homepage
CHRONOLOGICAL EVOLUTION
OF THE MISSION CONCEPT AT RSC ENERGIA

Russian
   
Year of the design Design features
1960
  • Use of electric propulsion for interplanetary transit powered by a 7 MW nuclear reactor;
  • Crew of 6;
  • Delivery to Martian surface of a group of vehicles to make up a self-propelled train
1969
  • Reactor power increased to 15 MW;
  • Crew cut down to 4;
  • Switch to a stationary "headlight"-shaped lander with frontal heat shield
1987
  • Switch to two independent nuclear reactors to increase flight reliability;
  • Changed shape of the lander (lifting body instead of "headlight" with heat shield)
1988
  • Replacement of nuclear power plant with a solar power plant based on a film-type photoelectric converter
1999
  • Modular design for the solar arrays;
  • Changed shape of the lander;
  • Switch from one lander to two (a manned and a logistics lander)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Official WEB-site of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia
E-mail:mail@rsce.ru