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Orbital Dominants: The Pentagon Occupies Near Space

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Source: ferra.ru


A direct and obvious threat


Near-earth orbit is very beneficial for attacking strategic objects of any country. A similar approach was developed by the US military with reusable Space Shuttle in the 70s and 80s of the last century. According to Soviet military analysts, the shuttles could well have been used as orbital bombers. To do this, the Space Shuttle, while passing over the territory of the USSR, had to dive into a low orbit and aim nuclear charges at strategic targets. The time of arrival was so rapid that no missile defense system could respond. The secret shuttle Kh-37B is probably capable of something similar now.


What the X-37B does in orbit is not fully known. Source: anna-news.info

Also, the minds of military experts were alarmed by the potential for interception of Soviet reconnaissance satellites by American shuttles. As is known, the Buran project, which is extremely expensive for the USSR, was born as a symmetrical response to a potential threat in space. The involvement of the Soviet Union in the race to militarize outer space was quite successful for the United States. And now, obviously, we are witnessing the second round of this confrontation.

Naturally, in the XNUMXst century, Russia and China were designated as the main culprits in the activation of the Americans in orbit. When Trump set up the United States Space Command (SpaceCom), he stated:

“Our adversaries [Russia and China] are equipping Earth's orbits with new technologies targeting American satellites, which are critical to both combat operations and our peaceful way of life. The freedom to operate in space is as important to us as the ability to detect and destroy any missile launched against the United States. "

It was not enough for Trump to simply be present in space, it was necessary to dominate in this area over everyone else.


Source: wikipedia.org

The Pentagon, in accordance with the doctrine of the US Space Forces, considers near space as a priority staging area for the deployment of sensors for detecting launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles. At the same time, it is important for the Pentagon to ensure the secrecy of finding satellites in orbit. In this regard, the example of drones, which have become a real threat to the modern battlefield, is indicative. With its small size, the UAV is practically invisible to standard radars and can behave with impunity in the air. Particularly dangerous are drones assembled in numerous collectively controlled groups. In full accordance with this logic, DARPA is ready to implement the Blackjack project this year. The Americans plan to launch into orbit up to 200 small-sized (each weighing up to 150 kg) and inexpensive reconnaissance satellites, united by a common communication channel. According to the plans of the developers, Russian observation systems will not be able to detect such small objects in space. Just as they will not be able to use modern anti-satellite weapon... The cost of the scouts is so low that the Pentagon will literally not mind losing individual devices, especially since the place of the retired one will immediately be taken by a reserve satellite.


The X-SAT series satellites will form the backbone of the Blackjack constellation. Source: spacenews.com

At the end of last year, Blue Canyon Technologies (the main developer of Blackjack) presented to the DARPA agency the first copies of the X-SAT series modified for military needs. If the cost of the first contract is to be believed, each of the four Blackjack satellites ordered by DARPA will cost less than $ 5 million. A very budget solution for military space objects. The first launches are planned for August this year. Over time, the Blackjack group should replace the Misty and KH-11 series reconnaissance orbital vehicles.

Red line


The next logical step for the Americans will be the deployment of orbital intercept systems. This is far from news - since the Cold War, both the USA and the USSR have considered the possibility of destroying enemy ICBMs from space. But back then, the constraining factors were the excessive cost and technical imperfection of the proposed solutions. Even now, the potential of American orbital solutions will not allow intercepting more than 30% of Russian missiles in case of war. On the one hand, an average of seven out of ten ICBMs will still survive, and this will be very sensitive for North America. But there are ground-based anti-missile systems in Europe and on NATO ships, which are also capable of “pinching off” part of Russian ICBMs. As a result, the aggregate retaliatory (preemptive) strike of the Strategic Missile Forces will be much weaker than planned.

According to a number of experts, in particular, the American political scientist Sergei Sudakov, Russia should react harder to the expansion of the American presence in space. The Biden administration must understand that the further escalation of tensions in space can be regarded by Moscow as a full-fledged "pretext for war." Now is the time to mark the red line that military astronauts should not cross.

Such a serious obsession with space domination by the United States can cost the Americans dearly. Up to 80% of the world's total space budget is accumulated in the US space programs. NATO and the Pentagon are very dependent on satellite constellation, which means that without GPS and other "signs of civilization" the military will be practically defenseless. According to the American National Security Commission, the United States has been the most dependent on space since the mid-2000s. Global disruption and sabotage can lead to a massive disaster in civil and military infrastructure. In this regard, it seems logical to search for opposition to the world space hegemon.

Blasters are gone!


If it is expensive and difficult to hit spy satellites from Earth, then they can be shot from hunter satellites. This was relevant forty years ago, and is quite applicable now. More recently, the 23-mm automatic cannon for the Salyut-3 orbiting space station of the Almaz series made a lot of noise in the American media. The Drive was able to examine the anti-satellite weapon during Sergei Shoigu's visit to the MIC NPO Mashinostroyenia. This happened at the beginning of 2021 and was associated with monitoring the implementation of the state defense order.


Space gun NR-23. Source: thedrive.com

In the workshops of the enterprise at a special historical The exposition lit up an automatic cannon of 23 mm HP-23 designed by Nudelman-Richter, structurally adapted for space conditions. Despite its age (several decades), the space gun has not yet lost its relevance and is capable of guaranteed neutralization of any space object. The NR-23 shoots in zero gravity with aiming almost three kilometers at a speed of 950 rounds per minute. Each projectile weighs 200 grams and accelerates to 690 m / s. The simplest knowledge in physics suggests that at the first shot, the recoil impulse will carry the gun carriage away from the target. To compensate for the gun impulse on the Almaz series vehicles (by the way, it was habitable and weighed up to 18 tons), propulsion engines with a thrust of 400 kgf each or stabilization engines of 40 kgf were used.


Spacecraft "Almaz". Source: thedrive.com

In the past year, the bosses of the Pentagon's space program have repeatedly accused Russia of the aggressive behavior of satellites. Allegedly, some inspection vehicles approached the KH-11 spy satellites. And the object classified as Cosmos 2543, on July 15, 2020, actually fired a shot in space! Whether it was the Nudelman-Richter cannon, the United States Space Command is silent. But they claim that the Kremlin's aggressive strategy in near-earth orbit is based precisely on firearms.


Supposed scenarios for the destruction of satellites. Source: thedrive.com

Cannon fire is not the only way to destroy enemy satellites. According to the US Office of Military Intelligence, there are at least six more options for destruction in orbit. This can be directed microwave research, electronic jamming, high-energy lasers firing, launching mini-killer robots, spraying with caustic chemicals and even a primitive, but no less deadly, ramming. In the eternal confrontation between the projectile and the armor, a new round is evidently outlined, and it will happen already in zero gravity.
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  1. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 23 February 2021 04: 31
    +2
    According to a number of experts, in particular, the American political scientist Sergei Sudakov, Russia should react harder to the expansion of the American presence in space.
    Never "expert" but in my opinion dofiga what comes from our "partners", we need to react harder.
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 23 February 2021 06: 38
      0
      This issue must be approached strategically ... it is quite obvious that the Americans will develop space military developments and our country needs to be one step ahead of them ... is the Kremlin ready for this?
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 23 February 2021 06: 56
        -5
        Quote: Lech from Android.
        it is quite obvious that the Americans will develop space military developments and our country needs to be one step ahead of them ... is the Kremlin ready for this?

        Everyone knows that the United States is militarizing Space since Soviet times, so the USSR also prepared a response to them, and Russia is also preparing it.
        1. dSK
          dSK 23 February 2021 07: 22
          +5
          "Blackmail and bribery" destroyed the USSR. Gorbachev got scared and "sold out" ...
          How will Russia respond to the "launch" of the new SOI?
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 23 February 2021 07: 48
            -4
            Quote: dsk
            "Blackmail and bribery" destroyed the USSR. Gorbachev got scared and "sold out" ...

            A traitor is not afraid when he betrays. He's just born a traitor.
          2. military_cat
            military_cat 23 February 2021 07: 48
            +6
            The Biden administration must understand that the further escalation of tensions in space can be regarded by Moscow as a full-fledged "pretext for war." Now is the time to mark the red line that military astronauts should not cross.

            They will look at them as blessed. Is it possible to somehow develop the space defense industry, but not be foolish at the same time? If it is developed normally, it will be noticed and taken into account.
            1. dSK
              dSK 23 February 2021 08: 18
              -3
              As part of the program to provide high-speed Internet to the entire planet, SpaceX plans to place in low-earth orbit 4425 satellitesThe completion of the placement of the satellite constellation is expected by 2024.
              The company also filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission for the placement of additional 7518 satellites...
              Russia is planning to launch the Sphere grouping, Europe, China is not lagging behind.
              It's getting pretty crowded in space ...
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        3. Cosm22
          Cosm22 23 February 2021 11: 34
          +12
          Russia, you say, prepares?
          Trains. Certainly.
          It is for this reason that Russia's Energomash is still (still) supplying its RD-180s to the USA for the first stage of the Atlas 5 LV.
          And this very launch vehicle is launching the classified shuttle X-37В of the USA into space. Already four times it was put into orbit by a carrier with Russian engines.
          In addition to this fact, there is evidence that out of 89 Atlas 5 launches on Russian RD-180 engines, at least a third of them were for military purposes - communications, reconnaissance, etc. Almost all Atlas rocket launches until 2023 will be in the interests of the Pentagon. 
          A bit strange preparation, isn't it?
          1. Jacket in stock
            Jacket in stock 23 February 2021 12: 26
            +4
            Quote: Cosm22
            Russia, you say, prepares?
            Trains. Certainly.
            It is for this reason that Russia's Energomash is still (still) supplying its RD-180s to the USA for the first stage of the Atlas 5 LV.
            And this very launch vehicle is launching the classified shuttle X-37В of the USA into space.
            A bit strange preparation, isn't it?

            Are you proposing to close the plant? And how will this help us?
            Selling engines to America helps keep the plant in good working order for their money, and even develop new engines.
            Ours would not sell them the RD-180, they would launch the same thing on other rockets. They would have done without us for sure. But our factories would have cost without their money, question.
            1. Cosm22
              Cosm22 23 February 2021 12: 59
              +9
              I'm not suggesting anything. I simply reply to the author of the comment that such a space response for Russia looks very strange.
              As for Energomash, it really exists today only to a large extent thanks to American money. General Director of NPO Igor Arbuzov openly said that the enterprise he heads is heavily dependent on American orders, in particular, the bulk of the company's revenue is formed from the supply of RD-180 and RD-181 engines to the United States.
              Without nasty dollars "Energomash" kirdyk. The hangara is still on the LCI and will be there for a long time. The fifth Soyuz is only in the project, the second Soyuz does not need engines at all, in principle, there is a stock of ready-made launch vehicles. Proton engines production stopped.
              Who else needs NGO engines?
              1. Cherry Nine
                Cherry Nine 23 February 2021 18: 38
                +6
                Quote: Cosm22
                the bulk of the company's revenue comes from deliveries of RD-180 and RD-181 engines to the United States.
                Without nasty dollars "Energomash" kirdyk

                As a matter of fact, I have already been tortured. If all goes according to plan, the Volcano will fly later this year. Two dozen RD-180s, which have already been delivered, will be enough with a slide.
            2. BecmepH
              BecmepH 24 February 2021 10: 53
              0
              Quote: Jacket in stock
              Quote: Cosm22
              Russia, you say, prepares?
              Trains. Certainly.
              It is for this reason that Russia's Energomash is still (still) supplying its RD-180s to the USA for the first stage of the Atlas 5 LV.
              And this very launch vehicle is launching the classified shuttle X-37В of the USA into space.
              A bit strange preparation, isn't it?

