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The head of the space policy Institute Ivan Moiseev commented on the statement of the representative of the RSC “Energia” that in case of an emergency splashdown of spacecraft “Federation” in the Pacific ocean to rescue the crew would be impossible. According to experts, this is not true. It is reported by REN TV.
“Something not of this world statement. There is a special bistronomy not needed, there is a need for conventional stationary ships, of which we have many. It’s all there. If there is a task, everything is there,” said Moses, adding that where possible the fall of the rocket, known in advance, and there is already a rescue equipment.
Earlier Igor verkhovskiy, head of business development of manned space programs and satellite systems in low earth orbit, said that the existing Russian rescue and salvage vessels supposedly will spend a few days to get to the point of ditching the “Federation.” During this time the crew of the spacecraft can die. For this reason, said verhovskoy, it is necessary to develop a high-speed airfoil.
The development of the “Federation” started in 2009. The first test flight (unmanned) spacecraft is scheduled for 2022.
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