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Monday, April 24, 2017

The project of the spacecraft for flight to the moon presented in Russia

At the international scientific conference “Manned space exploration” rocket and space Corporation announced that it developed the project of a reusable manned spacecraft “Breakthrough” for delivery of cargoes to the moon and astronauts.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

It is assumed that the spacecraft will be docked to the International space station, and from there to go to the lunar international platform, and when returning to the Ground to slow down using special “umbrella” area of 55 square meters.

The complex will weigh no more than 11.4 tons, and the path from earth orbit to the moon, according to the plan, will have to take about five days. No need of creating super-heavy launch vehicle or carrier rocket heavy class with hydrogen fuel.

As was stated in the report, presented at the conference “Manned space exploration”, the new project is in many ways superior to the created on date, space ship, Federation, which is planned in 2021 to launch unmanned vehicle, and in 2023 — with astronauts on Board.

On 11 April, on the eve of cosmonautics Day, Russian centre for public opinion research presents the results of a poll in which 48 percent of Russians believe that Russia should strive to create the first ever base on the moon (39 hold the opposite opinion). In General with the thesis that Russia should increase, or at least not to cut spending on the space program, even in the difficult from the economic point of view, the time, believe about three quarters of the population.

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