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by SiberianTiger 05-13-2009, 11:55 AM

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Roscosmos proposes Russian Government to introduce extra customs toll on coming-in of GPS receivers and automobiles not equipped with a navigation hardware that supports receiving GLONASS system signals. "Introducing the tolls is possible" said the Agency's head Anatoly Perminov. According to him, such was Roscosmos' proposal to the Government.

As Perminov explained, raising customs toll is one of the measures that can support the homeland goods producers: "This is the only way we can support Russian market and Russian producers".

He said it's necessary that any imported cars would be pre-equipped with a navigation hardware that can work using both American GPS and Russian GLONASS systems' signals.

"If an automobile is not equipped with a GLONASS receiver, such an automobile's import is either not possible or must be tariffed at customs several times more expensive", Perminov said. By his words, with such limitations in power, "the need will make car owners to use our GLONASS hardware".

By the way, this wouldn't violate the international law, because Russia is not a WTO member.
Or maybe "Roscosmos is a bunch of idiots" is the best name for the thread?

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Old 05-13-2009, 12:00 PM   #2
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Of course, the rest of the world could then also impose customs on GLONASS equipment or other Russian goods.

Instead of punishing those who don't have GLONASS, they should better reward those few, who have...
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:02 PM   #3
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So... what will they do with cars without any navigation system?

And with GPS systems without a car attached to them?
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:36 PM   #4
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 So... what will they do with cars without any navigation system?

And with GPS systems without a car attached to them?
Anyone who doesn't need a GLONASS navigation receiver in his car is welcomed to purchase a Lada or a Kamaz.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:59 PM   #5
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 Anyone who doesn't need a GLONASS navigation receiver in his car is welcomed to purchase a Lada or a Kamaz.
I'll go for the luxury stretch convertible version:
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:12 AM   #6
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http://www.reuters.com/article/scien...54C48520090513

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will charge U.S. astronauts $51 million per return trip to the International Space Station (ISS) from 2012 and will resume selling seats to space tourists, Russian news agencies reported on Wednesday.
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"We've agreed with our American partners the sum of $51m, starting in 2012," Perminov was quoted as saying by Itar-Tass news agency.
He did not specify how much astronauts will be charged between 2010 and 2012, but in 2006 Russia charged the United States $21.8 million per return flight to the ISS. Since then the price for of a space tourist ticket to the ISS has climbed to $35 million from $20 million.
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Roskosmos earlier said that U.S. billionaire Charles Simonyi's March flight to the ISS would be the last by a space tourist as a doubling of the space station crew to six would leave no room for amateurs.
But as Kazakhstan has canceled its plans to send a trained cosmonaut into space this September, the Soyuz now has one free seat, Perminov was quoted as saying. He said the tourist would not be the last.
"This form of tourism will continue," Perminov was quoted by Itar-Tass as saying.
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http://www.fbodaily.com/archive/2009...O-01800378.htm

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This is modification 1 to the synopsis entitled PROCUREMENT OF CREW TRANSPORTATIONAND RESCUE SERVICES FROM ROSCOSMOS solicitation number NNJ09ZBG196R which was posted onApril 16, 2009. You are notified that the following changes are made: The purpose of this modification is to revise the minimum number of Soyuz seats which maybe procured from a minimum of 18 seats to a minimum of 3 seats.
To compare this with the initially proposed version of the contract (on April, 16), the statement ran like:

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NASA/JSC intends to contract with Roscosmos for these services on a sole source basis for a minimum of 18 Soyuz seats up to a maximum of 24 seats beginning in the Spring of 2012. The maximum number of 24 seats may be procured using multiple modifications in increments of 3 seats, to complete the entire effort.
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http://www.rg.ru/2009/05/14/perminovx.html

During a tranditional tea party of Roscosmos Head Anatoly Perminov and Soyuz TMA-15 prime and backup crews which took place in Roscosmos on May 13, 2009, Perminov said:
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"Your mission is a kind of frontier between the crew of 3 and the 6-crew"
Also, the Head of Roscosmos asked the Russian crew members of the first extended crew ISS mission to "analyse thoroughly the amount of work the Russian crew does aboard the station"

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"I'm asking you to make a personal report to myself upon your return on the list and amount of work you do aboard the Russian Segment of the ISS, so we could decide if there's a meaning behind increasing of Russian crew complement to 3 people before the Multi-Purpose Laboratory Module (MLM) arrives", Perminov stated.