              Are you proposing to close the plant? And how will this help us?
              Selling engines to America helps keep the plant in good working order for their money, and even develop new engines.
              Ours would not sell them the RD-180, they would launch the same thing on other rockets. They would have done without us for sure. But our factories would have cost without their money, question.

              Like a jacket in a way of thinking. We have sooo much money, just nobody wants to send it back on track. After all, from speculation (and we have speculation, not trade), profit comes faster than from investing.
      2. BecmepH
        BecmepH 24 February 2021 10: 50
        0
        Quote: Lech from Android.
        This issue must be approached strategically ... it is quite obvious that the Americans will develop space military developments and our country needs to be one step ahead of them ... is the Kremlin ready for this?

        Yes! We need to develop our engines even more and sell more to the Americans. Let their military space industry develop faster. (sarcasm if anything)
    2. Vadim237
      Vadim237 23 February 2021 13: 47
      -4
      Russia has a 5-ton Angara A24 rocket 5V will lift 38 tons, it is possible to create reusable aerospace aircraft with a payload of 5 to 9 tons in both unmanned and manned versions, this will be the most adequate response to future orbital confrontation.
    3. TANKISTONE
      TANKISTONE 24 February 2021 14: 40
      0
      Vladimir_2U (Vladimir)
      Never "expert" but in my opinion dofiga what comes from our "partners", we need to react harder. Rogozin's trampolines? To react harder, reaction alone is not enough ...
      1. Intruder
        Intruder 24 February 2021 18: 55
        -1
        Rogozin's trampolines? To react harder, reaction alone is not enough ...
        there are still songs, tweets and a trademark: "Let's go" !? The sarcasm was and flew away ... wink
      2. Narak-zempo
        Narak-zempo 24 February 2021 20: 30
        0
        Quote: TANKISTONE
        Rogozin's trampolines?

        Well, let's say they are jumping on a trampoline, gaining, so to speak, a supply of kinetic energy to overcome gravity, and we r-times - slip a very hard iron box under the trampoline, and they will sensitively crack against it on the next jump.
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  3. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 23 February 2021 07: 43
    +7
    React harder, you say?
    One step ahead?
    Well, well.
    There are already several thousand satellites in orbit. Even if these are not bombers or interceptors, but only repeaters, they can just as easily perform the function of RTR (electronic intelligence) and global. They see the entire Earth at once, simultaneously, without breaks in time and space. The destruction of one or even a dozen of such devices will not cause fundamental damage to the network. So no "Almazy" with guns will be enough.
    You need to have either several interceptors with a very wide coverage (well, then, and so a few of your own will fall under the distribution), or attach a separate interceptor to each in order to extinguish all at once. And this is a separate "pestle bricks".
    And most importantly, you need to have a way to take out all this economy cheaply and quickly.
    I haven’t heard of this yet, only promises about the moon someday later, and stories about a trampoline.
  4. nikvic46
    nikvic46 23 February 2021 07: 52
    0
    Neither the United States nor Russia has come yet to the period when there was competition between the USSR and the United States. Much of what was available for both of them was wasted. If we want to have superiority in space, we must have all the production related to space. And then, some have an order, while others are dismissed. And then everything changes.
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 23 February 2021 09: 20
      +5
      As I understand it, the time is coming, the situation described by Harry Garrison in the dilogy "The Boys from PIGS and the ROBOT" "and by him in the series of stories" War with the Robots ", as well as by Stanislav Lem in the series about the pilot Pirks. Robots are firmly part of our lives!
  5. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 23 February 2021 08: 15
    +14
    Mikhail Kokorich
    An entrepreneur in the field of astronautics.
    Founder of Dauria Aerospace, Astro Digital, TransAstra.
    At the moment, the founder and CEO of Momentus Inc .:
    The degree of US technological superiority in space is so pervasive that no potential adversaries / competitors in the foreseeable future can even come close to the overclocked locomotive of American private innovation in space. The Russian space program looks like a pale shadow of the technological might of the Soviet Union. For all the post-Soviet times, not a single truly breakthrough product or technology has been created. The imperceptibility of the size of the Russian economy, the ongoing brain drain, the degradation of technical education, the isolation of the space industry by international sanctions and export restrictions, and most importantly, the monopoly quasi-state structure of the space industry in the complete absence of entrepreneurial initiative - all this is a guarantee of guaranteed decay of the former power.
    1. Yuri V.A
      Yuri V.A 24 February 2021 03: 28
      -1
      If the main obstacle is the state's monopoly in the space industry, how did the Soviet Union manage to achieve its former power? Still, the entrepreneur M. Kokorich in Rogozin's place would have had a different opinion.
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 24 February 2021 09: 33
        +2
        Quote: Yuri V.A.
        If the main obstacle is the state's monopoly in the space industry, how did the Soviet Union manage to achieve its former power? Still, the entrepreneur M. Kokorich in Rogozin's place would have had a different opinion.

