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Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by Blackmarketeer
I was wondering why hasn't China purchased some of that old Russian space shuttle hardware?
They buy everything else and copy it from them anyway...
Originally posted by LadySkadi
reply to post by zorgon
Apparently there isn't uniform skirt length or shoe styles...
edit on 2-3-2011 by LadySkadi because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by zorgon
Once upon a time...
The Russian also came up with a really COOL space station in 1886
Originally posted by CDNBilderberg
Double headed eagle? Olive branch and Sword? Crown on top? Guess we know who's backing this team...
Originally posted by Liberterius
- the russians stole the plans for the Atomic bomb from the USA via the Rosenbergs and other spies
OR they let Russia have the plans for the bomb
ЛАЗЕРНЫЙ ПИСТОЛЕТ С ПИРОТЕХНИЧЕСКОЙ ЛАМПОЙ-ВСПЫШКОЙ В 70-е гг. XX в. многими странами, в первую очередь СССР и США, были развернуты работы по созданию лазерных установок как мирного, так и военного назначения. Сотрудники Военной академии Ракетных войск стратегического назначения (РВСН), ныне носящей имя Петра Великого, выполнили разработку индивидуального лазерного оружия самообороны космонавта. Исследовательскую группу возглавил начальник кафедры, заслуженный деятель науки и техники РСФСР, доктор технических наук, профессор, генерал-майор Виктор Самсонович Сулаквелидзе (1919 - 1984). Теоретическими и экспериментальными исследованиями поражающего действия лазерного пистолета занимался доктор технических наук, профессор Борис Николаевич Дуванов. Конструкцию будущего оружия отрабатывал научный сотрудник А.В. Симонов, в испытаниях участвовали научный сотрудник Л.И. Авакянц и адъюнкт В.В. Горев. Конструкторы ставили цель разработать лазерный пистолет, который по весу и размерам не отличался бы от армейского огнестрельного аналога.
It was tested in spacemodule "Mir".
The main designation for this weapon was to destroy the optics and sensors of the enemy spacecrafts.
Russia is also finishing creating its GPS system analogue called Glonass - a military/civillian satellite system. Last year there was an unsuccessful launch of 3 new satellites that were supposed to finalize the system. There was a brief commentary from MoD that satellites might have been lost due to "human interference". The commentary quickly disappeared from every website. Makes you wonder yet again.
LASER PISTOL with pyrotechnic flashlamps
In 70-ies. XX century. many countries, primarily the USSR and the U.S. were initiated work on the creation of laser systems of both the peaceful and military purposes.
Employees of the Military Academy of Strategic Rocket Forces (RVSN), now named after Peter the Great, completed development of individual self-defense laser weapons astronaut. Research group led by the head of department, Honored Scientist of the RSFSR, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Major-General Victor Samsonovich Sulakvelidze (1919 - 1984). Theoretical and experimental studies of the harmful effect of the laser gun worked Ph.D., Professor Boris Duvanov. Design of future weapons practiced researcher AV Simonov, in the trials included fellow LI Avakyants and Adjunct VV Gorev. Designers aimed to develop a laser gun, the weight and size did not differ from the army to fire counterpart.
In the first stage of the future authors of the present invention have found that for the decommissioning of sensitive elements of optical systems, the enemy need not too high energy radiation - within 1 - 10 J. This is because the eyes and lenses focus the beams, increasing the density of radiation in the hundreds and thousands times. Elements of any laser is an active medium, pump source and a resonator. To solve this problem required a compact source of optical pumping, hosted in the cavity of the cartridge holder.
The authors decided to use the development of disposable pyrotechnic flash lamp filled with oxygen and the metal in the form of foil or powder form. Set on fire by an electric spark, it burns for 5-10 ms at a temperature of about 5 thousand degrees C. (involuntarily reminded of the pyramid of the hyperboloid of Engineer Garin). In this case, all components must be non-toxic and not prone spontaneously detonate. To increase the pump energy, it was decided to use a zirconium foil instead of conventional magnesium, which is 3 times increased the specific light energy. Additive metal salts allowed to "adjust" the lamp radiation to the absorption spectrum of the active element.
All the experimental work carried out directly by the authors develop. The first home-made lamps were in the form of cones 1 cm in diameter, located inside the tungsten-rhenium filament coated with a paste for the ignition of combustible pyrotechnic mixture (zirconium in oxygen). Eight flash bulbs placed in a holder. After each "shot" spent light is thrown as a sleeve, and the next fed into an illumination chamber. Ability to dazzle and burn beam retains up to 20 m. Various modifications of the device can be used not only for self-defense, but also as a medical tool.
Work on the creation of individual laser weapons was devoted to educational and popular film "Dangerous beam, created at the studio of the Ministry of Defense. Currently, the laser gun is kept in the Museum of the Strategic Missile Forces Military Academy named after Peter the Great.