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Russia tested in action maneuvering satellite

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Space forces of the Russian Federation successfully tested a maneuvering military satellite-inspector capable of approaching other orbiters and inspecting them, according to News.




Such vehicles will become an important element of the Russian orbital grouping, they will play the role of a deterrent tool in the space military race, experts say.

The Defense Ministry told the newspaper that "during tests on the management of a maneuvering military satellite, ground and orbital communications were tested, ballistic calculation techniques and new software were tested." According to the military, “the capabilities of the Space Forces on automatic satellite separation from the platform, remote control of its flight, on-board equipment, including observation tools, as well as on the transmission of the received data to the ground and their processing, are confirmed.”

According to the newspaper, during the tests, the maneuvering satellite undocked from the Cosmos-23 space platform launched on June 2017 of the year and began an autonomous flight. First, he changed the orbit, and then managed to return to the platform and inspect it.

Projects for the creation of spacecraft capable of changing their orbit from the Earth from a command and moving closer to other space objects are also being implemented by the United States and China.

Military expert Valery Mukhin:

In the event of a global conflict, it is extremely important to destroy the enemy’s satellite constellation in order to deprive it of communication, navigation, and reconnaissance capabilities, and therefore the idea of ​​creating such fighters was born. In the USSR, for example, tests were conducted, during which one satellite flew up to another and exploded, hitting the target with splinters. After these experiments, there were even attempts to create armored satellites.


According to the expert, the main task of the orbital “inspectors” is to establish the purpose of the vehicles deployed by a potential enemy in orbit.

According to the appearance of the object, its design, the location of the equipment, you can make assumptions about its purpose. In addition, the satellite inspector can easily combine the functions of inspection with the functions of a fighter: approached, examined, fired a rocket, departed,
he explained.

At the same time, Mukhin stressed that Russia would need fighter satellites only in the event of a conflict, and there is enough work for inspectors in peacetime.

Such an apparatus requires the ability to actively maneuver between orbits, this is exactly what the military is now working on during the tests. We have such a system will be a serious deterrent to potential opponents. They will know that the RF can check whether the functionality of their devices is consistent with the stated
added an expert.
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  1. Santa bear
    Santa bear 26 October 2017 10: 40
    11
    Space drones - fighters. Not at all like what is shown in science fiction films. But very necessary and useful in the current realities. Unfortunately, the militarization of space is inevitable.
    1. The black
      The black 26 October 2017 10: 41
      +2
      inspector satellite
      appoint me the head of the space traffic police repeat
      well, seriously ...
      Such vehicles will become an important element of the Russian orbital grouping, they will play the role of a deterrent tool in the space military race, experts say.
      Hardly ... just another round
      Unfortunately, the militarization of space is inevitable.

      1. Separ DNR
        Separ DNR 26 October 2017 10: 51
        +8

        Everything is new, it is well forgotten old.
        Reincarnation in a new guise and enhanced capabilities of the Satellite Fighter (IS)

        IS-2 ? what
        1. NIKNN
          NIKNN 26 October 2017 11: 44
          +2
          Quote: Separ DNR
          Everything is new, it is well forgotten old.

          I don’t like it, they have been empowered to conduct customs inspection ... now the states must carefully fill out the declaration ... laughing
        2. Vadmir
          Vadmir 26 October 2017 12: 04
          0
          Everything is new, it is well forgotten old.
          Reincarnation in a new guise and enhanced capabilities of the Satellite Fighter (IS)
          These are not Soviet times when it was possible to make a fighter for every American satellite. Russia does not have money for this - this is what kind of arms race can begin if you put a fighter on every American satellite. The United States will also not stand aside and will put on its own and a fighter to each of our fighters. And that's it, the circle is closed - you need to build new fighters, to protect the old ones, and then you have to protect them.
          Most likely we are talking about the inspector, checking space debris, under which anything can be disguised.
          1. Scoun
            Scoun 26 October 2017 14: 03
            +2
            Quote: Vadmir
            These are not Soviet times when it was possible to make a fighter for every American satellite

            Soviet or non-Soviet, but it is primarily about military satellites, then about dual-use satellites and so on.

