Without Russia: Americans will build a near-moon station on their own


The American project Deep Space Gateway, which implies the creation of a lunar station, will be fully funded from the US federal budget. This was announced on the eve of the representative of NASA, Brian Duhurst.


At least the budget for 2021 will include funds in the amount of $ 739 million for the creation of an electric motor and residential module, which will become the basis of the future station. In the future, NASA expects to develop the project as contracts are concluded with international partners, negotiations with which are ongoing today.

In general, according to Duhrest, the American authorities in 2021 offer to allocate 12,3 billion dollars to finance the Artemis program. The latter will consist of several stages: an unmanned flight of our satellite in 2020, manned - in 2022, and astronauts landing on the moon in 2024. Then, around the middle of the next decade, the Americans plan to send the first crew to Mars.

Recall that in 2017, NASA and Roscosmos signed a cooperation agreement in the framework of the Deep Space Gateway project. The role of Russia was to create a gateway module and support system. At the same time, the Americans insisted on using their of technologies.

As a result, our country left the project, refusing to participate in it on secondary roles. And later in RSC Energia offered concept direct flight to the moon, without using the Gateway station as an intermediate link.
  • Photos Used: NASA
Ad
The publication is looking for authors in the news and analytical departments. Requirements for applicants: literacy, responsibility, efficiency, inexhaustible creative energy, experience in copywriting or journalism, the ability to quickly analyze text and check facts, write concisely and interestingly on political and economic topics. The work is paid. Contact: [email protected]
8 comments
Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must to register.
I have an account? Sign in
  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 11 February 2020 13: 53
    -1
    I don't see any fundamental differences between the ISS and the new station. The only difference is that the new one will revolve around the Moon, that is, the distance will increase. I see no practical sense, unless mining is planned. Obviously, this is more a matter of prestige. This is indirectly confirmed by funding from the state budget. Entrepreneurs are not going to invest yet? It looks like the days of the space race are returning. Who will accept the challenge? China. I think India will also join, perhaps a "national team" will appear. Europe, for example, Japan, Israel. Since there are no signs of inevitably impending stormy financing of the space industry in Russia on the horizon, apparently, the option with cooperation is also not excluded. We will pull technology, huge expenses for the sake of prestige are unlikely.
    Good luck to our overseas "partners" and all participants in the upcoming race in this difficult matter.
    However, the prize is not so attractive. Whoever can, will be the second to land on the moon. History remembers the first. For America it is in the style of "making it great again", for Russia "we did manage"? In my opinion, the incentive is so-so. In general, the "big heap of billions" from the Russian budget, most likely, will not be used to "increase the prestige".
  2. av58 Offline av58
    av58 (Andrei) 11 February 2020 14: 03
    -1
    Do Americans want to build a lunar station without Russia? Yes, as much as necessary! It is high time to restrict the Americans' access to our space technologies, and to make our "scientists" and "specialists" work, otherwise they have become quite hungry and have lost their scent.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 11 February 2020 14: 11
      -1
      av58 (Andrey) Perhaps you are right, but that’s not all, you have to decently increase funding.
      As a bonus, video for viewing on this topic, I recommend in the evening before going to bed, soothes ....
      China:



      India:



      Israel:



      U.S.:



      Unfortunately, there is nothing about our experience on the channel, apparently, the girl is a fan of Mask. winked
      1. av58 Offline av58
        av58 (Andrei) 11 February 2020 14: 29
        +3
        Good video, only it would be for Rogozin. laughing
        In general, it is time for us to stop looking at the Americans and Chinese, and take up our own space program.
  3. old friend Offline old friend
    old friend (Vitali) 11 February 2020 15: 41
    +1
    Well, considering who now controls the Russian Space Agency, then maybe it’s for the better. Would have drunk a bunch of dough, and even fines for terms and quality flew))
    Seriously, then 2 main meanings of this station:
    - the experience of creating such objects on remote planets (compared to the ISS, the difference is very large)
    “The moon is the closest source of raw materials to us.” If we talk about the delivery of raw materials from other planets in the future, then the first such base will be on the moon. Those. lunar station is the first step towards the creation and operation of a lunar base.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 11 February 2020 16: 45
      0
      Well, considering who is currently steering the Roskosmos, then maybe it’s for the better. Would have drunk a bunch of dough, and even fines for terms and quality flew))

      Apparently, you mean sawed?

      Seriously, then 2 main meanings of this station:
      - the experience of creating such objects on remote planets (compared to the ISS, the difference is very large)

      I don’t see any fundamental differences, we are talking about a near-moon station, and not a base on the moon. How is it different from the ISS?

      “The moon is the closest source of raw materials to us.” If we talk about the delivery of raw materials from other planets in the future, then the first such base will be on the moon. Those. lunar station - the first step towards the creation and operation of a lunar base

      Perhaps you are right, but so far it is unlikely that you need to be on the surface of the moon and not in orbit for mining.
      PS I understand that you did not like the video? I can offer more serious.

  4. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 11 February 2020 21: 12
    +1
    Thanks to the USSR, Russia possesses the most advanced space technologies. And without Russia, neither the United States nor China will succeed for another 15 years. Unless Russia shares these technologies or simply steals them, they will sell them. And the engines on the Chinese lunar rover are Russian! This year, the Americans threatened to deliver the crew to the ISS on their rockets. That's when they deliver and return back, then we will continue to "dream" !!
  5. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 13 February 2020 11: 47
    +1
    Recall that in 2017, NASA and Roscosmos signed a cooperation agreement in the framework of the Deep Space Gateway project. The role of Russia was to create a gateway module and support system. At the same time, the Americans insisted on using their technology.

    I missed this nuance. recourse In essence, the modules docked to the ISS are simply spaceships with a container containing various equipment. This is not a station yet, but only a segment of it. To combine them into a station, you need a docking module and a support system. Largely for this reason, at one time they agreed to the creation of the ISS, the USSR had developed these technologies and worked already then. It turns out that the United States is still not going smoothly in this direction, they wanted Russia not only to make it, but to "perfect" their technology.