A source in the Russian space industry: We are losing on all fronts. Talk about nanosatellites — guff

2013 was Russia’s most successful, in terms of money earned in the market of satellite launches, after which the situation invariably worsens. This was reported by «Spark» citing a senior source in the space industry.

«Today we can say that we first lost the championship runs and never go back to the results that we had four years ago. During this time, 8% of all satellite launches were unsuccessful for various reasons: equipment failure, loss of aircraft or missile accident. Second, we are hopelessly behind in the development of launch vehicles – here we toured not only the US but also India and China,» – said the source publication.

He stressed that China in the previous three years developed eight new vehicles, and the latest Russian design dates back to 1986.

«We are losing on all fronts. Against this background, all bravura talk about the fact that now we have to saturate the market with micro — and nano-satellites, are empty chatter. To start-we can, but what’s the use?» – said the source publication.

November 3, 2016, from launch complex No. 101 of the spaceport Wenchang in South China was successfully carried out the first launch of the heavy Chinese media CZ-5. It was noted that this is the newest type of powerful rockets, the main feature of which is ultra-reliable control system.

5 June 2017, the Indian launch vehicle increased payload GSLV Mk.3 successfully put into orbit communication satellite GSAT-19.

In 2002, the American businessman Elon Musk, created the company SpaceX to reduce the cost of space flight and open the way for the colonization of Mars. The company has developed the launch vehicles Falcon 1 and Falcon 9, and Dragon spacecraft. Space truck Dragon repeatedly used to deliver cargo to the ISS.




A source in the Russian space industry: We are losing on all fronts. Talk about nanosatellites — guff 25.09.2017

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