            In addition, the satellite inspector can easily combine the inspection functions with the functions of a fighter: he approached, inspected, launched a rocket, departed

            And here the author of IMH was carried away))) if he came up and examined, then why launch a rocket? wassat
            It’s enough a manipulator with a drill, drilled holes before losing a “pulse” and flew on and the “rocket” can be launched when gasoline runs out laughing
            1. Mikhail Zubkov
              Mikhail Zubkov 27 October 2017 07: 52
              0
              A rocket is not needed - it’s much easier to drown out any satellite’s radio from orbit. It is only necessary to bring a satellite with an electronic warfare system of proper power to a suspicious space object - and turn on the jammer. In extreme cases, change the orientation of its antennas and push an electromagnetic pulse from the calculated orbit.
        3. edge
          edge 26 October 2017 12: 07
          +2
          Quote: Separ DNR
          Reincarnation in a new guise and advanced features

          it’s high time to thin out the grouping, otherwise we often suspiciously experience drought, floods, or tornadoes ....
      2. 210ox
        210ox 26 October 2017 10: 54
        +1
        Who are you going to take the bribe from? But seriously, the choir should already come out from behind the puddle. And perform a stained aria about Russia-aggressor.
        Quote: Black
        inspector satellite
        appoint me the head of the space traffic police repeat
        well, seriously ...
        Such vehicles will become an important element of the Russian orbital grouping, they will play the role of a deterrent tool in the space military race, experts say.
        Hardly ... just another round
        Unfortunately, the militarization of space is inevitable.
        1. Gray brother
          Gray brother 26 October 2017 11: 19
          +3
          Quote: 210ox
          But seriously, a choir should already come out from behind the puddle. And perform a gagged aria about Russia-aggressor.

          Yes, even last year they screamed that the Russians were maneuvering there, it was really scary and scary. lol
          Probably tired already.
        2. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 26 October 2017 11: 41
          0
          Quote: 210ox
          Who are you going to take the bribe from? But seriously, the choir should already come out from behind the puddle. And perform a stained aria about Russia-aggressor.

          About a year and a half ago, they already voted that they were worried that some Russian satellites were making suspicious maneuvers))) So the topic is not something new. Just what the Defense Ministry has now said openly about it means that the tests were successful and we have nothing more to hide, and the “partners” obviously don’t have enough time to achieve parity in the shortest possible time.
          1. Blackmokona
            Blackmokona 26 October 2017 12: 14
            +6
            Partners have long flown X-37
            1. Nyrobsky
              Nyrobsky 26 October 2017 12: 51
              0
              Quote: BlackMokona
              Partners have long flown X-37

              Yes, let him fly. The question is the functionality and capabilities, which Mukhin made a reservation about and which can be involved in case of conflict.
              1. Blackmokona
                Blackmokona 26 October 2017 13: 07
                +2
                Taki X-37 will obviously be cooler.
                1. Nyrobsky
                  Nyrobsky 26 October 2017 13: 14
                  +3
                  Quote: BlackMokona
                  Taki X-37 will obviously be cooler.

                  Well, probably only in the price matter))) To convince you, as a fan of the United States, only wasting time. Why pull the rope if Time itself will put everything in its place and show the effectiveness of the systems available on each side? God forbid, of course, what would happen in a real military confrontation.
                  1. Blackmokona
                    Blackmokona 26 October 2017 13: 15
                    0
                    While the score is 1-0, let's see how the second cold war goes.
    2. siberalt
      siberalt 26 October 2017 10: 52
      0
      If the Russian "traffic cop" appears in space, then he will get to the bottom of any "orbital passer-by." One misfortune, but how to break the money from him? belay
      1. Gray brother
        Gray brother 26 October 2017 11: 22
        +5
        Quote: siberalt
        One misfortune, but how to break the money from him?

