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Shows a unique Canopy ship for transporting the Arian-6 booster

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There were shots with graphics of a unique ocean freight ship, which is designed to transport the promising European launch vehicle Arian-6. We are talking about the ship, which was called "Canopy". It is owned by Alizés.




The name looks extremely original. It refers to the ancient Egyptian ritual vessels, in which a special composition was stored organs extracted from the bodies that were deceased during the mummification. In Russian, the word "canopies" is used, which comes from the corresponding ancient Greek term. Typically, ancient Egyptians applied canopies to the image of the person to whom these organs belong.

The Canopy vessel has a length of 121 m and a width of 23 m. Particular attention is paid to its power plants. This is an 4 engine. According to recent reports, they operate on several types of fuel. This can be either diesel fuel or liquefied natural gas (LNG). Power is 2300 kW.

The uniqueness of the vessel also lies in the fact that the Canopy is additionally equipped with 4 original sails on a rigid base with a streamlined drop-shaped (variable) shape. At the same time, solar cells are partly elements of such sails. This design has a very impressive area - about 375 square. m, allowing you to save up to 30 percent of fuel while driving and additionally generate electricity.

Cruising speed during transportation of structural elements is 16 nodes.


The first launch of the Arian-6 European launch vehicle from the Kourou launch site in French Guiana is scheduled for 2020. A rocket will be delivered to Kura. The project is being implemented by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the total implementation cost is 4 billion euros.


A few days ago, the ESA showed footage from the launch pad in that same French Guiana, where preparations are underway for a future launch. The booster rocket should put into orbit three dozen OneWeb satellites at once.
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  1. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 10 October 2019 17: 15
    +3
    Interesting Ship! About sails and solar panels - especially interested! good
    1. ProkletyiPirat
      ProkletyiPirat 10 October 2019 17: 45
      -8
      Oh, yes, with such a poor education and great propaganda, soon people will "know" that if you hang on yourself two hundred umbrellas and twenty kilograms of batteries, then a pedestrian can walk 30% further.
      1. maxim947
        maxim947 10 October 2019 18: 39
        +2
        At the expense of sails - some kind of nonsense, why they are on this ship is not clear. If only to show off. Or environmentalists? so this is not here to fight.
        1. ProkletyiPirat
          ProkletyiPirat 10 October 2019 19: 04
          -1
          they are wrestlers.
        2. Rzzz
          Rzzz 11 October 2019 08: 57
          +1
          Quote: maxim947
          why they are on this ship, it is not clear.


          A vessel of such dimensions at a speed of about 10 knots will consume 10 tons of fuel per day. 1 ton of MDO (ls) costs a little more than a thousand bucks. 20-30% savings is already not bad.
        3. orionvitt
          orionvitt 11 October 2019 11: 05
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          Quote: maxim947
          Or environmentalists?

