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Dmitry Rogozin: There is no systemic crisis in the Russian space industry

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said that there is no systemic crisis in the Russian space industry. Reports about it

"There is no systemic crisis in the Russian space industry, we have problems in individual enterprises and in individual nodes," Rogozin said during a visit to the Progress space center. He also added that at present Roskosmos has a number of problems that are being actively addressed.

Rogozin stressed that he meets with Vladimir Popovkin "several times a week." Thus, according to the deputy prime minister, the department actually introduced manual control. It is planned to abandon it when the new system is finally built.

It is noteworthy that as far back as December 2011, after the fall of the Meridian satellite, Vladimir Popovkin stated to ITAR-TASS: “What happened today is a big nuisance. This confirms the fact that the industry is in crisis, and the sickest link is engine building ". The cause of the accident "Meridian" was the destruction of the third stage of the rocket. The debris of the stage and the satellite fell on the territory of the Novosibirsk region, including in populated areas. Several fragments were found on the territory of the village of Vagaytsevo, where one of them broke through the roof of a residential building.

It is planned that 10 September 2012 of the year at a special government meeting chaired by Dmitry Medvedev Vladimir Popovkin will present the industry restructuring plan, which, among other things, includes a clause according to which Roskosmos will become a state corporation. The main goal of the plan is a clear separation of powers between various enterprises and departments of the Federal Space Agency.

The need for an urgent restructuring of the space industry was started after a series of accidents, the last of which was the fall of two communication satellites due to the marriage of the Briz-M upper stage. After the announcement of the causes of the accident, the head of the Khrunichev Space Center, Vladimir Nesterov, resigned. President Vladimir Putin accepted his resignation, but Nesterov was left in the center responsible for Angara.

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  1. sv-sakh
    sv-sakh 10 September 2012 10: 42
    "There are only systematic failures" wassat
    It depends on which side to look ...
    1. spender
      spender 10 September 2012 10: 45
      If there is such a "rocket-satellite fall" that a systemic crisis has occurred recently for a short time, then what is Rogozin ready to call this phrase? When will satellites and launch vehicles start to fall to Moscow and St. Petersburg? recourse
      1. valokordin
        valokordin 10 September 2012 11: 46
        Rogozin will never say that. The general decline of the industry did not occur immediately, the cumulative effect affected, there were many components of failure, and most importantly, the system was destroyed, though not completely.
        1. esaul
          esaul 10 September 2012 19: 26
          Quote: valokordin
          cumulative effect

          Greetings to a colleague! A very accurate definition picked up! In a good way - I envy!
    2. Tirpitz
      Tirpitz 10 September 2012 10: 56
      Quote: sv-sakh
      It depends on which side to look

      And watch that. Soon, not only will there be no crisis, but also the space industry. They didn’t twist it, they forgot the key in the engine. But they were planning to build a base on the moon (by 2050, of course)
      1. spender
        spender 10 September 2012 11: 08
        Now the "purges" have begun, but without knowing the information in the industry, it is difficult to judge their effectiveness, either they really fire the guilty, or get rid of the unwanted winked
        Following the resignation of the head of the Khrunichev State Scientific and Practical Center Vladimir Nesterov, several more senior employees of the center’s branches lost their postswrites on Monday the newspaper Izvestia.

        Responsible employees of the Omsk association “Flight”, a branch of the Khrunichev Center, where components for Breezes are manufactured, also lost their posts., including the system of pressurizing additional fuel tanks, which caused an accident on August 6, the newspaper notes, Interfax reports.

        «Deputy Director General for Quality and Certification of Flight Vladimir Prikhodkin was relieved of his post. Also fired the chief technologist, deputy engineer for the quality of "Flight" Sergei Anokhin. General Director of "Flight" Grigory Murakhovsky reprimanded", A high-ranking source in Roscosmos told Izvestia.

        According to the interlocutor of the publication, the list of those punished and dismissed at the enterprises of the Khrunichev Center can still be replenished according to the results of inspections of the Roskosmos commission, which are planned in the remaining months of 2012.

        «Inspections are scheduled in Voronezh OJSC Design Bureau of Chemical Automation, a branch of the Khrunichev Center where engines are manufactured, and also in the design bureau Salyut, which is a structural unit of the Khrunichev Center", - said an employee of the space agency.
        1. valokordin
          valokordin 10 September 2012 11: 49
          it’s right to dismiss all engineering specialists, and raise the von Braun and the moon from the underworld to the leaders of the reprimand by 2055.
  2. Darck
    Darck 10 September 2012 10: 44
    Dmitry Rogozin: There is no systemic crisis in the Russian space industry
    There is only gravity)) wassat
  3. Imperial
    Imperial 10 September 2012 10: 56
    "There is no systemic crisis in the Russian space industry, we have problems at individual enterprises and in individual nodes," Rogozin said. These individual enterprises and nodes, in general, are tied into the system.
  4. Fox
    Fox 10 September 2012 10: 59
    Gravity, you won again! (Zep Branigan.Futurama)
  5. Trailer
    Trailer 10 September 2012 11: 08
    A series of failures at Roskosmos began, in the opinion of many, with the accident at the launch on December 5, 2010 of three Uragan-M satellites, which were supposed to become part of the GLONASS system. The launch was then carried out with the help of the "Proton-M" booster (the same as in the last unsuccessful launch, but with a different upper stage). The day after the accident, President Dmitry Medvedev demanded that an audit be carried out and "present him with proposals on the responsibility of those involved in the incident." Thanks to the reaction of the then head of state (and, perhaps, to no less extent, to the unfortunate words of the then head of Roscosmos, Anatoly Perminov, who refused to call the incident a disaster), the accident attracted widespread attention.

    The next year, 2011, was especially disastrous for the Russian space agency. Already in February, less than two months after the failure with GLONASS, Roskosmos failed to launch the Geo-IK-2 military satellite into a given orbit. It was intended to refine the geodetic network and probe the Earth's gravitational field. The device was first lost, then found in the wrong orbit, but, in the end, it was still completely useless.

    Just shortly before this, Perminov said that Russia in 2010 "confirmed its title of the absolute leader in the number of space launches." Three months later, he had to leave his post, which was taken by Vladimir Popovkin.

    Just six months later, the situation practically repeated itself - on August 18, 2011, after the launch of the Express AM-4 communication satellite (which the agency for some reason called "the most powerful"), the new head of Roscosmos talked to journalists about the success of Russian cosmonautics. The next day, the satellite was found in an off-design orbit, communication with it could not be established.

    Just six days later, on August 24, an accident occurred during the launch of Progress with cargo for the ISS. As the cause of the accident, Roskosmos named a failure in the third stage gas generator of the Soyuz-U launch vehicle.

    To top off the unhappy year, on December 23, the military cosmonauts lost the Meridian-5 satellite, again due to malfunctions in the propulsion system, but already of a different rocket, Soyuz 2.1b.

    But the loudest failure of the national cosmonautics, of course, was the loss of the long-suffering interplanetary vehicle Phobos-Grunt. This accident was overgrown with such a number of vivid details that it is not possible to retell them, especially since has repeatedly written about them earlier.

    Well, Dmitry Rogozin is all the same "And the rest, beautiful marquise, everything is fine, everything is fine!"
  6. baltika-18
    baltika-18 10 September 2012 11: 25
    Yes, the problem there is probably that specialists have been lost for 20 reforms. And the systemic crisis, not the systemic one - puns. The essence does not change, they fall, it means something is wrong. Look and find.
  7. snek
    snek 10 September 2012 12: 22
    There is no systemic crisis in the Russian space industry

    That is, according to Rogozin, the fact that the reliability of our launch vehicles in recent years is lower than that of the Chinese is not a crisis, but a norm. Like, get used to it, comrades.
  8. Karabin
    Karabin 10 September 2012 13: 10
    There is no systemic crisis in the Russian space industry ...

    But there is a systemic crisis in governing the country.
  9. FID
    FID 10 September 2012 16: 24
    There is no crisis! Rogozin is right! Because the BRANCH is gone! And if there is no industry, then ..... you yourself understand. But Popovkin is. This is the big crisis!