        Yes, there are some difficulties. The tow truck now needs to be cut, scrubbing - let it be bought from the parking lot.
      2. edge
        edge 26 October 2017 12: 11
        0
        If the Russian "traffic cop" appears in space, then he will get to the bottom of any "orbital passer-by." since the Soviet times, the couple are still sleeping in distant orbits .....
    3. Primoos
      Primoos 26 October 2017 11: 09
      +3
      So far, only inspection, then shooting? Crate your mattress turnips, exceptional. Cough up blood.
  2. PalBor
    PalBor 26 October 2017 10: 42
    +3
    Why do you need a rocket right away? After inspection, you can charm, turn over, take away from the "hateful" ... winked
  3. zivXP
    zivXP 26 October 2017 10: 43
    +2
    - Where is our companion?
    - We don’t know anything, no - it means there wasn’t.
  4. Just a man
    Just a man 26 October 2017 10: 46
    +1
    The bloody mordor already in space violates democracy. How long. We act as one shaking hands and conscientiously in defense of American and European values. Sobchak 2018, tote.
  5. rpuropuu
    rpuropuu 26 October 2017 10: 46
    +7
    Russian space forces have successfully tested a maneuvering military satellite inspector, capable of flying up to other orbiting vehicles and inspecting them
    "Country gas station" good
  6. Neserg
    Neserg 26 October 2017 10: 46
    +4
    Presenting the reaction of the "Partners"
    Right now there will be a scream - The Russians have captured space. Free space from the Russians, etc.
    1. SOF
      SOF 26 October 2017 12: 21
      +2
      Quote: Neserg
      Russians captured space

      ANNEXATION! ANNEXATION!
  7. Egorovich
    Egorovich 26 October 2017 10: 47
    +6
    Well, now again the stench from the West, especially from the striped ones, will flow like a river.
    1. Santa bear
      Santa bear 26 October 2017 10: 52
      +6
      And Polish satellites will shy away from ours in orbit. And with nozzles still to do so - PShE! PSHE!
      1. Mestny
        Mestny 26 October 2017 11: 17
        +2
        Is it only Polish? And the Georgian?
        Moreover, if you climb there in orbits, there will probably be a yellow-blue satellite launched 100 years ago.
      2. Egorovich
        Egorovich 26 October 2017 11: 34
        +5
        Satellites made in Poland are nonsense.
  8. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 26 October 2017 10: 59
    +3
    capable of flying up to other orbiting vehicles and inspecting them

    Well, that’s all, the Americans are again hysterical - Russia, even in space, is opposing our most democratic democracy. And, once again, all this does not fit in with the "torn to shreds" of the Russian economy. Again, the Americans debit with credit does not converge. This is not to Greg Weiner (indebted to Jews in America) to yell that the United States will buy and re-buy all three times, and NATO is the coolest thing that they have come up with on earth.
  9. Mwg
    Mwg 26 October 2017 11: 04
    +1
    Our space industry is reborn. The developments of the last years of the USSR received a new life. I will not be surprised if our satellites can examine not only their companions, but also the brains of their “partner” companions.

    And in the USA, so far only the Hollywood space industry is developing intensively, the film "Geostorm" just about the satellites was shot there. Again, you know, Russia is “ahead of”
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 26 October 2017 11: 20
      0
      In the USA, an unmanned mini-shuttle has long been driving in orbits with secret missions.
      1. edge
        edge 26 October 2017 12: 13
        0
        Quote: BlackMokona
        In the USA, an unmanned mini-shuttle has long been driving in orbits with secret missions.