        During the Soviet era, the state monopoly was on EVERYTHING. From hairdressing salons to space flights. It is impossible to compare the current situation with what was 50 years ago. In terms of the cost of labor resources and the relativity of budgets, Roskosmos is a small kid. Another thing is that all over the world there is a problem with state monopolies. And Russia is no exception. Such monopolies are clumsy, bony, costly, prone to self-expansion and spend 75 percent of their funds only to prolong their own existence.
        1. Yuri V.A
          Yuri V.A 24 February 2021 14: 10
          +1
          This is not about making the best use of resources and comparing budgets, but about posing a problem. It turns out that in the USSR, astronautics was characterized by total inefficiency and survived at the expense of the countless wealth of the country? What prevents Kokorich from attracting investments for projects in this area of ​​interest to the state? Do you need a special permit for the development of a heavy carrier, an industrial orbital station, a lunar base?
          1. A. Privalov
            A. Privalov 24 February 2021 14: 50
            +1
            Quote: Yuri V.A.
            This is not about making the best use of resources and comparing budgets, but about posing a problem. It turns out that in the USSR, astronautics was characterized by total inefficiency and survived at the expense of the countless wealth of the country? What prevents Kokorich from attracting investments for projects in this area of ​​interest to the state? Do you need a special permit for the development of a heavy carrier, an industrial orbital station, a lunar base?

            In the USSR, cosmonautics was characterized by efficiency sufficient level at the moment, and survived due to completely unprecedented investments of financial and material resources. I worked for the Soviet space, I'm not afraid of the pretentiousness of this expression, the whole country.

            Yuri, I beg your pardon, but the rest of the questions are not for me. hi
            1. Yuri V.A
              Yuri V.A 24 February 2021 16: 15
              +2
              "... the whole country worked for the Soviet space." So this is the essence, the scale of our achievements still depends on the size of the state interest.
              1. A. Privalov
                A. Privalov 24 February 2021 16: 20
                +1
                Quote: Yuri V.A.
                "... the whole country worked for the Soviet space." So this is the essence, the scale of our achievements still depends on the size of the state interest.

                Depends on the size of the state interest all... Apparently, the space industry today is not in the first place in the list of priorities of the Russian government. hi
                1. Yuri V.A
                  Yuri V.A 25 February 2021 01: 48
                  0
                  True, but if everything depends on the state, then, returning to Kokorich, the state monopoly cannot be the MAIN reason for the space industry's slippage, and the priorities of the leadership are another topic.
                  1. A. Privalov
                    A. Privalov 25 February 2021 08: 25
                    +1
                    No private entrepreneur can match the state monopoly. State funding goes there, legislation is on its side. He can only be content with crumbs from the master's table.
                    Imagine that a private trader got somewhere two or three billion and made a rocket for near space himself. What should he do with her? Who will buy it from him? Roscosmos monopolist? Does his own competitor threaten him with dismissal from the state feeder? This is he - Roscosmos, the only one in the Russian Federation has the right to do so. Yes, he will strangle him earlier. There will be bans on self-made rockets in local laws and amendments, purchased experts will give negative conclusions, insurance offices as one suddenly refuse to insure the launch, And why let it go useless? Nobody will give a useful load to a private trader. And the private owner needs to return the investment. I'm not talking about profit, otherwise, what is this fuss about.
                    In a word, Yuri, butting with the state monopoly will be more expensive. hi
                    1. Yuri V.A
                      Yuri V.A 25 February 2021 11: 40
                      0
                      It is clear, the law of the jungle, no one wants to share, whether it is a state monopoly or a transnational corporation. But, even if you are not particularly close to the emperor, but a simple giant of thought, they will still try.
                      1. A. Privalov
                        A. Privalov 25 February 2021 11: 46
                        0
                        Quote: Yuri V.A.
                        It is clear, the law of the jungle, no one wants to share, whether it is a state monopoly or a transnational corporation. But, even if you are not particularly close to the emperor, but a simple giant of thought, they will still try.

