[FPSPACE] Energia going bankrupt?
epgrondine at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 1 13:35:09 EDT 2007
Considering the state that Semenov and Koptev left Energia in, I have my
doubts about what is really going on here.
If we look at Energia and Roskosmos, Sevastyanov and Perminov put the Soyuz
launcher on a firm path to improvement, instituted the Baykal fly-back
booster program to lower the launch cost for Angara, and came up with
workable architectures for manned flight to the Moon and Mars.
Undoubtedly the ESA rejection of the Klipr played a role, but ESA
participation in the Soyuz capsule upgrade is ignored. As is the private
money for circum-lunar flights.
My suspicion would be to look for personal corruption along with money from
the GDFMN among Sevastyanov's opponents. Sevastyanov was accused of
"lunacy", but what of the "martians"? As far as the charge of "lunacy"
goes, it would appear that S & P left Russia in a good position to work with
China in the 2020's.
Oh well. At least Walt Anderson is still in jail.
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