Domestic launch vehicle “Angara” will be reusable

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She will receive returned steps

Promising domestic heavy class rocket «Angara» will be equipped with returnable, reusable stages. Nikolai Nestechuk, General Director of the Center for Operation of Ground-Based Space Infrastructure Facilities (TSENKI), spoke about this. In a documentary about the reusable spacecraft Buran, Nestechuk mentioned that new Russian launch vehicles will have a certain reusability. this is both the Angara rocket and the Amur-LNG rocket, which will receive returnable reusable stages.

Formerly the general director of the Khrunichev Center, where the «Angara» missiles are produced. also said that within the framework of the preliminary design, the developers confirmed the possibility of creating the Angara-A5B missile. (the heaviest model in the series with a payload capacity of up to 38 tons) with reusable accelerators of the first and second stages. As we already wrote, the first flight copy of the Angara-A5 heavy rocket was recently delivered to the Vostochny Cosmodrome; the first launch should take place next year. It is planned that in the future this rocket will be replaced by the more capable Angara-A5M, and then by the Angara-A5B: its launches are scheduled after 2028.

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