In the footsteps of Mask: they want to destroy the Angara rocket during trials


The heavy Angara-A5 LV is proposed to be “blown up” in flight to check the emergency rescue system of the promising Orel ship. This information was published by the agency the day before. RIA Newsreferring to materials of RSC Energia.


It is worth noting that the above tests are an important part in the creation of manned spacecraft. In January of this year, similar tests of the Crew Dragon ship security system were conducted at SpaceX. During the event, the Falcon 9 rocket was destroyed. At the same time, the promising spacecraft managed to separate from the carrier and landed safely in the Atlantic.

As for the proposed scenario for the forthcoming Eagle tests, the Angara-A5 launch vehicle is planned to be destroyed during the passage of maximum air pressure. If this option is approved, then for those planned for 2023-2025. launches will need to build an additional "hangar" heavy class.

Recall that the emergency system in manned spacecraft has repeatedly saved the life of the crew. For example, in October 2018, during the dispatch by Roscosmos of the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft with the crew to the ISS, an accident occurred while separating the side blocks of the launch vehicle. Fortunately, cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and astronaut Nick Haig were not injured and arrived at the International Space Station as part of the next mission.
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  1. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker 29 January 2020 12: 21
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    And I thought that we have such an emergency system checked differently. Because there was NO information about the explosion of the Union. Or was it so long ago that in those days it was not customary to talk about it? But should technology stay? But if "the doctor said to the morgue, then to the morgue." Once in a different way it is impossible.
  2. kriten Offline
    kriten (Vladimir) 29 January 2020 16: 08
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    But Nabiullin and Chubais cannot be planted on this rocket. You can still pick up someone for the company ...
    1. A.Lex Offline
      A.Lex (Secret information) 30 January 2020 13: 24
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      Spend a whole rocket on it?
    2. Igor Pavlovich Offline
      Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 2 February 2020 11: 38
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      Putin's commander and first pilot ...
  3. Vasil K. Offline
    Vasil K. (Vasil K.) 29 January 2020 22: 50
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    Our missiles have a history where the crew rescue function at any stage of launch and flight has been tested. What are we supposed to talk about? About Mask plagiarism, and others - nothing more.
    1. Cyril Offline
      Cyril (Kirill) 31 January 2020 11: 39
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      where the crew rescue function at any stage of launch and flight is worked out.

      - SAS "Union" can save the ship and crew only until the head fairing is reset, and not at any stage of the flight. And the integrated SAS "Dragona" - yes, it is just capable of saving the crew at any stage from the moment of launch to landing.

      About Plagiarism Mask

      - What is the "plagiarism" of the Mask?