                        With giants of thought, there is tension all over the world today. And state monopoly is a dime a dozen.
                        Transnationals, for the time being, are not engaged in space. Profits are not enough there.
  6. Thrifty
    Thrifty 23 February 2021 08: 21
    0
    Evgeny, what does Mir station have to do with the pantygon, what's in the photo at the beginning of the article? Or did the Yankees launch her twin into orbit to confuse us? belay
    1. Jacket in stock
      Jacket in stock 23 February 2021 08: 38
      +3
      Quote: Thrifty
      What does Mir station have to do with pantygon, what is in the photo at the beginning of the article?

      In the photo is the Salut station, aka Almaz, which is mentioned in the article.
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      2. Observer2014
        Observer2014 23 February 2021 11: 14
        0
        Quote: Jacket in stock
        Quote: Thrifty
        What does Mir station have to do with pantygon, what is in the photo at the beginning of the article?

        In the photo is the Salut station, aka Almaz, which is mentioned in the article.

        And the multi gateway pribluda was also there as in the photo? "Thrifty" is right. This is the main block of the Mir station. Here is a photo "Mir". Soyuz is docked to this block
        1. Jacket in stock
          Jacket in stock 23 February 2021 11: 27
          +1
          Quote: Observer2014
          And the multi gateway pribluda was also there as in the photo? "Thrifty" is right. This is the main block of the Mir station

          Well, yes, I couldn't see it without glasses.
          Although, this very block of the World was made from the very same Diamond.
  7. Professor
    Professor 23 February 2021 08: 31
    +10
    The US is militarizing space, but here's the Russian space gun. Bravo author! good
  8. evgen1221
    evgen1221 23 February 2021 09: 16
    0
    Although it is profitable to throw Yao into space, it’s rather creepy to bang in an accident at the start and in the climb.
  9. prior
    prior 23 February 2021 09: 17
    +1
    I would like to know how much space "good" was launched into space using our rocket engines, the sale of which Roscosmos was so proud of?
    And now what, have they realized?
    The homeland of astronautics will be destroyed from space ?!
    What's this ? Help me find the words ...
    1. Jacket in stock
      Jacket in stock 23 February 2021 12: 28
      0
      Quote: prior
      The homeland of astronautics will be destroyed from space ?!

      The homeland of cosmonautics, the USSR, was destroyed long ago. Wake up.
      1. prior
        prior 23 February 2021 12: 35
        +3
        As long as I live, the USSR lives in me.
    2. Cherry Nine
      Cherry Nine 23 February 2021 19: 06
      +4
      Quote: prior
      how much space "goodness" has been launched into space using our rocket engines

      Zero. Although it seems that some nasov satellites were launched from Baikonur and Vostochny, but on trifles. RZ-180, if a hint of it is an American engine.
      Quote: prior
      which Roscosmos was so proud of selling?

