Things aren't going well at Russia's new spaceport

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Unread post23 Mar 2015, 16:16

Russia is in the process of building its first new cosmodrome—or rocket launch site—since the fall of the USSR. And it's a mess. For the past two decades, Russia's used the Baikonur Cosmodrome, in current-day Kazakhstan, which dates back to the very earliest days of Russian space flight. But not only is that launch site aging, it's also a political bee in Russia's bonnet.

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The project has been severely behind schedule for a number of reasons, including the incredible cold winter of eastern Siberia, material supply problems resulting from the site's remote location, and workforce issues. Russian Space Web has a long rundown of the travails of Vostochny, including the fact that Russian students have been trucked in by the thousands to work on the construction:

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Source: http://gizmodo.com/things-are-not-going ... 1693079433


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Unread post24 Mar 2015, 01:29

They need a new spaceport. The old one's overrun by gophers...

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2015/03/19/prairie_dog_rocket_varmint.html

Hello? Anybody home? Hello, Mr. Gopher! It's me, Mr. Squirrel. Just a harmless squirrel. Not a plastic explosive or anything. Nothing to be worried about. I'm just here to make your last hours on earth as peaceful as possible. Don't mind this.
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Unread post24 Mar 2015, 12:24

mrigdon wrote:They need a new spaceport. The old one's overrun by gophers...

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2015/03/19/prairie_dog_rocket_varmint.html

Hello? Anybody home? Hello, Mr. Gopher! It's me, Mr. Squirrel. Just a harmless squirrel. Not a plastic explosive or anything. Nothing to be worried about. I'm just here to make your last hours on earth as peaceful as possible. Don't mind this.


The original source video - Телестудия Роскосмоса - Суслик на старте

TV Roskosmos - "Gopher at the start"
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Unread post11 Jun 2015, 21:32

Like NASA, 80 % of the space program is secret and they claim they are making a huge progress into the future of the space era.

Virgin Galactic is stopped after the deadly accident and nothing new is coming out from Europe.

So Russian are not so behind...

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