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The United States plans to conduct a number of experiments for the missile defense system on the ISS

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The United States plans to conduct a number of experiments for the missile defense system on the ISS

The United States intends to conduct a series of tests for the American missile defense system on board the ISS. According to the American specialized site spacenews.com., The station will test new equipment for tracking the launches of hypersonic missiles.


According to the plans of the US Space Development Agency, the Prototype Infrared Payload equipment operating in the infrared range will be delivered on board the ISS, with the help of which a number of tests will be carried out. The equipment will be aboard Northrop Grumman's US cargo spacecraft Cygnus, which is due to dock with the space station in July this year.

Details of the upcoming tests are not given, it is known that the experiments will be carried out by American astronauts while the cargo ship is on the ISS for three months. Whether the equipment will be transferred to the station itself is not reported. Northrop Grumman has already raised $ 13,8 million to get the required equipment into orbit.

The purpose of the experiment at the US Space Development Agency is called obtaining the data necessary for the development of sensors capable of detecting launches of hypersonic and ballistic missiles.

In the future, the new detection equipment is planned to be placed on the American low-orbit satellites for warning missile attacks. The development should appear in orbit as early as 2023. It clarifies that the Pentagon has satellites capable of detecting missiles from geostationary orbit, but needs to develop algorithms for detecting hypersonic missiles from low Earth orbit.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 2 March 2021 10: 46
    +12
    the station will test new equipment for tracking the launches of hypersonic missiles.

    Is the ISS a "peaceful" project?
    It would be necessary for the Americans to "help" in their excrement.
    Well, hold something ...
    Or draw up a report.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 2 March 2021 10: 50
      +7
      Quote: Victor_B
      Is the ISS a "peaceful" project?

      Yes, "peaceful space" has ended at the suggestion of the United States.
      1. Victor_B
        Victor_B 2 March 2021 10: 52
        +6
        Quote: tihonmarine
        Yes, "peaceful space" has ended at the suggestion of the United States.

        Yes, they were completely cut off!
        On the ISS, missile defense systems ...
        1. military_cat
          military_cat 2 March 2021 12: 14
          0
          Well, the robot Fedor is also a combat robot. (https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/1709185)
          1. krot
            krot 2 March 2021 16: 56
            -1
            And this, is it possible? Testing their weapons on the ISS .. It seems like we are joining the founders. or not?
    2. Terenin
      Terenin 2 March 2021 10: 54
      +5
      Quote: Victor_B
      the station will test new equipment for tracking the launches of hypersonic missiles.

      Is the ISS a "peaceful" project?
      It would be necessary for the Americans to "help" in their excrement.
      Well, hold something ...
      Or draw up a report.

      Give them, on Cosmonautics Day ... a drill and small drillswinked
      1. mole
        mole 2 March 2021 13: 19
        -1
        Quote: Terenin

        Give them, on Cosmonautics Day ... a drill and small drillswinked

        Better than Rogozin with the team.
    3. Terenin
      Terenin 2 March 2021 11: 00
      +5
      Quote: Victor_B
      the station will test new equipment for tracking the launches of hypersonic missiles.

      Is the ISS a "peaceful" project?
      .

      Amers always have the right project, which is beneficial to them.
    4. military_cat
      military_cat 2 March 2021 12: 07
      -4
      Quote: Victor_B
      It would be necessary for the Americans to "help" in their excrement.

      They have already helped, sold them the RD-191 engines, which are installed on the Antares rocket, which takes the Cygnus spacecraft to the ISS.
    5. Cosm22
      Cosm22 2 March 2021 12: 50
      +8
      Alas.
      There is a good Russian proverb - he who pays calls the tune.
      Are you familiar with the cost of building the ISS of the participating countries?
      And what about the cost of operating the ISS today? Percentage? From the United States and Russia?
      That ...
      As for the militarization of outer space, it never ended. Having barely begun with the Chelomey project, from the Almaz station, which was being developed back in 1964 at OKB-52. Okay, at least they changed to Salute.
      Civil space has always been an adjective in relation to military space. So it was, so it is and so it will be.
      Who can guarantee that observations and experiments not only for civilian purposes have not been carried out on the ISS before and are not being carried out today? Unfortunately, we will never hear anything, except for the usual phrases about biomedical research ... the study of the behavior of the human body ... astrophysical research ... the study of the atmosphere and surface of the Earth, etc., etc.
      The division of space into civilian and military sectors is rather arbitrary.
      Here we are doing the Angara project. Which is positioned as a civilian. And on what basis? The RF Ministry of Defense will pay for the launches, the RF Ministry of Defense took control of the construction of the SC in Vostochny, the RF Ministry of Defense ordered all 4 upcoming launches within the LKI, all subsequent orders (if any) will be paid by the RF Ministry of Defense.
      1. orionvitt
        orionvitt 2 March 2021 14: 25
        0
        Quote: Cosm22
        The division of space into civilian and military sectors is rather arbitrary.

