Russia is preparing two new rocket engines instead of Ukrainian


By 2022, Russia will set up production of new rocket engines RD-182 and RD-120MS. Power plants will be used not only on domestic vehicles, but also exported. This was reported the day before by the agency RIA News with reference to the single portal "Glavkosmos".


The development of promising units started last year. The RD-120MS is based on the RD-120, created by NPO Energomash for the second stage of the Zenit launch vehicle and produced in Ukraine for 30 years.

In the spring of last year, Dmitry Rogozin said that several states at once turned to Roscosmos with a proposal to purchase RD-120, which makes the release of a new version of the engine even more relevant. Up to this point, Russia has exported only two RD-180 and RD-181 units for Atlas and Antares carriers, owned by the American companies ULA and Orbital Sciences Corporation.

It is reported that the new RD-182 will be used in the first stages of missiles. In turn, the RD-120MS is created for the upper stages.

As for the Ukrainian Zenit launch vehicles, they plan to replace them with the Soyuz-5 launch vehicle, which has been under development since 2016, and the first launch is scheduled for 2023. The first stage of the promising middle-class rocket will be equipped with an RD-171MV power plant, and the second - two RD-0124MS, which have already replaced the Ukrainian RD-120 in the third stage Soyuz-2.1b.
  • Used photos: http://kremlin.ru/
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  1. Cyril Offline Cyril
    Cyril (Kirill) 2 November 2020 11: 42
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    In the spring of last year, Dmitry Rogozin said that several states at once turned to Roscosmos with a proposal to purchase RD-120, which makes the release of a new version of the engine even more relevant.

    I wonder what these states are?
  2. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 2 November 2020 14: 12
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    The RD-120MS is based on the RD-120, created by NPO Energomash for the second stage of the Zenit launch vehicle and produced in Ukraine for 30 years.

    The nuclear industry was supervised by the "English spy" Lavrenty Beria. Therefore, ALL enterprises of the "last redistribution" (ie, production, issuing a finished product) are located on the territory of the RSFSR (RF). And rocketry was supervised by twice the hero of socialist labor D.F. Ustinov, so the largest rocket plant was built in Dnepropetrovsk, and the largest torpedo plant was built in Frunze (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan). And which of them thought better?
    1. boriz Offline boriz
      boriz (boriz) 2 November 2020 15: 21
      +1
      Do not blame Ustinov more than he deserved.
      Torpedo production was sent to Kyrgyzstan for the Issyk Kul test site. Its location ensured complete secrecy of the tests.
      And the aircraft engine plant in Dnepropetrovsk was founded even before the Second World War. Beria then did not touch these matters, Ustinov even more so. There was a ready-made platform, and it was used.
      Rather, the Ukrainian party and administrative mafia, which was always strong in the USSR and later, worked here. Its influence has greatly diminished only in the last 10 years.
      For example, the Antonov Design Bureau raised its first aircraft (the legendary An 2) in Novosibirsk in 1947 .. What was the need to send it to Ukraine in 1952? And even Beria, with Stalin alive, did nothing. With all my respect, to Beria.
      And Ustinov, of course, was engaged in rocketry as a minister. But from the Politburo this work was supervised by the same Beria. So, he made decisions above Ustinov. But the leadership in the PB of the Central Committee of the CPSU was collective (no matter what they say about Stalin - the emperor). And Beria could not do everything.
      1. amateur Offline amateur
        amateur (Victor) 2 November 2020 17: 21
        +1
        But from the Politburo this work was supervised by the same Beria.

        Beria has NEVER supervised missilemen. He was in charge of 1GU (nuclear scientists) and 3 GU (air defense, radar). well and

        "special committee No. 2" on jet technology

        headed by G.M. Malenkov, and I. Serov (Khrushchev's henchman) carried out operational security support (Read the memoirs of B.E. Chertok)
        1. boriz Offline boriz
          boriz (boriz) 2 November 2020 18: 55
          +2
          “Boris Chertok also confirms that Malenkov, like Bulganin, who replaced him,“ did not play a special role in the formation ... the industry did not play. ” "Everything repeated itself, as in the case of" aviator "Malenkov and" tankman "Molotov during the war. They presided over, and Beria pulled the cart, although this was not always formalized."

          Beria did not formally supervise the nuclear industry either.
          And he sent his son to the rocket industry.
          But that's not the point. We are talking about Ustinov. He is a purely functional person. I didn't decide.
          1. amateur Offline amateur
            amateur (Victor) 2 November 2020 19: 57
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            And he sent his son to the rocket industry.

            Sergo Beria was NEVER a missile engineer (in the sense of ballistic missiles (Korolev, Yangel, Makeev, etc.) supervised by D.F. Ustinov). Cruise missiles and air defense missiles are "other" missiles

            Under the leadership of Dr.T. Sci., Professor P. N. Kuksenko, he is developing a graduation project on a missile-controlled system of the "air-sea" class. The State Commission gives him an "excellent" mark and recommends organizing the development of his project in industry. One of the founders of the Soviet missile defense system GV Kisunko was present at the defense and left memories of this and subsequent events associated with S. Beria [4]. In order to increase the effectiveness of the actions of bomber aviation against enemy ships, on September 8, 1947, a Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the USSR was issued on the organization of a special bureau - "SB No. 1 MV". S. Beria was appointed deputy chief designer P. N. Kuksenko. In SB # 1, according to S. Beria's diploma project, an air-to-sea cruise missile Kometa is being created.
            In 1950 SB No. 1 was transformed into KB-1, S. Beria became one of its two chief designers (the second - PN Kuksenko) and participated in the development of the Moscow S-25 "Berkut" anti-aircraft missile system. (Wiki)
            1. boriz Offline boriz
              boriz (boriz) 2 November 2020 20: 00
              +1
              "You don't understand! It's different!"

              laughing Once again: the conversation began with Ustinov and his attitude towards choosing a place for factories.