Help ATS with a contribution via PayPal:
learn more

New Spaceship Planned, Russian Space Chief Says

page: 1
0

log in

join

posted on Feb, 17 2004 @ 12:46 PM
link   
By Vladimir Isachenkov
Associated Press Writer
posted: 12:30 pm ET
17 February 2004


MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian engineers have begun design work on a new spacecraft that would be twice as big and spacious as the existing Soyuz crew capsules, the nation's top space official said Tuesday.

The new craft will be able to carry at least six cosmonauts and have a reusable crew section, Russian Aerospace Agency director Yuri Koptev said at a news conference. Soyuz carries three cosmonauts and isn't reusable.

The spacecraft, designed by the RKK Energiya company, will have a takeoff weight of 12-14 metric tons (13-15 tons) -- about twice as much as the Soyuz, which was developed in the late 1960s.


,......

www.space.com...




posted on Feb, 19 2004 @ 07:04 AM
link   
maybe an advance of thiswww.astronautix.com...

it will surely improve spacetravel

[Edited on 19-2-2004 by vorazechul]



posted on Feb, 23 2004 @ 07:50 AM
link   
The The Russians will probably cancel this project because of lack of funds. They already had a shuttle but had to cancel it, so why build another?





new topics
 
0

log in

join