Rogozin justified the colossal funds necessary to create an "elevator to the moon"


“Lunar race”, which began between the leading space powers, involves the investment of gigantic funds to gain an advantage over competitors.


During a press conference at the Vostochny Cosmodrome, the head of Roskosmos Dmitry Rogozin said that as part of the moon exploration, the state corporation plans to create a universal landing module, which will become a kind of elevator for delivering goods from a near-moon station to the surface of the Earth’s satellite.

According to him, it will be possible to justify the colossal funds invested in the creation of the “space elevator” by commercializing the project.
The Director General of Roscosmos noted that many countries actively exploring space would like to create an apparatus, but do not know how to deliver it. According to Rogozin, the “space elevator” could be the solution to this problem.

A little earlier, speaking about the prospects for the exploration of the moon, Dmitry Rogozin said that two new modules created for the ISS - the Scientific and Energy and the Uzlovoy, can be used as a prototype of a near-moon station, since their service life may exceed the life of the International Space Station.

Recall that the Russian moon exploration program is divided into two stages, the first of which involves the creation of a basic module in a lunar orbit, and the second involves the installation of the first elements of a stationary base on the Earth satellite and the delivery of the first astronauts.
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 16 December 2019 20: 39
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    The most interesting thing is that

    the two new modules created for the ISS - the Scientific and Energy and the Uzlovaya can be used as a prototype of the near-moon station, since their service life may exceed the life of the International Space Station.

    If not mistaken, the ISS agreement is valid until the year 2024. I would like to hope that it will not be extended either by rider passengers, who have been playing too much lately, will finally have the opportunity to independently develop technologies for building their own station. And these modules will serve as the basis of the Russian. But something tells me, the choice will be made in favor of

    project commercialization
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    3. Vladimir_ Voronov (Vladimir) 17 December 2019 10: 04
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      ... many countries actively exploring space would like to create an apparatus, but do not know how to deliver it. According to Rogozin, the “space elevator” could be the solution to this problem.

      I read Rogozin’s biography and was horrified by who runs Roskosmos — a journalist, philosopher, and graduated from the University of Marxism-Leninism at the Moscow City Committee of the CPSU. They say about such people:

      Mouth closed - workplace removed.

      A helpful "eccentric" is more dangerous than the enemy.

      - folk wisdom.
  2. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 16 December 2019 21: 35
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    I try not to listen to him at all, so as not to be upset.
  3. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 17 December 2019 00: 03
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    To be honest, with a cursory, out of the corner of my eye, a glance at the news, on the first line I already thought that it was about "justifying colossal funds" for its maintenance in Roscosmos - "in the light" of the previous recent news about the size of Rogozin's "salary" in comparison with the director of NACA, engineers and cosmonauts .... what about the mega-cost "lunar lift" ?!
    I wang that with such a "cosmic" imbalance in the remuneration of technical specialists and the "apparatus of effective managers" no "lunar lift" will work in Roscosmos - no, well, "the process ... of the budget development will go (there is no doubt about that maybe!) ", but" at the exit "what ... as in the oriental tale" about Aladdin and the talking donkey "-" or the padishah will die, or the donkey will die "??! winked