Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

No Moon Missions for Russia until 2018
23.07.2012 12:44
No Moon Missions for Russia until 2018

Russia's projected manned spacecraft capable of flights to the moon will not fly until 2018, the head of Russia's space agency, Roscosmos, Vladimir Popovkin, said on Wednesday. The previous date was scheduled on 2015-2016 years.

      Popovkin said a new six-seat ship could be adapted for a variety of missions - long autonomous missions, moon missions, trips to a space station placed between Earth and the moon, or even some objects beyond the moon.

      "We are thinking of higher orbits and more perspective tecnhologies, like those that will allow us to fly to Mars. So, in fact, we are developing a future system, and that process surely demands more time," Roscosmos head added.

      The new piloted spacecraft will replace the aging Soyuz craft on trips to the International Space Station as well as the moon. It is expected to land with precision in an area just one-tenth the size of the current Soyuz, which uses a parachute system to land. According to Popovkin, they want to create a reusarable craft and that will depend on "primarily on thermal-protective coatings, and we have different approaches to solve that issue".

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Russian science Russian space exploration space Russian spacecrafts  

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter      submit

Alzheimer's Disease  Painting  Mathilde Kschessinska  Oleg Vyugin  Gastronomic tourism  elections in Russia  Ufa  St. Petersburg  Russian ballet  Russian Cinema  Moscow Region  Architecture Monuments  Aeroexpress  Vladimir Engelhardt  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Exhibitions in Moscow  bitcoins  Shishkin  Hermitage  Russian science  Russian ballet dancers  Botanical Garden   trains Moscow-St. Petersburg  Cars  invest  The Day of Meteorite  Russian social networks  Russian business  Christmas markets  Gourmet Tours  Samara Region  Antarctica  car  Opposition  Russian scientists  Moscow  Russia's Central Bank  Oriental Art  Yekaterinburg  flyover  Film Distribution  Tatyana Limanova  criminality  Russian economy  Russian designers  Berdsk  House of Russian Abroad  Moscow House of Music  Comics  Russian tourism 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites