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After the decree signed by Trump, experts suspected the readiness of the United States to place nuclear weapons in space

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While a sharp internal political struggle is going on in the United States, the incumbent President Donald Trump continues to make individual decisions related to the military program. In particular, Trump signed a decree that provides for the use of "low-power" nuclear reactors "for space exploration." Information about the signing of this kind of document is confirmed by the press service of the Trump presidential administration.


By decree, Trump instructs the Pentagon to develop and test a mobile low-power nuclear reactor, which will “be used for the first time in several decades. navy, but for other needs. " What specific needs of the Pentagon in this case we are talking about is not specified.

At the same time, it is added that low-power nuclear reactors "among other things" are planned to "be used in programs for the study of celestial bodies - the Moon, Mars and not only." Why did it suddenly become necessary for the United States to send nuclear reactors into space, where energy can be obtained even with solar panels? The American administration says that nuclear reactors will be used in space, allegedly where "there is no possibility of obtaining energy from the sun."

In general, this decree looks, to put it mildly, controversial. It is assumed that it could become a prologue to Washington's deployment of a nuclear weapons in outer space, which is currently prohibited by international standards. But is there any international norm for the current United States that they are ready to abide by? That is why experts suspected the United States' readiness to implement the plan by placing nuclear weapons in space.

And this decree Trump is also called "a difficult legacy for the 46th President - Biden." But whether Joe Biden himself is against the placement of nuclear weapons (for a start - nuclear reactors) in space is an open question.
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  1. Sofa expert
    Sofa expert 13 January 2021 06: 27
    -15%
    It's not scary, c500 is on the way!
    1. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 13 January 2021 06: 37
      +3
      Quote: Sofa Expert
      It's not scary, c500 is on the way!

      Do you think "reactors" will be placed in low orbit?
      1. Aerodrome
        Aerodrome 13 January 2021 06: 57
        +3
        In particular, Trump signed a decree that provides for the use of "low-power" nuclear reactors "for space exploration."
        as if, without "decrees" and publicity, this is not done ... aha.
      2. venik
        venik 13 January 2021 17: 50
        0
        Quote: Vladimir_2U
        Do you think "reactors" will be placed in low orbit?

        ========
        Well, until now they were placed there. They are needed for low-orbit radar reconnaissance satellites, where, along with a rather high power consumption of onboard equipment, there is a need to use the propulsion system from time to time, since it is in low orbits that "residual traces of the atmosphere" are present, decelerating satellites.
        1. Vladimir_2U
          Vladimir_2U 13 January 2021 18: 05
          0
          Quote: venik
          there is a need to use the propulsion system from time to time
          How does this compare with reactors? No, I am aware, in general, about electric propulsion. But the Merikans have no reactors in any orbit. Although yes, our satellites with YR flew in low orbits, albeit beyond the estimated 200 km of the S-500 range
    2. Civil
      Civil 13 January 2021 06: 59
      -3
      We are waiting for Rogozin's answer ... I think he will promise a network of reactors in orbit by 2050.
      1. dSK
        dSK 13 January 2021 07: 06
        +4
        The reusable X-37 drones have been flying for many years, a year or two in space, and they have no solar panels ...
        1. Civil
          Civil 13 January 2021 07: 12
          0
          Quote: dsk
          The reusable X-37 drones have been flying for many years, a year or two in space, and they have no solar panels ...

          Or maybe a radioisotope thermoelectric generator on it?
        2. Blackmokona
          Blackmokona 13 January 2021 08: 12
          0
          Actually there is
      2. Sling cutter
        Sling cutter 13 January 2021 07: 13
        +2
        Quote: Civil
        We are waiting for Rogozin's answer ... I think he will promise a network of reactors in orbit by 2050.

        And he will answer, he will answer for everything.
        And now he's still on vacation.
        1. Civil
          Civil 13 January 2021 07: 15
          +3
          Quote: Stroporez
          Quote: Civil
          We are waiting for Rogozin's answer ... I think he will promise a network of reactors in orbit by 2050.

          And he will answer, he will answer for everything.
          And now he's still on vacation.