        -This is about the spiral of a wound ......?
        1. Blackmokona
          Blackmokona 26 October 2017 13: 07
          0
          Which was the answer to a similar development in the US? lol
          The Spiral project, launched in the 1960s, was a response to the US-led X-20 space interceptor-bomber Dyna Soar program [1] [2].
          1. slipped
            slipped 26 October 2017 13: 42
            0
            The phrase “drives in orbits” was inserted))) ... X-37 is a simple reusable orbital truck, has nothing to do with the inspector satellite described above.
            1. Blackmokona
              Blackmokona 26 October 2017 14: 14
              0
              Yes, yes, completely unable to fly up to the desired satellite and transmit sensor data? laughing
              1. slipped
                slipped 26 October 2017 22: 28
                +1
                Yeah, in order to fly up, you need to put it directly into the orbit of the desired satellite. In addition, it is not a fact that this will succeed, since inclination must be taken into account. It is only in the film "Gravity" that all satellites and stations hang in one plane.
      2. Mwg
        Mwg 26 October 2017 15: 24
        0
        For BlackMokona.
        Not long ago, but made a third flight. And he doesn’t drive, but carries goods, a round-trip route
  10. Livonetc
    Livonetc 26 October 2017 11: 13
    0
    Space Practitioner.
    I wonder what kind of full-time enema he can carry on board?
  11. san4es
    san4es 26 October 2017 11: 14
    +2
    inspector satellite, capable of flying up to other orbiting vehicles and inspecting them

    ... fine for tinting and call a tow truck soldier
  12. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 26 October 2017 11: 16
    0
    The news was 50+ years late. It was the USSR that experienced a satellite interceptor disguised as the cheerful name "Flight" laughing
  13. SMP
    SMP 26 October 2017 11: 30
    0
    According to the appearance of the object, its design, the location of the equipment, you can make assumptions about its purpose. In addition, the satellite inspector can easily combine the functions of inspection with the functions of a fighter: approached, examined, fired a rocket, departed,


    That's what you need to spend money on., and not on a manned flight to Mars because this is a dubious scam.
    Also sworn friends are at hand in the Baltic states.
    1. Socialism 2.0
      Socialism 2.0 26 October 2017 12: 21
      0
      No, you're wrong. We need a flight to Mars. Instead of the 2018 World Cup, you had to spend money on space. But it’s more important for Putin to get drunk in front of his partners and the elections on the nose.
      1. SMP
        SMP 26 October 2017 19: 50
        +3
        Quote: 2.0 Socialism
        No, you're wrong. We need a flight to Mars. Instead of the 2018 World Cup, you had to spend money on space. But it’s more important for Putin to get drunk in front of his partners and the elections on the nose.


        It is necessary, no one argues, in 60-100 years, only after the invention of engines with an efficiency of at least 10 times greater than modern chemical capable low fuel mass quickly accelerate to the third space velocity and also slow down quickly, this is the first.

        Second, man’s flights farther than the moon, only after creating a compact magnetic field generator around the ship, to protect the crew from radiation from space, and the sun.
        Otherwise, cosmic radiation and solar radiation will become fatal for the crew, since radiation does not accumulate immediately, but gradually.
        A man’s flight to Mars is at least two three years, but there’s no sense at all, if a man flies to Mars it’s at least five years since it’s a very expensive pleasure, and this is 100% after the arrival of the entire crew radiation sickness.
        Here the Americans have a lot of money, even if they fly by themselves. wink

        Robotics has reached a very high level, as well as work on artificial intelligence, enough robots.
        Photonic engines have very little traction, they are suitable for robots, but not for humans, there is no other yet, and when it will not be known. You yourself can calculate how much oxygen and fuel you need back and forth, both for the engines and for human breathing.
        In the next thirty years, any spending on a manned human flight to Mars is a pure scam of MMM Mavrodi LLC.
        While we are flying on modern principles, there’s no man further than the Moon, Earth’s magnetic field is our defense, and then the future and scientists will show what and how.
  14. Berkut24
    Berkut24 26 October 2017 11: 36
    0
    Russian space forces successfully tested maneuvering military satellite inspector