          The girl Greta recommended.
      2. yustas
        yustas 10 October 2019 19: 13
        -1
        I’m here to laugh and cons in karma, I want to know what you were wrong about?
        1. yustas
          yustas 10 October 2019 19: 20
          0
          At the expense of our new education, I can give three examples of tasks, whoever decides that cognac is homemade, Siberian ...
          Task Wang Number: Grandma had three cats and four cats.
          Task number three: thirteen cubs were sitting on the roof of the house, five of which flew south, how many cubs were left? (I think this is the easiest task))
          Task number thirty-eight (kill the brain of each past)
          Three poppies and several daisies sprouted on the path; how many daisies are more than poppies?
          Answering the last task, I offer home cognac as a bonus. (Promotion limited)
          1. maxim947
            maxim947 10 October 2019 19: 52
            +1
            Few minus three
            1. yustas
              yustas 10 October 2019 20: 03
              0
              Past) it turned out to be all-simple, I thought mathematics was an exact science, and here the psychologist explained to me that I was wrong and a certain abstract number should appear in the child’s head, from which the child will develop in the future ....
              1. maxim947
                maxim947 10 October 2019 20: 08
                0
                Nothing grows on the path.
                1. yustas
                  yustas 10 October 2019 20: 15
                  +1
                  But what about the three poppies? Although, judging by the assignment, there is no poppy on the path, the compiler of the assignment used them as intended, I won’t throw mud over the entire textbook, but such tasks simply kill the FSE
              2. yustas
                yustas 10 October 2019 20: 11
                +1
                But this is also the little things of education of the new generation (good, I tell the child how and what happened ... According to the history textbook of Russian history, Kaliningrad became part of Russia in 1922, as the 16th republic within the RSFSR ... thank gods not a historian, but he gave his son the right direction when he was 10 years old, and he knows that Kaliningrad became part of the USSR after World War II and the Second World War, and not as a 2th republic after the Republic of Ingushetia. Honestly, this is a gesture of men "we dug the sea"
                1. maxim947
                  maxim947 10 October 2019 20: 12
                  +2
                  Do not speak your teeth, drive cognac laughing
                  1. yustas
                    yustas 10 October 2019 20: 20
                    +1
                    No, drunk) no one guessed. We have a democracy, I decided so, and my son supported, if you are against it, we will impose sanctions on you, here)
                  2. yustas
                    yustas 10 October 2019 20: 22
                    +1
                    Well, we are in Siberia, good people, come and treat us)
                  3. yustas
                    yustas 10 October 2019 20: 22
                    +1
                    Word officer soldier
                  4. yustas
                    yustas 10 October 2019 20: 25
                    +1
                    Maxim, I'm waiting for you to visit, with Siberian hospitality ... in January) drinks
                    1. maxim947
                      maxim947 10 October 2019 20: 26
                      0
                      Thank you)))
          2. Souchastnik
            Souchastnik 11 October 2019 10: 00
            0
            Answer: there are more daisies than poppies for a few pieces!
            I need a five and cognac. :)))
    2. cormorant
      cormorant 11 October 2019 02: 12
      +1
      allowing you to save up to 30 percent of fuel while driving and additionally generate electricity
      The most interesting thing is that the cost of building this vessel, plus the huge operating costs on rather rare flights, makes this savings so negligible that it will probably be noticeable only in 30 years. I think it would be correct to call this vessel "Greta Thunberg" ...
      1. Rzzz
        Rzzz 11 October 2019 08: 52
        +1
        Quote: cormorant
        with fairly rare flights

        It’s not necessary to carry missiles. They will find work, enough bulky crap around the world - enough.
        And the costs are not at all "huge", quite at the level of any other steamer of comparable dimensions. And the dimensions (121 meters) are relatively small.
        1. cormorant
          cormorant 11 October 2019 14: 13
          0
          They will find work, enough bulky crap around the world - enough.
          Well, this is how to say it. Vessels of this kind are built under a charter, that is, for certain projects or designed for specific cargoes. I suppose that most likely they will build it even under a certain terminal. Oversized cargo can be loaded, but specifically here the technology involves horizontal loading. Masts with sails will not allow to load a heavyweight from the side. Then the masts increase the surface dimension, which means it will not go into many ports. Profitability will be dubious.
          1. Rzzz
            Rzzz 11 October 2019 14: 18
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            Quote: cormorant
            Masts with sails

            Surely easy to dismantle. He unscrewed several dozen bolts and removed them with a crane in any port.
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  3. Monar
    Monar 10 October 2019 17: 35
    +1
    And what is only 30% savings? The running engines turned off and puffed like Columbus.
  4. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 10 October 2019 17: 42
    +1
    If you are already doing a movie animation, then show how the rocket will be mounted on this ship. Upright? Horizontally? How much up will she perform? It is interesting.
    How will it be moved from the ship to the launch pad?
    ---
    Since Space X crashed during the storm, the first step of the Falcon from the offshore platform, which had previously successfully landed on it, has been of particular interest to such transportation.
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 10 October 2019 17: 46
      0
      Space X just made a robot that holds the rocket from below.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 10 October 2019 17: 48
        -1
        The robot began to design before the incident, but the development was accelerated when the "roast cock pecked" laughing as often happens.
        1. Blackmokona
          Blackmokona 10 October 2019 17: 58
          0
          The robot has already been assembled and it has successfully worked out many times, but they did not have time to upgrade it to hold Falcon Heavy before the incident (the central unit has a difference due to the side mounts)
    2. Monar
      Monar 10 October 2019 18: 19
      +2
      What's the difference? The whole "trick" in the sails with LNG.
      4 wings with a height of 1.5 sides. Even with efficiency more than soft ... Even solar panels on them ....
      And how much will all this machinery weigh? And how many tanning salons will leave when you have to carry it to idle?
      Where to store LNG? In the bow cabin?
      Humble opinion. All this is an indulgence of a newfangled type of struggle for the environment. Moreover, the vessel is unique and is created in a single copy. There would be a sense of 30%, long ago the comrades would have driven their ships under such sails.
      ------
      Space X crashed after landing. Europeans transport the steps to the start. Sense to put it vertically?
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    4. cormorant
      cormorant 11 October 2019 01: 58
      0
      Judging by the presence of masts with sails and a bow superstructure, the rocket will drive into the aft ramp on a wheeled platform. What will happen to her next is difficult to imagine again thanks to these sails.
  5. yehat
    yehat 10 October 2019 17: 47
    +1
    Quote: voyaka uh
    how the rocket will be fixed on this ship. Upright? Horizontally?

