The sad result: rockets of the Angara family were recognized as unpromising

The carriers of the Angara family, whose prospects have been discussed a lot at the time, may be left behind the Russian cosmonautics. The thing is that, in the opinion of Andrei Ionin, a corresponding member of the Russian Cosmonautics Academy named after Tsiolkovsky, the aforementioned missiles simply have no chance in the commercial market.

The expert emphasized that initially there was no urgent need to create a new heavy missile. So far, Proton-M has been quite successfully coping with the corresponding function. At the same time, many had the illusion that it would be possible to build a heavy "Hangar" quickly and easily.

However, the reason for the delay in creating a new medium was not only commercial futility. Regular obstacles in working on the Angara rocket family are also associated with logistics difficulties and the Khrunichev Center’s products do not meet the technical specifications of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

It is worth noting that the head of Roskosmos Dmitry Rogozin never considered the commercial effectiveness of the Angara family carriers a priority. For this purpose, the Irtysh rocket (Soyuz-5) is being created. But for the "promising family" the head of the corporation instructed his subordinates to find another application. However, "things are still there."

Recall that work on the carriers "Angara" started back in 1995. The first flight of the rocket was planned for 2005. However, the launches of the light and heavy versions took place only in 2014. This was the first and last flight of promising carriers to date. At the same time, more than $ 3 billion was spent on their creation, and the debt burden of the problematic Khrunichev Center exceeded 80 billion rubles.
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  1. Upmost Offline Upmost
    Upmost (Innocent) 24 December 2019 15: 16
    many had the illusion that building a heavy Angara would be quick and easy

    Specialists, in fact, should be based on facts.
    And illusions feed the girls. Or grandmother at the entrance ....
  2. Upmost Offline Upmost
    Upmost (Innocent) 24 December 2019 15: 33
    The sad result: rockets of the family "Angara»Recognized as unpromising

    It's not for nothing that I've always associated them with words "crap"And"void".
  3. Don36 Offline Don36
    Don36 (Don36) 24 December 2019 23: 20
    The proton is an old, unreliable rocket, using extremely toxic fuel (heptyl), so the article and a number of officials just stupidly lobby the interests of its producers .... The hangar flies on kerosene and this is better for the environment ... and in terms of reliability it’s like minimum, no worse.
    1. Sergejluf Offline Sergejluf
      Sergejluf (Sergei) 25 December 2019 16: 12
      Proton 404 launches - and 46 accidents, Angara 2 launches without satellites. Where is the reliability of the hangar?
  4. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 24 December 2019 23: 47
    The question arises: will anyone answer for the decision made and the money thrown away? Otherwise, the Russian Federation in the space program will run for the next carrot.
    There was such a Minister of Infrastructure Omelyan in Ukraine. Constantly amused fellow citizens with some projections. I suggested one thing, then another ... In the past, in my opinion, the year I was planning to build hyperloops in Ukraine. They only lacked a hyper-loop. That's all right. Everyone joked about him.
    So, I involuntarily some kind of sympathy for him arose: a harmless clown amused everyone, because he did not build it seriously, he did not spend money on it. Maybe, of course, because there was no money?
    But Rogozin, for our trouble, has money. Our money ...
    1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 25 December 2019 11: 33
      boriz - why remember about Ukraine? Can't you do without it? Are you missing your own examples?
  5. yuriy55 Offline yuriy55
    yuriy55 (Yuri Vasilievich) 26 December 2019 04: 56
    It is worth noting that the head of Roskosmos Dmitry Rogozin never considered the commercial effectiveness of the Angara family carriers a priority.

    Well, so let's note. Like Trushkin’s there:

    I love to cook, but I don’t eat the cooked myself ...

    laughing I remember Rogozin believed that the Americans would jump into space on trampolines, and when they drew perspectives, he was quickly blown away.
    Profane, they are profane in Roscosmos, and fattening of the face does not mean the appearance of fresh brain cells ...
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  9. master3 Offline master3
    master3 (Vitali) 17 February 2020 22: 19
    The sad result: rockets of the Angara family were recognized as unpromising.

    - someone doubted? However, like Armata, and the Su-57, which was built for 20 years, and now they cannot get in on anyone.