Space shuttles "Buran" may be in Russia


Roskosmos finally found the owner of the second flight prototype of the Soviet spacecraft Buran and its technological model. The latter are stored at the Baikonur cosmodrome and, as it turned out, do not belong to an individual, but to RKK Baikonur. This was announced yesterday by the head of the aforementioned rocket and space company Musa Dauren.


Earlier, Dmitry Rogozin said that the Russian space agency would like to buy the Buran from its owner in order to transfer it to the museum. However, it was not possible to find the owner of the legendary shuttle for a long time.

And so, the owner of the Buran 1.02 and the OK-MT 0.07 PM responded himself. The fact that both devices are on the balance sheet of RKK Baikonur. wrote the director of the enterprise in a comment under Dmitry Rogozin's post on Twitter. At the same time, Musa Dauren emphasized that his rocket and space company spent significant funds to preserve the relic ships intact.

In turn, the head of Roscosmos thanked his colleague from Kazakhstan for the response. At the same time, Rogozin expressed concern about the storage conditions for unique products and expects to discuss the future of the devices with the owner in the near future.

Recall that we are talking about the second flight model of the Soviet "competitor to the American Shuttles." The first Buran, which made a single flight in 1988, was destroyed during the collapse of the roof of the assembly and testing building at Baikonur.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 18 November 2020 13: 52
    +11
    32 years have passed, and the Indian "Sharp Eye" finally found the lost rocket .... when the cowboy Musa dropped it on his head))))
    Somehow it turns out.
    1. beeper Offline beeper
      beeper 18 November 2020 15: 22
      +6
      Quote: Sergey Latyshev
      32 years have passed, and the Indian "Sharp Eye" finally found the lost rocket .... when the cowboy Musa dropped it on his head))))
      Somehow it turns out.

      hi I completely agree, and so it comes out with this "Indian tracker" from the helpless "trampoline tribe"! request
      You just please, Sergei Latyshev, with living artistic images! yes Today "made me feel good" for the rest of the day! wink good
      A few years ago, I watched a YouTube stream from Russian hitchhikers, who had been traveling from the Russian hinterland to Baikonur for several days, to the restricted area of ​​the cosmodrome!
      Having safely overcame all the obstacles of the multi-hundred-kilometer path to Kazakhstan and on foot, the last, most difficult desert kilometers of Tyuratam, these desperate guys crept past occasional road patrols, wolves and wild dogs, through barbed wire, just into this completely neglected and collapsed assembly shop with (due to the appearance of the "space shuttles" and their general unsightly state, then no one needed and left to their own devices, did they really look after them and even "spent significant funds to save", except for paying for not too vigilant watchmen - when the "shuttles" rusted for decades in ruins, under rain and snow, in such and such an ownerless state, when anyone who is not afraid that a brick or a piece of the ceiling will fall on his head could get inside and something "relict" is just "unscrew it as a keepsake" ???! what ) "relict (here's a" tasty "word! smile ) "space" Burany ".
      Will such a carelessly kept "rusted" spaceplane lead to an accident in flight or even a catastrophe ?!
      In addition, as far as I remember, immediately after the collapse of the Soviet Union, in the early 90s, American "scavengers" who came in large numbers deliberately destroyed the advanced enterprises of the Soviet military-industrial complex, and the research institute engaged in the development and manufacture of unique refractory graphite plates for lining the Buran hull was defeated by them alone. of the first ??! winked
      1. Cyril Offline Cyril
        Cyril (Kirill) 18 November 2020 15: 32
        -1
        Will such a carelessly kept "rusted" spaceplane lead to an accident in flight or even a catastrophe ?!

        Nobody is going to launch it into space. Roscosmos is not run by outstanding geniuses, of course, but not madmen either.
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 18 November 2020 17: 39
    +2
    I suppose the question is how Buran is a Kazakh herd rather rhetorical. Well at least they were so concerned ...

