In Russia, a decision was made to revive the project of the Soviet “Buran”

Russia needs to immediately begin to design and develop a new orbital station. This was stated today by the director of "Roskosmos" Dmitry Rogozin in an interview with the radio station "TVNZ".

According to the functionary, given the "design fatigue" and the given module life, the ISS will be able to function for another 7-10 years. Therefore, Russia now needs to think about an alternative to the existing complex. At the same time, according to Rogozin, in the near future the study of some aspects will begin. In particular, a decision will be made on the status of a promising station: national or international.

Recall that its version of the ISS replacement called Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway is already being developed by the Americans. Initially, this project could become a joint project for the USA and Russia. In 2017, a corresponding declaration of intent was even signed. However, our country was assigned a secondary role in creating the future station, and later Russia left the project.

Obviously, in this situation, the construction of its own orbital complex becomes inevitable. Moreover, Russia has already had plans to create a “national orbital station” based on future modules of the ISS, in particular Science.

It is worth noting that the construction of the orbital complex today is not the only promising project of Roscosmos. In the framework of the same interview, Dmitry Rogozin said that the corporation began work on the creation of the heir to the Soviet “Buran”.

Roscosmos begins work on a spaceship - the heir to the “Buran”

- said Rogozin.

In this regard, within 3 years, an aerodrome is planned to be built at Vostochny Cosmodrome. A corresponding terminal with a transport and logistics center will also be built in the Vnukovo-Cosmos terminal.

Recall that the ship "Buran" made its first and only unmanned flight into space in 1988, having successfully landed at the Yubileiny airdrome (Baikonur). Initially, the device was supposed to be used for manned missions, the return to Earth of spent satellites, and even for military purposes. However, in the end, ahead of its time, the "brother" of the American Space Shuttle was never found to be used.
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  1. Igor Pavlovich Offline Igor Pavlovich
    Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 25 May 2020 14: 00
    The "Guinness Book of Records" will soon give Rogozin a diploma as the best science fiction writer in Russia. fellow
    1. ver_ Offline ver_
      ver_ (Vera) 25 May 2020 15: 01
      ... what the hell are there to do - satellites there are a dime a dozen ..
    2. rotkiv04 Online rotkiv04
      rotkiv04 (Victor) 25 May 2020 16: 24
      It would be better if he was kicked in the ass, even if he is engaged in journalism.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 25 May 2020 15: 43
    Sawing and sawing, sawing and sawing ....
  3. rotkiv04 Online rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 25 May 2020 16: 23
    At least they brought the federation to mind, it seems that Rogozin works as a generator of promiscuous delusions, which he won’t take, everything goes through ...
  4. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 25 May 2020 16: 32
    I remember that the emergency lane for Buran was made at Simferopol Airport. I wonder what condition she is in now?
    1. akarfoxhound Offline akarfoxhound
      akarfoxhound 25 May 2020 17: 27
      Not at Simferopol airport, but at Bagerovo, near Kerch. And she was done. During the Ukrainization of Crimea was destroyed by the Seljuk authorities. Now, on the remains of the runway, local racers organize competitions.
  5. Bitter Offline Bitter
    Bitter 25 May 2020 23: 45
    ... ultimately, ahead of its time, the "brother" of the American Space Shattle never found use.

    And they trivially sold the weight of scrap metal to the museum for hard currency. This alone could be regarded as a misconduct, since such boats are designed and created for certain programs, and not just to play on airplanes. sad yes
  6. UzViktor SVV Offline UzViktor SVV
    UzViktor SVV (Victor V.V.S.) 26 May 2020 03: 07
    It is high time to restore the Buran project, this is the future of astronautics. If Russia does not rebuild and does not make Buran-2 (which was frozen even during the collapse of the USSR), it will be in last place in space.
    Rogozin did the right thing that he touched on this topic. To be fiction or not depends on the state of Russia and President Putin V.V.
    1. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter 26 May 2020 19: 40
      ... it's time to restore the Buran project, this is the future of space exploration. If Russia does not restore and does not make Buran-2 (which was frozen even during the collapse of the USSR)

      Why did they freeze the whole country for dollars, they froze it. Vorye is democratic.
      Of course, it is possible to talk, but it was not for this that the Russian leading figures closed and sold this and other projects, so that later they would be "unfrozen".
      The "freezer" is empty for a long time.
      In the light of financial injections into the business, amid the consequences of the pandemic, there will be especially nowhere to get money for this.
      Is it possible to make a model and make a cartoon, or vice versa.
  7. Monax Offline Monax
    Monax (Hermann) 26 May 2020 11: 02
    If only I brought something to mind and to the end.
  8. T. Hanks Offline T. Hanks
    T. Hanks (Igor) 26 May 2020 16: 19
    Another nonsense of journalists.
  9. August Agrippa Maccabeus (August Agrippa Maccabee) 27 May 2020 10: 49
    Rogozin will not succeed! Too many promises, as, in fact, in general for the most important Promiser! Theft of such proportions that not only preparing a runway will take a lot of money, but who will develop the automation that was on Buran and in general throughout this complex? But now you need to develop and install it at a new stage ...! Where are the frames ..? Even if neither the Federation, nor Russia, nor other new ships were even brought to the test stages. And where are these hangars and other advertised missiles ... And at the same time, theft at Vostochny Cosmodrome continues. Missiles like Angara advertised, PR, PR ... and then suddenly decided to return to Buran ... ha ha ... so Buran needs a carrier rocket ENERGY ....! And in the Energy all these Hangars, Yenisei, etc. were already laid. In general, while this power is in power ... anti-Soviet and bourgeois anti-people, we will not wait for any breakthroughs, including the space industry!
    And they know how to promise it ... starting with Gorbachev, etc. by the list!
  10. Syoma_67 Offline Syoma_67
    Syoma_67 (Semyon) 27 May 2020 20: 15
    And to whom did this stupidity come to mind?