    vertically very unlikely. it's not practical
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 10 October 2019 18: 36
      0
      SpaceX is transported vertically from the point of landing of the step to the place of its next start.
      It is fixed on the platform.
      And from the factory a new stage is being transported horizontally.
      1. yehat
        yehat 10 October 2019 18: 56
        0
        I don’t believe in space’s touchdown technology. I think Europeans will simply carry the details.
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 10 October 2019 22: 51
          +2
          In what sense - do not believe?
          1. yehat
            yehat 11 October 2019 10: 52
            0
            I mean, they believe that they hide the real calculations of the project payback
            returning the rocket is pointless, because it must undergo a full check before launch,
            and it’s even more expensive than a new one
            and if not checked, reliability and safety are twisted to zero.
            if they had made some simple passive landing system like a parachute, wherever it went, but to bring fuel into the orbit for landing ... this is trash!
            the only thing that somehow justifies the technology is launches from the ideal latitude
            near Plesetsk, all of Musk's "inventions" would simply be flushed down the toilet as meaningless.
            1. voyaka uh
              voyaka uh 11 October 2019 13: 59
              0
              "it must be fully tested before launch,
              and it is even more expensive than making a new one "////
              -----
              How can a standard pre-launch check be more expensive than making a new rocket?
              Before starting, they do the usual second start of the engines and all systems. And that’s all.
              The cost of launching the Falcon-9 with the 1st stage used does not exceed $ 25 million. And most of it is the cost of the 2nd stage. With such a low cost, SpaceX quietly reduced the price of launching a standard load to $ 53 million. A Boeing Lockheed can not get off the price of 120 million
              1. yehat
                yehat 11 October 2019 14: 47
                0
                this is not a tank for you. rocket is made at the limit of design capabilities
                and material fatigue and defects are simply inevitable. a test run guarantees little.
                and yes, it’s easier to make a new one than to normally check the old one.
                all these speculations with prime cost are nonsense
                look, recounting how much the launches from the equatorial latitudes of our old systems cost, which fly much farther north and therefore spend much more fuel.
                1. voyaka uh
                  voyaka uh 11 October 2019 16: 01
                  0
                  "the rocket is made at the limit of design capabilities" /////
                  ---
                  So it was before. When the rockets were designed as disposable.
                  The engines were squeezed to the limit - after all, they would burn anyway.
                  In short, the rockets were designed as race cars for Formula 1.
                  Now rockets began to design like trucks: on
                  a lot of "trips".
                  Engines Merlin Falcon-9 operate at 2/3 of maximum power.
                  Therefore, they can withstand dozens of flights. 1st stage building Falcon-9
                  reinforced with longitudinal stiffeners (profiling).
                  The nose cone is also reusable and specially for this.
                  designed.
                  And Roscosmos began to switch to such a design. it
                  conditionally "2nd generation" of space rockets - reusable.
                  1. yehat
                    yehat 11 October 2019 16: 13
                    0
                    you can change the standards as you like, it does not change the physics
                    and physics says primitively - it’s resource-intensive to take every extra gram into space.
                    therefore, one-time astronautics is resting
                    I would understand the evacuation of valuable modules by parachuting
                    but to return the entire rocket - well, there are simply no miracles in efficiency.
                    1. voyaka uh
                      voyaka uh 11 October 2019 16: 27
                      0
                      Resting while the European program Arian, Roscosmos,
                      Boeing Lockheed. Because most satellite operators
                      connection ran to the guys who did not know physics from California. laughing
                      1. yehat
                        yehat 11 October 2019 16: 44
                        0
                        guys from california just chose a normal launch site, which allows you to take 3 times less fuel than in Baikonur
                        that rages with fat. it’s not physics, but a feast during the plague.
      2. Monar
        Monar 10 October 2019 21: 34
        0
        From the place of landing, Musk drags the steps of the missiles vertically, as he simply did not realize to put them.) And not to the launch site, but to the factory. Where it is brought into working condition.
  6. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 10 October 2019 17: 58
    +1
    In Soviet times, I read about such sails in "Technology of Youth".
    1. Yura
      Yura 10 October 2019 18: 08
      0
      Quote: Thunderbolt
      In Soviet times, I read about such sails in "Technology of Youth".