          Dear Editor!
          Maybe better - about the reactor?
          About your favorite moon tractor?
          After all, it’s impossible! - year in a row
          That scare plates -
          Say, vile, fly,
          Then your dogs bark
          Then your ruins say!
    3. Sling cutter
      Sling cutter 13 January 2021 07: 14
      +2
      Quote: Sofa Expert
      It's not scary, c500 is on the way!

      And what has the S-500 to do with it? belay
    4. Vol4ara
      Vol4ara 13 January 2021 10: 37
      +2
      What does atomic rectors and yao have to do with it? The author that smokes? With this logic, one can agree that the placement of reactors in space is the result of a crop failure in Somalia
      1. Cosm22
        Cosm22 13 January 2021 11: 14
        +1
        The author, it seems, has already drank up to glitches.
        If the use of low-power nuclear reactors for space exploration, by virtue of some of his fantasies, directly links with the placement of nuclear weapons in space.
        By the way, why were the jingo-patriots so excited?
        When in Russia, back in 2009, a TEM project with a nuclear power plant (the so-called Nuclon) was presented, this did not cause any remarks or condemnations from them.
        When just a few days ago a state contract was signed between Roskosmos and KB Arsenal for "the development of a preliminary project for the creation of a space complex with a transport and energy module based on a nuclear power plant," they also kept quiet.
        And now they suddenly began to shout in unison.
        Nuclon-AP, by the way, is also presented as an apparatus for studying the Moon. How does this approach differ from the American one?
        Indeed, it is difficult to attribute the Russian device to low-power devices, tk. it was originally classified in the megawatt class.
        1. Buffet
          Buffet 14 January 2021 12: 56
          0
          It's just that those who are not in the subject and Konanykhina are not looking, they ask such stupid questions as the author of the article.
  2. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 13 January 2021 06: 34
    +1
    SDI 2, let them do it, the main thing is not to overstrain, yesterday I read an article on Vzglyad "A whole class of warships turned into scrap metal" is very interesting.
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 13 January 2021 06: 40
      +3
      The fact that nuclear weapons in space will still be normal people with a head was clear back in 83g. And nuclear-powered power plants in space have been flying and driving since the 60s.


      1 - block of the cesium steam supply system and actuators of the regulating bodies; 2 - TRP; 3 - ZhMK pipeline; 4 - РЗ; 5 - ZhMC compensation tank; 6 - CI; 7 - frame structure.
      For those interested, the link: https://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/29489/
      1. Intruder
        Intruder 14 January 2021 12: 14
        0
        RTGs - indicated in your table, are not nuclear reactors by their design, or even more so have nothing to do with nuclear weapons in orbit, it is just a radioisotope thermoelectric generator (which, even for automatic weather stations, were produced in the USSR and no one ever considered their nuclear power plants, from the word in general ...), are used in various missions of countries, here on rovers, so they have been standing for more than two decades :)))
        1. NDR-791
          NDR-791 14 January 2021 12: 16
          0
          Link below, there is a lot about that. And what I inserted into the post, I myself know
          1. Intruder
            Intruder 14 January 2021 12: 37
            0
            And nuclear power plants
            Well, Toda, it's not yours !? :))) Especially the "gloomy apparatus" of an unknown earthly genius - "... with a nuclear swing" ???
            1. NDR-791
              NDR-791 14 January 2021 12: 48
              0
              Yes, I did not find exactly what I wanted on the network. In the late 80s, I watched a documentary film, a short film about the safety of our reactors. Rather, it was in the wake of Chernobyl that they filmed, justified themselves. There they showed a reactor intended for space. It is really small (maybe 1,5 meters in length). Yes, now there is no need to doubt their presence if we recall the same Poseidon. Yes, and the engines were nuclear (here we think the article was about tanks)
              And I saw a radioisotope thermoelectric generator live near Salekhard
          2. Intruder
            Intruder 14 January 2021 12: 41
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            And what I inserted into the post, I myself know
            sure you know !? :))) maybe then, it's better like this: "... unlike a nuclear reactor, which uses the phenomenon of a nuclear chain reaction, radioisotope generators use the natural decay of radioactive isotopes ...", on fingers :))
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 13 January 2021 06: 39
    +1
    could be a prologue to Washington's deployment of nuclear weapons in outer space
    The American military has been talking about this for a long time. And international agreements and treaties to the Americans, as the practice of recent years has shown, do not care - I want to sign, I want to leave unilaterally. Another interesting thing
    nuclear reactors will be used in space, allegedly where "there is no possibility of obtaining energy from the sun"
    Where is it? On the far side of the Moon or in the Pluto region? They are cunning and verbiage.
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 13 January 2021 06: 46
      0
      Quote: rotmistr60
      They are cunning and verbiage.