        No one denies this. But they correctly write that using the ISS, which is an international cooperation project of a number of countries, for their own militaristic purposes, is still the same impudence. However, what am I talking about. In the lexicon of the Naglo-Saxons, such concepts as arrogance, rudeness, deceit and so on do not exist. At least in relation to yourself "beautiful".
        1. vadim dok
          vadim dok 2 March 2021 18: 01
          +1
          The equipment will most likely be on the CARGO SHIP, which is not part of the ISS.
  2. halpat
    halpat 2 March 2021 10: 46
    +4
    Well :)) space drill in working order. It is necessary to quickly drill holes where required and then seal them up for a long time, and let the "series of tests of the American missile defense system" wait smile
    1. Avior
      Avior 2 March 2021 10: 57
      +8
      There are already a lot of cracks. And for some reason in the Russian segment
      1. Terenin
        Terenin 2 March 2021 11: 02
        +6
        Quote: Avior
        There are already a lot of cracks. And for some reason in the Russian segment

        Banal metal fatigue. Its service life was completed two years ago. Extended, at someone's request, until 2024.
        1. Avior
          Avior 2 March 2021 11: 44
          +2
          and the Russian segment and the American segment are very different in time of creation?
          1. slipped
            slipped 2 March 2021 12: 37
            +1
            Quote: Avior
            There are already a lot of cracks. And for some reason in the Russian segment


            There is no "heap of cracks". They found one, 4,5 cm long. The rest of the possible places are under suspicion and are being investigated. In any case, the transition chamber has a sealed door and is closed from the rest of the station.

            Quote: Avior
            and the Russian segment and the American segment are very different in time of creation?


            Strong. The housing of the SM "Zvezda" module was made as a twin of the base unit of the Mir station in 1982. The buildings of the Zarya and Nauka modules - in 1996. The hulls of the rest of the modules were also in the 90s, except for the Rassvet hull, I can't say for sure, but in my opinion it was made in the late 80s for the Mir-2 station, for its NEP.
            1. Cosm22
              Cosm22 2 March 2021 13: 03
              +3
              Rogozin personally voiced the information about the one exactly found crack?
              Was it through her that the pressure in the compartment dropped by half over the weekend?
              Or is the pressure still being etched through at least 6 cracks, which were discussed in the negotiations between the ISS and the MCC?
              And if the crack is really "exactly one", what new cracks did Sergei Ryzhikov report to the MCC?
              1. slipped
                slipped 3 March 2021 17: 21
                +1
                Quote: Cosm22
                And if the crack is really "exactly one", what new cracks did Sergei Ryzhikov report to the MCC?


                Work on the study of the intermediate chamber of the Zvezda module for leaks has been completed, two leaks have been found. A decision was made to seal them. The first leak will be repaired from March 4 to March 6, the second - until March 12, after additional research
        2. Cosm22
          Cosm22 2 March 2021 13: 09
          +2
          How is it? Banal metal fatigue?
          But Roskosmos for some reason completely excludes such a version.
          This was categorically stated by the executive director of the state corporation Sergei Krikalev.
      2. Errr
        Errr 2 March 2021 11: 33
        +3
        Quote: Avior
        There are already a lot of cracks. And for some reason in the Russian segment
        Anto Obama the sinister tore everything to shreds in the gas station country. laughing
        1. Avior
          Avior 2 March 2021 11: 41
          -2
          this is a banal explanation.
          there is a fresh version from RIA Novosti
          A new crack, due to which oxygen was leaking on the International Space Station (ISS), could have appeared due to the Fedor robot, which was delivered into orbit in 2019. The body could have been damaged by inaccurate movement of the android, Alexander Khokhlov, a member of the North-Western organization of the Russian Federation of Cosmonautics, told RIA Novosti.

          He recalled that the anthropomorphic robot was moved through the intermediate chamber from the Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft to the station and back, and such a transfer route was not planned in advance. The automatic docking of the Soyuz MS-14 with the robot to the Poisk module did not take place due to the fact that one of the cables of the Kurs rendezvous system was not connected to the ISS.

