Ukrainian engineers have developed a "jumping" lunar module


As part of the Dubai Airshow 2019 event in Dubai (UAE), Ukrainian engineers from the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau presented a project for a promising moon exploration aircraft. At the exposition, a 1: 5 scale model of a landing module printed on a 3D printer was demonstrated. All the action was accompanied by an animated movie.


The main feature of the Ukrainian development was the ability to carry out three controlled flights after the landing. The maximum length of such a “jump” is 20 km.

A promising apparatus was equipped with seven single-mode RD-840. This reusable engine with a propellant feed system for fuel components weighs 4,3 kg. Its operating time is 2750 seconds. A mixture of nitrogen tetraoxide and heptyl is used as fuel.


The take-off weight of the “jumping module” (without payload) is 1715 kg. The mass of fuel is 1310 kg. The carrying capacity at launch from the surface of the moon is 150 kg.

According to the designers from the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau, their offspring can be used not only to study our natural satellite: measuring the background radiation, studying the composition of regolith, and also searching for subsurface ice, but also to build future lunar cities.
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  1. Afinogen Offline
    Afinogen (Afinogen) 21 November 2019 11: 55
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    We rode around with a saucepan on my head, to the jumping lunar module. laughing In the country of devastation, it’s cold, hungry, there’s no work, an undamped military conflict. The future is thorny, it's time to come up with lunar modules, otherwise it's boring.
  2. boriz Offline
    boriz (boriz) 21 November 2019 15: 52
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    Will not work. Right Because it jumps, but there is no pan on the head. It’s impossible without a pot.
  3. 123 Offline
    123 (123) 21 November 2019 19: 15
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    Well, these times they promised, they will definitely do it. Their jumps were worked out to automatism both on the Maidan and in the Donbass tactics of toad jumping. Most importantly, the timing was not sensibly named and what will fly.
  4. AICO Offline
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 21 November 2019 21: 45
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    This is based on HTZ, which is with garbage cans, such as in armor. Oh, well then he’s super, if something goes wrong in the container and merges quietly!
  5. Arkharov Offline
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 22 November 2019 15: 50
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    And what's so funny? Drop dead witty? But in fact, the design of the brain is not enough?
  6. slesarg65 Offline
    slesarg65 (Igor Ivanov) 22 December 2019 04: 19
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    Well, let it make sense, although I do not see it. But who will bring at least 2 tons into orbit?
  7. akarfoxhound Offline
    akarfoxhound 29 December 2019 10: 16
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    And jumpers from a trampoline will launch it !!! lol
  8. Port Offline
    Port 29 December 2019 10: 44
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    He who does not ride is a sleepwalker.