      Yes, they consider everyone to be worse than themselves, Look at what "excuses" they make. They don't even bother about believability. What came to mind, then blundered.
      It seems to me that it started from here. "We have proof, but we won't show you."
      Earlier, although the rale was no less, but at least the semblance of decency was respected
    2. Andrew 40
      Andrew 40 13 January 2021 06: 57
      -5
      Whoever controls space will dominate in a serious conflict. And we have a complete, generally large black hole with space.
    3. dzvero
      dzvero 13 January 2021 12: 07
      0
      Where is it?

      In the 70s / 80s, the USSR used reactors on the US-A radar reconnaissance satellites. As a source of energy for systems when the satellite is in the shadow of the Earth. One satellite (Kosmos-954) even fell into Canada.
      Apparently, they are planning to output something that the energy from batteries and retegs will not be enough.
  4. Sofa expert
    Sofa expert 13 January 2021 06: 58
    -10%
    [/ Quote]
    Do you think "reactors" will be placed in low orbit? [/ Quote]
    They are cunning, they do not finish speaking .. But while they develop it all, test it, launch it into orbit, the c500 will be on the OBD - to guard our space around the outer space .. FOR the Army and the Navy !!!
  5. Thrifty
    Thrifty 13 January 2021 07: 08
    -3
    Actually, this was where it all went! The only question is whether we or the United States will start operating satellites on a massive scale with small-sized nuclear power plants on board earlier. And from such satellites to the full-scale deployment of nuclear weapons in space is not even a half step!
  6. Mykhalych
    Mykhalych 13 January 2021 07: 13
    +1
    By decree, Trump instructs the Pentagon to develop and test a mobile low-power nuclear reactor, which will be "for the first time in several decades, not used in the Navy, but for other needs." What specific needs of the Pentagon in this case we are talking about is not specified. This is concrete - everything else is from the field of conspiracy theories. And what experts have suspected something, huh? List in the studio!
  7. for
    for 13 January 2021 07: 21
    +3
    He could not sign it, he was banned on Twitter.
  8. Andrea
    Andrea 13 January 2021 07: 30
    0
    There are no questions, for a long time all over the world there have been developments on the use of nuclear energy in space, both as an energy source and as an engine.
    Have you dug a fresh bone?
    And although the states do not care about international law, one must hope that exclusivity has not completely knocked their brains out.
    Because nuclear weapons will be instantly deployed in space, not only by Russia, but also by China and India.
  9. Alexey Sommer
    Alexey Sommer 13 January 2021 07: 42
    +2
    The author's conclusions about the direct connection between the development of low-power nuclear reactors and the deployment of atomic weapons in space are far-fetched.
    They will want to place them, they will place them without low-power reactors.
    An analogue of the orbital tug Nuclon, they are going to do it.
    For this and the presidential decree.
  10. rocket757
    rocket757 13 January 2021 07: 51
    0
    While there is a sharp internal political struggle in the United States, incumbent President Donald Trump continues to make individual decisions,

    so what's unusual about that?
    he wants to leave the next administration "legacy", MISCELLANEOUS!
  11. APASUS
    APASUS 13 January 2021 08: 55
    +1
    There Musk was going to explore Mars and the reactors fit perfectly into the energy sources. And no one will ask us, this is already an axiom. But ours behave strangely too, raise the issue at the UN
  12. Evgeny Velikanov
    Evgeny Velikanov 13 January 2021 09: 23
    +2
    Author, why does Russia need a nuclear tug in space if, in your own words, you can use solar energy?
    1. slipped
      slipped 13 January 2021 13: 35
      0
      Quote: Evgeny Velikanov
      Why does Russia need a nuclear tug in space, if, according to you, you can use solar energy?


      I am not an author, but I will note that 1680 square meters of solar panels of the American segment of the ISS generated 120 kW of electricity when they were turned on, but after degradation in an aggressive space environment due to ionizing radiation and micrometeorites, at best, they receive about 70 kW of arrivals.

