[FPSPACE] Russia's launches 2019

Keith Gottschalk kgottschalk at uwc.ac.za
Sat Dec 28 06:34:08 EST 2019


   Does this mean that fpspace at mail.friends-partners.org is functioning
If so, a big thanks to those who made it happen.

   On a different topic, I have been thinking about hypersonic weapons.
While all ICBMs are of course hypersonic,
the usage of the word hypersonic has in recent years referred only to
winged, scramjet-powered warheads of ICBMs.
Russia & China have reportedly deployed such weapons, the USA, after years
of testing of them, has not.

    The proponents of them argue that because a winged scramjet-powered
warhead is manoeuverable, and approaches its target lower than  a ballistic
flight warhead, it is more difficult to detect, and more difficult to

    These arguments have always seemed to me to ignore the fact that the
USA has for four decades had a network of space-based IR & UV sensors,
which from orbit can detect scramjet-powered warheads at 40 kms altitude as
easily as they can detect warheads at 100 or 200 kms altitude.

     Further, an engineer told me that if a scramjet makes any sudden turn
or manoeuvre, it suffers instant flameout. Unless that problem has
subsequently been solved, its consequence is that scramjet-powered warheads
can only make gentle turns. They will be mincemeat to current
precision-guided ABMs.


On Sat, Dec 28, 2019 at 11:15 AM Brian Harvey <brharvey at eircom.net> wrote:

> Rogozin later - several weeks later - clarified that the 45 included
> suborbital military missile tests.
> The ’45 in 2019’ claim never looked realistic at the time and there was
> never a manifest for 45 launches.
> Someone who watches missile launchings can tell us were there 20 of them
> or not.
> Russia’s 25 in 2019 was the best annual total for five years.  More
> important, there was not a single failure.
> Brian Harvey
> Dublin, Ireland.
> *Almost half of space launches announced in 2019 did not take place*
> *12:48 12/27/2019
> <https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&sp=nmt4&tl=en&u=https://ria.ru/20191227/&xid=17259,15700022,15700043,15700186,15700191,15700256,15700259,15700262,15700265,15700271,15700283&usg=ALkJrhj-efDxff0hbNaEQfOCC0ksTAhWRQ> (updated:
> 12:49 12/27/2019)*
> *3933*
> *© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mamontov
> <https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&sp=nmt4&tl=en&u=https://ria.ru/docs/about/copyright.html&xid=17259,15700022,15700043,15700186,15700191,15700256,15700259,15700262,15700265,15700271,15700283&usg=ALkJrhiS8NJy2Vv9XtA4uBHpfba4EOZksQ>*
> *Go to the photobank
> <https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&sp=nmt4&tl=en&u=http://visualrian.ru/images/item/5981046&xid=17259,15700022,15700043,15700186,15700191,15700256,15700259,15700262,15700265,15700271,15700283&usg=ALkJrhhEme7z7e9BVItRb03ZXTLbakkfwA>*
> *Launch of the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle. Archive photo*
> *MOSCOW, Dec 27 - RIA News. This year, Russia did not fulfill almost half
> of the announced space launches, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov
> <https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&sp=nmt4&tl=en&u=https://ria.ru/person_JUrijj_Borisov_politik&xid=17259,15700022,15700043,15700186,15700191,15700256,15700259,15700262,15700265,15700271,15700283&usg=ALkJrhj94m9oge_TIsTgC-OX7Ys9VnFx1w> stated
> on the air of the Russia-24
> <https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&sp=nmt4&tl=en&u=https://www.vesti.ru/&xid=17259,15700022,15700043,15700186,15700191,15700256,15700259,15700262,15700265,15700271,15700283&usg=ALkJrhjeG7VLeTY1ZOyzmS0NOGVF1bTE1Q> television
> channel.*
> *“Launch programs have been implemented a little more than 50%. The
> reasons are different, including flaws in the organization of work,” he
> said.*
> *At the beginning of the year, the head of Roskosmos
> <https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&sp=nmt4&tl=en&u=https://ria.ru/organization_Roskosmos&xid=17259,15700022,15700043,15700186,15700191,15700256,15700259,15700262,15700265,15700271,15700283&usg=ALkJrhjIWEkWci4bEJuksdJat3RX7warnw> Dmitry
> Rogozin told President Vladimir Putin about a plan for 45 launches. Today,
> Roscosmos announced that 25 starts had been completed.*
> *It turned out to be disrupted the planned upgrade of the military
> satellite grouping planned for this year, Borisov noted earlier today. At
> the direction of President Vladimir Putin, a special commission has been
> created in this regard.*
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