The next Russian manned capsule and rocket?


Readers!
 
My annual birthday-month fund-raising drive for Behind the Black is now on-going. Not only do your donations help pay my bills, they give me the freedom to speak honestly about science and culture, instead of being forced to write it as others demand.

 

Please consider donating by giving either a one-time contribution or a regular subscription, as outlined in the tip jar below.


 

Regular readers can support Behind The Black with a contribution via paypal:

Or with a subscription with regular donations from your Paypal or credit card account:


If Paypal doesn't work for you, you can support Behind The Black directly by sending your donation by check, payable to Robert Zimmerman, to
 
Behind The Black
c/o Robert Zimmerman
P.O.Box 1262
Cortaro, AZ 85652

 

You can also support me by buying one of my books, as noted in the boxes interspersed throughout the webpage. And if you buy the books through the ebookit links, I get a larger cut and I get it sooner.

The next Russian manned capsule and rocket?

Share

2 comments

  • 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?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *