Russia's new reusable launch vehicle can fly 50 times

The promising Russian reusable two-stage medium-class carrier rocket Amur-LNG will be able to fly up to 50 times. An appropriate liquid-propellant rocket engine is already being developed for the returnable first stage of the said launch vehicle. RIA News".

The materials say about the possibility of using liquid-propellant rocket engines at least 10 times and increasing this indicator to 50.

To consider measures to increase the possibility of using a serial LRE as part of the first stage of a launch vehicle up to 25-50 times

- specified in the terms of reference.

The launch vehicle will be capable of repeatedly launching 9,5 tons of payload into low-earth orbit, at least 12 tons with a single launch, and 2,5 tons into geo-transfer orbit using the Fregat upper stage and a reusable stage. Amur-LNG will use liquefied natural gas as a fuel, and liquid oxygen will act as an oxidizer. The price of one launch will be $ 22-35 million, depending on the launch vehicle configuration.

The Vostochny cosmodrome is expected to carry out up to 15 launches of Amur-LNG per year (taking into account the service time). At the same time, the launch pad for the launch vehicle at the indicated cosmodrome will be built within the third stage.

CENCs have been tasked to develop an extremely simple and cheap-to-operate start for the Amur

- explained the head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin on his Facebook on January 9, 2021.

Rogozin explained that Amur-LNG, the first launch of which is scheduled for 2026, is to replace the Soyuz-2 rocket family. In his words, the capabilities of the Amur-LNG first stage can eventually increase to 100 launches.
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  1. Binder Offline Binder
    Binder (Miron) 17 January 2021 19: 32
    The headline causes a fit of laughter, as the reading progresses, the laughter intensifies - it turns out that there is no engine yet, but the rocket will be able to fly 50 times, and even in the final, when Rogozin is mentioned, claiming that the number of launches will be increased to 100, Mikhail Zadornov, who left early, is recalled - here who knew how to make fun of such projects. Although it's funny without humorists. laughing
  2. bobba94 Offline bobba94
    bobba94 (Vladimir) 17 January 2021 19: 41
    One day Khoja Nasreddin came to see the padishah and said to him, "Oh, my lord, I can teach my donkey to talk," the padishah was very surprised and asked Khoja Nasreddin what he needed for this
    - for this I need food for the donkey, a decent payment for me and after 20 years the donkey will speak .......

    The tale is a lie, but there is a hint in it.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 17 January 2021 21: 08
    Old cuts are over, modern ones are coming, new ones are starting ...
    Saw weights, and don't let the unnamed ...
  4. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 18 January 2021 00: 53
    As it is already used to the fact that everything in the Russian Federation is in the future. So is SU 57. With what it is not only compared. What is not with what is already there. Many people born in the USSR then lived with promises and breakfasts and would die in the Russian Federation without waiting for anything from what they were promised.
  5. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 18 January 2021 01: 14
    I still remember how the slogans "Let's build communism by 1980" hung on the streets.
    And the rest, of course: Food 2000, Housing 2000 ...
    Rogozin still has something in his first education, but alas, in his dissertation for a Doctor of Technical Sciences ...
  6. Michael I Offline Michael I
    Michael I (Michael I) 18 January 2021 07: 07
    Write 1000, why should you feel sorry for them, bastards!)
  7. Termit1309 Offline Termit1309
    Termit1309 (Alexander) 18 January 2021 10: 18
    About how many zhevto-blakitnyh came Russian space to discuss laughing
  8. Cyril Offline Cyril
    Cyril (Kirill) 18 January 2021 17: 17
    And just 3 years ago, they only said that the landing pattern used by Musk on his missiles was unprofitable. Now they themselves are following his own path.
    1. monman Offline monman
      monman (Garik Mokin) 18 January 2021 20: 19
      In fact, there is not a word about the landing system in the article. Maybe they mean the last step with keels / wheels for an airplane landing? Such ideas came across here, and China is creating this too ...
      1. Cyril Offline Cyril
        Cyril (Kirill) 18 January 2021 21: 00
        As far as I remember, the first stage of "Cupid" seems to be going to be put on the "ass", like the Falcons. This project "Baikal" involves an airplane landing.

        And China, by the way, is also going to land its missiles according to Musk's scheme.
  9. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 18 January 2021 23: 42
    The contract provides for 10-fold use of the stage.
    Follow the link Terms of Reference (Contract from Mo ... No. 47702388027200000680007)
    Everything else is plans, fantasies, assumptions.

    Multiple use of the Amur PH first stage unit should be provided with a dynamic landing system in the landing area along the flight path to the prepared site or to the launch area, with its subsequent return to the technical position and preparation for a restart. At the ES stage, the possibility of at least 10 times the use of the first stage unit should be considered, taking into account the confirmation of the frequency of use of the unit during flight tests, as well as alternative options for rescuing the first stage.