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February 25 – March 3, 2019 / Vol 38, No 8 / Hawai`i Island, USA

22 Feb 2019, 20:05 UTC
February 25 – March 3, 2019 / Vol 38, No 8 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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Russia Advances Lunar Robotic, Human Spaceflight Plans; Hosts SIRIUS 4-Month Moon Mission Simulation

Roscosmos continues planning Luna 25-27 missions with contributions from ESA, and recently announced potential for Luna 30-33. The first missions will verify technologies and concentrate on science at Moon South Pole: Luna-25 lander to Boguslavsky crater in 2021; Luna-26 orbiter in 2023; Luna-27 lander in 2024; Luna-28 sample return in 2027; and Luna-29 lander & rover in 2028. Luna 30-33 from 2031-2035 would deliver reusable cargo spacecraft, a heavy rover for mining and modules for a lunar base. Roscosmos Head Dmitry Rogozin announces plans to send 2 civilians to ISS in 2021, taking the “Gagarin Route” flight path. A private enterprise in Russia has also proposed ‘Selena Space Yachts’ which it hopes would be operational within 5 years. Beginning March 19 a crew of 4 Russians and 2 Americans will be part of Scientific International Research In Unique Terrestrial Situations (SIRIUS), a simulated lunar mission commanded by Evgeny Tarelkin. Data from NEK analog facility at Institute for Bio-Medical Problems (IBMP) in Moscow will be combined with data from HERA facility at NASA Johnson Space Center (R). NEK contains 4 experimental chambers of 50, 100, 150 and ...

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