      Now in Russia a prototype of a compact space reactor with 500 kW of power has already been created, in turn, its power is planned to be increased to 1 MW. This is a very good energy for cargo transportation, given the 10-20 years of continuous operation of the product.

      There is one more thing - for a manned flight independent of ballistic conditions within the solar system, an energy of 24 MW is required.
      1. Svetlana
        Svetlana 13 January 2021 17: 42
        -1
        Quote: slipped
        Now in Russia a prototype of a compact space reactor with 500 kW of power has already been created, in turn, its power is planned to be increased to 1 MW.

        A small-sized air-cooled nuclear reactor has already been tested on Burevestnik.
        We also designed a small-sized nuclear reactor (YR) for 8-10 MW thermal power for a disk-shaped thermal airship, similar to that made in Ulyanovsk. A thermal airship equipped with a synthetic aperture AFAR can be used to search for aircraft carriers and submarines. Nuclear reactors can be used with liquid metal (lead, bismuth) or with a liquid-salt coolant of the flyb type, enhanced radiation protection and mechanical protection against impact during a hard landing. The airship can also be made in an unmanned version. The first circuit in the nuclear reactor is a circulating fly, the second circuit is a hot gas (air, nitrogen, carbon dioxide) with forced circulation in a closed circuit: the space under the airship shell - a low pressure gas turbocharger - fly / gas heat exchanger - the space under the airship shell.
        1. Svetlana
          Svetlana 14 January 2021 11: 04
          -1
          The takeoff and landing of a thermal disk-shaped airship AWACS can be carried out on gas burners similar to those used in thermal balloons.
          For this, the thermal airship, in addition to the onboard nuclear reactor, is equipped with a reserve of organic fuel (a cylinder with propane-butane, methane) with a gas burner. In emergency situations and before landing, the YR airship is muffled and switched to heating the hot gas under the shell from the gas burner. The maritime patrolling areas of the AWACS airship make it possible to use emergency shooting of the muffled nuclear reactor over the water area and its temporary burial under water in order to passively cool the nuclear reactor core.
          The airship is also equipped with a computer complex, communications equipment, a friend-or-foe identification kit, a navigation system (inertial + Glonass), radio navigation devices, and electronic warfare equipment. An onboard gas turbine electric generator is used to power the systems. In a gas turbine, a gas / fly heat exchanger is used to heat the working fluid.
          1. Intruder
            Intruder 14 January 2021 12: 34
            0
            Takeoff and landing of a thermal disk-shaped airship AWACS can be carried out on gas burners similar to those used in thermal balloons
            yeah, on a propane-butane mixture, in the Far North and the Arctic!? :))) Something else, except for heat balls (for entertainment), this carrier gas medium is not used, can you remind me why ???
            The maritime areas of the AWACS airship patrol make it possible to use emergency shooting of the muffled nuclear reactor over the water area and its temporary burial under water for the purpose of passive cooling of the nuclear reactor core.
            exactly, to dirtiest the water area to the maximum and forget the burial point ...
            AWACS airship patrol maritime areas
            For more than half a century, naval aviation has been coping with a bang, and suddenly :) dual-purpose orbiters, namely, for remote sensing of the Earth ...
            1. Svetlana
              Svetlana 14 January 2021 13: 09
              0
              Quote: Intruder
              remind why ???

              tell me why this carrier gas medium is not used?
              1. Intruder
                Intruder 14 January 2021 19: 23
                0
                why is this carrier gas not used?
                the basics of aerostatics !? :), the difference in the density of gases, and hot air is a mixture of gases actually :), that's why they use hydrogen and helium, plus it also loses temperature quite quickly, which is not unimportant for high-altitude flights with a long duration. ., in controlled balloons (airships), air ballonets are used, if you understand what I am writing about now !?, only for ballasting in flight, as an element of control and stabilization of the load-bearing shell, and hot air with constant heating can be used there ...
                1. Svetlana
                  Svetlana 14 January 2021 23: 05
                  0
                  Quote: Intruder
                  the difference in the density of gases, and hot air is a mixture of gases actually :)

                  Indeed, air, even hot, is a mixture of gases with different densities. But heat balls in hot air
                  still fly, despite the difference in gas density you mentioned.
                  Quote: Intruder
                  plus he still loses temperature pretty quickly

