The first mission of the Russian space nuclear tug will take place in 2030


The first mission of the Russian space tug with a nuclear power plant is scheduled for the end of this decade. This was announced by the executive director of Roscosmos for promising programs and science, Alexander Bloshenko, as part of his speech at the New Knowledge forum.


According to the functionary, the transport power module with a megawatt-class nuclear power plant was named Zeus. This initiative was previously known as Nuclon-AP.

It is worth recalling that the contract for the development of the preliminary design of the nuclear space tug was signed in December last year between the Roscosmos corporation and KB Arsenal. According to preliminary data, the cost of work will amount to over 4,17 billion rubles. According to the agreement, all documentation should be ready by the end of July 2024, after which the development work will begin.

Regarding the first Zeus mission, Bloshenko said that it is scheduled for 2030 and will last 50 months. First, the nuclear tug will deliver a certain apparatus to the Moon, then it will make a gravitational maneuver near Venus, and the ultimate goal of the "long journey" will be Jupiter and its satellites.

At the moment, Roskosmos, together with the Russian Academy of Sciences, are already engaged in calculations of the payload and ballistics of the upcoming flight.
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  1. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
    Kofesan (Valery) 24 May 2021 17: 24
    -4
    Breakfasts! Very tasty! But tomorrow! Well, very big! But for 4,17 billion rubles! Well, very tasty!
  2. rotkiv04 Online rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 24 May 2021 17: 45
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    In the days of the USSR, very responsible specialists were engaged in space, but now everything has degenerated and turned into a continuous PR with the head of the balobol
    1. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
      Kofesan (Valery) 24 May 2021 18: 09
      -4
      What is the pop, so is the parish. I'm not talking about the balobol from Roscosmos now!
      And from the "responsible" one could hear "a couple of affectionate", because they are not there!
  3. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 24 May 2021 20: 38
    +1
    The flight dates were immediately announced for 2030. Sounded, work. It makes no sense to tell monthly and repeat the same thing. This only gives rise to various sorts of "polymer workers" to talk about the "promises" of Roscosmos. Say, look, they have been promising for so many years and there is nothing. Formally, they are right, it makes no sense to explain to them what they promised for 2030 on a non-Monday.
    I hope the representatives of Roskosmos will less tell and repeat the same thing, and the editions will publish it. Why pound water in a mortar?
  4. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 24 May 2021 20: 48
    -3
    Do you need to create your own heavy rocket? It is necessary. You need your own ISS. A new rocket engine is necessary - it is necessary. Why have they been silent about this "must" for 20 years? If they hadn't been silent, maybe by 2020 something might have already been built? And now all hope is for 2030.

    - Judge for yourself. There were 9 defense ministries in the USSR. Now - not a single one. What remains is the Military-Industrial Commission, headed by President Putin. But I'm not sure that in its current form it is capable of solving the tasks for which the Military-Industrial Commission (MIC) of the USSR Council of Ministers was responsible. Then the military-industrial complex coordinated the work of the defense ministries, the Ministry of Defense, the State Planning Commission, the Academy of Sciences, as well as industry science. The defense department of the Central Committee did not replace government agencies, it was mainly engaged in the selection of personnel. As a result, we were the first in space, in a number of other military areas.

    https://finbi.ru/60131-oboronshhik-sovetskoy-shkoly-ocenil-zaslugi-sovremennykh-menedzherov-opk.html
    And for our staff, the trampoline is somehow clearer. Therefore, we would first launch and master a heavy rocket, and then we will "dance" from it.
    1. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
      Kofesan (Valery) 24 May 2021 21: 18
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      Today is May 24, exactly three years have passed since Rogozin's appointment as general director of Roscosmos. There are successes. This is 58 launches in a row without accidents. 62 launches in total. But this is the restoration of what was lost. They should be spoken of as achievements. And admit to myself that so far only this can be done

      But they have not yet forgotten the promises of Moonface (now he rushed to lose weight) to send someone somewhere on a trampoline. And I still can't imagine the Queen feeding breakfast even the most realistic.
  5. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
    Oleg Rambover (Oleg Pitersky) 24 May 2021 20: 58
    -2
    And ten years ago they promised to launch it in 2018.
  6. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 24 May 2021 22: 04
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    Regarding the first Zeus mission, Bloshenko said that it is scheduled for 2030 and will last 50 months. First, the nuclear tug will deliver a certain apparatus to the Moon, then it will make a gravitational maneuver near Venus, and the ultimate goal of the "long journey" will be Jupiter and its satellites.

    The trampers don't even try to come up with something believable ....
    1. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 26 May 2021 12: 16
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      Yeah. In 2030, and in 2050 we will conquer Mars and start terraforming it, and in 2070 we will populate the Moon, and in 2100 we will fly to the Stars ... More plans? As in the well-known Russian proverb: "The main thing is to crow, but there, at least don't dawn" ... wink
      By the way, I just read that in the mail. ru news entitled: "Roscosmos money flew to Hong Kong." Read it - informatively, especially in terms of "prospects" ... wink
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  8. Igor Berg Offline Igor Berg
    Igor Berg (Igor Berg) 27 June 2021 14: 41
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    They climb right out of our skin so that it sounded again for the umpteenth time - the legend is fresh, but it's hard to believe .. laughing