Initially, the state corporation planned to build two types of spacecraft, one of which was intended to fly to near-Earth orbit (in particular, to the ISS), and the second to the moon. Now, it was decided to create such a version of the ship that would be able to perform both tasks and at the same time ensure the safe return of the crew to Earth at a second space speed.
Recall that the promising new-generation spacecraft “Eagle” should replace the manned “Soyuz”, which are now in operation. In the cargo version, the reusable device will be able to put into orbit up to 2 tons of cargo. In turn, the manned version will take on board up to 6 astronauts and will fit up to 500 kg of payload.
Until September 6, at the development stage, the Russian manned spacecraft Eagle was called the Federation. The first flight of a new generation spacecraft is planned for 2023. The launch will be carried out from the Vostochny spaceport using the Angara-A5P heavy-class launch vehicle.