                  But despite this loss of temperature, do heat balls still fly in hot air? And by the way, for the operation of the heat engine, not only a heater of the working fluid is needed, but also a cooler. In this case, the role of a dry cooling tower - the working fluid cooler is performed by the airship shell.
                  Quote: Intruder
                  use hydrogen and helium

                  hydrogen is explosive and helium is expensive
                  1. Intruder
                    Intruder 14 January 2021 23: 40
                    0
                    hydrogen is explosive and helium is expensive
                    pure combustible and highly flammable, and in a mixture with helium 85/15% of helium, it is completely neutral even to an electric spark, additionally, the cost of helium in this mixture is significantly lower than for pure carrier gases ...
                  2. Intruder
                    Intruder 14 January 2021 23: 43
                    0
                    hot air heat balls
                    only low and highly dependent on the temperature of the atmosphere in flight ...
                    In this case, the role of a dry cooling tower - the working fluid cooler is performed by the airship shell
                    , and why, fence such a system? in order to "step on a rake" with aerostatic parameters of the carrier gas at a height !? :)
                    1. Svetlana
                      Svetlana 15 January 2021 20: 55
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                      Quote: Intruder
                      and why, fence such a system?

                      To fence such a system in order to replace the Tu-95RTs for the search for aircraft carriers, submarines, and aerospace objects of the enemy. An unmanned attack airship with an onboard nuclear reactor will be able to patrol over the world's oceans for months in an unmanned mode, detect and, if necessary, strike underwater, surface, air targets.
                      1. Intruder
                        Intruder 15 January 2021 21: 07
                        0
                        An unmanned attack airship with an onboard nuclear missile will be able to patrol over the world's oceans for months in an unmanned mode, detect and, if necessary, strike underwater, surface, air targets
                        hmm, beautifully said - for months ...!;), but history shows otherwise, even the same "Italy", which for the end of the second decade of the 20th century, was at the forefront of progress in the field: "lighter than air devices" :), or Soviet "B-6" already in the 30s, a tragic outcome ...!?
                      2. Svetlana
                        Svetlana 16 January 2021 12: 43
                        +1
                        Quote: Intruder
                        even the same "Italy", which for the end of the second decade of the 20th century, was at the forefront of progress in the field: "lighter than air vehicles" :), or the Soviet "V-6" already in the 30s, a tragic outcome ...!?

                        You mentioned manned airships. But it is assumed that the thermal airship with an onboard nuclear reactor will be unmanned. An approximate scheme for supplying a thermal airship with heat and electricity from onboard sources looks like this:

                        Flyba circulating pump drive - from automatic transmission automatic transmission. The automatic transmission is driven from the turbocharger shaft. The turbocharger is driven by an electric motor. The electric motor is powered from an electric generator. Electric generator drive - from a gas turbine
                      3. Intruder
                        Intruder 16 January 2021 21: 04
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                        But it is assumed that the thermal airship with an onboard nuclear reactor will be unmanned.
                        and ..., another "potentially dirty" source of energy over the heads of honest citizens, did not live or were not near the Kiev region ??? in the mid-80s, especially after the 86th, it was nice to buy coal there, in an area even 150 km away from the exclusion zone ... :) Then why "mold" this into a controlled, albeit unmanned balloon, sprinkle in case of problems on board with nuclear power plants, heads of people on the surface, isolated isotopes !? :)
    2. Intruder
      Intruder 14 January 2021 12: 27
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      A small-sized air-cooled nuclear reactor has already been tested on Burevestnik.
      et, who took their own developers (how many were there, died in the explosion: 6 or 8 people ???) to the next world, on tests?
      We also designed a small-sized nuclear reactor (YR) for 8-10 MW thermal power for a disk-shaped thermal airship, similar to that made in Ulyanovsk.
      which never took off, only how many people (tens of years ...) talked about it about: "a miraculous miracle" - a thermoplane with MNR !!!
      1. Svetlana
        Svetlana 14 January 2021 13: 15
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        Quote: Intruder
        et that

