Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

Russia’s space program deemed 'ineffective'

Posted on Sunday, 7 July, 2013 | Comment icon 13 comments | News tip by: Waspie_Dwarf


Image credit: Roscosmos

 
An audit of Russia's space program failures has revealed it to be poorly managed and disorganised.

Russia's space endeavors have suffered a string of failures in recent years including the loss of three new navigational satellites last week when the Proton-M rocket carrying them exploded shortly after launch. An investigation by the Audit Chamber found that the country's space agency was lacking in proper management and that despite an increase in funding they were falling far short of their goals.

"Roscosmos is among the biggest and least disciplined [of government agencies] that blatantly ignore regulatory requirements and best practices in state procurement orders," the Audit Chamber said. Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin promised "harsh decisions" on the basis that Russia's space industry "cannot continue to exist in its current form."

"Russia’s Federal Space Program is ineffective, largely due to poor management of space activities and budget funds allocated for space projects, the Audit Chamber said Thursday."

  View: Full article

 Source: Rian.ru


  Discuss: View comments (13)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #4 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 6 July, 2013, 10:49
yes, but it was Mr. O that cancelled any future manned project, wasn't it. No. You haven't been keeping up have you? Constellation was cancelled but Orion is still being built, as is the Commercial Crew Program. In fact the gap in America's manned capacity is likely to have been reduced (as long as Congress doesn't further cut the budget) by switching to Commercial BEFORE Orion.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Zeta Reticulum on 7 July, 2013, 7:40
It was Bush that grounded the Shuttle, not Obama. Then why didn't Obama reinstate it ? Would seem he could do this ... if Bush could dismantle it.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 7 July, 2013, 9:24
Then why didn't Obama reinstate it ? Would seem he could do this ... if Bush could dismantle it. Because production of the external tanks had already ceased. Once they were all used then no more shuttle flights were possible. Besides NASA did not have enough funding to continue flying the shuttle AND to start Orion and the Commercial Crew Program.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Junior Chubb on 8 July, 2013, 20:56
Ahhh, bless them. I was never a fan really.
Comment icon #8 Posted by shrooma on 9 July, 2013, 10:27
to be fair, i'd only say that russia's space programme was ineffective in the same way dettol is ineffective. i mean, sure, they're only killing 99% of germs stone dead, so to speak, but they're still doing better than most countries are, and deserve SOME credit at least! at least they're showing commitment towards spaceflight, and there can't be that many countries who've INCREASED their space budget 3rs on the trot....? good luck to 'em i reckon!
Comment icon #9 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 10 July, 2013, 0:22
to be fair, i'd only say that russia's space programme was ineffective in the same way dettol is ineffective. i mean, sure, they're only killing 99% of germs stone dead, so to speak, but they're still doing better than most countries are, and deserve SOME credit at least! That is a poor analogy. It is more like discovering that your disinfectant, which used to kill 99% of germs, now frequently fails to kill any at all. at least they're showing commitment towards spaceflight, and there can't be that many countries who've INCREASED their space budget 3rs on the trot....? Commitment does not mean... [More]
Comment icon #10 Posted by shrooma on 12 July, 2013, 2:59
the american failures at mars is where the term 'phantom menace' originated from. now, if they could just build a 'jar-jar' probe and lose it somewhere.....
Comment icon #11 Posted by Colonel Rhuairidh on 12 July, 2013, 7:31
That is a poor analogy. It is more like discovering that your disinfectant, which used to kill 99% of germs, now frequently fails to kill any at all. Commitment does not mean effectiveness. If you increase the budget you expect to get an improvement, that is not the case. The Russian space industry is suffering a bit of a crisis at the moment. The failure of the Proton-M launch vehicle on the 2nd July was the 4th failure of this vehicle since December 2010 (with a further launch suffering a premature engine shut down and being classified as a partial failure). If this was a cutting edge experi... [More]
Comment icon #12 Posted by Tutankhaten-pasheri on 12 July, 2013, 10:38
I believe that the lack of funding for non-manned exploration in the final years of the Soviet Union/ early years of the Russian Federation has come back to haunt them. Well, of course. During the moron Yeltsin's time, pensions were not paid and all manner of horrors happening, so money for rockets was not such a priority. I think people do not fully understand the difficulties and chaos faced in the 90s. I think that to have continued at the present level is a miracle. Now, if 1991 was simply a bad nightmare, then it is probable that Buran would still be flying, but we will never know, and it... [More]
Comment icon #13 Posted by Tutankhaten-pasheri on 12 July, 2013, 10:49
the legacy of those great heroes of the West, Gorby & Yeltsin, yet again, I suppose. Yes, complete morons both of them. I have no doubt than within five years or so, Gorbachev will be dead and there will be sickening and fauning coverage of this in Western media. West cheered when "White House" was shelled by tanks of Kantemirovskaya Division, yet they should have cheered the guys inside. Alexander Rutskoi I am thinking of. Yes I know, there would have been even more chaos if the "putsch" succeeded, but nothing is simple in this, nothing as it seems, nothing.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5968077
256882
168799

 
Insect burgers to go on sale in Switzerland
8-16-2017
Insect-based edibles are beginning to appear in shops after a recent revision of food safety laws.
Firm set to put a cellphone tower on the Moon
8-16-2017
A German startup is aiming to land rovers on the Moon that will communicate using cellphone technology.
'Frankenstein dinosaur' is 'missing link'
8-16-2017
The mystery surrounding a dinosaur made up of various mismatched body parts has finally been solved.
Dog turns blue due to polluted Indian River
8-15-2017
Untreated industrial waste in Mumbai's Kasadi river has been turning dogs a rather peculiar color.
Other news in this category
Firm set to put a cellphone tower on the Moon
Posted 8-16-2017 | 4 comments
A German startup is aiming to land rovers on the Moon that will communicate using cellphone technology....
 
Cassini flies in to Saturn's upper atmosphere
Posted 8-14-2017 | 3 comments
The spacecraft embarked upon the first of its final five orbits around the gas giant earlier today....
 
House-sized asteroid 'will not hit Earth'
Posted 8-12-2017 | 15 comments
The asteroid known as 2012 TC4 is set to pass us by at a safe distance of 27,300 miles in October....
 
Milky Way galaxy is riddled with black holes
Posted 8-10-2017 | 15 comments
A new study has revealed that there are actually tens of millions of black holes in our own galaxy alone....
 
Hubble detects exoplanet with a stratosphere
Posted 8-4-2017 | 6 comments
Astronomers have found an extrasolar world with what has been described as a 'glowing water atmosphere'....
 
NASA is hiring 'planetary protection officer'
Posted 8-2-2017 | 16 comments
The new employee will be tasked with, among other things, protecting Earth from alien contamination....
 
Voyager 1 and 2 still going strong 40 years on
Posted 8-1-2017 | 19 comments
This month marks four decades since NASA's two pioneering spacecraft headed off to visit the gas giants....
 
Asteroid flyby to help test planetary defense
Posted 7-31-2017 | 3 comments
An asteroid due to pass the Earth in October is to become a target for a planetary defense exercise....
 
Cassini finds building blocks of life on Titan
Posted 7-29-2017 | 9 comments
Saturn's mysterious moon Titan may be a lot more habitable than scientists had previously believed....
 
First extrasolar moon potentially discovered
Posted 7-28-2017 | 5 comments
Astronomers believe that they may have found, for the first time, a moon orbiting an extrasolar planet....
 
Our atoms came from far across the universe
Posted 7-27-2017 | 5 comments
A new study has revealed that half of the atoms that make up our bodies have come from beyond the galaxy....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