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Russia’s space program deemed 'ineffective'


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


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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."

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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.


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