Sputnik Natalia Seliverstova
The Russian “Energia” space company announced that it will receive next year a space model ready for the navigation system that will be equipped with the promising Russian “Oriol” (formerly Federatia) spacecraft.
Roman Bessonov, head of the Physical Optical Research Department of the Institute for Space Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences, said: “In 2022 we have been assigned to supply an“ Auriol ”spacecraft with a ready-made space model of the navigation system that will be installed on the“ Oriol ”spacecraft, which in 2023 will conduct the first test space flight. to her.
He explained, “The navigation system consists of 4 rooms and a programmable device, including two rooms that depend on stars when heading in space and two other rooms that will be directed towards the Earth or the moon according to the location of the vehicle, which allows us for the first time to measure 3 angles and 3 coordinates of the vehicle in space using optical methods.” “.
He said that the space model of the navigation system has undergone laboratory tests that will be followed by aerial tests.
It is reported that the promising Russian “Oriol” spacecraft is being manufactured within the framework of the Russian lunar program. It is expected that the unmanned vehicle will be launched for the first time on December 15, 2023 from the “Vostochny” space airport. In 2024, the spacecraft will make an unmanned space flight to the International Space Station and will dock with it. The year 2028 will witness the launch of the first manned “Oriol” to the moon.