In the confrontation with Russia in space, the United States uses dishonest methods


In recent days, much has been said about the prospects of the Russian space industry, and they, the prospects, do not seem very good. If everything continues in the same vein, then space will be whatever, American, Chinese or European, but not ours. Under the loud PR statements of the head of Roscosmos, we are only going backwards and surrendering position after position.


During the Soviet era, our country went "head to head" with the United States. Our Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space, the Americans were the first to set foot on the moon. Even after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the young Russian Federation by inertia retained its position, based on previous developments. Unfortunately, the peaceful rest on the laurels of predecessors in exchange for progress led to an obvious setback. At the same time, competitors were systematically preparing for the upcoming redistribution of space. And now it is happening, and Russia has almost nothing to oppose to it, we are now in too different weight categories.

At first, the total NASA budget exceeds the financial capabilities of Roscosmos by 8,3 times. At the same time, the budget of the domestic state corporation is constantly being cut due to sanctions, the fall in the ruble against the dollar and a decrease in oil and gas revenues.

SecondlyBoth Russia and the United States participate in international cooperation, but in their own way. Washington is gathering under its wing the best developments of its partners from the advanced Western countries, which must meet American standards. By the way, this is precisely what became an obstacle to our participation in their project of a circumlunar orbital station. Where it suits them, the United States does not hesitate to use Russian Technology: rocket engines RD-180, spacecraft "Soyuz" as a cab for the delivery of astronauts to the ISS, etc. Our technologies formed the basis of the Chinese space program, which is developing by leaps and bounds. Whatever you look at in the PRC - a rocket, a manned ship or an orbital station - everything evokes a sense of déjà vu.

ThirdlyWashington deliberately refused to concentrate the space program in one hand, allowing several private corporations to participate in tenders. This is a division of Boeing and the companies of Elon Musk and Jeff Bazos. Let's not sing an ode to capitalism, but the presence of internal competition between different projects increases their efficiency. So, Elon Musk's SpaceX managed to achieve cost savings due to the reusability of launch vehicles and now can launch the same rocket for the seventh time. Our Roscosmos looked down on such experiments and now they have lost a huge share of the commercial launch market.

FourthlyIn pursuit of international cooperation within the ISS, the Kremlin decided to sink the Soviet orbital station Mir in 2001. Twenty years later, the United States is designing its own lunar station, China is designing its own near-earth station, the ISS is about to begin to fall apart, and Roscosmos is not what it used to be. It is already unable to create and launch Mir-2 on its own for a whole range of reasons.

At lastThe United States has a powerful sanctions leverage on Russian space. As part of the openly sabotage activities of liberal reformers over the past decades, numerous enterprises in the space industry have been destroyed, and now Roscosmos, and at the same time the RF Ministry of Defense, seriously depend on imported components. In particular, it was recently recognized that we are no longer able to manufacture satellites on our own.

Now a promising project of Roscosmos, the so-called nuclear tug, has fallen under the restrictions. This is a transport and energy module (TEM) under development based on a megawatt class nuclear power propulsion unit (NPP), which will radically increase the efficiency of space logistics due to its reusability. It will be enough to put a certain device into orbit using a launch vehicle, and then a nuclear tug will be responsible for its delivery. The idea is very good, but not easy and will take many years to implement. And the United States imposed sanctions on a Russian company that has been involved in this project for the past ten years. This automatically means its complication, rise in price and shift of the terms to the right. If the sequestration of the Roscosmos budget continues, then the space tug will have to be completely forgotten until better times.
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  1. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 2 December 2020 13: 02
    -5
    Washington gathers the best practices of its partners under its wing from the advanced western countries that must meet American standards.

    Advanced in what? LGBT or

    American anthropologist Metin Eren of the State Research University in Kent, Ohio. He won the Materials Science Prize for an even bolder experiment - making a knife from his own frozen feces.

    Or maybe it

    Australian scientists of Ukrainian origin Ivan Maksimov and Andrey Pototsky received a prize for determining during the experiment what happens to a living earthworm when vibrating at a high frequency.

