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Корабль «Союз МС-13» прошел вакуумные испытания

На космодроме Байконур продолжаются работы по подготовке к запуску транспортного пилотируемого корабля «Союз МС-13» к Международной космической станции. Сегодня были завершены испытания ТПК на герметичность в вакуум-камере, после этого специалисты Роскосмоса перевезли его в монтажно-испытательный корпус для дальнейшей подготовки.
Пуск ракеты-носителя «Союз-ФГ» с пилотируемым кораблем «Союз МС-13» намечен на 20 июля 2019 года. Корабль доставит на МКС экипаж в составе: Александра Скворцова (командир, Роскосмос), Луки Пармитано (бортинженер, ESA) и Эндрю Моргана (бортинженер, NASA).

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Подготовка космического аппарата «Спектр-РГ» к запуску

На космодроме Байконур приступили к операциям по заправке космического аппарата «Спектр-РГ» компонентами топлива. Запуск запланирован на 21 июня 2019 года.
Орбитальная астрофизическая обсерватория «Спектр-РГ» предназначена для изучения Вселенной в гамма- и рентгеновском жёстком диапазоне энергий. Аппарат будет выведен в окрестность точки Лагранжа L2 системы Солнце-Земля.

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Медицина и дальний космос

В ИМБП продолжается международный научный эксперимент «SIRIUS-2019», главная задача которого – подготовка экипажей к лунным экспедициям. О роли космической медицины в подготовке человека к полётам в дальний космос рассказывает лётчик-космонавт, Герой России, кандидат медицинских наук, заместитель директора Института медико-биологических проблем РАН Олег Котов.

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Fleet of Stars

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Interstellar travel is very time consuming, moving from star to star, but perhaps we could use stars themselves as spaceships, and move whole solar systems or even galaxies.
Today we’ll look at how to use Shkadov Thrusters, novas, supernovae, black holes and quasars to move through space, literal starships.

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Credits:
Generation Ships: Fleet of Stars
Episode 186, Season 5 E20

Written by:
Isaac Arthur

Editors:
Jerry Guern
Keith Blockus
Mark Warburton
Phonetic Failure
Sigmund Kopperud

Cover Art:
Jakub Grygier https://www.artstation.com/jakub_grygier

Graphics by:
Bryan Versteeg http://spacehabs.com
Jarred Eagley
Jeremy Jozwik https://www.artstation.com/zeuxis_of_losdiajana
Ken York https://www.facebook.com/YDVisual/
Mihail Yordanov
Sam McNamara
Sergio Botero https://www.artstation.com/sboterod?fref=gc

Produced & Narrated by:
Isaac Arthur

Music Manager:
Luca DeRosa – [email protected]

Music:
Markus Junnikkala, “Plotting a Course” <a Continue reading Fleet of Stars

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Космическая среда № 234 от 15 мая 2019 года

Новостная интернет-программа «Космическая среда» Телестудии Роскосмоса.
Выпуск 234. В программе от 15 мая 2019 года:
– «Спектр-РГ» готовят к запуску.
– «Фрегат» на Восточном.
– Гагаринский урок «Космос – это мы».
– Blue Moon — новый посадочный лунный модуль.
– Плутон может снова стать планетой.
– Откуда дует солнечный ветер.
– Одной строкой: «Луна-29, Новые аппараты ГЛОНАСС, Места в «Союзе» для астронавтов, Открытие «Гайи».
– Ко Дню Победы.
Астрофотография недели: Млечный путь и Falcon 9, Спрайты над Оклахомой, Северное сияние в Ленинградской области.

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Buzz Aldrin Shows Us How to Walk on the Moon – 4k

From the upcoming SpaceRip 4k epic… “Apollo’s New Moon” produced by David Sky Brody.

July 20th 1969: 49 minutes after Neil Armstrong delivered his “one small step” line, Buzz Aldrin conducted a series of mobility tests to determine the best ways for astronauts to get around the lunar surface. His walkabout was seen live on television screens across planet Earth. Here – presented in 4K video for the first time – is the view from a motion picture camera in the Lunar Module. NASA’s original slow-scan TV stream has been inset for comparison.
Buzz’s test ended when Mission Control patched through a call from the President of the United States, Richard Nixon.
Suggested Tags: Moonwalk, Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrin, walking on the moon, mobility.

Buzz Aldrin: I’d like to evaluate the various paces that a person can (static) traveling on the lunar surface. I believe I’m out of your field-of-view. Is that right, now, Houston?
Bruce McCandless CAPCOM (Mission Control): That’s affirmative, Buzz. You’re in our field-of-view now.
Buzz Aldrin: Alright, you do have to be rather careful to keep track of where your center of mass is. Sometimes, it takes about two or three paces to make sure you’ve got your feet underneath Continue reading Buzz Aldrin Shows Us How to Walk on the Moon – 4k

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Installing Welders for Upgraded Centaur

New weld stations going in at our rocket factory in ULA’s Decatur, Alabama, factory, for the new, even more amazing Centaur upper stage for Vulcan Centaur. These are two of six planned stations for the new Centaur welders. Using new manufacturing tech will help us make our new rocket more capable and more affordable. Also visible are the integration, assembly and check out (IACO) area and primer booth for Delta IV production.

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Going to Space to Benefit Earth (Full Event Replay)

On May 9, 2019, our founder discussed his vision to go to space to benefit Earth.

In addition, he also announced the Blue Moon lunar lander, which is capable of taking people and payloads to the lunar surface. Below you’ll find more information about these announcements.

Blue Moon lunar lander: Blue Origin announced Blue Moon, its large lunar lander capable of delivering multiple metric tons of payload to the lunar surface based on configuration and mission. The cargo variant revealed today can carry 3.6 metric tons to the surface. We have also designed a variant of the lander that can stretch to be capable of carrying a 6.5-metric-ton, human-rated ascent stage. Blue also announced it can meet the current Administration’s goal of putting Americans on the Moon by 2024 with the Blue Moon lunar lander.

BE-7 engine: The Blue Moon lunar lander will be powered by the BE-7 engine, a new addition to Blue Origin’s family of engines. The BE-7’s 40 kN (10,000 lbf) thrust is designed for large lunar payload transport. The engine’s propellants are a highly-efficient combination of liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen. The BE-7 will have its first hotfire this summer. The engine will be available Continue reading Going to Space to Benefit Earth (Full Event Replay)

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Introducing Blue Moon

Blue Moon is a flexible lander delivering a wide variety of small, medium and large payloads to the lunar surface. Its capability to provide precise and soft landings will enable a sustained human presence on the Moon. Learn more at www.blueorigin.com/blue-moon.

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