Roscosmos broke the contract for the production of rockets "Angara"

Recently we Reportedhow the Roscosmos state corporation placed an order for the Angara-1.2 light launch vehicle (LV) and how, at the Vostochny spaceport, they began to build a launch pad for the Angara family LV. And so, on October 30, 2019, Roscosmos decided to terminate the contract with JSC State Space Scientific-Production Center named after M.V. Khrunichev for the manufacture of the first copy of the Angara-1.2 launch vehicle.




It should be noted that the production of the Angara-1.2 launch vehicle was planned for launching three Gonets-M spacecraft (communication system satellites) into orbit (numbers 33, 34,35) in order to replenish the orbital constellation. The contract was solemnly signed in the summer of 2019. Its value was announced - 2,028 billion rubles. The negotiated Angara-1.2 was to be born by October 15, 2021. Now they are clarifying from Roskosmos that it was decided to put the Gonets-M satellites into orbit using the Soyuz-2 launch vehicle

The launch (three - ed.) Of the Gonets spacecraft, scheduled for 2021, will be carried out on the Soyuz-2 launch vehicle. Previously, the launch of these spacecraft was planned on a launch vehicle of the Angara type.

- explained in the press service of Roscosmos.

Roscosmos emphasized that the Soyuz-2 launch vehicle is fully adapted to launch these spacecraft. At the same time, without explaining why this decision was not made earlier, even before the conclusion of the above contract, because Soyuz-2 is a modification of Soyuz-U and it can be launched from any existing launch complex (Baikonur, Plesetsk "," Eastern ").
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  1. Oleg Kalugin Offline
    Oleg Kalugin (Oleg Kalugin) 2 November 2019 16: 23
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    Mutnenko, it’s written so, guess, they yourself ... At first they made a secretary out of the people, and now they want us to think))
  2. boriz Offline
    boriz (boriz) 2 November 2019 23: 42
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    Ndaaa ...
    In general, Roscosmos works on the principle: stand there - come here. Maybe it’s easier to terminate the contract with Rogozin, and not with Khrunichev?
  3. shinobi Offline
    shinobi (Yuri) 3 November 2019 06: 05
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    Most likely, Khrunichev is now busy with something else and he is not interested in light-class missiles, which are already enough.
  4. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) 3 November 2019 07: 37
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    -Well ...- After all, quite recently I wrote about the GKNPTS named after M.V. Khrunicheva. in Omsk...

    PO Polet is one of the largest industrial enterprises in Russia, which has been specializing in the production of rocket and space technology for more than 75 years.
    Production facilities, highly qualified specialists, great scientific and technical potential, and the use of advanced technologies allowed PO Polet to make a significant contribution to the country's defense and industrial complex and become the only factory in the former Soviet Union, and then Russia, which also launched missiles - carriers, and spacecraft, and heavy-duty RD -170 engines, and aircraft, both military and civil aviation.
    Since 2007, the plant has become an integral part of Russia's largest rocket and space holding, formed on the basis of the Space Center named after M.V. Khrunicheva (Moscow) by decree of the President of the Russian Federation.
    In connection with the reorganization, the enterprise is undergoing technical re-equipment, high-tech types of production are being developed, new jobs have been created, financial and economic conditions have been improved, and wages have increased.
    The main task of the enterprise as part of the Center. M.V. Khrunicheva became the organization of mass production of rocket modules for the Angara launch vehicle family.

    And you can bring a lot, much more ... -Yes, what's the point ... now ...
    - High representatives from the state apparatus and from Roscosmos visited Omsk this spring, promised a whole bunch of orders and contracts, and ... and ... and this fall they backed up ...
    - That's all...
  5. 123 Offline
    123 (123) 3 November 2019 13: 36
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    Roscosmos emphasized that the Soyuz-2 launch vehicle is fully adapted to launch these spacecraft. At the same time, without explaining why this decision was not made earlier, even before the conclusion of the above contract, because Soyuz-2 is a modification of Soyuz-U and it can be launched from any existing launch complex (Baikonur, Plesetsk "," Eastern ").

    Apparently, for some reason, the Angara or launch pad is not yet ready. Perhaps some imported components could not be replaced on time. There can be many reasons. I think at the time of signing the contract they hoped to be in time. Not everything worked out and decided to launch on Soyuz. With the introduction of new technology, not everything goes smoothly, everyone has delays and failures. The Americans, for example, also did not have time to bring their ships to mind and now they will fly on the Soyuz. The case is comparable. But something is inaudible that they with the Mask broke the contract. Is it worth it to throw tantrums?
  6. pafegosoff Offline
    pafegosoff (Arkhip Pafegosov) 3 November 2019 21: 51
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    Omsk is "lucky" constantly. Like Ukraine. Kharkov plant them. Malysheva is capable of repairing and upgrading previously made tanks, but is not capable of producing new ones. In Omsk - the same. Aircraft manufacturers in Ukraine and Omsk stopped making airplanes. Engineers in Omsk and Zaporozhye cannot be compared with production in the early 1980s. Aerodrome Omsk-Fedorovka ... And what about Ukraine in 5 years? Omsk metro consists of the entrance to the station. All Ukraine and one Moscow - compare the metro. Now, “Flight” began to equal Dnepropetrovsk.
    Radio engineering plants here and there ...
    But the oil industry - they rule! And - SPORT! Whether it’s the case - Dynamo Kyiv in football or Omsk Vanguard in hockey. And what fans!
    1. 123 Offline
      123 (123) 3 November 2019 22: 15
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      Omsk is "lucky" constantly

      Still in debt, like in silk. The old leadership of loans for 300 years to go. I was in Omsk in September, although little by little they began to make roads.

      And - SPORT! Whether it’s the case - Dynamo Kyiv in football or Omsk Vanguard in hockey. And what fans!

      Arena is closed. Now they will play along the river. Cracks in the supporting structures. The foundation, it seems, is normal, and the rest will be taken apart. Built by architects. Remained a memory of Abramovich. sad