Roscosmos plans for 2021: Russia resumes exploration of the Moon


The head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin congratulated everyone on the upcoming New Year and shared on his Twitter account the plans of the state corporation for 2021. He gave details of the continuation of the refurbishment to a new rocket and space machinery and announced the resumption of Russia's exploration of the Moon, a natural satellite of our planet.


Rogozin wished everyone optimism and noted that space exploration is a vital necessity, since the Earth is "surrounded by the world's cosmic ocean."

According to him, in October 2021, the Russian automatic interplanetary station (AMS) Luna-25 should be sent to the Moon.

Our "Angara" flies again

- the functionary promised.

Note that "Angara" is a family of launch vehicles of four classes. Light - "Angara-1.2", medium - "Angara-A3", heavy - "Angara-A5" and "Angara-A5M", as well as increased carrying capacity - "Angara-A5V". But there are no special achievements yet. In 2014, test launches of "Angara-1.2" (three launches are provided) and "Angara-A5" (six launches are provided) were carried out.

In 2020, Roscosmos carried out only 17 launches, by setting anti-record. One of the launches was the first in 6 years (the second in a row) test launch of the Angara-A5 heavy rocket, successfully held on December 15th.

The delays are associated with the relocation of the Khrunichev State Research and Production Center from Moscow to Omsk. At the same time, the enterprise must produce four more Angara-A5s for testing and the same number for serial launches. Moreover, the delivery of serial launch vehicles is scheduled for 2022–2024.

A similar situation with launches was observed only at the dawn of Soviet cosmonautics in 1957-1961. At the same time, Rogozin blamed the COVID-19 pandemic for this, rather than competition and the loss of part of the international space launch market.
  • Used photos: http://www.kremlin.ru/
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 31 December 2020 13: 32
    +2
    But at the beginning of the year, when they asked that there were so few launches, the Rogozins answered out loud: We will catch up in a year.

    But in fact they lied, the Rogozins' trampolines have already run out ...
  2. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
    goncharov.62 (Andrei) 31 December 2020 15: 04
    +1
    If the society does not have a gradation according to the color of pants - what can we talk about? And the chief is not a designer, but a journalist. Shirokaga profile ... And the fewer launches - the less accidents, again a plus.
    1. Brancodd Offline Brancodd
      Brancodd 31 December 2020 18: 02
      +3
      If the society does not have a gradation according to the color of trousers - what can we talk about.

      On behalf of which society are you asking questions?
      In fact, this year is not a "record low" for the number of launches. It's just that one idiot reprints Wikipedia, while others broadcast this nonsense ...
      2015 - 17 launches
      2016 - 15 launches
      2017 - 17 launches
      https://www.roscosmos.ru/launch/2016/

      And in terms of accident rate, the series of trouble-free launches reached 51. More than 2 years.
      1. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
        goncharov.62 (Andrei) 31 December 2020 18: 33
        +1
        "Kin-Dza-Dza" look at your leisure. Questions - from yourself. Do you have any questions about the number of launches and the quality of the national space program? Well, like in football. Russian. They run (for the money), football players play - but there is no game ... Something similar, don't you think?
      2. Cyril Offline Cyril
        Cyril (Kirill) 1 January 2021 04: 53
        -1
        It's just that one idiot reprints Wikipedia, while others broadcast this nonsense ...

        On Wikipedia, for each of the launches, there is information on the output payload, as well as the launch date. All of this can be checked and rechecked. If you do not have enough intelligence for this, these are your problems.

        Why does Roscosmos have a different number of launches on its website - questions to Roscosmos.
    2. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 31 December 2020 18: 19
      +2
      And the chief is not a designer, but a journalist. Shirokaga profile ...

      Would you like me to show you another Shirokaga profile specialist?
      They say there was such a guy who dodged the draft into the South African army and dumped in Canada laughing Well, you have no such complaints about him. request

      When he was in Kingston, Canada, he decided to study at Queen's University. After that, having left for the USA, he entered the University of Pennsylvania, where he immediately received two bachelor's degrees: in physics at the School of Arts and sciences and economics at Wharton Business School. Later, Elon studied at Stanford, where he planned to get a Ph.D. degree, but dropped out.
      1. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
        goncharov.62 (Andrei) 31 December 2020 18: 35
        +2
        Yes, in my opinion, everything Musk does is a big soap bubble. Ours needs to be developed and reformed.
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) 31 December 2020 19: 55
          +3
          Yes, in my opinion, everything Musk does is a big soap bubble. Ours needs to be developed and reformed.

          But am I against it? belay Not everyone works by profession, the tradition is laughing
          Holiday greetings!!! drinks
        2. Cyril Offline Cyril
          Cyril (Kirill) 1 January 2021 05: 09
          -1
          big soap bubble.

          The Big Bubble has been successfully launching reusable rockets for 10 years, including super-heavy, reusable space trucks, and now also reusable manned spacecraft.
      2. Cyril Offline Cyril
        Cyril (Kirill) 1 January 2021 05: 00
        -2
        where he received two bachelor's degrees at once: in physics at the School of Arts and Sciences and in economics at the Wharton Business School.

        It's funny that you highlighted the first part of the name "art school and sciences", but did not single out the second one, which was directly related to Musk's specialty.

