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Not in a physical sense. Aside from the technical challenges (which are immense), a lack of interoperability and lack of in-space reprocessing and manufacturing facilities has so far made that sort of activity not worth the effort. However, the United States and Russia (and probably China and some others) are working on defense programs that have some ...


"Could" is very open ended. In-flight refueling is something that NASA has not pursued heretofore (lest it impact other rocket development). It would have to be worked out. Sergei Korolev proposed launching components to be assembled in orbit. Getting everything assembled would also have to be worked out (but seems feasible given Gemini 11). It ...


Concur was Russian first spacewalk that had the issue and required depressing partially to get in, not the first US spacewalk - though similar problem.


To build a translunar stage of around 80 tons from the 7 ton payloads that could be launched on the Soyuz booster would require extensive assembly work to be done by astronauts in orbit, which was beyond the experience of either the US or the USSR in the 1960s. Before settling on the single large Saturn V and lunar orbit rendezvous, the US contemplated using ...


No. The possibility of using the Universal rocket was considered.


On October 28, 1971 the UK launched Prospero via a Black Arrow rocket from Woomera, in South Australia. When the Prospero spacecraft was launched atop a Black Arrow rocket on 28 October 1971, it marked the end of an era. A very short era. Prospero was the first UK satellite to be launched on a UK launch vehicle; it would also be the last. Ministers had ...

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