In RSC Energia spoke about the benefits of a near-moon station and an "elevator"


The creation of a near-moon station at an altitude of about 10 thousand km from the surface of our natural satellite will reduce the risks of expeditions in general and allow astronauts to be on the lunar surface for up to 30 days. This was reported to the TASS agency by the Director General of RSC Energia Nikolai Sevastyanov.


According to the functionary, flights on a spaceship with access to a lunar orbit up to 200 km high and smooth descent to the satellite’s surface by means of a landing module will allow missions lasting no more than 3 days. In turn, the presence of a near-moon station, where additional resources can be delivered, opens up prospects for more extensive work by astronauts-cosmonauts as part of longer missions.

The descent to the surface of our natural satellite and return to the station is supposed to be carried out using the lunar takeoff and landing complex, the development of which is precisely what RSC Energia is engaged in. At the same time, the corporation emphasized that the future HDLP may include a reusable module for delivering goods and landing astronauts on the lunar surface.

According to Sevastyanov, the creation of the aforementioned station and partially reusable "elevator" will greatly simplify and reduce the cost of lunar missions. So, the astronauts will be able to fly to the near-moon complex and land on the satellite’s surface to carry out the necessary research and work. Then climb back to the station with the help of the same distillery and return to Earth on the ship "Eagle".
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 4 March 2020 12: 41
    +1
    So neither one nor the other .. Again, fairy tales from storytellers ..
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 4 March 2020 18: 15
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      So neither one nor the other .. Again, fairy tales from storytellers ..

      So far there is no one there at all, so to speak, it turns out - all storytellers.
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 4 March 2020 21: 45
        +2
        Goblin's Just Yesterday -

        Anton Pervushin on a meeting with the director of Roscosmos and space conspiracy theorists.

        In short, according to Pervushin - no station is planned.
        This is all blah blah answers to the amers. Rogozin supposedly admits that in reality no one thinks to implement them, purely for the sake of populism ...
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) 4 March 2020 22: 12
          +1
          It is likely that the program manager is not carrying bags of banknotes from the state basement. I think so, they are developing on the sly, perhaps somewhere even "on an initiative basis," but they are in no hurry to pump up the program with money. And the costs are not small. The first landing cost about 152 billion Bourgeois money.

          https://www.forbes.ru/biznes/380445-kosmicheskie-dengi-skolko-stoil-polet-ssha-na-lunu-i-kto-na-nem-zarabotal
          Of course, it will be cheaper for us, but still .. Apparently, there are more pressing needs.
          No major changes in the near future are visible. But who knows how it will turn further. Everything can change quickly. So it's still not a fairy tale, they are considering options, preliminarily wondering what they can do, how much it will cost, expediency, etc.
          Thanks for the "tip" to the Goblin, hi I’ll look at leisure, he has interesting people.
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 4 March 2020 12: 48
    +1
    When it became clear that they would not participate in the American project, they began to talk about the "low-budget" option:

    RSC Energia proposed the concept of a direct flight to the moon

    Apparently, the pros and cons were weighed, for sure, such a decision is more correct, as it is difficult to judge an amateur. In any case, the level of funding is insufficient to implement the project in the near future. It’s not entirely clear if this is a prospect or an attempt to disrupt financing.
  3. Vik Offline Vik
    Vik (Victor Kedo) 4 March 2020 13: 14
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    At the near-moon station, it is impossible to defend against radiation. It is impossible to hang out on it for six months, as on the near-Earth. You can protect yourself from radiation and do useful work only by digging deep under the surface of the moon.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 4 March 2020 18: 17
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      At the near-moon station, it is impossible to defend against radiation. It is impossible to hang out on it for half a year as on the near-Earth.

      And what is the fundamental difference? Is there less radiation in Earth orbit? Like the same cosmos ...
      1. vvnab Offline vvnab
        vvnab (Vitali) 5 March 2020 00: 26
        +2
        The radius of the Earth’s magnetosphere is ~ 70 km.
        Orbital stations fly at altitudes of 200 - 300 km. ~ 380 km to the moon.
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) 5 March 2020 09: 52
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          Thank you for the clarification. hi
        2. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) 5 March 2020 13: 14
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          I apologize, but the topic is complex, the area of ​​knowledge is quite specific ... in general, I still have a question, or rather, several. If I understand the essence of the problem correctly, the Earth is protected from radiation by the atmosphere and the magnetic field. Outside the atmosphere, the magnetic field forms a radiation belt, which, unlike the atmosphere, so to speak, has an irregular shape. First, at a distance of about 6-7 earth radii (about 40 km), the magnetic poles form two spheres. Secondly, its shape is influenced by radiation coming from the Sun (solar wind), it transforms the magnetosphere. From the "leeward" (dark or night) side, it extends up to the trajectory of the moon. The ISS, as far as I understand, is located below the radiation belt, but due to its high speed, being in Earth orbit, it crosses this belt of increased radiation many times. In general, astronauts in earth orbit receive a dose of radiation about 000 times greater than on earth. At the same time, it is said that for 200 months in orbit, a person accumulates approximately a dose of radiation of about 6 sievert, or about 0,18 times more than on earth. This discrepancy is not entirely clear to me. Outside the magnetosphere, a person receives about 2 times more radiation. That is, being in the orbit of the moon for 2 months affects the state of health in about the same way as 3 months in the earth's orbit. Periods of stay in space for more than 6 years are not isolated. Based on the foregoing, I do not see any fundamental obstacles to the operation of the station in the orbit of the Moon. Or have I misunderstood something? I would be grateful for clarifications. hi