    (All-2020 Shnobel Prize Winners)
    Or maybe Mr. Marzhetsky just needs to be more careful in his assessments
    1. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 3 December 2020 07: 44
      -3
      Quote: layman
      (All-2020 Shnobel Prize Winners)
      Or maybe Mr. Marzhetsky just needs to be more careful in his assessments

      You’re just a laughing stock, don’t you understand?
    2. Cyril Offline Cyril
      Cyril (Kirill) 4 December 2020 18: 05
      -2
      Advanced in what? LGBT or

      In science. However, how do you know something.

      (All-2020 Shnobel Prize Winners)

      The Shnobel Prize is due to the fact that it is given to "humorous" research. However, how do you know something.
  2. boriz Online boriz
    boriz (boriz) 2 December 2020 13: 37
    -1
    Let's not sing an ode to capitalism, but the presence of internal competition between different projects increases their efficiency.

    Under the USSR, and without capitalism, it worked well.
    And the lunar program was ruined, just, by excessive internal competition. Given such a strategic task, resources were scattered.
  3. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 2 December 2020 13: 42
    0
    Russia should start developing space robotics so that it is not created at Chinese or French factories, as they want to do with Russian vaccines, but at Russian and Russian raw materials and parts. Then foreigners will not fly anywhere without Russia. It is not that expensive for the Russian budget. Only you need to pay your scientists not 200 dollars a month, but at least an order of magnitude more!
    1. Morgan Offline Morgan
      Morgan (Miron) 2 December 2020 22: 45
      0
      Russia should start developing space robotics

      - already developed Fedor - a disgrace to the whole world.
      1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
        Bulanov (Vladimir) 3 December 2020 10: 14
        +1
        And how much money did you give for this Fedor? How much does it cost and how is the laboratory that develops it equipped? How much do the scientists who created it get? The Wright brothers' airplane also looks like a laughingstock, even against the background of a corn plant. But it all started with him. I believe that work on Fedor should be continued, and young people should also be involved for this. (True, if this project is not classified, as usual ...)
    2. Starover_Z Offline Starover_Z
      Starover_Z (Yuri) 3 December 2020 21: 08
      0
      Quote: Bulanov
      Only you need to pay your scientists not 200 dollars a month, but at least an order of magnitude more!

      Then the deputies and officials will not have enough to pay ...
  4. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 2 December 2020 14: 58
    -1
    The point is somehow immediately presented in money, but not in the brain. And Russian missiles will fall up like a nice jack.
  5. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 2 December 2020 20: 17
    -2
    I recently watched a video on YouTube with Karaulov. He told how he asked Chernomyrdin about Ukraine. Chernomyrdin says that almost every day he sent dispatches to the Kremlin about Bendera. He also has copies. And he was told that everything was under control. So it is here. Everyone can see that we will soon be left without space, but we are told that everything is under control.
    1. Morgan Offline Morgan
      Morgan (Miron) 2 December 2020 22: 47
      +1
      And what does the Bandera people have to do with it? Eggs interfere with a bad dancer - this is how it is here
  6. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 2 December 2020 22: 53
    0
    The main dishonest method is within the country.
    Disruptions, promises, millions to the left, breakdowns, promises, millions to the left.

    And in competition, all methods are "fair". who is economically stronger is right. The Chinese have been under sanctions for 70 years. AND?
    They sit on the moon again ...
  7. greenchelman Online greenchelman
    greenchelman (Grigory Tarasenko) 3 December 2020 02: 08
    +3
    So is the US dishonesty in this?

    The total NASA budget exceeds the financial capabilities of Roscosmos by 8,3 times. At the same time, the budget of the domestic state corporation is constantly being cut due to sanctions, the fall in the ruble against the dollar and a decrease in oil and gas revenues.

    Russia and the United States participate in international cooperation, but in their own way. Washington is gathering under its wing the best developments of its partners from the advanced Western countries, which must meet American standards.