      This "sale" to Roskosmos can be forgiven. The bosses of the ULA have said many times that the Russians were taken into the EELV project at the request of politicians who at that time were fighting, so to speak, for peace. There is no special need for energomash engines and never has been.
      1. prior
        prior 24 February 2021 09: 08
        0
        In the United States, 180 Atlas and Antares missiles were launched on Russian RD-90 engines.
        Is this zero in your opinion?
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        2. Cherry Nine
          Cherry Nine 24 February 2021 22: 15
          +1
          I don't think you understand.
          1. It is not entirely correct to call the RD-180 a Russian engine. It was originally created for an American contract and is being finalized in the States. Zenith engines are purely energetic, which demonstrate much worse statistics.
          2. At the end of the 90s, the beginning of the 00s, the Americans had, in general, anything. There was the most powerful hydrogen engine RS-68, there were excellent solid fuel boosters of any specifications, there was the most powerful engine in history - the SRB. There were also kerosene stoves. On Atlas II and Delta II there were 100-ton class Rocketday kerosene stoves, excellent, trouble-free engines, yes, inferior to Glushkov's in specific impulse, but superior (then) in reliability.
          That is, the Americans would clearly have made a missile. Less elegant engineering, more expensive - but made. Look at Titan IV. And so they had a fallback, as you know.

          And what about Energomash?
    3. Intruder
      Intruder 24 February 2021 19: 01
      +1
      The homeland of astronautics will be destroyed from space ?!
      What's this ? Help me find the words ...
      this, comrade - a full and fat northern fur-bearing animal-scribe !!! Damn, it's a shame for the state ... I'll go zhahnu, now 100 grams, brushing off the stingy man's ...
  10. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 23 February 2021 09: 21
    -7
    I don’t think that ours will let it go! No one will tell us about it in the near future.
  11. Azef
    Azef 23 February 2021 10: 13
    -11%
    The Russians have not yet exposed all the surprises to their "partners" in space ..
    There is already screeching about ground weapons, well, I think there is already something in space
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 23 February 2021 10: 21
      +1
      A squeal of joy, all the same by different petrels, and others can justify the increase in the military budget wassat
    2. Cosm22
      Cosm22 23 February 2021 11: 44
      +10
      But I don't think so.
      I just take and compare the GDP and budgets of the US and Russia. Including the military.
      Then I revise the FKP of Russia again. Her sequestration.
      After that, there is no reason for thought.
  12. Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart 23 February 2021 10: 40
    -6
    If something happens, they will bring these darlings out with a couple of nuclear explosions in the upper atmosphere, and the fairy tale is over. When the genocide of the population and the survival of the state are on the map, any collateral damage will be acceptable. If we are talking about a big war for the redivision of the world, then this option cannot be unequivocally ruled out.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 23 February 2021 14: 18
      +9
      There is a vacuum in space - there is no shock wave in explosions.
      Therefore, the impact of a nuclear explosion is limited to only hard radiation.
      Which acts over a short distance. And the distances between the satellites are great.
      The use of nuclear weapons in space is ineffective.
      1. Knell wardenheart
        Knell wardenheart 23 February 2021 17: 49
        -1
        However, an array of small vehicles is extremely difficult to protect from EMP, and given that most of the orbit will be in the vehicles of a potential enemy (And, probably, dual-purpose vehicles) - at some point it will be our most reasonable move in case of the beginning of "Day X" ...
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 23 February 2021 18: 24
          +5
          There will be thousands of military satellites. In different orbits: from geostationary to low. Do a nuclear explosion near everyone? No possibility. And no point.
          1. Knell wardenheart
            Knell wardenheart 23 February 2021 21: 27
            0
            Exactly, it is much more effective to shoot them down with that cannon on a hefty spacecraft that will definitely cost several times more than an anti-satellite missile. Or as an option, create a super-mega "Peresvet" which will carefully wait for ideal atmospheric conditions and laser cooling cd to shoot down such devices one by one. Or maybe you think that our economy will pull the creation of an array of opposing vehicles? Or that our magic electronic warfare will always take out? What are your options?)
            1. Yuri V.A
              Yuri V.A 24 February 2021 03: 47
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              Not necessarily a hefty spacecraft, let it be a miniature cyberAnka machine gunner wrapped in ribbons. And there is no need to extinguish the recoil of the cannon, let it cut circles in orbit, mowing down the slender rows of enemy satellites, saying - they fly beautifully!
      2. Intruder
        Intruder 24 February 2021 19: 02
        +1
        Therefore, the impact of a nuclear explosion is limited to only hard radiation.
        forgot - also EMP, but also with the limitation of the square of the distance !?
  13. dgonni
    dgonni 23 February 2021 11: 30
    +2
    That's all right. Mattresses ten years ago simulated a battle in space, realizing their dependence on the reconnaissance group of positioning systems.
    There was only one conclusion. The winner is the one who can quickly put out new satellites instead of the disabled ones. And also quickly build up the grouping as necessary!
    From here, the legs grow at miniaturization and increase in the mass of satellites.
    So do not mark as lines, but without a working space component, it will only be a shaking of the air.
    1. Jacket in stock
      Jacket in stock 23 February 2021 12: 31
      +3
      Quote: dgonni
      Hence, the legs grow at the miniatureization and increase in the mass of satellites

