Tower for a review of the Universe

April 15 in Moscow at the conference hall of "President", was a landmark for the capital of Russia and the whole event: a development team of the Moscow Aviation Institute was awarded a rare award — the "Gold Medal of the VG Shukhov "- for the creation of the mobile service tower rocket" Soyuz-ST "to the Guiana Space Centre.

 

How to put together the designer and inventor of the famous "Moscow Iron Lady" Vladimir G. Shukhov and the Russian space? "Mobile Service Tower (MBT) — said the correspondent of" Vecherki "Vladimir Gnezdilov, chief designer and chief designer of the IBO company" Mir "- allows you to perform several functions. First of all, this is an emergency evacuation of people to the zero mark the launch facility and easy access to the personnel carrier rocket "Soyuz-ST" and the spacecraft. IBO also provides an assembly "Union ST" and the head portion vertically … ".

The fact that Russia has built a launch pad at the cosmodrome in French Guiana (Latin America). This location is close to the equator, which allows more precise orbit spacecraft using less fuel and with lots of cargo.

The main difference between this tower from similar — ease of construction. The tower is much easier to move, easier to repair and it is cheaper. "… This is the path to the future and we will, we think, to fully mastered this method of design", — concluded the story Gnezdilov.

Has announced plans to launch in 2013, four rockets "Soyuz-ST". So, for the second half of the year is scheduled to launch two "Unions", each of which must be put into orbit two satellites for global positioning system Galileo, designed in particular to replace the satellite search and rescue system COSPAS-SARSAT. In addition, with the help of "Soyuz-ST" will be launched on the space station, Gaia telescope and solar-synchronous satellite Sentinel-1 is designed to monitor the environment.

At the ceremony, from the French side was made by Didier Coulomb, manager of the "Union": "It's an honor to be marked and get a medal — he admitted. — I am happy and proud to have been part of this project and we are proud of ourselves and our work. "At the end of the ceremony, Vladimir Gnezdilov spoke again, and outlined plans for the future:" The project, to which we now set sights — this is, figuratively speaking , the largest in the world, "ferris wheel". The contract has been signed and we are planning to implement it in the next year. "

Interesting details

Mobile Service Tower is required to perform the vertical assembly of the launch vehicle and the head. IBA also protects the booster and the satellites from the environment, the staff provides access to all the systems launch vehicle and is capable of rapid evacuation of personnel from all levels of the IBO beyond the zone of possible explosion of the booster. The work was commissioned by the European Space Agency on the technical task KBOM named VP Barmina (Roscosmos) by OOO "Company World." October 21, 2011 was made the first successful launch of the carrier rocket "Soyuz-ST" from the Guiana Space Center with European satellite "Galileo", until today made 3 successful start-up. In the future we plan to produce a 3-4 run annually for the creation of a European grouping of global navigation satellite systems review. Of the GCC will start missiles are not only European, but also with Russian satellites.

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Mobile Service Tower is required to perform the vertical assembly of the launch vehicle and the head. IBA also protects the booster and the satellites from the environment, the staff provides access to all the systems launch vehicle and is capable of rapid evacuation of personnel from all levels of the IBO beyond the zone of possible explosion of the booster.

IBA, established by "The World" to the Guiana Space Centre, has unique characteristics: dry weight bearing structure is 285 tons with a total weight of IBO 870 tons of equipment, horizontal deviation of the IBO at the height of 39 meters from the wind and the heat does not exceed a few millimeters, the IBO is from 109 000 3500 original parts and assembly units. Mobile Service Tower is required to perform the vertical assembly of the launch vehicle and the head. IBA also protects the booster and the satellites from the environment, the staff provides access to all the systems launch vehicle and is capable of rapid evacuation of personnel from all levels of the IBO beyond the zone of possible explosion of the booster.

IBA, established by "The World" to the Guiana Space Centre, has unique characteristics: dry weight bearing structure is 285 tons with a total weight of IBO 870 tons of equipment, horizontal deviation of the IBO at the height of 39 meters from the wind and the heat does not exceed a few millimeters, the IBO is from 109 000 3500 original parts and assembly units.

Great names

Vladimir G. Shukhov (16 (28) August 1853 — February 2, 1939) — Russian Soviet engineer, architect, inventor, scientist, Corresponding Member and Honorary Member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Hero of Socialist Labor. He is the author of projects and technical manager of the construction of the first Russian oil pipelines and oil refinery plants with the first Russian oil cracking. He has made outstanding contributions to the technology industry and the oil pipelines. He was the first in the world used for the construction of buildings and towers of steel lattice shells.

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VG Gold Medal Shukhov — the highest award of the Russian Union of Scientific and Engineering Organizations (RosSNIO) Among the recipients of the medal — the architect Nikolai Nikitin (for the design and construction of high-rise buildings especially important (Ostankino Tower) gunsmith Mikhail Kalashnikov (for outstanding engineering and development to create an automatic weapon); Franco-British team of developers design and construction solutions for the construction of a tunnel going under the English Channel.

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