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Some highlights from Rogozin’s interview to TASS:

Russia to develop super-heavy rocket as reusable spacecraft
http://tass.com/science/1017451

Second launch pad at Vostochny spaceport may take 45 months to build
http://tass.com/science/1017475

Roscosmos chief specifies timeframe for Russian lunar program’s launch
http://tass.com/science/1016800

Research module Nauka to be launched to ISS in November 2019
http://tass.com/science/1017479

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52 minutes ago, sevenperforce said:

Y u no haz pictures?!

This is just a preliminary design as they write.

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1 hour ago, sevenperforce said:

Y u no haz pictures?!

Might look like this:

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Non-antropomorphic space robot/avatar is going to be tested in 2019.

http://translate.google.com.tr/translate?sl=ru&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=ru&ie=UTF-8&u=http://www.interfax.ru/russia/626252&edit-text=

(Google translate is so translate...

"Non-radio" in the caption and "non-functional" in the text are "non-android" in original.)

P.S.
Got it. As Android is a Google's creature they treat "non-android" as a blasphemy and consider everything non-android as non-functional.

P.P.S.
Which in turn raises a question: what will say Siri if tell her: "Siri! Delete iOS!"

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The hole on the Soyuz orbital module has been patched with epoxy and duct tape.
But probably another one is required to make it flat and nice.

http://translate.google.com.tr/translate?hl=ru&sl=ru&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pnp.ru%2Fincident%2Fna-kosmicheskom-korable-soyuz-mozhet-poyavitsya-vtoraya-zaplatka.html&sandbox=1

Upd.

After the second patch the air still is leaking a little.
http://translate.google.com.tr/translate?hl=ru&sl=ru&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.interfax.ru%2Fworld%2F627405&sandbox=1

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15 hours ago, kerbiloid said:

After the second patch the air still is leaking a little.

Maybe there is a second hole across the room from the now patched one?

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Glad to see they are actually trying to take Angara somewhere! Glad to see that it will hopefully fly more than twice.

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S7 Space (Sea Launch new owner, and a company where the former chief designer of Soyuz-5 has moved to) is going to make a private launch vehicle with reusable first stage to 2022.

http://translate.google.com.tr/translate?sl=ru&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=ru&ie=UTF-8&u=https://www.rbc.ru/business/13/09/2018/5b9a11379a79476930894d22?from=main&edit-text=

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50 minutes ago, kerbiloid said:

S7 Space (Sea Launch new owner, and a company where the former chief designer of Soyuz-5 has moved to) is going to make a private launch vehicle with reusable first stage to 2022.

http://translate.google.com.tr/translate?sl=ru&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=ru&ie=UTF-8&u=https://www.rbc.ru/business/13/09/2018/5b9a11379a79476930894d22?from=main&edit-text=

Finally, some good news for a change.

There's an interview with him about this future reusable rocket.

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The S7 Space was named the time of creation of the first private missile in Russia

I like machine translation!

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5 hours ago, Teilnehmer said:

I like machine translation!

Yeah, it's funny sometimes. It often mistranslates missiles and rockets.

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Forgive my ignorance, but I tried to look through this entire thread before asking the question here: Which rocket are they planning to launch Federation on?

As far as I understand, Federation is slated to have a launch mass of 17,000 kg and be ready for a first flight in 2022. However, this appears to leave it without a rocket in time for the maiden flight:

Wikipedia, quoting ArsTechnica, says Angara was dropped since it was too expensive. Soyuz-5/Sunkar was chosen instead, but it still only exists on the planning board, and its chief designer recently retired from the company. Neither Soyuz nor Zenit are powerful enough. Proton is being retired at the moment, and Proton-Medium cancelled development. Energia was retired in 1987.

So it appears to stand between Angara A5 or Soyuz-5, neither of which are in service or promise to be in service for years. It seems like both of them need to be human-rated before getting to fly Federation too, which takes even longer. Angara A5 is the most viable of the two, but will the costs be bearable? Or will the Federation program be scaled back so it doesn't finish until there is a rocket ready to launch it?

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10 hours ago, Codraroll said:

Soyuz-5/Sunkar was chosen instead, but it still only exists on the planning board

As well as PTK NP Federation itself has been presented as a set of mockups.

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9 hours ago, kerbiloid said:

As well as PTK NP Federation itself has been presented as a set of mockups.

Aha. I must have picked up the idea somewhere that Federation was actually quite far into development already. If that turns out to be wrong, the situation looks a little more balanced. Pie-in-the-sky capsule to be launched by pie-in-the-sky rocket.

But just to clarify: This leaves Russia with only Soyuz as a man-rated launcher for the foreseeable future? Add Rokot, Angara 1 and Zenit for unmanned launchers too, after Proton is gone. Everything else than that are only plans, with various degrees of feasibility, with Angara A5 being the only one close to reality. Have I got it right?

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20 minutes ago, Codraroll said:

This leaves Russia with only Soyuz as a man-rated launcher for the foreseeable future? Add Rokot, Angara 1 and Zenit for unmanned launchers too, after Proton is gone. Everything else than that are only plans, with various degrees of feasibility, with Angara A5 being the only one close to reality. Have I got it right?

Imho, nobody currently knows what this trading will result in.

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Translated from Russian by Microsoft

Omsk branch of the Center Khrunichev-production Association "Flight",-on the basis of which is created serial production of "Hangar" missiles, completed the production and delivery of components for the assembly of the second heavy-class rocket carrier "Angara-A5" , https://www.roscosmos.ru/25513/

 

 

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“Heavy-class rocket carrier” sounds way cooler than what it actually is.

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5 hours ago, sh1pman said:

“Heavy-class rocket carrier” sounds way cooler than what it actually is.

Why? AFAIK, its capabilities (24 t to LEO) agree with the definition of a heavy-lift launch vehicle. Or you mean the phrase ‘rocket carrier’ instead of ‘carrier rocket’?

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10 hours ago, Teilnehmer said:

Why? AFAIK, its capabilities (24 t to LEO) agree with the definition of a heavy-lift launch vehicle. Or you mean the phrase ‘rocket carrier’ instead of ‘carrier rocket’?

Rocket carrier in English sounds like "Aircraft carrier."

think:

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:D

 

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