      The legs of miniaturization of satellites and their massiveness grow from miniaturization of electronics and decrease in price. The fact that a satellite with a mass of a ton could now be a mass of a centner, or even less, that is all "legs".
  14. prior
    prior 23 February 2021 12: 21
    +3
    Rogozin decided not to waste money on the Moon, Mars and near space.
    Fly so straight to the Sun!
  15. Old26
    Old26 23 February 2021 16: 02
    +4
    Quote: Jacket in stock
    Quote: Thrifty
    What does Mir station have to do with pantygon, what is in the photo at the beginning of the article?

    In the photo is the Salut station, aka Almaz, which is mentioned in the article.

    Actually, the photo is the station "MIR". And not every Salyut station was Almaz station. Of the 9 stations launched in the USSR, only 3 were "Almazi" ("Salyut-2", "Salyut-3", "Salyut-5"). Moreover, 2 stations did not have the name "Salute". One - did not enter orbit as a result of an accident (DOS-2), one went under the designation "Kosmos-557" (DOS-3)
  16. Earnest
    Earnest 23 February 2021 18: 05
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    Quote: Professor
    The US is militarizing space, but here's the Russian space gun. Bravo author! good

    Half lying again, professor? Soviet cannon, so-vet-ska-ya! But about the militarization of space by the states - your purest truth ...
  17. Alex widerkehr
    Alex widerkehr 23 February 2021 19: 43
    +1
    The Kremlin is ready. Rogozin needs more finance and Chubais to help.
  18. Comrade Kim
    Comrade Kim 24 February 2021 00: 42
    +1
    Quote: A. Privalov
    The Russian space program looks like a pale shadow of the technological power of the Soviet Union.


    Modern Russia cannot even "catch up" with the economy of the RSFSR!
    From 1991 to the present day, the economy of the Russian Federation has been a pale shadow of the economy of the RSFSR.
    Effective managers have achieved growth in only one indicator - the withdrawal of money from Russia to accounts in British and American banks.
    And they live with us on a rotational basis.
    They sell Mother Russia from Monday to Friday. And on Friday evening, they arrange their sleek asses in the leather chairs of businessjets, and bring them to London, crying to their women how hard it is to make money in Russia.
  19. looker-on
    looker-on 25 February 2021 19: 51
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    Quote: Yuri V.A
    What prevents Kokorich from attracting investments for projects in this area of ​​interest to the state? Do you need a special permit to develop a heavy launch vehicle, an industrial orbital station, a lunar base?

    It is obvious that the state, even in theory, does not plan to admit private business to space.
  20. Dmitry V.
    Dmitry V. 1 March 2021 12: 53
    -1
    But there are ground-based anti-missile systems in Europe and on NATO ships, which are also capable of “pinching off” part of Russian ICBMs.

    To get such an opportunity, ships with Aeges must be in certain squares near the protected objects - the radius of anti-missiles is very limited, in fact, this is an object defense system, not a global one.