New methane-fired rocket to replace Soyuz

In the framework of the conference "Orbit of Youth", which was held at BSTU. Ustinova (St. Petersburg), Director of Roskosmos D. Rogozin spoke about plans to create a new methane-fired rocket. According to the functionary, the promising carrier will be almost a third cheaper than Soyuz-2.1b and will cost about 900 million rubles.




It also follows from the presentation that the new rocket will become more profitable for Soyuz in terms of launches. At the moment, the cost of launching Soyuz-2.1b is $ 45 million. At the same time, sending into space a fellow for LNG will cost 40,5 million.

If we compare the carrying capacity of missiles, then here again the leaders are a promising carrier. The apparatus with a methane engine will be able to put 9 tons into low Earth orbit, and 2,2 tons into geo-transitional orbit. At Soyuz-2.1b, these indicators are 8,2 and 2 tons, respectively.


Recall that the plans for the development of a new rocket with a methane engine, which will be able to remove cargo up to 9 tons and will replace the "Union", Rogozin said back in May this year. At the same time, he repeatedly emphasized that the use of methane as a fuel will make it possible to create reusable devices.

Earlier, in July 2018, NPO Energomash announced the development of a methane engine. The unit was named RD-169 and can be tested after 3-4 years.
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  1. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker 19 September 2019 14: 58
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    You first create and experience, and then show off.
    1. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 19 September 2019 17: 38
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      Quote: steel maker
      You first create and experience, and then show off.

      And you don’t worry, they will create and you didn’t create such projects, these are only things of the time.
    2. Badger Offline
      Badger (Dmitriy) 21 September 2019 09: 18
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      Where did you read about boasting? It's about making plans.
  2. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) 19 September 2019 18: 04
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    - Actually, probably in Russia there came a period of some pseudo discoveries and inventions ...
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    -Where are they all these "hydrogen trains" .., "self-governing Kamazs"; "super powerful new rocket engines"; "super strong concrete" .... ???
    -One granny said to another granny, sitting on a blockage ...
    - At least they would get rid of import substitution at first, and then they “invented” ... - “free artists” ...
    1. lev1759 Offline
      lev1759 (Eugene) 20 September 2019 21: 18
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      Toad presses? Go to the site "Made with us" or "Time-ahead." Everything is detailed there ...
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    2. Badger Offline
      Badger (Dmitriy) 21 September 2019 09: 20
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      I see you are an expert on all issues!
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