The turnaround in the Russian astronautics?

Monday, August 15th, 2011, Author posted in Astronautics |

One of the first statement of a new head of Roscosmos, Vladimir Popovkina media could be an announcement of a large shift in the Russian astronautics in the coming years. Kommersant Daily said Popovkinovu statement that space programs in the coming years require much more investment than the previous, while noting that the bezmalo half of the budget previously flowed into piloted Astronautics. Such a condition in which we have a huge cost to people launched into orbit revolves around the earth and returned back by itself is no longer viable, the core is Popovkinove statements. Should piloted astronautics reply with financial or scientific results, then it should be supported, but if the only purpose to send people into space and return them back to Earth, then we need to think seriously about the future of such modes. Russia is now the only nation capable of maintaining the continuing "umbilical connection" with Issa. In the past five decades than U.S. "trip" to the moon we moved further from Earth's orbit. We learned most of the things that are necessary for long-term manned missions and stay in space, whether it's on the technical and social aspects. Now it's time to move on, or that robots take the last word in our space programs. The project Issa invested nearly 150 billion USD. Her future after 2020 becomes somewhat questionable if used in this way. Popovkin in April took Roscosmos after a series of failures led by then chief - Anatoly Perminova. What moves Popovkin will soon launch remains to be seen, but cutting down "tourism" flights and taking direction to robotic and scientific objectives is certainly the right thing to which humanity is waiting too long.