In Russia tested a new system of returning astronauts to orbit
To date, the main method of "delivery" of the astronauts on Earth are capsules, the main principle of which has not changed for several years. But progress does not stand still, and followed the development of new spacecraft company "technodynamics" produced a new system for the return of astronauts from space to Earth.
In the near future it is planned to start testing that will be conducted on the territory of the Crimean peninsula. The first test samples of space capsules have a weight of 3 tons. They plan several times to reset from a great height, in order to observe the behavior of the capsule in the air. After that, begin testing capsules, weighing 9 tons (this is the final weight of the apparatus). For capsules with the drop height will be used Ka-32 and Mi-8. During the experiments, "technodynamics" company experts will observe, at what height will reveal parachutes, firing the rocket engines and, most importantly, how will the landing itself. According to the developers,
"The new modules are reusable, but they need more experience and improve. Observe their behavior and make the necessary changes in structure, if necessary. Upon completion of all testing phases of new modules will be put into production. "