The next Russian manned capsule and rocket?

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The next Russian manned capsule and rocket?



  • wade

    looks like a Boeing capsule with launch shield mounted upon a Delta Heavy.

  • Joe

    These Russian plans have been in the works for some time. In addition to a larger crew size (and more cargo capability) they want to move their launch capabilities to within their own borders.

    However the following quote raises an interesting point:
    “As well as carrying six cosmonauts, the ACV will carry 1,100 pounds (500 kg) of cargo and could travel to the moon.”

    You earlier linked to an article that reported:
    “Russia has started building a spacecraft for manned Lunar missions with the first test scheduled in 2015, the project developer said Thursday.”

    That article made it sound as if the vehicle was a lunar lander as opposed to an orbital crew vehicle, but I wonder if there could be some translation confusion and both articles are talking about the same spacecraft?

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