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The Swiss will build a drone to launch satellites into orbit

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The Swiss company Swiss Space System (S3) announced its plans in mid-March 2013. Engineers are preparing to construct an unmanned space shuttle, which will allow sending satellites into orbit almost without human intervention.


The creation of the exact layout of the new ship is scheduled for the end of 2014, the opening of the commercial spaceport in the Swiss city of Payerne - by 2015. The construction of the first prototype of the mini-shuttle will occur in the 2016 year, and next year the first test flight of the device will happen.
Put on the stream such launches will succeed no earlier than 2018 of the year, reports Space.com.

According to S3 flight plans, the onboard aircraft will be able to climb 10 kilometers in height. Then he will launch an aircraft with a rocket engine that will operate on liquid oxygen and kerosene. Rocketplan will be able to reach an altitude of 80 kilometers above sea level, and this is quite enough to bring the satellite into orbit.


The 250-kilogram satellites themselves will also be equipped with rocket engines. This will allow them to gain the desired height and go into space.
Engine design for satellites is under development.

The cost of this project is 200 million Swiss francs (approximately $ 211 million). Separately, the company will need $ 53 million to build a spaceport. The head of the communications department of S3, Gregoire Loretan, reports that most of this big sum has already been collected. The project is financed by private investors and numerous partners.

"The main task of our company is to build, certify and launch suborbital unmanned shuttles for launching satellites into orbit. This project will bring space closer to humans and will also help reduce the budget for launching satellites four times compared to the current costs," comments Loretan. .
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  1. Isk1984
    Isk1984 April 4 2013 11: 27 New
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    Spiz ... whether our "spiral" ......
    1. strannik595
      strannik595 April 4 2013 14: 46 New
      +7
      200 million Swiss francs (approximately $ 211 million). Separately, the company will need $ 53 million to build a spaceport.............. if such money was enough for such projects, then the Zulus would have flown to Jupiter twice already and returned back
      1. zart_arn
        zart_arn April 4 2013 20: 03 New
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        Named the cost of the project, not the building. For calculations, drawings, mathematical models, the money is quite decent.
        1. zart_arn
          zart_arn April 4 2013 20: 08 New
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          The project will be provided by the company as a business plan, and then if there is an investor, they will build it, no, it means not fate.
          1. Quiet
            Quiet April 4 2013 21: 37 New
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            The project will be provided by the company as a business plan.

            And then the loot will be sawn, broken up and money will remain only on a steam plane !!!!! bully
    2. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov April 4 2013 16: 16 New
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    3. Quiet
      Quiet April 4 2013 21: 35 New
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      The Swiss will build a drone to launch satellites into orbit

      And hto are Shvertsaytsy ?? lol
    4. edge
      edge April 5 2013 07: 20 New
      +1
      well, if they were alone, the race would start soon, who would be the first at the new feeder.
  2. avt
    avt April 4 2013 11: 34 New
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    Repeat, already been.
  3. svp67
    svp67 April 4 2013 11: 37 New
    +2
    "Declare" does not mean "do." In general, it's time for our specialists to present new equipment to their people and the world
    1. Zerstorer
      Zerstorer April 4 2013 14: 16 New
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      Quote: svp67
      In general, it’s time for our specialists to present new equipment to their people and the world

      There are almost no private offices. But the state (no, not the state, but the ruling class — the elites) does not need this.
  4. Wedmak
    Wedmak April 4 2013 11: 39 New
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    Curious. And what are these 250 kg satellites? Moreover, with its engines that can jump higher from 80 km ... And what can fit in them? In addition to fuel ...
    1. fzr1000
      fzr1000 April 4 2013 11: 49 New
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      The satellite filling itself can now weigh 1 kg.
      1. Wedmak
        Wedmak April 4 2013 11: 52 New
        +1
        So it is understandable. So it’s curious what they were going to carry into space on such a “huge” scale. At the same time spending dofiga money during the crisis of Europe ....
        1. fzr1000
          fzr1000 April 4 2013 12: 30 New
          +3
          Switzerland is not yet very depressed by the crisis of Europe ...
          1. Alexander Romanov
            Alexander Romanov April 4 2013 12: 33 New
            +2
            Quote: fzr1000
            Switzerland is not yet very depressed by the crisis of Europe ..

            Well, the main word in your offer is bye.
            1. fzr1000
              fzr1000 April 4 2013 14: 03 New
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              Switzerland is a country of banks, watches and hard currency. It will bend the penultimate one, in front of the Vatican. Do not forget that this is the only one in the West. Europe is a country that, in a referendum, told Muslim immigrants that there would be no mosques and hijabs, and not someone likes it, yeah ........., and it also has very high unit military spending and a good army.
              1. Wedmak
                Wedmak April 4 2013 16: 23 New
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                Here, perhaps you are right.
              2. Mikhail3
                Mikhail3 April 4 2013 21: 39 New
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                And this army wants mini shuttles. Since it is difficult to imagine the civilian use of satellites with ... uh er ... small shorter than satellites. What can weigh 250 kg? Well, for example, a saddle gun. In the sense of a barrel, one charge and a guidance system, that is, a signal reception and orientation system. High-precision space-based weapons. You can shoot anything, just a little and for a lot of money. It makes some sense ...
          2. Quiet
            Quiet April 4 2013 22: 26 New
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            Switzerland is not yet very depressed by the crisis of Europe

            Well right now, investors in a panic will begin to empty the safes of Swiss banks and this country will not care not only for satellites but also for hang gliders !!!! laughing
    2. Sirocco
      Sirocco April 4 2013 11: 50 New
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      Quote: Wedmak
      And what can fit in them? In addition to fuel ...

