Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome (updates)


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#КанопусВ: Space Rocket "Soyuz-2.1 a" was taken to the launch complex of the Cosmodrome #Восточный and installed on the starting system.

 

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This is a cold weather launch site.....they have a site to be proud of.

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Vostochny is a seriously cool facility and getting bigger/better all the time. Imagine how it'll be when completed ... :yes: 

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27.12.2018. Cosmodrome #Восточный 2 minutes before the contact "Rise!" LV "Soyuz-2.1 a" with the spacecraft "Canopus-V" number 5 and 6. Shooting from the spacecraft "resource-P" number 1.

 

 

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#КанопусВ: Photo Chronicle of launch of the launch vehicle Soyuz-2.1, December 27, 2018 from the cosmodrome Vostochny 👉 https://bit.ly/2VdUhIW

 

 

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This is one of these impressive images contained in this sites listing...

 

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Video of launch of the launch vehicle Soyuz-2.1 A with a booster block "frigate", spacecraft "Canopus-V" № 5 and № 6, as well as with 26 satellites, displayed as a passing payload. All devices are brought to the calculated orbits!

 

 

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This complex is my favorite cold weather play station....it is awesome.....

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DocM

/sigh....

 

RD-191, which is 1/4 of the 4-chambered RD-170.

 

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Russian scientists find defect in new heavy lift space rocket engine

(Reuters) - Scientists have discovered a defect in the engines of Russia's new flagship heavy lift space rocket that could destroy it in flight, an apparent setback to a project President Vladimir Putin has said is vital for national security.

The Angara A5, which was test-launched in 2014, is being developed to replace the Proton M as Russia's heavy lift rocket, capable of carrying payloads bigger than 20 tonnes into orbit. A launch pad for the new rocket is due to open in 2021.

In July, Putin said the Angara A5 had "huge significance" for the country's defense and called on space agency Roscosmos to work more actively on it and to meet all its deadlines.
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The paper, reported by RIA news agency on Friday and published online, said the engines of the Angara A5 could produce low frequency oscillations that could ultimately destroy the rocket.

A special valve had been fitted to mitigate the issue, but in some cases the oscillations continued, it said. Energomash did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
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Those low-throttle oscillation/harmonic conditions can be a pain to sort out. Fix it at one level and it crops up at another. We know all too well what those oscillation problems can spell for budding Programs ... just ask the Ares/Constellation folks. :no: 

 

Hopefully they'll figure this out, or simply workaround by not going below 39% thrust unless they're in MECO/BECO.

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Like, owww....

 

 

 

 

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Ooof. :no: 

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Ouch! A dispatch from TASS reports that the Russian state wants to terminate its contract with the company responsible for the extension of the Vostochny site (and the construction of Angara facilities) signed in 2018.

 

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Oh wow. :no: 

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Meet RD-171MB, the "Tsar-Engine".

 

 

246 000 horsepower.

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It's not everyday that Roscosmos posts animated gifs on Twitter.

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, Peresvet said:

It's not everyday that Roscosmos posts animated gifs on Twitter.

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Seems successful, but with a big monkey wrench:  OneWeb may be filing for bankruptcy - running out of cash. Layoffs and likely a reorganization rather than a liquidation. 

 

First report:Bloomberg

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-19/softbank-s-oneweb-is-said-to-mull-bankruptcy-as-cash-dwindles

 

Saturday: TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/20/oneweb-confirms-layoffs-and-potential-launch-schedule-delays-amid-reported-bankruptcy-considerations/

 

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Happy Cosmonautics Day, friends!

 

There're no public celebrations this year in Russia due to COVID. However, next year's 60th anniversary will be huge!

 

And just the other day I learned that if Earth was just 10-15% larger, our current technology wouldn't even allow us to overcome the planet's gravitational pull and launch into space. Imagine that! Come to think of it, we're also extremely lucky to have the Moon which will be crucial for exploring the Solar system in the future.

 

 

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