SV: Re: [FPSPACE] Circumlunar issues
David M Harland
dave.harland at ntlworld.com
Sat Aug 13 11:07:49 EDT 2005
At 10:47 am -0400 13/8/05, DSFPortree at aol.com wrote:
>> I understand that the Russians developed fuel cells for LOK, their CSM.
>Can we all agree that technology developed 40 years ago for a lunar mission
>that was never flown isn't all that relevant to the current circumlunar
>We should be thinking more about current Russian fuel cell technology and how
>they intend to test it for a circumlunar mission, plus what mods it means for
>the basic Soyuz configuration as it currently exists.
>Zond was a failure
That's a little harsh!
>, LOK never flew. We're not talking about flying either of
>those to the moon now anyway. What we have as a starting point is the Soyuz
>modified for 35 years for LEO space station missions. It's generations removed
>from the lunar days. What will the Russians have to do to it to fly their
>prestige circumlunar mission? Can they afford to modify and test it?
>And, less important, unless you plan to sell/buy a seat - can they make it
>safe for tourists?
>David S. F. Portree
>Science writer & historian
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