Heavy Angara-A5 passes final checks before being sent to the spaceport


The Russian Angara-A5 heavy class rocket is undergoing final checks before being handed over to the Ministry of Defense and sent to the Plesetsk cosmodrome. About this on the eve of his Twitter wrote the head of "Roskosmos" Dmitry Rogozin.


The report said that the missile is being tested at the Control and Test Station GKNPC them. Khrunicheva. At the moment, no critical comments have been identified.

At the beginning of the year, Alexei Varochko, the general director of the Khrunichev Center, announced that it was planned to deliver the second Angara-A5 launch vehicle to the Plesetsk cosmodrome in March-April. In "Roskosmos" intend to meet the deadlines and transfer the heavy carrier to the military until the end of the month.

Recall that the Angara-A5 is the first heavy-class missile developed in Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Work on the carriers of this family started back in 1995. From that moment, only 2 launches were made: the light and heavy versions. Both took place in 2014.

It is assumed that the heavy Angara-A5 will be able to launch cargo weighing 24,5 tons into near-Earth, 8 tons into the geo-transitional and 5 tons into the geostationary orbit. At the same time, the carrier uses a mixture of oxygen + kerosene as fuel, which will significantly reduce the environmental burden on the environment.
Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) April 17 2020 13: 37
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    The Russian Angara-A5 heavy class rocket is undergoing final checks before being handed over to the Ministry of Defense and sent to the Plesetsk cosmodrome. About this on the eve of his Twitter wrote the head of "Roskosmos" Dmitry Rogozin.

    Well ... - good news ... - But now let me remind you ... - But what to remind ???
    - And to remind you that I personally mentioned the Plesetsk cosmodrome about a year ago and talked about missile launches from this cosmodrome ...
    - And as one local "wise guy" began to authoritatively put pressure on me and claim that it was impossible to launch missiles of such a heavy class from Plesetsk ...
    - And how many "site ignoramuses" at the same time applauded him - what were the "applause", and how many minuses .. they did .... - a whole stunted forest ... without a single leaflet ...
    - Where do you then go, gentlemen, "wise guys" .. where are you hiding ??? - Probably, hiding behind these "fig leaves" that from that stunted forest ...
    - And by the way, I personally ...- do not care about you ..., the failed "sofa astronauts" ... -Hahah ..- and only ...
    1. Orange big Offline
      Orange big (Max) April 17 2020 15: 17
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      And how many "site ignoramuses" at the same time applauded him - what were the "applause", and how many minuses .. they made .... - a whole stunted forest ... without a single leaflet ...
      - Where do you then go, gentlemen, "wise guys" .. where are you hiding ???

      In Bandera caches. Where else can they hide?
  2. Cyril Offline
    Cyril (Kirill) April 17 2020 13: 39
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    A very controversial missile in terms of its commercial potential. However, it may well be suitable for government orders.
  3. T. Henks Offline
    T. Henks (Igor) April 17 2020 14: 29
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    Tweet will not be deleted?
  4. Orange big Offline
    Orange big (Max) April 17 2020 15: 03
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    News on five with a plus. good
  5. nnz226 Offline
    nnz226 (Nikolai) April 19 2020 21: 24
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    Why Plesetsk, not East ??? It was built under the Angara, in particular ...
    1. Brancodd Offline
      Brancodd 9 May 2020 16: 04
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      The launch pad near Angara on Vostochny should be ready in 2023. Now the launch complex for Unions is working there.