        please provide a link to the fact that the developers died during the tests of the Petrel
        1. Intruder
          Intruder 14 January 2021 19: 18
          -2
          please provide a link to that
          you can find it yourself :))), I'm not a search giant and not even Yandex, in 2021 search services are free on this planet, madam !!! :)))
  13. Intruder
    Intruder 14 January 2021 12: 20
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    Now in Russia a prototype of a compact space reactor with 500 kW of power has already been created, in turn, its power is planned to be increased to 1 MW.
    in cartoons or on paper?, so even on the Yenisei launch vehicle, the Russian Academy of Sciences recently asked the guarantor to shift the dates !? :)
    There is one more thing - for a manned flight independent of ballistic conditions within the solar system, an energy of 24 MW is required.
    where do the firewoods come from ???, with low-thrust engines, which are ionic and plasma, and there are no others yet ... - where does such a thrust come from, for a power industry of 24 MW! ??? All the more so for those who are independent of ballistics ... but where will it "run away" - this very ballistics in the field of celestial mechanics, with such energy, "it will leave itself or will it be asked" !? :)
    1. slipped
      slipped 14 January 2021 14: 41
      0
      Quote: Intruder
      in cartoons or on paper?


      In the gland. The photo is online.

      Quote: Intruder
      even on the Yenisei launch vehicle, the Russian Academy of Sciences recently asked the guarantor to shift the dates !? :)


      RAS agreed with the arguments of the Roscosmos report on an earlier start of the exploration of the Moon using the A5B rocket with multi-launch schemes. Check out the original source. http://sovet.cosmos.ru/sites/default/files/res20-12-2020.pdf

      Quote: Intruder
      where are the firewoods ???


      Lecture on the topic from RSC Energia. There is on the pipe.

      Quote: Intruder
      with low-thrust engines, which are ionic and plasma, and there are no others yet ... - where does such a thrust come from, for a power industry of 24 MW! ???


      The conversation is about promising reactors for electrodeless magnetoplasma motors of increased power.

      Quote: Intruder
      All the more so for those who are independent of ballistics ... but where will it "run away" - this very ballistics in the field of celestial mechanics, with such energy, "it will leave itself or will it be asked" !? :)


      This means the possibility of leaving the ecliptic plane for flights to other planets. T.N. oversun. Unlike today's ballistic flight in a plane.
      1. Intruder
        Intruder 14 January 2021 19: 11
        -3
        exit from the plane of the ecliptic for flights to other planets. T.N. oversun.
        that is, leaving the plane of the ecliptic cancels the flight ballistics, in your opinion!? :)) It's funny ...
        for electrodeless magnetoplasma motors of increased power.
        And all these electrodeless magnetoplasma motors, also called helicon motors, are low-thrust motors, namely small ones, and no matter how much they "eat" energy, when plasma accelerates, or other working medium .. physics cannot be canceled even if you really want to! :)))
        1. slipped
          slipped 14 January 2021 23: 17
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          Quote: Intruder
          [that is, going out of the ecliptic plane cancels the flight ballistics, in your opinion!? :)) It's funny ...


          Watch the lecture and it will become clear to you what is the difference between ballistic flight, which is used today for flights of AMC and other spacecraft, and flight with constant acceleration.

          Quote: Intruder
          physics cannot be canceled even if you really want to! :)))


          You don't understand the essence of the technology. Read what is a BPRD.
          1. slipped
            slipped 15 January 2021 00: 03
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            I will clarify - not the technology of the engine, but the technology of its use to achieve high flight speeds.
      2. Intruder
        Intruder 14 January 2021 19: 16
        -3
        RAS agreed with the arguments of the Roskosmos report on an earlier start of the exploration of the Moon using an A5B rocket with multi-launch schemes.
        , hmm .., you give the RN 14A127 of the family: "Angara", and I wrote about: RN STK-2 "Yenisei" (January 13, 2021 on the website of the RAS Council on Space, the texts of the Council meeting of December 16, 2020 were published, in which the leadership of the Academy of Sciences and Roskosmos are recommended to contact the President of Russia to postpone the creation of a super-heavy missile complex ...)
        1. slipped
          slipped 14 January 2021 23: 21
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          Quote: Intruder
          Council of December 16, 2020, in which the leadership of the Academy of Sciences and Roscosmos are recommended to contact the President of Russia to postpone the creation of a super-heavy rocket complex ....)


