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Russia: new Angara rocket for missions until 2032

Twice as powerful as its predecessor

During the day today, Wednesday December 16, 2020, the Russian space agency Roscosmos has made it known how the new Angara-A5V rocket will be twice as powerful as its predecessor, Proton. Furthermore, this same rocket has been described as the best choice to tackle any space mission in the country until 2032. Moscow would therefore be okay for more than a decade with this industrial innovation. Already in 2021 there should be two launches involving Angara-A5V; Roscosmos considers it fundamental for its medium-term prospects. Among other things, it was decided to also build an RD-0150 hydrogen engine for the development of a third stage. That of the Angara is a "family" of rockets that distinguishes the new Russian space generation. The focus is on light, medium and even heavy models, with a lifting capacity of over 37 tons. The launches of Angara have been three for the moment and all from the Plesetsk spaceport: these are missions that date back to 2014 and a much more recent one. Among other things, the 2021 plan provided for the launch of the heavy Angara-A5 rocket No. 3 with a new Persei booster and a light Angara-1.2 launch vehicle.

On the subject read also the news published by AVIONEWS.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency
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