      Dreams of desire, and as always Ambition. Let them try, maybe what happens. I also want to buy an EU 145 helicopter. laughing
      1. Reasonable, 2,3
        Reasonable, 2,3 April 5 2013 04: 32 New
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        Very funny! .Where is SWITZERLAND and where is space ?.
    3. fzr1000
      fzr1000 April 4 2013 11: 56 New
      +1
      The satellite itself can weigh 1 kg.

      1. Wedmak
        Wedmak April 4 2013 12: 40 New
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        Well, it's more like toys. What is there - a camera / camcorder, a GPS sensor, a signal transceiver ... that's all ...
        1. Hudo
          Hudo April 4 2013 14: 05 New
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          Quote: Wedmak
          Well, it's more like toys. What is there - a camera / camcorder, a GPS sensor, a signal transceiver ... that's all ...



          Maybe Chubais promised them nano satellites? Then they build a plane in vain - Chubais will fool them.
    4. zart_arn
      zart_arn April 4 2013 20: 20 New
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      Launch scheme, it is as old as the world.
  5. fzr1000
    fzr1000 April 4 2013 11: 51 New
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    [img]http://im5-tub-ru.yandex.net/i?id=421261139-03-72&n=21[/img]


    The satellite itself can weigh 1 kg.
  6. crambol
    crambol April 4 2013 11: 51 New
    +1
    The creation of the exact layout of the new ship is scheduled for the end of 2014,
    opening of a commercial spaceport for 2015.
    The construction of the first prototype of the mini-shuttle in 2016,
    next year there will be the first test flight of the device.
    Such launches will be put on stream no earlier than 2018,


    Did they eat their cheese? Or want to connect the Chinese?
    1. sniper
      sniper April 4 2013 13: 55 New
      +2
      Once again confirms how right our designers were, who were ahead of their time for many decades ... It is sad that their work was in vain ...
  7. USNik
    USNik April 4 2013 12: 13 New
    +5
    We stock up on popcorn and wait bully . Let's see how they attach about 10 tons to the back of a CIVIL subsonic airliner and how they organize the undocking (the same problem). Not to mention the 80 km orbit and rocket satellites. It looks like another attempt from the series "give us money and we will spend it." hi
  8. Roomata
    Roomata April 4 2013 12: 18 New
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    Meanwhile, Russia allocated 1000000000000000 rubles to create the largest magnifying glass on a stand for monitoring enemy satellites
    they are also planning to burn aliens from the west on the moon’s surface
    1. Wedmak
      Wedmak April 4 2013 12: 27 New
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      Share the grass please.
      1. fzr1000
        fzr1000 April 4 2013 12: 29 New
        +1
        Better not, otherwise you'll get used to it ....
        1. Wedmak
          Wedmak April 4 2013 12: 33 New
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          I'm not myself! I am in order to reduce its impact on humans!
    2. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov April 4 2013 12: 34 New
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      Quote: Roomata
      Meanwhile, Russia allocated 1000000000000000 rubles

      Envy silently! And actually, why is the Russian flag?
  9. nickname 1 and 2
    nickname 1 and 2 April 4 2013 13: 16 New
    +4
    I remember the Ukrainian saying = don’t give me a gop, don’t jump!

    or Soon fairy tales affect but not soon things are done.
  10. elmi
    elmi April 4 2013 14: 53 New
    +3
    It’s always like this: our idea, embodiment in the West, then we catch up or buy our idea embodied in the project.
  11. Dim1
    Dim1 April 4 2013 15: 09 New
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    The Spiral campaign was stolen, only they forgot about the AN-225 carrier wink
  12. assaker
    assaker April 4 2013 15: 48 New
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    Yes, the ideas are not new, especially since in its implementation, a much more powerful state was involved than Switzerland, but God help the boys, the rake then lies in the same place and the same ones that the USSR went on !!!
  13. carver
    carver April 4 2013 16: 01 New
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    Everything is new, well forgotten old

    http://www.buran.ru/htm/spiral_5.htm
  14. AIR-ZNAK
    AIR-ZNAK April 4 2013 16: 03 New
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    And the Kiev aircraft plant is full of desire to finish building and drive someone An-225. They also offered our MO, but were refused. That's the hump for a mini shuttle. And the spiral, according to rumors, is mothballed in the workshop at the NGO Lightning.
  15. Doctor Evil
    Doctor Evil April 4 2013 17: 46 New
    +1
    Suvorov with his troops crosses the Alps: “Go, my miracles are heroes! Beat the gnomes! Take away their chocolate!” !!! Joke.
  16. SlavaS
    SlavaS April 4 2013 19: 08 New
    0
    A joke is late, today is the 4th.
  17. APASUS
    APASUS April 4 2013 20: 02 New
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    Do the Swiss seem to have copied the design of the ship from the killer whale?
  18. Klim
    Klim April 4 2013 20: 17 New
    +1
    Over the past 20 years, who only has not announced such projects but only the results are not visible.
  19. sashka
    sashka April 5 2013 05: 49 New
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    That's why for some reason I believe them (Swiss) .. And our "two" by no means. What they just didn’t “promise”. Moreover, they are talking about cutting costs .. This is not "nasvensko", wrong.