        Well, education in economics is directly related to his activities.
  3. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 31 December 2020 18: 17
    0
    On the question of flying. Summer and part of autumn 2019. GKB 64 Ingested. The equipment is excellent, doctors and staff are real devotees. Feeding and cleaning are good. Wi-Fi. There are two refrigerators and a TV in the dining room. There were two during this period: a French pensioner and a guy from Cote d'Ivoire. Word for word, why does a ward for six people without a toilet and shower, there are no gurneys, but there are cockroaches? When they were leaving, both said the same thing: Et ne jamais revenir ici ... I foresee a reaction, but here ... !!! Only she will be very wrong ... Better to Rogozin ...
    All a Happy New Year and health ...
  4. Brancodd Offline Brancodd
    Brancodd 1 January 2021 01: 13
    +2
    Quote: goncharov.62
    They run (for the money), football players play - but there is no game ... Something similar, don't you think?

    I find it.
    EKA - funding is 4.5 times more than that of Roscosmos. And what about the launches ?:
    2019 - 9. (1 emergency)
    2020 - 7 (1 emergency)
  5. Cyril Offline Cyril
    Cyril (Kirill) 1 January 2021 05: 27
    -2
    I hope that in 2021 the plans will really turn into reality. It's high time for Russia to return to research space exploration
    1. Semyon Semyonov_2 (Semyon Semyonov) 1 January 2021 17: 57
      0
      Where are the pennies ???
      1. Cyril Offline Cyril
        Cyril (Kirill) 1 January 2021 23: 03
        -2
        I cannot answer this question.
  6. Cucumbers Offline Cucumbers
    Cucumbers (Cucumbers) 1 January 2021 12: 45
    0
    Here the authorities need to decide - either they really want to develop astronautics, or hang noodles like the Americans. If so, then effective chatterbox managers are needed there only as support for a really competent leader. Take Buran from Kazakhstan. Otherwise, soon we will develop the film industry instead of space. HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!
    1. Cyril Offline Cyril
      Cyril (Kirill) 3 January 2021 10: 11
      -1
      or hang noodles like Americans

      - and where did the Americans hang noodles instead of astronautics?
  7. Igor Berg Offline Igor Berg
    Igor Berg (Igor Berg) 1 January 2021 13: 00
    -3
    The delays are associated with the relocation of the Khrunichev State Research and Production Center from Moscow to Omsk.

    just like in 1941 ... even though the Germans were advancing there ... but now?
  8. Semyon Semyonov_2 (Semyon Semyonov) 1 January 2021 17: 56
    +2
    I would first put things in order on Earth.
    1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 1 January 2021 18: 54
      -2
      When he served in the Air Force in the 70s, the personnel said: the exercises of one division of strategic bombers are equal in fuel to the entire sowing Union.
      Interestingly, how many hospital apartments does one flight to the moon cost?
      1. Brancodd Offline Brancodd
        Brancodd 1 January 2021 20: 51
        +3
        Interestingly, how many hospital apartments does one flight to the moon cost?

        Creation of the super-heavy "Yenisei" ("Don") -1 trillion rubles. A decent amount. It's a matter of priorities.
        For comparison, Russia is fully financing the construction of the Akkuyu NPP. VEB issued a loan to the Turks - $ 20 billion - (1.5 trillion rubles) This is more than the entire amount of funding for the five-year space program. Well, and accordingly more creation of the Yenisei
        1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 2 January 2021 16: 19
          0
          Who would argue, dear!
          Someone is closer to Yenisei and Akkuyu, someone is closer to the hospital ...
  9. Brancodd Offline Brancodd
    Brancodd 1 January 2021 18: 50
    +1
    Quote: Cyril
    If you do not have enough intelligence for this, these are your problems.

    And a Happy New Year to you ... laughing
  10. cmonman Offline cmonman
    cmonman (Garik Mokin) 1 January 2021 19: 46
    -1
    What awaits the world in space in 2021 (monthly):
    January
    Mid-January: LauncherOne's first orbital launch.
    Early 2021: India Launches Chandrayaan-3 Mars Rover to the Moon
    Early 2021: Rocket Lab launches its first mission from the USA

    February
    UAE orbiter "Hope" reaches Mars.
    the Chinese mission Tianwen-1 arrives on Mars.
    February 18: NASA's Perseverance rover lands on Mars.
    February 20: Parker Solar Probe flies past Venus.
    March to the end of the year:
    March: OSIRIS-REx begins its two-year journey home
    March 29: Boeing tries again to send its Starliner spacecraft to the ISS.
    March 30: SpaceX launches Crew-2 Astronaut Mission for NASA.
    April 18: NASA launches a mini satellite to track the moon.
    June or later: Boeing launches its first NASA astronauts
    July 22: NASA launches a spaceship to shoot down asteroids.
    August 8: The Solar Orbiter orbits Venus.
    October 16: NASA launches Lucy the Trojan, an asteroid hunter
    October 31: NASA launches the James Webb Space Telescope.
    October: Tom Cruise May Go To Space Station
    November: NASA launches Orion's first test flight.
    December or later: Boeing launches its first operational astronaut mission for NASA.
    Late 2021: Japan Launches Mini Lander to the Moon
    End of 2021: SpaceX puts its first starship into orbit
    End of 2021: the world's largest drone launches a rocket into orbit
    Sometime in 2021: China starts building its own space station

    Stocking up on popcorn ... !!!!!
  11. marciz Offline marciz
    marciz (Stas) 2 January 2021 03: 16
    -1
    You can't master your country on the moon gathered, Münghausenns !!!!!)))))))
  12. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
    Rashid116 (Rashid) 3 January 2021 10: 10
    0
    Moving, coronavirus ... what's stopping a bad dancer? Yes, these ghouls from the 90s cannot create, I already wrote why, I do not want to repeat myself.