After two or three years, maybe the introduction of single-turn scheme of manned flight. In this case, the new International space station crews will be able to reach earth orbit in record time – just two hours after launch from Baikonur. It is reported TASS with reference to the rocket and space Corporation Energia, which is developing a corresponding schema.
This will reduce the time of stay of astronauts in a sufficiently crowded conditions, the spacecraft will be delivered faster biomaterials for experiments aboard the ISS. In addition, the reduction of flight time will result in fuel savings.
At present, the Russian Soyuz to get to ISS via a standard two-day scheme or a six-hour fast.
The new scheme will also be used to implement a flight to the moon and rescue operations in space. Projects developing launch vehicles that will be used for missions to the moon are already underway. For example, one of heavy class, the flight which should take place in 2028 from the Vostochny cosmodrome, called “Yenisei”.
We will remind, in April the transport cargo ship “Progress MS-11” set a record for flight time to the ISS. His journey time was three hours and 21 minutes.