          How it is, Mikhalych! smile
          1. Errr
            Errr 2 March 2021 12: 33
            0
            The most recent Fedya tweets were tweets claiming that the Russian cosmonauts in one of the videos were drunk. In one of the last posts, the robot asked to send him on a flight instead of human astronauts, because he believes that it will be better than them, especially when it comes to Suraev and Samokutyaev. After that, "Fedya" lost his account.
            It seems to me that he is also a snitch, however, i.e. woodpecker in every sense. laughing
          2. slipped
            slipped 2 March 2021 12: 43
            0
            Quote: Avior
            this is a banal explanation


            Complete crap.
            1. Avior
              Avior 2 March 2021 13: 22
              +1
              About Obama? Or about Fedya?
              In my opinion there are emoticons for that and put
              1. slipped
                slipped 2 March 2021 13: 28
                -1
                Ukrainian version

                The VO engine changed the surname cool
                1. Avior
                  Avior 2 March 2021 13: 55
                  +1
                  had to fix smile smile
  3. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 2 March 2021 10: 59
    -1
    The Americans will have to post a guard at Cygnysa at the gateway and outside the station. And they will have enough for this business. That's why they bought a place on the Soyuz, to bring a sentry aboard the ISS. wassat
  4. anjey
    anjey 2 March 2021 10: 59
    +3
    The United States intends to conduct a series of tests for the American missile defense system on board the ISS.
    With such a clear militarization of the ISS by the Americans, Russia needs its own station in orbit, and let the Yankees fly to the ISS on Musk's space Cadillacs, their impudence goes beyond all boundaries of peaceful coexistence already in space and at this stage of joint exploration and flights.
    The Yankees will always be our hostile competitors, unfortunately, and as always, this is not the fault of the common American people.
    1. Kildin
      Kildin 2 March 2021 14: 32
      -1
      Does the Russian Federation have money for its station?
      1. anjey
        anjey 2 March 2021 14: 50
        0
        Money is not the main thing when it comes to preserving a strong and independent state, I want to believe that Russia is moving precisely along this vector, despite the mouse fuss of the West with useless sanctions and the same, its militaristic intimidation laughing
        1. Kildin
          Kildin 2 March 2021 18: 03
          -3
          Well, since money is not the main thing, then you will be the one who will work for a bowl of stew laughing
          Have you already forgotten how the builders of Vostochny spent months without money?
          PS. Militaristic intimidation, for the most part, comes from the Russian Federation, the West is only sluggishly spurning.
          1. anjey
            anjey 2 March 2021 20: 12
            -1
            Yeah, Russia is rattling its weapons at the gates of Berlin, London and Washington, according to you? And not the United States with NATO almost at Moscow itself, this is just your blatant lie or idiocy, there is no third way laughingI am surprised at you laughing
            1. Kildin
              Kildin 3 March 2021 11: 49
              -3
              Almost near Moscow - where is this? Or did I miss something and a NATO base appeared in the Klin area? laughing
              Missiles with unpredictable trajectory, Poseidon ... isn't that saber-rattling? Yeah then I'm a ballerina
              1. Pensive Lawyer
                Pensive Lawyer 3 March 2021 12: 42
                0
                This is the growl of a cornered beast, not a threat, especially Poseidon, which is a weapon of retaliation, but not first strike.
                We are waiting for your video in a pack wink
                1. Kildin
                  Kildin 3 March 2021 16: 28
                  -1
                  This is exactly a threat and nothing else. Do you recognize the picture?
                  1. Pensive Lawyer
                    Pensive Lawyer 4 March 2021 11: 38
                    0
                    I understand you, let's explain in detail and in simple language.
                    There are two types of threat.
                    A criminal approaches the man, and says: give money, and pulls out a firearm. This is aggression in its purest form.
                    Or another type - a person is surrounded by gopniks, he pulls out a pistol and says: roll off, or I'll make holes. This is also a threat, but for the purpose of self-defense.
                    So, our poseidons and daggers, open cartoons - this is just about the second type. We do not put forward demands, we do not force other countries to do something under pain of blows. We say that if anything happens, we will take you with us to the next world.
                    When you talk about saber rattling with condemnation, I perceived it precisely as an accusation of the Russian Federation of aggression. After all, to accuse of self-defense - well, excuse me, is somehow wild.
  5. Destiny
    Destiny 2 March 2021 11: 05
    +11
    Quote: Victor_B
    Is the ISS a "peaceful" project?

    Was ..
    "Intergovernmental Agreement on the Space Station" signed on January 29, 1998 by fifteen governments of the countries participating in the project
    This agreement is a long-term international structure based on sincere partnership for comprehensive design, creation, development and long-term peaceful use of an inhabited civil space station, in accordance with international law.