According to his subsequent words, this decision will shed light on the further financing of the Russian ISS programme. It's necessary to consider the fact that the European segment is ready and the Japanese one will meet readiness in the nearest future. Meanwhile, Russian segment is just planned for completion in 2011, when the three existing modules will be added on by 3 more scientific modules. That's why cosmonauts will have to answer the questions like can two of them cope with the amount of work they have to do or does it make sense to increase the scheduled amount of work or boost the number of the crew to three.
To say it simply, Roscosmos would like to reserve much more seats for commercial use, and boost the profit it can get from running the ISS, possibly at expense of both the Russian scientific program and American participation in the ISS.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:43 AM   #7
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NASA Extends Contract with Russian Federal Space Agency

http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2009...z_Con_Mod.html

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WASHINGTON -- NASA has signed a $306 million modification to the current International Space Station contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency for crew transportation and related services in 2012 and 2013.

The firm-fixed price modification covers comprehensive Soyuz support, including all necessary training and preparation for launch, crew rescue, and landing of a long-duration mission for six individual station crew members.

Space station crew members will launch on four Soyuz vehicles: two in spring 2012 and two in fall 2012. Their landings are scheduled for fall 2012 and spring 2013, respectively. The contract modification also provides for crew post-flight rehabilitation, medical exams and services.

Under the contract modification, the Soyuz flights will carry limited cargo to and from the station, and dispose of trash. The cargo allowed per person is approximately 110 pounds launched to the station, approximately 37 pounds returned to Earth, and trash disposal of approximately 66 pounds.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:27 AM   #8
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http://www.russianspaceweb.com/phobo...html#lebourget

Phobos-Grunt's final integration to start despite tight schedule

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According to Poleshyuk, the main propulsion unit of the probe was the most complex and critical element affecting the schedule. Known as the Flagman cruise stage, the propulsion system was newly developed for the Phobos-Grunt mission and it was also expected to be employed onboard Luna-Glob and Luna-Resurs spacecraft in 2011. According to Poleshyuk, Flagman went through autonomous tests and was also expected to be ready for integration on June 20.
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According to Poleshyuk, the completion of integrated testing would clear the way to the final processing of the spacecraft and its shipment to the Baikonur cosmodrome in September 2009. Poleshyuk vehemently denied existence of any political pressure on him or his team to launch Phobos-Grunt on time and said that he would not hesitate to ground the vehicle which did not go through the full cycle of pre-flight testing set three years ago. "It would not be a tragedy either for the world or for the country," Poleshyuk said. He reminded that a number of Mars missions had been recently postponed.

"If something serious happens during the tests, and I do not exclude that something like that could happen, however now we are preparing for launch... We do have delays with some of 22 scientific instruments, however for the exception of a soil-sampling mechanism they are not critical to the mission," Poleshyuk said, "If some of them are not ready, we can make a decision to drop them, however, as of now, we working toward a complete scientific package onboard."
AVE, CAESAR, MORITURI TE SALUTANT!
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:17 PM   #9
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Ah, protectionism. Coddling mediocrity since the invention of tariffs.
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:34 AM   #10
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Crunch time for Russia Mars probe

Less than two months before the scheduled launch of Russia's flagship planetary spacecraft, officials are set to recommend a delay until 2011.

The Phobos-Grunt mission aims to land on the Martian moon Phobos to collect soil samples and return them to Earth.

Sources within the Russian space industry gave RussianSpaceWeb.com details of the likely postponement.

The Russian space agency Roskosmos is expected to announce the mission's fate within a week.

The agency's decision will be based on results of testing which the spacecraft has been undergoing since July at its assembly facility at NPO Lavochkin in Khimki, near Moscow.

A delay for Phobos-Grunt would also affect China's first Mars probe Yinghuo 1, as the two craft are due to be launched together on the same Zenit rocket.
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It's much better to have it postponed than to fail spectacularly.
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 It's much better to have it postponed than to fail spectacularly.
No doubt. Better late than never. (I still think this is one of the most ambitious missions ever proposed!)
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:48 PM   #13
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We're certainly going to have a lot of Mars activity in 2011, it seems. MSL, this, plus any existing spacecraft that survive until then.
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:36 AM   #14
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Roscosmos Musical: attendance of NASA head Charles Bolden during Soyuz TMA-16 launch.

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The first launch of Angara LV will happen no sooner than in 2012, said head of Roscosmos Anatoly Perminov today. He blamed Ministry of Defence whose financing over the current year was not adequate to carry out necessary construction works on the Angara's ground infrastructure at Plesetsk Cosmodrome.
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