The moon will wait: the launch of the Federation spaceship is delayed

Sources in the Russian rocket industry report that a decision was made to postpone the first launch of the Federation reusable spacecraft to 2023. This is not surprising and logical for a number of objective reasons.

Especially after the discovery of a drilled hole in the body of the International Space Station (ISS) and accidents at the launch of the Soyuz MS-10 launch vehicle. After that, even the proposal to reassign Roskosmos to the Russian Ministry of Defense so that the military would put things in order there is perceived with understanding. And the ISS in general proposed preserve.

So, initially the flight of the "Federation" was planned for 2021 in unmanned mode. After all, although this is a manned vehicle, the development is already a new generation. Therefore, before you start operating with crews, you need to check and test everything well. Later, the launch was postponed to 2022 and it is already said about 2023.

The project is really important, and the device is useful. He will be able to deliver people and cargo to the moon, orbital stations and even to asteroids (if such a task is set), and return to Earth. So there is nothing wrong with the launch being postponed, and even if it is done again. The main thing is that it takes place and succeeds.

The thing is that the Soyuz -5 launch vehicle (LV) should launch the “Federation” into space. The contract for its creation was signed relatively recently. But the development was promised to be completed by 2021, and flight tests of the LV should be carried out in the summer of 2022. But life has made adjustments to this process.

Now a new schedule of launches of the Soyuz-5 launch vehicle has been drawn up and five launches are planned before 2025. The first, as promised, will take place in the summer of 2022, and the second at the end of that year. And only after that, in 2023, a launch with the "Federation" will take place. The fourth and fifth launches of the Soyuz-5 launch vehicle will take place in 2024.
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  1. yuriy55 Offline yuriy55
    yuriy55 (Yuri Vasilievich) 14 October 2018 04: 27
    Sources in the Russian rocket industry report that a decision was made to postpone the first launch of the Federation reusable spacecraft to 2023. This is not surprising and logical for a number of objective reasons.

    Here is the main one. The term of promises ends in 2024. But what to promise if there is nothing to fulfill and no one wants it? You ask the Russian people what they like: the construction of private planes for the oligarchs, the development of civil aircraft construction and space or the uncontrolled withdrawal of finances in offshore ... belay The answers may surprise you very much. And this will be logical for a number of objective reasons. And you are going to demand from an international journalist, an excellent student of the Faculty of Economics, the University of Marxism-Leninism at the Moscow City Committee of the CPSU the development of the space industry. Lenin, probably when he said that a cook can control the state, meant something else. And, frankly, she can manage, only what will this management be? belay
    1. NordUral Offline NordUral
      NordUral (Eugene) 14 October 2018 10: 45
      Please do not touch the cooks! Their children did an excellent job of building the country and managing this community. It's all about education. Just as the "cook's children" got access to quality education, so the country leaped up.
  2. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 14 October 2018 07: 26
    That's right, everything is for 2024, and there: either "donkey" or "padishah" ..... well, you get the idea .... that is, there will be no "federation". wink lol
  3. NordUral Offline NordUral
    NordUral (Eugene) 14 October 2018 10: 42
    The moon will wait, the people will wait ... And then what?
  4. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 14 October 2018 19: 30
    Or maybe we will first put things in order in our country so that we have decent salaries and pensions, affordable medicine and education, so that there is no unemployment and bureaucratic lawlessness, when deputies and officials have a salary of 500 thousand to 2 million rubles a month, and a simple budget people
    only up to 25 thousand rubles .... And then, in bast shoes, but on the floor, that is. to the moon.
    1. Vitaliy Naberezhny (Vitaliy Naberezhny) 15 October 2018 11: 41
      I beg of you! May there be no moon!
      First, education, which is impossible without a developed industry, and then space projects.
      We must already admit that space is an overwhelming burden for modern bourgeois Russia.
      It is a pity, of course, unique enterprises and established labor collectives, but nothing can be done!
      You can only prolong their agony for some time, no more. No revival is seen on the horizon ...