Other News for Soyuz 3

  • Angara named as possible spacecrew transport system launcher


    The Khrunichev State Space Research and Production Centre's in-development...


  • Farnborough: Energia’s Kliper work continues with wind tunnel tests


    Development of Moscow based Rocket and Space Corporation Energia’s six-crew reusable spacecraft Kliper continues with...


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  • Angara named as possible spacecrew transport system launcher

    News | 05 Jun 2008 07:00 | Vladimir Karnozov

    The Khrunichev State Space Research and Production Centre's in-development...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Angara-named-as-possible-spacecrew-transport-system-launcher-224403/
  • New Euro-Russian manned spacecraft concept expected in 2008

    News | 13 Nov 2007 12:04 | Rob Coppinger

    The European Space Agency is pushing to have ready by March or April next year a firm concept for the joint...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/New-Euro-Russian-manned-spacecraft-concept-expected-in-2008-219516/
  • Farnborough: Energia’s Kliper work continues with wind tunnel tests

    News | 19 Jul 2006 19:27

    Development of Moscow based Rocket and Space Corporation Energia’s six-crew reusable spacecraft Kliper continues with wind tunnel testshttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Farnborough-Energias-Kliper-work-continues-with-wind-tunnel-tests-207953/
  • Lighter Kliper could make towed trip to ISS

    News | 01 Nov 2005 00:00

    <P><STRONG>A lighter version of the Kliper six-crew reusable spacecraft is under consideration, say Russian and European sources.</STRONG> </P> <P>The new variant would not have the accommodation module previously seen attached to the capsule. Instead, on reaching orbit, it would dock with a proposed space tug, the Parom, operating from the International Space Station (ISS). </P> <P align=center><IMG alt=Kliper src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=10214"></P> <P>The lighter Kliper could be launched on a booster smaller than the proposed Soyuz-3. This may make it easier to launch from French Guiana, an option that has been discussed at the highest political levels (<EM>Flight International,</EM> 9-15 August). “We are aware of the evolution,” says the European Space Agency. “The second half of the configuration will stay on orbit and act as a space tug, collecting the manned spacecraft and taking it to the ISS and, at the end of the mission, taking it back down to a re-entry de-orbit ahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lighter-Kliper-could-make-towed-trip-to-ISS-202471/
  • Moonshot engine to power spacecraft

    News | 30 Aug 2005 00:00

    <P>An engine developed for Russia’s aborted manned lunar programme is to be used for the proposed Soyuz-3 launch vehicle for Moscow-based Energia’s six-crew Kliper spacecraft.</P> <P>The Soyuz-3 consists of a core stage, several strap-on boosters referred to as the first stage, and an upper stage. It is the core stage that would use an NK-33 liquid oxygen/kerosene engine, developed for use on the first stage of the Soviet N-1 Moon Launch Vehicle.</P> <P>About 450 NK-33 engines were produced during the late 1960s and early 1970s, but were never flown. </P> <P>The N-1 would have launched Russia’s two-man lunar missions. “About 70 of these [NK-33s] are still in stock. Some of them were sold to [US company] Aerojet and have undergone test firings in the USA,” says Soviet space programme expert, Bart Hendrickx. </P> <P>Aerojet now markets its versions of the NK-33 as the AJ26-58, -59 and -61. The NK-33 was designed by the Nikolai Kuznetsov Scientific Technical Complex in Samara, south-ehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Moonshot-engine-to-power-spacecraft-201272/
  • ESA discusses French Guiana Kliper launches

    News | 09 Aug 2005 00:00

    <P>The possibility of launching Russia’s manned Kliper vehicle from the European Space Agency’s (ESA) French Guiana spaceport is being discussed by ESA and Russia’s Federal Space Agency.</P> <P>At a recent meeting ESA director general Jean-Jacques Dordain was presented with a proposal for a 392t (862,400lb) Kliper booster launch system.</P> <P><IMG height=239 alt=Kliper/Soyuz src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=9427" width=100 align=left></P> <P>This was the first time ESA was made aware of a proposed Soyuz-3 booster, an upgraded Soyuz-2. </P> <P>The winged Kliper would weigh 17.8t with its escape thruster adaptor, or 14t without it. The manned vehicle could reach an orbit of 200km (125 miles) at an inclination of 51°. This means it could service the International Space Station from French Guiana.</P> <P>The Soyuz-3 booster would have three stages. The first and second stages would have liquid oxygen and kerosene engines. The third stage would use a more powerful liquid-oxygen/liqhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ESA-discusses-French-Guiana-Kliper-launches-200799/