    At the same time, Musa Dauren emphasized that his rocket and space company spent significant funds to preserve the relic ships intact.

    Of course he lies like a gray meren laughing while Musa, smiling slyly, calculates how much he will ask from the Russians. Storage conditions are disgusting, access is free, including for vandals.



    However, such an attitude towards relics is typical not only for us, here are "decent storage conditions" on the other side of the planet:




    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/26546/the-tragic-tale-of-how-nasas-x-34-space-planes-ended-up-rotting-in-someones-backyard
    1. Cyril Offline Cyril
      Cyril (Kirill) 18 November 2020 20: 47
      -5
      However, such an attitude towards relics is typical not only for us, here are "decent storage conditions" on the other side of the planet:

      But the Kh-34 was an ordinary unmanned technology demonstrator and does not have the status of "national pride" like the Soviet / Russian "Buran".

      However, "Buran" is no longer needed by anyone, except to put it in a museum, and even then there is a full-size interactive model.
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 18 November 2020 21: 54
        0
        But the Kh-34 was an ordinary unmanned technology demonstrator and does not have the status of "national pride" like the Soviet / Russian "Buran".

        What can they do with the Burany they cannot be compared, and the Shuttle does not pull on national pride, too many people were killed on them.

        However, "Buran" is no longer needed by anyone, except to put it in a museum, and even then there is a full-size interactive model.

        People like you do not need anything like that, for sycophants and hangers-on, it is only important what was built overseas. Unleash everything.
        1. Cyril Offline Cyril
          Cyril (Kirill) 18 November 2020 22: 21
          -1
          and the Shuttle is not a national pride, too many people were killed on them.

          Well, of course, in your opinion it does not pull :) And the Americans think differently and have every reason for this :)

          People like you do not need anything like that, for sycophants and hangers-on, it is only important what was built overseas. Unleash everything.

          Again you ascribe to me what I don’t say :)
          1. 123 Offline 123
            123 (123) 18 November 2020 23: 08
            +2
            Well, of course, in your opinion it does not pull :) And the Americans think differently and have every reason for this :)

            It makes no difference to me what they and their lackeys think.
            1. Cyril Offline Cyril
              Cyril (Kirill) 19 November 2020 12: 03
              -2
              So "no matter" that in your first comment you did not forget to mention the storage conditions for the unmanned demonstration vehicle :) Well, of course, you need to show that since Russia has problems with this, then everyone else too :)
  3. Cucumbers Offline Cucumbers
    Cucumbers (Cucumbers) 19 November 2020 23: 09
    +1
    On TV, they showed how a simple man storekeeper in the 90s kept the RD-180 engines. They were lying around in his warehouse. And I didn't let them be thrown away or scrapped, I don't remember exactly .. The message was this: a storekeeper and suddenly a hero! And here - the Burany! Russian scientists probably still don’t believe what their Soviet colleagues created. They are as far as the moon. Unmanned shuttle. There are still no others
  4. Yuri Zubashkov Offline Yuri Zubashkov
    Yuri Zubashkov (Yuri Zubashkov) 20 November 2020 04: 38
    +1
    Rogozin can be forgiven for all mistakes if he returns Buran-2, and at the same time Energy to Russia.
  5. assault 2019 Offline assault 2019
    assault 2019 (assault 2019) 21 November 2020 00: 20
    +1
    At the same time, Musa Dauren emphasized that his rocket and space company spent significant funds to preserve the relic ships intact.

    Let this Moussa pay Russia the funds spent on the production of two shuttles, they certainly were not collected by Kazakh "shepherds".
    These shuttles are kept in buildings built with funds from the USSR where the share of Russia was no less than 50%. Is Musa ready to pay the rent?
    Baikonur is alive only thanks to Russia, which, having 4 more cosmodromes on its territory, invested significant funds in the maintenance and development of Baikonur.
    In fairness, the Kazakhs should give the shuttle traders to Russia for FREE.