Elon Musk said that the Ukrainian rocket "Zenit" the best after his Falcon

Date:

2017-06-22 18:45:05

Views:

2426

Rating:

4Like 0Dislike

Share:

Elon Musk said that the Ukrainian rocket

Billionaire and owner of the company SpaceX Elon Musk in part of a quick interview for CNN on the question of the journalist Rachel crane about what, in his opinion, rocket is the best on the market, praised Soviet/Ukrainian carrier rocket "Zenit". Of course, adding that the Falcon 9 rocket developed he considers the best in the world.

"Unless you count our, "Zenit" is probably the next best" — said Musk.

The Main feature of launch vehicles the Falcon reusability. The possibility of returning the first stage of the rocket back to Earth allows you to use it later several times, of course after all the necessary repairs and diagnostics. But even in this case, re-use costs about two times cheaper than building a new rocket. In addition, preparing a new start takes much less time. And as a bonus for customers, SpaceX is still a discount of 10 percent.

At the moment no other missile in the world do not have such opportunities. There are certainly a company such as Blue Origin, headed by Jeff Bezos, but to the level SpaceX with them almost weekly commercial launches them far away.

Recall that SpaceX plans this year to produce the first launch of a new rocket, the Falcon Heavy – the heaviest in your family. Its first stage will be equipped with two additional boosters. But even without the scheduled start, the current success of SpaceX allow the company to dominate the market of providing commercial space services.

As for the family of missiles "Zenit" presented by the modifications of "Zenit 3SL", "Zenit 2M", "Zenit-3SL and Zenit 3SLБФ", what specific technical solutions, as in the Falcon 9 (it is primarily about mnogorazovogo) they can not boast. However, they are relatively economical compared to other missiles of this class that allows its creators to claim some market share. In low earth orbit, the booster is able to output up to 15 tons of cargo, and its launch weight can be up to 462,2 tons.

Development of the missile began in the Soviet period and was carried out in Dnepropetrovsk (now Dnieper) design Bureau "southern". The first launch rocket "Zenit-2" was produced in 1985.

Start «Zenith» in the program «Sea launch»

The Main event associated with the rocket "Zenit" for the last time, it was the signing of the contract between the manufacturer of the "southern machine-building plant them. A. M. Makarov" and " S7 " Sea Launch Limited for the purchase of 12 vehicles "Zenith-SLB and Zenit-SL" to run the program "Sea launch", where the rockets are manufactured with floating cosmodrome, located in the Pacific ocean. The contract was signed on 17 June this year. However, all rights to the RD-171 engines, which are used by the rocket "Zenit" belongs to the Russian Federal space Agency and the Russian Federal space Agency later announced the absence of obligations on transfer of the Ukrainian plant RD-171. How the "Pivdenmash" is going to perform the duties under the contract remains unclear.

Recommended

#Video | Everything you need to know about the transit of mercury over the solar disk

#Video | Everything you need to know about the transit of mercury over the solar disk

Points in the image marked path, which paved the mercury across the Solar disk. move around the Sun and you can see it with my own eyes. Thus, on November 11, 2019 in the live broadcast of the transit on the solar disk. Photos of this event is just ...

SpaceX launched another 60 mini-satellites Starlink

SpaceX launched another 60 mini-satellites Starlink

Elon Musk — the founder of the company Starlink As the portal , SpaceX launched 60 mini-satellites in the second orbital party devices, to provide global Internet coverage. Each of the 26-pound satellites will join the rest of sixty, which was ...

Curiosity has recorded a rise in the concentration of oxygen on Mars

Curiosity has recorded a rise in the concentration of oxygen on Mars

the Mars Rover Curiosity never ceases to amaze for the First time in the history of space exploration, scientists have measured seasonal changes in the gases that fill the atmosphere just above the surface of Gale crater on Mars. As a result, they no...

Comments (0)

This article has no comment, be the first!

Add comment

Related News

Why are the stars different sizes? The answer is not as simple as it seems

Why are the stars different sizes? The answer is not as simple as it seems

Massive means large, less massive means small, right? It's not so easy when it comes to stars and their sizes. If you compare the planet Earth with the Sun, it turns out that you can place 109 our planets one to another, just to p...

Interstellar travel will be possible sooner than you think

Interstellar travel will be possible sooner than you think

once humanity had ambitions that have led to such incredible projects as the first manned flight into space or a mission to the moon. The next step will be colonization of planets, and then interstellar travel. Initiative Breakthr...

Hundreds, thousands: what's important in the

Hundreds, thousands: what's important in the "newly discovered" exoplanets?

it May seem that NASA is constantly said about the discovery of the "new" earth-like exoplanets, because from time to time news on this subject slip on the main page of our site. It is always interesting to know that somewhere the...