The confrontation of powers in space is back again

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In connection with the sanctions war that the West has declared against Russia, a number of joint research projects, including in space, are in doubt.

Having abandoned their own orbital station on the wave of “an irresistible craving to be friends with Western partners”, they decided to follow the path of a joint project that took shape in the ISS. Today's political squabbles clearly indicate that this project may live out its last months, because the Americans themselves imposed sanctions on joint research activities. So far, there are nuances and exceptions, but there is no doubt that working with the US and the EU as it was before will not work on the ISS. And is it necessary...



Accordingly, the state faces the question that without its own space programs, it is actually not necessary to talk about the development of the country's space industry. And therefore, the issues are not just financing, but also, most importantly, its control to solve the tasks set - something that can no longer be put on the brakes, as it often happened before.

The confrontation in space between the leading powers is back. One can argue with this, but the facts say just that. On this occasion, one can be sad and reflect, but one can also remember a positive nuance. After all, it was in times of fierce competition that unique space exploration projects were born, and the USSR successfully implemented these projects, earning the status of a great space power.

The historian, military expert Yuri Knutov talks about the confrontation in space on the air of Day TV:

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    1. +2
      1 2022 June
      After all, it was in times of fierce competition that unique space exploration projects were born, and the USSR successfully implemented these projects, earning the status of a great space power

      And that after the collapse of the USSR, competition became softer? The Soviet person had a completely different mentality and a different measure of responsibility .. yes, and the people were professionals working in their specialty.
      1. +3
        1 2022 June
        And that after the collapse of the USSR, competition became softer?

        Competition has changed its form: in Soviet times it was mutual (we beat them in many areas), but now the competition is unidirectional - Russia is trying to compete with the United States, and not vice versa.
        1. +1
          1 2022 June
          I have a question. In what areas can Russia compete with the US in space?
          1. -3
            1 2022 June
            In what areas can Russia compete with the US in space?

            Compete - none. But we can fully maintain our competitiveness and contain the United States. The main advantage of Russia is the low cost of launching a payload into a low reference orbit, but this is also leveled out due to the huge budget of the amers.
          2. 0
            July 20 2022
            In all ! And the military will confirm this, only who will give you secrets.
      2. -1
        1 2022 June
        Totally agree
    2. +4
      1 2022 June
      Confrontation in space is nothing but a return to Pithecanthropus, see "Space Odyssey 2001". Our American neighbors, instead of continuing and expanding international cooperation in space, have returned to using space to assert their power on Earth. Back to the animal state.
    3. +3
      1 2022 June
      The confrontation of powers in space is back again
      There are more people who want, although not everyone has pulled themselves up to the moment when they can declare their rights / wishes, more real, meaningful.
      However, we need to restore the past to the previous level, the task for now and tomorrow is the most urgent.
    4. +4
      1 2022 June
      It would be just great to undock those few of our modules from the ISS and, on their basis, "assemble" our own orbital station. I don't know how real it is.
      1. +5
        1 2022 June
        It makes no sense, they have already served and are dangerous, ours want to create their own station like China.
        1. +4
          1 2022 June
          Our modules "Science" and "Prichal" were launched in the 21st year (I just looked). It is clear that this is not easy, but I really want to)))
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        2. 0
          2 2022 June
          The "star" module, the basis of the ISS, judging by last year's open publications, is in a pre-emergency state, and the "pier and science" can be towed to a new station without any problems
    5. +1
      1 2022 June
      Competition in space has not gone anywhere, maybe even tougher, private "space" companies such as SpaceX have appeared, "semi-private" like Boeing, and everyone wants to make money.
    6. +3
      1 2022 June
      There is something to be said about the race in space between the USSR and the USA. But why? Any powerful weapon in space and on earth must be backed up by the country's powerful economy. Otherwise ... an indispensable dependence on some kind of country.
    7. +5
      1 2022 June
      Now there is no confrontation - there are American projects that have pulled ahead very thoroughly, there are Japanese projects that are also quite advanced in their direction (asteroid missions), there is a fairly progressive activity of China, which is quite cheerfully catching up with the West.
      We are not on this list from the word at all.
      As for the ISS, I think that participation in the ISS was justified, because economically we could not pull Mir, and the years were such that refusing to participate in the ISS would be fraught with a complete curtailment of our scientific activities in orbit, the loss of at least some competencies.
      For a good ISS, it was necessary to phase it out gradually after 2014 and the start of sanctions, by the year 2016, having drawn up a draft ROSS and allocating a budget for it. However, we waited (for what? that everything would settle down?) and waited until the moment when our funds became even more limited, and our competitors became even closer to the further development of their space programs in the direction of the Moon, Mars, small bodies of the solar system, etc.
      Anyone who believes that we had (-have and will have) an awesome level of planning should poke his face into it until the cheers-snot stop climbing out of his nose.
      1. -2
        2 2022 June
        What you say is wonderful! Therefore, as a first small step, I propose to close our toilet for Aliens. Yes, we are cab drivers and helpers at the station. And let the elves fly to comets and stars in shit and other waste. The most important thing is that they do not forget the best plumbers in Europe and the world. Charming!
    8. -1
      1 2022 June
      Everything will lead to the fact that it will be necessary to undock the Russian modules and create our own space station MIR 2
    9. 0
      3 2022 June
      Did it stop?
    10. 0
      20 2022 June
      In connection with the sanctions war that the West has declared against Russia, a number of joint research projects, including in space, are in doubt.

      But that's why the course of the state after the coup of the 90s was not called into question? Again we pour from empty to empty!
    11. 0
      July 26 2022
      Quote: South Ukrainian
      It would be just great to undock those few of our modules from the ISS and, on their basis, "assemble" our own orbital station. I don't know how real it is.

      Unreal. All components, both ours and the rest, were made from the general architecture of the station. They complement each other. Docking only from ours is like trying to assemble a car from only one wheel.

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