Thursday, October 11, 2012

Russia is scheduling an active exploration of space by 2020

Roskosmos is ready to continue working in the "Phobos-Grunt", as the significance of the project is not yet lost, said Vladimir Popovkin. New satellite sent to Mars with all the mistakes when you first start. New project planned for 2016-2020.

Recall that the first start of the station "Phobos-Grunt" was launched on November 9, 2011, but due to problems in the propulsion system, the station remained in Earth orbit. 

Attempts were made ​​to establish contact with the satellite, but to no avail. January 15 station entered the atmosphere and debris fell into the Pacific Ocean. According to estimates of the damage to the Russian budget was about 5 billion rubles.

In addition, the head of Roscosmos said it also is working on a new project "Luna-Glob". It is planned to launch the orbiter in mid-2016. Also in the plans of Roscosmos in 2017-2018 years, the project will be "Luna-Resource" which will be used to study the composition and physical processes on the Moon.

Roscosmos plans to a detailed study of the atmosphere and surface of Venus. In this project involving several satellites 2020-2025.

There will also be a plan to study Jupiter and its moon Ganymede. The project will start by 2022.

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