Progress will begin the full-fledged development of a reusable methane rocket


RCC "Progress" is ready to start developing a conceptual design of a promising methane rocket with a returnable first stage. About this agency TASS the day before, the head of the enterprise Dmitry Baranov said.


According to the functionary, the development of the concept of a carrier on a methane engine with a reusable stage has been ongoing since 2015. Today, the RCC "Progress" has sufficient experience to begin to develop a full-fledged preliminary design of a promising missile.

It is worth noting that the Rocket and Space Center already knows how to solve the issue of mass excellence of the future launch vehicle. According to Baranov, it will be possible to achieve the necessary indicators due to the optimal distribution of power elements in the design of the return stage.

Last year, Roscosmos announced that the first flight of the latest rocket could take place by 2025. At the same time, the starting mass of the middle-class methane carrier will be less than that of Soyuz-2, and the weight of the payload displayed on the IEO, on the contrary, will increase by 10 tons.

In addition, as part of the interview, Dmitry Baranov spoke about the prospects of the future Soyuz-5 rocket. According to him, the production of prototypes is now underway, as well as the development of design documentation and preparation for production.

Regarding the use of this middle-class missile for the derivation of the “lightweight” version of the Eagle ship, the general director of the Progress RCC said that this decision would be made by the customer, Roscosmos Corporation.

At the same time, the functionary emphasized that the creation of return stages for Soyuz-5 has not yet been discussed.
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  1. Cyril Offline Cyril
    Cyril (Kirill) 7 May 2020 13: 16
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    Musk nested)
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 7 May 2020 15: 15
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      Musk nested)

      Apparently, no. no Now, if they had written, the RCC “Progress” is working on the project at an accelerated pace, it was decided to conduct the first tests a year ahead of schedule. It would be seen that, yes, they squashed a little squeegee. And this

      RCC "Progress" is ready to begin developing a preliminary design of a promising methane rocket

      RCC ready to start development. In other words, they have not yet taken up work. winked
      1. Cyril Offline Cyril
        Cyril (Kirill) 7 May 2020 15: 53
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        Well, I'm not just talking about Russia. In the USA, in Europe and especially in China, such developments have also begun (to varying degrees, of course). And they became more active precisely after SpaceX entered the market. Before that, everyone was sitting on the priest exactly.
      2. Cyril Offline Cyril
        Cyril (Kirill) 7 May 2020 15: 55
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        And the fact that not at an accelerated pace - well, there are reasons for this:

        - banal bureaucracy (I recall that in most countries, space is a state, purely state industry);

        - caution of developers. They probably want to see first whether Musk will draw out his reusable missiles and whether they really show their advantages, or whether you can not steam.

        - lack of funding (typical for Russia and Europe).
  2. cmonman Offline cmonman
    cmonman (Garik Mokin) 7 May 2020 23: 21
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    It is worth noting that the Rocket and Space Center already knows how to solve the issue of mass excellence of the future launch vehicle.

    Question to the forum - can someone explain the phrase “mass excellence”?
  3. shadow Offline shadow
    shadow 8 May 2020 22: 42
    +1
    Quote: Cyril
    Musk nested)

    Did he blow up his explosions?))))))
    1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
      Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 10 May 2020 19: 40
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      No, there are a lot of them with his commercial launches, which he took from Roscosmos.
      1. shadow Offline shadow
        shadow 10 May 2020 22: 06
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        Yes, they are sponsored by NASA for the most part, also commerce to me.
        1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
          Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 10 May 2020 22: 14
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          You at least take a look at the topic in more detail.
          1. shadow Offline shadow
            shadow 10 May 2020 22: 49
            +1
            That's why I wrote because I am interested, unlike you.
            1. Cyril Offline Cyril
              Cyril (Kirill) 11 May 2020 02: 32
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              So "interested" that you are a supporter of the "theory of the lunar conspiracy," og.
              1. shadow Offline shadow
                shadow 11 May 2020 18: 23
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                Yes, because no one flew anywhere, and believe in stupid tales, so believe it.
                Are you so interested that you believe in the lie that everyone is rubbing? Well, believe it.
                1. Cyril Offline Cyril
                  Cyril (Kirill) 11 May 2020 18: 27
                  -3
                  Yes, because no one flew anywhere, and believe in stupid tales, so believe it.

                  Yes Yes Yes. Around deception, how to live something further ...
    2. Cyril Offline Cyril
      Cyril (Kirill) 11 May 2020 02: 31
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      No, reusable launch vehicles. After they began to use them, the Chinese, the Americans, and the Russians took up such projects.
      1. shadow Offline shadow
        shadow 11 May 2020 18: 33
        0
  4. Denis Arkhipov Offline Denis Arkhipov
    Denis Arkhipov (Denis Arkhipov) 10 June 2020 13: 40
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    They will take off on sour cream, not methane.
  5. master3 Offline master3
    master3 (Vitali) 12 June 2020 21: 23
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    Those. there will be a herd of cows on board the rocket that will intensively produce methane.