    Each inspector has the right wand and service weapon ...
  15. Siberian
    Siberian 26 October 2017 11: 40
    +2
    It is advisable to send this satellite to look after the X-37 - so that it sticks like it flies and records and registers everything. There is a strong suspicion that the x-37 is a low-orbit bomber - a carrier of high-precision nuclear warhead missiles. If it throws a rocket from a height of 200-300km, it will be able to hit the leadership of the country where it will not be realistic to take refuge.
  16. Socialism 2.0
    Socialism 2.0 26 October 2017 12: 13
    +1
    When will humanity grow to the point of directing its aggression outside? We delve into our “sandbox” with shoulder blades across the face of the face, pound each other and break the “sand pascha”. It is high time to grow up, unite and gaze farther than our beautiful planet.
  17. Lycan
    Lycan 26 October 2017 12: 30
    0
    The case, of course, is far-sighted. But was it not worth it be silent [press service of the ISS of the Russian Federation] ????????
    Moreover, from the start of the test to the directly hypothetical conflict!
    (applies to both Soviet models and modern ones - why should a hypothetical adversary know, even suppose, to continue research?)
  18. NEXUS
    NEXUS 26 October 2017 12: 59
    +2
    Such an apparatus requires the ability to actively maneuver between orbits, this is exactly what the military is now working on during the tests. We have such a system will be a serious deterrent to potential opponents. They will know that the RF can check whether the functionality of their devices is consistent with the stated

    And so the crown was completed on time. And to this, before the year 20 put on duty S-500 and A-235 Nudol.
  19. Sergey53
    Sergey53 26 October 2017 15: 17
    +1
    Last year, Americans became worried. So hooked. Good news.
  20. Ivanov Ivan Ivanovich
    Ivanov Ivan Ivanovich 26 October 2017 17: 13
    0
    For our Western and Middle Eastern partners nothing is sorry
  21. faterdom
    faterdom 26 October 2017 19: 08
    +1
    Inspector - he will check the first-aid kit, fire extinguisher and warning triangle. And also - whether xenon, kenguryatnik, or well-tinted front windows have been tricked! And he will be fined if they cannot be eliminated on the spot!
    Well, "we breathe into the tube" has not been canceled.
  22. zulusuluz
    zulusuluz 26 October 2017 19: 39
    0
    Or maybe just mine all foreign satellites and all?
    1. opoffis
      opoffis 26 October 2017 20: 06
      0
      You can’t blow up anything in space, then it’ll come out to yourself more expensive, to clean everything!
      1. zulusuluz
        zulusuluz 26 October 2017 21: 22
        0
        Are you sure that in the event of the outbreak of hostilities someone will "clean" the cosmos? They will simply try to disable Russian and Chinese satellites and all.
        1. sharp-lad
          sharp-lad 27 October 2017 21: 38
          0
          Just pushing it from orbit will be easier and more beneficial, blooming the sky over the enemy with asterisks with stripes!
  23. Fkjydjckfrgh
    Fkjydjckfrgh 27 October 2017 10: 08
    0
    Quote: 2.0 Socialism
    When will humanity grow to the point of directing its aggression outside? We delve into our “sandbox” with shoulder blades across the face of the face, pound each other and break the “sand pascha”. It is high time to grow up, unite and gaze farther than our beautiful planet.

    Well so, either this way or that, without confrontation there is no development of technology, without development, I am afraid we would not think about it outside. Vicious circle. And the past holds fast to us. Rather, we are for him.
    I know that I am writing common truths, well, so I do not pretend.
  24. Former battalion commander
    Former battalion commander 27 October 2017 16: 07
    +1
    First they pin out the satellites with Russian missiles, supply the REAL enemy with rocket engines, and then they scratch their turnips, what kind of satellites are and what to do now ... A grand war is being prepared against them, and they help their enemies to finance their children there. The Slavs are waiting for the fate of the Indians ... reservations ... with such a Russian "elite". Like the leaders of the redskins, they will prosper their land for beads and fire water, do not go to a fortuneteller ...