Russian scientists invented the space bag, which works on solar batteries. As planned by the engineers, this device will be able to return astronauts to the desired point, if during the spacewalk they will come off a ship.
State Central research Institute of machine building (TsNIIMash, the Russian space Agency) after 2 years wants to launch a new space jetpacks for astronauts. It is expected that they will provide safe operation in space and help astronauts in emergency situations to return to the station. The weight space of the container cannot exceed 10 kg.
Satchels will be installed in the spacesuits, and the key specificity is the presence of solar panels, which will be able to unfold. These batteries will recharge the battery, dependent on electric propulsion, says the newspaper "Izvestia".
As we are told by the experts an ordinary jet engine burns fuel, and the rate of natural gas through a jet nozzle is very limited. Electric motor ionize gas and ions are accelerated by the electric field. As a result, the rate of release of gas in 10 and more times higher than that of the chemical engine, which means that these engines consume many times less fuel.
In addition to the front spacesuits will be attached additional engines - they will work as brakes. This will ensure the safe meeting of astronaut with the ship.
As will assure the expert guidance of the rocket and space Corporation "Energia", the astronaut Yuri Usachev such devices necessary in a modern space. He fully supports the development of new means for moving in space. "Now the domestic safety of the astronauts provide only the tethers and carabiners. Naturally, such devices needed by the astronauts" - emphasizes Usachev.
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