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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 10:49 PM

Manned Moon Mission to Cost Russia $2.8 Bln Space Research Institute


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MOSCOW, August 3 (RIA Novosti) A manned mission to the Moon will cost Russia 100 billion rubles (about $2.8 billion), Igor Mitrofanov, laboratory director at the Russian Academy of Sciences' Space Research Institute said Sunday.

"An estimated cost of one project aimed at the development of an automatic lunar station is 10 billion rubles (about $280 million). The project is to be completed in five or six years. The manned lunar mission will cost ten times more," Mitrofanov told reporters during the COSPAR Scientific Assembly in Moscow.

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 09:59 AM

Excellent news! Fingers crossed for success!

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 10:04 AM

So when are they building the bases on the moon?

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 10:16 AM

View PostDefenceMinisterMishkin, on 05 August 2014 - 10:04 AM, said:

So when are they building the bases on the moon?

from the article:

According to Mitrofanov, one of the Space Research Institute’s partners is currently developing three stations called Luna-25 (Luna-Glob project), Luna-26 and Luna-27 under the Luna-Resource project.
He elaborated that Luna-25 and Luna-27 are landers aimed to run for one year, whereas Luna-26 is an orbiter, which will monitor the Moon for two years.
Mitrofanov stressed that within the next ten years lunar bases will likely to be created.

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 10:17 AM

Bit vague..

I want an exact star date.. :D

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 03:49 PM

IF, seriously, the Russians can achieve all of this for a paltry $2.8 Billion, then I have to ask just HOW?? That is really "chump change" in space exploration, and it "smells" a little of Political Capital. I will buy into it only, and I mean only, the Russians complete the missions successfully for the anticipated costs announced (+ 100% and more of the proposal)..


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 03:59 PM

View Postkeithisco, on 05 August 2014 - 03:49 PM, said:

IF, seriously, the Russians can achieve all of this for a paltry $2.8 Billion, then I have to ask just HOW?? That is really "chump change" in space exploration, and it "smells" a little of Political Capital. I will buy into it only, and I mean only, the Russians complete the missions successfully for the anticipated costs announced (+ 100% and more of the proposal)..

From the link...

An estimated cost of one project aimed at the development of an automatic lunar station is 10 billion rubles (about $280 million). The project is to be completed in five or six years. The manned lunar mission will cost ten times more,” Mitrofanov told reporters during the COSPAR Scientific Assembly in Moscow.

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 04:22 PM

Good luck to them.  I just wonder have they can afford it.  I know labor is cheaper in Russia.  I just hope they don't cut corners and put their cosmonaut's life in danger because of it.


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 04:27 PM

View Postpaperdyer, on 05 August 2014 - 04:22 PM, said:

Good luck to them.  I just wonder have they can afford it.  I know labor is cheaper in Russia.  I just hope they don't cut corners and put their cosmonaut's life in danger because of it.

Considering Russian rockets have been used for years for the space station they seem to have perfected a few things

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 04:47 PM

A 2,8 billion $ budget does seem awfully small for a manned lunar mission. While the Soyuz can obviously be used for a manned lunar mission (that was what it was originally designed for) they don't have a heavy rocket or a lunar lander. Developing those will take a lot of money and time. I am not saying that they can't do it (I think they can), but the budget does look unrealistic to me.

The unmanned probes looks very interesting though. Especially drilling for water at the lunar south pole.

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 04:49 PM

View Postseeder, on 05 August 2014 - 03:59 PM, said:

From the link...

An estimated cost of one project aimed at the development of an automatic lunar station is 10 billion rubles (about $280 million). The project is to be completed in five or six years. The manned lunar mission will cost ten times more,” Mitrofanov told reporters during the COSPAR Scientific Assembly in Moscow.


View PostNoteverythingisaconspiracy, on 05 August 2014 - 04:47 PM, said:

A 2,8 billion $ budget does seem awfully small for a manned lunar mission. While the Soyuz can obviously be used for a manned lunar mission (that was what it was originally designed for) they don't have a heavy rocket or a lunar lander. Developing those will take a lot of money and time. I am not saying that they can't do it (I think they can), but the budget does look unrealistic to me.


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 06:11 PM

So they have found a way past the Van Allen belt which they supported as proof the NASA moon landings were faked?


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 06:12 PM

This is very cool. I wish them well and hope they succeed. :tu:

Small problem. Someone has beaten them to it.  :D

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 07:08 PM

View Postskookum, on 05 August 2014 - 06:11 PM, said:

So they have found a way past the Van Allen belt which they supported as proof the NASA moon landings were faked?

When did the Russians ever say that the moonlandings were faked ?

Hint: they didn't !

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 11:34 AM

Remember this is Russia we're talking about.  They might be able to get the humans there, but not necessarily get them back.






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