The launch of the giant rocket, the Falcon Heavy of SpaceX, owned by billionaire entrepreneur Elon musk, has caused great excitement all over the world. How successful this project was and whether the Soviet space program a chance to achieve such success?
Vitaly Alexandrovich Lopota, honored worker of science of the Russian Federation, awarded the order of St. Seraphim of Sarov.
Comment on launching Falcon Heavy “MK” asked ex-President of RSC Energia Vitaly Lopota the:
— What can I say? Mask — done. It is possible to congratulate on successful launch of heaviest rocket over the past 30 years and the return of two of its three stages (the last, he still lost). He managed to make the most of the equipment he had, but still failed to create a missile that exceeds our capacity, made in the USSR, in Royal company, the carrier rocket “Energy”. That could have space to display up to 100 tons of cargo, while the Mask claimed only 64 tons. Engines, our missiles were also an order of magnitude more powerful — 800-ton compared to 400-ton Falcon Heavy. (“Energia” was launched twice, both successfully, in 1987 and 1988. — Ed.). Unfortunately, our program was soon closed Mikhail Gorbachev, which was impossible to do. The world’s most powerful booster Energiya gave us a lot of competitive advantages, as to the effectiveness of the payload (this is the ratio of payload mass to launch mass of the rocket) the “Energy” was more than 4 percent from the Mask, I think it is today, 30 years later, the percentage is less. With “Saturn” with which the Americans carried out a landing people on the moon, “Energy” is also impossible to compare — it was more powerful. Now Russia is building “Soyuz-5” and then on its basis — a super-heavy rocket, which I hope will take into account all the evolutionary advantages of RN “Energy”.
— Back to the Mask. His car will really fly to Mars?
— Yes you that? Musk will bring his car up to a height of 700-1000 km above the Ground, where she immediately turn into space debris. This is pure PR, disorderly conduct, as if our little orbit of other debris?!
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