[FPSPACE] Serious contingency plans needed for loss [temporary or otherwise] of Russian ISS effort

David Portree dsfportree at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 3 19:09:25 EDT 2015


I think the answer to your question is, "After more than 20 years of objecting to US/Russian space cooperation, Jim Oberg finally gets to say, 'I told you so.'" 
But I see it was published on 1 April, so I gather we shouldn't take it seriously.
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Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2015 05:13:45 +0000
From: jameseoberg at comcast.net
To: fpspace at mail.friends-partners.org; fpspace at friends-partners.org
Subject: [FPSPACE] Serious contingency plans needed for loss [temporary or otherwise] of Russian ISS effort


As my new article makes clear, it's not just Putin perfidy that is a potential threat, it's numerous other technical, industrial, or geo-political single point failures -- making it crucial to have some hip pocket advanced planning already accomplished.
 
What Happens If Russia Abandons the International Space Station?
By James Oberg 
Posted 1 Apr 2015 | 14:00 GMT
http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/aerospace/space-flight/what-happens-if-russia-abandons-the-international-space-station
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