Roscosmos: orbital stations will be built on the same principle as a nuclear tug

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Alexander Bloshenko, Executive director of the Corporation for Advanced Programs and Science, said that the tug will fly on ion engines, not on chemical fuel

MOSCOW, May 22. /TASS/. The executive director of Roscosmos for advanced programs and Science, Alexander Bloshenko, suggested at the forum "New Knowledge" that future orbital stations will be built on the same principle as the transport and energy module "Zeus" (nuclear tug).

He specified that the tug will fly on ion engines, and not on chemical fuel. "In the end, we understand that the orbital stations will be built on these principles. No one will fly to Mars for nine months in a state of " sprat in a barrel." This is impossible, " said Bloshenko.

According to the executive director of Roscosmos, the ideology of the Starship spacecraft for the flight to Mars is insufficient. In his opinion, the spacecraft for such a flight should be similar to the ships "Millennium Falcon" or "Galaxy" from the movies.

In the presentation, Bloshenko also presented the concept of an orbital station for deep space, in addition to TEM, it includes several modules. It is assumed that the promising ship "Eagle" and a reusable multifunctional cruise ship will be able to dock to the station.

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