Axar.az
UP
1 June 2020


Russia customising Soyuz Spaceship for tourist trips

Home page Technology
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

A soyuz spaceship will be customised for a tourist trip to the International Space Station (ISS) so that one person may pilot it rather than a three-person crew, Sergei Krikalev, executive director for human spaceflight at Russia's space agency Roscosmos, said.

Axar.az reports citing foreign media.

"A ship for a specialised mission is being customised so that it will be easier for one person to pilot it, and some modes will not be duplicated as they are supposed to be. These are interface tweaks, to make it more convenient for a one-person crew", Krikalev told reporters on the sidelines of the International Astronautical Congress.

The Roscosmos executive added that no contracts with someone to fly the spaceship had been signed, but it would have to be an experienced cosmonaut/astronaut. The spaceship might even be modified to fly without docking with the ISS.

The ship is being built in partnership with US space tourism company Space Adventures. The two companies have signed a deal to launch two tourists to the ISS in 2021.

The Russian private company Kosmokurs, which is currently developing suborbital space tourism flights, began the first tests of its rocket and space technology in May. According to Kosmokurs, a ticket for a space flight aboard Russia's first reusable suborbital commercial system would cost around $200,000-$250,000.

Date
2019.10.23 / 13:41
Author
Axar.az
Comments
See also

Crew Dragon with two NASA astronauts docks to ISS

Amazon UK website defaced with racist abuse

Microsoft 'to replace journalists with robots'

Instagram will start paying its influencers

Russia to launch first satellite to monitor space junk in 2027

Google opens its offices from this date

Arizona sues Google

Nasa set to enter new era in human spaceflight

Instagram now allows for video chat with up to 50 people

Uber cuts 600 jobs in India as lockdown hits business

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla