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Bion-m no.2 satellite will be launched into the orbit of the future Russian station with an altitude of 900 kilometers (such an altitude will limit the time people spend at the station)
Space Corporation Energia confirmed that the ROSS station will have a space port function for ships sailing into deep space

Roscosmos It is stated that the station is a prototype of space modules sent to other planets
 

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Currently Russian spacewalk connecting the external plugs on Nauka :

"all four connectors from the first power cable bundle (number 2) is done, now they are connecting bundle number 1."

 
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Cosmonauts sound a bit grumpy and annoyed.

"We are starting to lag behind so let's just go ahead and get back to our timeline".

Seems they have to figure out a lot of it by themselves and they don't like it.

All 8 power connectors are done.
 
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Seems they have to figure out a lot of it by themselves and they don't like it.
That was (and might still be to some degree) the policy on Russian/Soviet EVAs. They would have basic training and once up there it was: "go out, open this, replace that and bring those in", and the Cosmonauts had freedom on how they did it. In contrast the Americans rehearse everything several times before even getting close to the rocket.

BTW: Rob Navias is saying "Naioka" again. :ROFLMAO:
 

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"go out, open this, replace that and bring those in", and the Cosmonauts had freedom on how they did it.

Interesting, probably harder for the cosmonauts and leads to some anxiety you can hear on radio, but in the case of say a Mars mission where live comms are not possible and unforeseen failures are likely to happen, might be very useful.
 

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Interesting, probably harder for the cosmonauts and leads to some anxiety you can hear on radio, but in the case of say a Mars mission where live comms are not possible and unforeseen failures are likely to happen, might be very useful.
This really originates from the fact that the Soviet Union/Russia lack(s)ed a worldwide ground station network like NASA had from the get-go. So they only had contact over Russia. Once the orbit precessed away from eastern Europe, they had to wait about 12 hours until the orbit began passing over eastern Europe again. NASA always had a worldwide network consisting of physical stations as well as US Navy ships. It wasn't until the Shuttle program NASA began the move away from the ground stations and to in-space relay satellites (The Tracking and Data Satellite System, TDRSS). The Soviet Union began efforts on their version called Luch (Ray). Not sure how far that got but when the Soviet Union fell apart so did that program and it is practically un-usable now.
 

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The Soviet Union began efforts on their version called Luch (Ray). Not sure how far that got but when the Soviet Union fell apart so did that program and it is practically un-usable now.
They practically revived the Luch program in 2011 (Luch-5 series) after a failed restart with Luch-2. Additional satellites will be hopefully launched this decade using the Angara A5
 

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now communication with the ISS is carried out by the ground station "Klen-R" (Клён-Р) and three satellites "Luch-5A" "Luch-5B" "Luch-5V"
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earlier communication was carried out by the ground station "Orion" (only over the territory of Russia) and American satellites "TDRSS"
 
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at the initial stages of the Shuttle program he had a "Tracking Ship" USNS Redstone
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They practically revived the Luch program in 2011 (Luch-5 series) after a failed restart with Luch-2. Additional satellites will be hopefully launched this decade using the Angara A5

Yes, it would make sense for Russia to move to a satellite relays constellation solution. Seems the best when you have limited ground stations. Now that's expensive, of course, it means several rocket launches and those satellites have to be quite bulky in order to have decent broadband and power.
 

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Yes, it would make sense for Russia to move to a satellite relays constellation solution. Seems the best when you have limited ground stations. Now that's expensive, of course, it means several rocket launches and those satellites have to be quite bulky in order to have decent broadband and power.

And don't forget about santions. Russians have problems with IC supply due to sanctions now.
I assume that they have problems to get RF ICs from Analog/Linear tehnchology and TI.
 

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Well, since Vladimir Putin got the supreme power, Russia invested a lot in military satellites ; in fact the entire Russian space program is now mostly about military satellites, up to the point there are few roubles left for civilian/science programs. Most of the stuff about those satellites is (of course) tightly classified ; but I'd be a bit surprised if they can't manage some kind of data relay already (we're talking about satellites as big as buses). Also there's the GLONASS project, that should now grant Russian assets home-made GPS solution.
 

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sanctions were imposed by a Nobel laureate, probably clever, to save Russia from the impending crisis and the collapse of Western civilization.
 

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Ignition and liftoff!
 
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