5 big achievements of Russia in space over the past 20 years

For a long time, the Soviet Union and then Russia were the leaders in the space industry and the development of rocketry. In the last decade, we began to lose this leadership, the United States, China, Europe and other countries are catching up with us.

However, our country also boasts many successes in the space industry.

December 2018 on board the ISS

Russia pioneered the creation of three-dimensional bioprinting under zero gravity conditions. Only six months later, our overseas colleagues from the United States were able to conduct the same experiment on board the ISS.

The cells obtained under the conditions of space turned out to be healthy, they were not affected by either radiation or extraterrestrial conditions. In the future, it is planned to use this technology in medicine, for the regeneration of damaged tissues.

In April 2019 from the launch pad of the Baikonur cosmodrome

The weight of the cargo delivered by Progress MS-11 is 2.5 tons. Among them are fuel, water, oxygen cylinders, food and scientific equipment.

Today there are two global satellite navigation systems in the world — the American GPS and the Russian GLONASS. The latter allows you to determine the location with an accuracy of 2 meters and is designed to work in the domestic segment.

Today there are 27 satellites in orbit, providing continuous operation of GLONASS. The project is constantly updated and its accuracy is increased, while most navigators use 2 systems at once to better determine the coordinates.

The nuclear engine for interplanetary flights is a unique development of Russian scientists in the world. It is YaEDU that helps the heroes of science fiction novels about the distant future to travel between the planets of the solar system.

Since the middle of the 20th century, the development of such an engine

Soviet scientists succeeded in solving the problem: they developed a tubeless cooling structure of a continuous cycle. After the collapse of the USSR, the work was continued by Russian scientists, and today the project is nearing completion. It remains to test the installation in real conditions, and the ship on the new engine is planned to be built in 2030.

The space-based energy laser-optical system is the official name of the latest development of Rostec. While the installation is under development.

The apparatus will

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