It follows an article published on the day (01/30) in the website “Parabolic Arc” noting that Dmitry Rogozin looks to put Vostochny Cosmodrome back on schedule as Russia Mulls BRICS Space Station.
Rogozin Looks to Put Vostochny Back
on Schedule as Russia Mulls
BRICS Space Station
By Doug Messier
January 30, 2015, 9:54 pm
Russia’s Josef Stalin-worshiping Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin paid another one of his periodic visits to Vostochny this week, where he did not like what he found.
“My view after the examination of cosmodrome facilities and talks with representatives of Roscosmos and Spetsstroi (state construction company) is the following: the state of affairs at ‘minimum launch’ facilities leaves much to be desired. The builders for the present are behind the schedule,” Rogozin told a meeting of the commission for control over the country’s most important construction site.
Rogozin again insisted that Russia’s new spaceport would be operational as scheduled, with the first launch of a Soyuz rocket in December. He was unmoved by the challenges of building a new cosmodrome and an entire city to support it in the middle of nowhere during Russia’s harsh winter weather.
He said he repeatedly heard about plans that were expected to be carried out by March 1 and April 1. “I would like to believe it will be so,” he said, adding that the work must not be complicated by cold weather, as Russian cold was always an ally, but not an enemy.
Well, OK. That’s not normally the case. But, perhaps Rogozin thinking of the defense of Stalingrad in World War II. Or the repulse of Napoleon. Or maybe he just doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
Webcams have been set up at the construction site so that anyone with nothing better to do can watch workers toiling away in Russia’s frigid Far East’. It remains to be seen what sort of audience will tune in for what Rogozin calls “people’s monitoring”; big construction projects like Vostochny tend to move rather slowly.
Meanwhile, reports have surfaced of a draft plan that would have Russia withdraw from the International Space Station in 2020 and launch a separate facility with its fellow members of the BRICS group. That is the alliance that includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
It looks as if the proposal would be focused on two of the nations nations. China has an advanced space program with human missions and a plan to launch its own multi-module space station that would be complete in 2020. India has a smaller space effort that is eying human spaceflight in about 10 years.
Brazil’s space program is much smaller than India’s; it’s also disorganized and chronically underfunded. South Africa has an even more modest space effort.
It’s not clear from the reports how seriously the plan is being taken. Russia is still working on a long-range space policy. If the plan moves forward, Russia would propose the project at a summit in July.
Source: Website Parabolic Arc - http://www.parabolicarc.com/
Comentário: “Brazil’s space program is much smaller than India’s; it’s also disorganized and chronically underfunded. South Africa has an even more modest space effort.”. Pois é Sr. José Raimundo Braga Coelho, apesar do seu esforço de enaltecer na mídia sua pífia gestão capitaneada por esta debiloide que infelizmente esta no poder central de nosso país, a verdade e tardia, mas ela chega, até mesmo a nível internacional. Entretanto o que importa aqui felizmente é a consciência russa de nossa incapacidade de participar de uma iniciativa como esta, e sinceramente como cidadão brasileiro, espero e torço que a irresponsabilidade e estupidez de vocês não cheguem ao ponto de nos colocar em mais esta aventura descabida, afinal já basta a merda que vocês fizeram no acordo com a Ucrânia e o da ISS. Peço desculpas aos nossos leitores pelos excesso de termos chulos, mas a verdade é que tudo tem limite na vida e a estupidez dessa gente já ultrapassou qualquer limite possível.