the empty booster with the firing second stage and damaging or pushing it off course.
  4. sh1pman

    Russian Launch and Mission Thread

    They’re feeling well.
  5. sh1pman

    Russian Launch and Mission Thread

    The primary and backup crews of the Soyuz MS-10 sent to Baikonur from Zhezkazgan
  6. sh1pman

    Russian Launch and Mission Thread

    Crew is safe.
  7. sh1pman

    Russian Launch and Mission Thread

    3 months. Actually, no. MS-09 docked on June 6. So it's 4 months now.
  8. Yeah, it’s not like SpaceX has an awesome new launch vehicle in the works that can use all the funding it can get.
  9. A contract for the company that doesn’t even have an orbital rocket yet, but nothing for the leader of commercial launch market? Yea, that seems fair.
  10. sh1pman

    Blue Origin BE-4 liquid methane

    I did the calculations, and LNG is VASTLY cheaper per unit of energy than any other hydrocarbon (or hydrogen) fuel. 50x cheaper than RP-1.
  11. sh1pman

    Russian Launch and Mission Thread

    Yes. Proton-M. It’s already built. Yes, quite a few:
  12. sh1pman

    NASA SLS/Orion/Payloads

    Extremely Unlikely Stage fits better at this point.
  13. sh1pman

    NASA SLS/Orion/Payloads

    It should’ve been called the Roadblock instead of the Gateway then. Because it increases the difficulty of Moon missions instead of simplifying them.