      Well, yes, and I don’t remember how many years ago (maybe forty years?) The second research vessel Jacques Yves Cousteau was built with this sail, and in my opinion it was generally the first ship with a hard sail.
      1. donavi49
        donavi49 10 October 2019 18: 22
        +4
        There are no Fletner rotors or turboparus there. This is a different technology. Cousteau still had technology with little efficiency. Now they have finished and even the comrades have begun to modernize the ships for this. Including the giant transportation - Maersk.





        Well, that's what Cousteau had.
        1. Yura
          Yura 10 October 2019 18: 30
          0
          Thanks for the comment, I enjoyed watching your material. It’s just that for a long time (for a long time - to put it mildly))) I did not look at anything and did not follow it, and therefore my post was completely out of place.
        2. yehat
          yehat 10 October 2019 19: 00
          +1
          that's why I respect the French - they are not shy about new solutions to promote and use
          and sometimes very interesting results are obtained. This is their auto industry, and the Famas rifle, and the battleship Richelieu, and the conflict of the exchange of waste paper for gold in the United States.
          1. Yura
            Yura 10 October 2019 19: 33
            0
            Quote: yehat
            and sometimes very interesting results are obtained. This is their auto industry, and the Famas rifle, and the battleship Richelieu, and the conflict of the exchange of waste paper for gold in the United States.

            And this is objective.
        3. Vadim237
          Vadim237 10 October 2019 20: 35
          0
          They work on the Magnus effect.
        4. Monar
          Monar 11 October 2019 06: 27
          0
          Interesting. And how many tanning salons are required to spin these cylinders?
    2. yehat
      yehat 11 October 2019 10: 54
      0
      they tried to set such sails in the 19th century.
      but then the technology was too weak to do well.
  7. Captain45
    Captain45 10 October 2019 18: 43
    +1
    My opinion is, of course, subjective, but I think that's when 25 pieces of such ships will 2 carry space ships through the Atlantic once a week, then you can talk about everything - about threats, lagging, etc., etc., but for now the basis of a single flight ... - this is a bazaar about nothing! To this hi
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 10 October 2019 21: 32
      0
      Quote: Captain45
      in the meantime, on the basis of a single flight ... - this is a bazaar about nothing! To this

      Yes, and this flight can be considered conditional, a vessel with such characteristics will cost too much. How many of these projects have been and so far everything is standing still


  8. Vkd dvk
    Vkd dvk 10 October 2019 19: 44
    +1
    Quote: maxim947
    At the expense of sails - some kind of nonsense, why they are on this ship is not clear. If only to show off. Or environmentalists? so this is not here to fight.

    They are not enough crazy girls, swearing the whole world that everyone has stolen the purity of her childhood. To risk an extra-expensive piece of iron - a space rocket, and drag it on a sailboat, possibly quickly making an overkill in a crosswind. Especially if you take into account the fact that this pelvis will make three to five flights in a year, nothing more. The neighborhood of capacious explosive cans with lithium .... Even a super-Japanese airplane burned to hell due to the fault of this metal. Wiring for sails located in a 100% moist atmosphere and subjected to all sorts of different mechanical influences. An idea clearly designed to receive rich insurance.
  9. Vkd dvk
    Vkd dvk 10 October 2019 19: 47
    -1
    Quote: yehat
    that's why I respect the French - they are not shy about new solutions to promote and use
    and sometimes very interesting results are obtained. This is their auto industry, and the Famas rifle, and the battleship Richelieu, and the conflict of the exchange of waste paper for gold in the United States.

    You haven’t been in a mental hospital yet! There, every second is Einstein, and every first is Napoleon. What a storehouse of inventions and discoveries there!
  10. Vkd dvk
    Vkd dvk 10 October 2019 19: 52
    0
    Quote: yehat
    battleship Richelieu

    I am delighted. Box participating in battles against the allies of the anti-Hitler coalition. She has done absolutely nothing to help her masters win.
    "Richelieu took part in a naval battle in September 1940 (Senegalese operation), when a British formation of the aircraft carrier Arc Royal and the battleships Barham and Resolution tried to force the French ships to surrender. In the battle, Richelieu achieved one hitting the British battleship Barham. The French battleship did not receive much damage, having lost one of the main battery guns as a result of a shell burst in the barrel. "

    Of course, it costs to fit it into the tablets of naval battles.
  11. Souchastnik
    Souchastnik 11 October 2019 10: 05
    0
    allowing you to save up to 30 percent of fuel while driving and additionally generate electricity.

    This is if the wind is fair or near that. And if he is facing, or in the front hemisphere, then what about sailing? Are there sailing fleet specialists?