    They do what they want ..
  6. Your stranger
    Your stranger 2 March 2021 11: 06
    0
    But those sensors can place a mask on starlinks,
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 2 March 2021 11: 29
      0
      Musk has a separate contract for the creation of missile defense satellites, these will be separate satellites, even if they use a platform from a communications satellite.
      1. Your stranger
        Your stranger 2 March 2021 11: 48
        +1
        We will see, you can separately, or you can combine,
        In any case, if necessary, they will be able to withdraw more than 1000 satellites a year, if they are in the dimensions of a starlink.
        1. Blackmokona
          Blackmokona 2 March 2021 12: 36
          +1
          They will be on the Starlink platform. The communication module for the Internet is removed, and a sensor system that is being developed by another company will be inserted in its place. And solar panels, engines, navigation and so on will be like other Starlink satellites.
  7. Runoway
    Runoway 2 March 2021 11: 09
    +8
    More decisive action on our part
    1. Runway
      Runway 2 March 2021 11: 32
      +3
      Well, this is a policy of collecting signatures with an eye on the majority at the UN Assembly.
  8. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 2 March 2021 11: 10
    0
    site spacenews.com., the station will test new equipment for tracking the launches of hypersonic missiles
    Not otherwise, the Pentagon shared information with the site. In my opinion, this is a stuffing in order to track the reaction of the Russian side and correct their actions in the future. Really the fact of testing, and even for the needs of missile defense, would have been announced when you can quietly and calmly carry out these tests in your module without attracting attention. Moreover, the astronauts and the cosmonaut, in addition to common, joint tasks, also have individual ones.
  9. mvg
    mvg 2 March 2021 11: 21
    +1
    capable of detecting launches of hypersonic and ballistic missiles.

    I feel that the launches are different from the rest of the launches ...
  10. Vadim Ananyin
    Vadim Ananyin 2 March 2021 11: 39
    0
    Here they have nothing so terrible, we ourselves helped them create the ISS, well, here's an answer for us.
    You just need to get out of this project, even if they still slightly shake in orbit.
    You just need to look at what they themselves are capable of and what they can.
    And the peace project was with us, not with them.
  11. rocket757
    rocket757 2 March 2021 11: 42
    +1
    The United States intends to conduct a series of tests for the American missile defense system on board the ISS.

    for minke whales, something international is considered their own, without any doubt.
  12. Yaro Polk
    Yaro Polk 2 March 2021 11: 48
    0
    It's time to get out of this station, build your own.
  13. Dikson
    Dikson 2 March 2021 13: 04
    -1
    .. They will test weapons against us in orbit, and we clean the toilet for them ..)) And carry food and take out garbage .. In general, an excellent example of cooperation and partnership ..
  14. Dikson
    Dikson 3 March 2021 08: 20
    -1
    .. The American Space Agency has banned the repair work on the ISS by Russian cosmonauts ... There will be no repairs on our module yet .. So we will not leave ..- it is we who are "leaving" on the sly ..
    1. slipped
      slipped 3 March 2021 17: 32
      +1
      Quote: Dikson
      The American Space Agency has banned repair work on the ISS by Russian cosmonauts ...


      The American Space Agency cannot prohibit or not prohibit repair work on the ISS RS by Russian cosmonauts. The patching work on the cracks found will take about two weeks. And you still, apparently, cannot understand that the entire station is not belonging to the United States, only their ISS AS.
      1. Dikson
        Dikson 3 March 2021 19: 30
        0
        .. Well, you obviously know better .. News agencies write that they were forbidden to repair, until approvals and development of joint repair methods .. And in this situation, it does not matter whose module - we are talking about the safety of the entire station? As far as I understand, you can't just block the Star and unhook it from the whole structure ..
        1. slipped
          slipped 3 March 2021 22: 12
          +1
          Quote: Dikson
          .. Well, you obviously know better .. News agencies write,


          Gag. Heard the ringing.

          Quote: Dikson
          that it was forbidden to repair, before approvals and development of joint repair methods .. And in this situation, it does not matter whose module - we are talking about the safety of the entire station?


          Not. Our specialists, by order of Rogozin, chew on their fingers all their repairs to NASA specialists. Everything will be repaired within two weeks.

          Quote: Dikson
          As far as I understand, you can't just block the Star and unhook it from the whole structure ..


          These are the station engines. Without SM, the station will leave orbit within a couple of months. But the transition chamber is closed by a hatch, so that all this is not reflected in the working volume of the station.
          1. Dikson
            Dikson 3 March 2021 22: 51
            0
            By the way, why is it impossible to smoothly accelerate the ISS and send it to the lunar orbit as a base?
            1. slipped
              slipped 3 March 2021 23: 36
              +1
              Quote: Dikson
              By the way, why is it impossible to smoothly accelerate the ISS and send it to the lunar orbit as a base?


              Heavy. There is nothing to overclock. Not technically designed for lunar orbit. From the nearest one - I'm waiting for the powerful SPRD to be delivered to the "Science" as part of the first part of the "Ostrovsky" experiment in 2023.

              Then, in the case of the completion of the ISS in 2024, there will be a theoretical opportunity for the modules undocked from the ISS RS, within the ROS, to change the inclination by 71,6 degrees and make your own high-latitude station by adding new modules - NEM and others.