    Washington deliberately refused to concentrate the space program in one hand, allowing several private corporations to participate in tenders. This is the Boeing division and the companies of Elon Musk and Jeff Bazos. Let's not sing an ode to capitalism, but the presence of internal competition between different projects increases their efficiency.

    in pursuit of international cooperation within the ISS, the Kremlin decided to sink the Soviet orbital station Mir in 2001. Twenty years later, the United States is designing its own lunar station, China is designing its own near-earth station, the ISS is about to begin to fall apart, and Roscosmos is not what it used to be. It is already unable to create and launch Mir-2 on its own for a whole range of reasons.

    As part of the openly sabotage activities of liberal reformers over the past decades, numerous enterprises in the space industry have been destroyed, and now Roscosmos, and at the same time the RF Ministry of Defense, seriously depend on imported components. In particular, it was recently recognized that we are no longer able to produce satellites on our own.
    1. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 3 December 2020 07: 43
      -2
      Quote: greenchelman
      So is the US dishonesty in this?

      Sanctions were dishonest. Don't you know how headers are created?
    2. cmonman Offline cmonman
      cmonman (Garik Mokin) 3 December 2020 22: 27
      -3
      Grigory, you asked your question correctly, indicating inconsistencies in the logic of Sergei the author, but the fact is that Sergei is a reporter (like a publication) and they do not demand from him what is required of Investigative Journalists, this is higher than his salary. Besides, he lies at every step (I deliberately used this word, since Sergei knows the truth). Examples:

      The United States does not hesitate to use Russian technologies: rocket engines RD-180 "- the United States bought the production of engines in Russia and the engine RD-180 has since been amer 50%

      The United States does not hesitate to use Russian technologies ... the Soyuz spacecraft as a cab for the delivery of astronauts to the ISS ”- the United States honestly paid Russia crazy $$$ for a chair, actually supported Roscosmos.

      Etc.
      In addition, Sergei is disingenuous, stating that Russia's lagging behind oil / sanctions, the reasons for the lagging behind for 20 years have been on the surface, but it is impossible to admit / say_ out loud !!!
      1. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
        Marzhecki (Sergei) 4 December 2020 08: 53
        -1
        Quote: cmonman
        Besides, he lies at every step (I deliberately used this word, since Sergei knows the truth). Examples:

        You would choose the expression, mister emigrant
        1. cmonman Offline cmonman
          cmonman (Garik Mokin) 4 December 2020 16: 05
          -1
          You would choose the expression, Mr. emigrant.

          You would choose the words, Mr. Reporter, your audience has outgrown you, and you still live in the 20th century of pro-naphthalene era of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the Kukryniksy era ...
          One of the meanings of the word “disdain” is “to disdain, considering something. humiliating for their dignity "
          the Americans “did not disdain” to use the Russian RD-180, they honestly paid and Russia honestly sold these engines. The use of this word in this contest is a lie.
          the Americans “did not disdain” to use Russian seats for flying to the ISS, they honestly paid and Russia honestly sold these seats. The use of this word in this contest is a lie.
      2. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
        Marzhecki (Sergei) 4 December 2020 08: 55
        -2
        Quote: cmonman
        Grigory, you asked your question correctly, pointing out inconsistencies in the logic of Sergei the author, but the fact is that Sergei is a reporter (like a publication) and they do not demand from him what is required of Investigative Journalists, this is higher than his salary.

        There is not the slightest contradiction in my logic, it is just that I did not make this headline, this is the specificity of the work of the media. And about the "lie":
        1) how does the US purchase of RD-180 engine technology make this technology less Russian, as well as the degree of localization of production in the US?
        2) isn't buying tickets for Unions a use of ROS. technology? Well, then we can say that honestly buying American planes, Russia maintains the Boeing corporation, ok?
        3) I did not write that the lag of Russia depends precisely on oil, I indicated a whole complex of reasons without the slightest guile.
        PS, Garik, and which of us is lying?
  8. Cyril Offline Cyril
    Cyril (Kirill) 4 December 2020 18: 03
    -1
    Of the "dishonest" here, perhaps, only sanctions. In all other cases, the Americans either fully paid the money (which, by the way, helped Roscosmos a lot), or coped with it on their own.
  9. Barmaley_2 Offline Barmaley_2
    Barmaley_2 (Barmaley) 4 January 2021 01: 41
    -1
    and why are the semi-colonies and periphery of capitalism space?