The Russian Academy of Sciences approved the development direction of the new generation of Russian launch vehicles proposed by Roscosmos State Corporation. This is stated in the decision of the Council on Outer Space, which was signed by President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeev.
To approve the main directions of development of launch vehicles, including, in addition to those already developed, high-tech launch vehicles of a new generation of various classes (ultra-light, light, medium, heavy, heavy-duty, super-heavy), including using promising fuels, materials, reusable stages and other design solutions
- reported in the document, a copy of which is available RIA News".
We remind you that currently only SpaceX, the head of which is Elon Musk, has reusable stages for space launches. Before this, the head of Roskosmos Dmitry Rogozin and the aforementioned Mask managed to exchange critical Statementsthat dealt with competition in launching. Musk then drew attention to the fact that the problem of the Russians is that they have all single-use missiles.
Ранее сообщалосьthat the first flight tests of the new Russian reusable cruise missile ultralight class “Wing-SV”, a smaller version of the Baikal missile, may take place already in 2020. It is known that the development of a promising rocket is engaged in the "Experimental Engineering Plant named after V. M. Myasishchev."
It must be added that Roscosmos has a whole line of different launch vehicles, both manufactured and developed, of various classes. In the light class - “Soyuz-2.1v” and “Angara-A1.2”, on average - “Soyuz-2”, is being developed - “Soyuz-5” and development is planned - “Soyuz-6”. In the heavy class - "Proton-M" and "Angara-A5", increased payload is planned - "Angara-A5V", and in the superheavy class - "Yenisei" and "Don". In addition, a desire was expressed to create launch vehicles flying on methane.