          I gave you a link directly to the document itself. Or you can't read. The reason for the postponement of the creation of a super-heavy rocket complex is the proposal of Roskosmos to use instead of it, at the first stages, a heavy carrier A5B, with the assembly of an interplanetary complex for flights to the Moon in near-earth orbit.
  • Voltsky
    Voltsky 13 January 2021 15: 02
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    After the decree signed by Trump, experts suspected the readiness of the United States to place nuclear weapons in space


    xs, how are the experts and other holy fools who call themselves such ... But everyone who wants to know about this has long known, X-37B - what is it ?!
    1. Intruder
      Intruder 14 January 2021 12: 23
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      X-37B
      X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) - an orbital test vehicle, a demonstrator of technologies from the field of orbital UAVs, if simple :)))
      1. Voltsky
        Voltsky 14 January 2021 16: 51
        0
        this is blah; with the ability to carry a payload, which can be: a refrigerator, satellite, or a gliding GLA (like your vanguard)

        1. Intruder
          Intruder 14 January 2021 19: 12
          0
          planning GLA (like your vanguard)
          he is not mine, by the way and fortunately :)))
        2. Intruder
          Intruder 14 January 2021 19: 27
          -1
          or planning GLA (like your vanguard)
          a bold assumption about the technical possibility of launching the Kh-37V-th, some type of GLA into a low reference orbit with its subsequent guidance during orbital movement ... :)
          1. Voltsky
            Voltsky 14 January 2021 20: 11
            +1
            well, sorry if you are not from Russia

            why bold? :) I'm looking into the future, while yes, it's just an experimental device ... But let's say the RQ-1 device took 6 years from a flying observer dummy to a full-fledged shock UAV.
            X-37V from dummy to percussion I think evolves in 10-15 years
            1. Intruder
              Intruder 14 January 2021 22: 51
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              X-37V from dummy to percussion I think evolves in 10-15 years
              perhaps, I cannot disagree with you, or even faster, in principle, all that remains is to tighten up the propulsion system and bring to mind a little more heat-insulating materials that have been tested in SpaceX lately, for more efficient reusability, especially in suborbital mode, and kinetic types of orbital weapons, in principle, are already ready at Lockheed Martin, the same: the maneuverable and light KHT "Cuda" !!!
              1. OgnennyiKotik
                OgnennyiKotik 14 January 2021 23: 04
                -1
                Quote: Intruder
                agile and lightweight KHT "Cuda"

                What do you mean? CUDA closed air-to-air missile project.
                1. Intruder
                  Intruder 14 January 2021 23: 37
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                  What do you mean?
                  its implementation of an array of gasdynamic impulse trajectory control in flight, which can be quite effectively used in vacuum :)
                  1. OgnennyiKotik
                    OgnennyiKotik 14 January 2021 23: 48
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                    Perhaps the only thing that can be left, everything else needs to be redone.
                    1. Intruder
                      Intruder 14 January 2021 23: 54
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                      well .., maybe so :) And everything else is now being tested by all kinds of private traders in the West, such as: SpaceShipOne / Virgin Galactic and others, fans of suborbital "tourist"!
                      1. OgnennyiKotik
                        OgnennyiKotik 14 January 2021 23: 58
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                        By the way, Jeff Bezos can be congratulated today. Not as effective and efficient as the Falcon 9, but still.

                        The fourteenth New Shepard mission was successful!

                        This was the first mission for this capsule rocket pair. The accelerator landed safely on the landing pad, and the passenger capsule overcame the Karman line, reaching an altitude of almost 107 kilometers, after which it landed relatively softly using a system of three parachutes. It is in this capsule that Blue Origin will send its first suborbital tourists into space.
                      2. Intruder
                        Intruder 15 January 2021 20: 47
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                        Well done, what can I say here ... already the second commercial company that has implemented a soft landing of the first stage, purely in a reusable mode and on engines of the same stage ... :)
            2. OgnennyiKotik
              OgnennyiKotik 14 January 2021 23: 24
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              X-37 "pickup", whatever you load into it, you will be lucky to LEO and back. The main thing is that the 2,1 × 1,2 m compartment should fit and the weight should be below 900 kg. Naturally, the vanguard will not fit there, but a nuclear warhead without any problems, the X-37 will be able to set the desired trajectory and speed, or it will simply land itself with a load, like Mathias Rust.