Russia unsuccessfully launched a heavy carrier rocket "Angara-A5"


In early December, the Russian authorities warned citizens about the forthcoming launch at the end of the month from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk region of the Angara-A5 heavy launch vehicle. This was supposed to be the third flight design test of this launch vehicle over the past 7 years.


The launch took place on December 27 at 22:00 Moscow time. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation presented a video and circulated a communiqué stating that all pre-launch operations and the launch of the launch vehicle took place in a normal mode.

Three minutes after the launch, the Angara-A5 launch vehicle was taken for escort by ground-based means of the V.I. German Titov of the Aerospace Forces of the Aerospace Forces. At the estimated time, the Perseus upper stage routinely separated from the third stage of the Angara-A5 launch vehicle and began launching a non-separable overall mass model of the payload into the calculated orbit

- specified in the statement of the military department.


After that, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation did not provide details about further events, for example, about the successful launch of the specified model into the desired orbit. At the same time, according to unofficial data, including foreign media, the transfer of the mentioned payload (approximate mass 2,6 tons) to the target geostationary orbit with an altitude of 36 thousand km did not take place. Upper stage "Perseus" (full weight with fuel reserve, but without model weight - 20 tons), after separation from the third stage of the launch vehicle, was able to carry out only one activation of the propulsion system instead of four required according to a typical nine-hour scheme. As a result, "Perseus" and the model were in a circular orbit with an altitude of only 170-200 km instead of the planned one. In about a month, they should leave orbit and burn up in the dense layers of the Earth's atmosphere. Thus, the third LKI "Angara-A5" were unsuccessful. The launch vehicle itself, apparently, worked fine, but the upper stage let it down.

We remind you that the first two LKI samples of the "Angara-A5" LV, in December 2014 and in December 2020, were successfully carried out with the upper stage "Briz-M". During the third LCI, the Perseus was used for the first time. Moreover, the fourth LCI, planned for 2022, must also pass with this upper stage.
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  1. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 29 December 2021 19: 42
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    It happens .. it's American Saturn flew without a hitch .. rogozin just wouldn't drink request
  2. gunnerminer Online gunnerminer
    gunnerminer (gunner miner) 29 December 2021 20: 14
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    The main thing is Angara, the new carrier worked normally.
  3. Igor Pavlovich Offline Igor Pavlovich
    Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 29 December 2021 20: 19
    -7
    This flight is worse than in the 9th company ...

  4. Adler77 Offline Adler77
    Adler77 (Denis) 29 December 2021 20: 34
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    What will 123 tell us about this?
  5. passing by Offline passing by
    passing by (passing by) 29 December 2021 21: 11
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    and only among the "Sumerians" farts with peas always work well ...
  6. Teaser Offline Teaser
    Teaser (Vasiliy) 29 December 2021 21: 17
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    Quote: alexey alexeyev_2
    It happens .. it's American Saturn flew without a hitch .. rogozin just wouldn't drink request

    They had their own problems, during launches such vibrations arose that their control center was "on the ears" and the crew was shaking not only literally, but also figuratively. However, they endured! laughing They also had accidents: the first crew generally burned down on the ground on the simulator, all three died. There was a very serious accident on Apollo 13 (don't believe in omens!), There is a very good feature film on this flight, or rather just a reconstruction of events, it can be downloaded, it is on the net.
    Two Space Shuttle crews were killed, Challenger and Columbia. And there, and there were killed 7 people. They had problems how not to be.
    1. Kim Rum Eun Offline Kim Rum Eun
      Kim Rum Eun (Kim Rum Yn) 30 December 2021 23: 02
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      Two Space Shuttle crews were killed, Challenger and Columbia. And there, and there were killed 7 people.

      And the chief marshal of artillery Nedelin + over 70 people were also killed,
      cosmonauts Komarov + Dobrovolsky, Patsaev, Volkov.
      1. EMMM Offline EMMM
        EMMM 31 December 2021 00: 02
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        People know what they are doing. And the money they pay for the risk specific.
        One can only hope that there will be no more of these victims ...
        1. Kim Rum Eun Offline Kim Rum Eun
          Kim Rum Eun (Kim Rum Yn) 31 December 2021 09: 05
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          In my opinion, in this case we are not talking about people who are actually highly paid consumables, but about technical errors that led to disasters.
  7. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 29 December 2021 21: 48
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    Again, thank God. Hopefully next year this upper stage will work and everything will work out. It's only in the movies, everything works out at once. Good luck next year!
  8. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 29 December 2021 22: 40
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    Yes. Now it is clear why they were silent for so long, despite the promises of the Trampoline Lover.
    We managed to get into the launch window, but could not, could not ...

    But they could have just dumped 20 tons of mirror dust - we are fighting warming, and at least some PR would be ...
  9. ont65 Offline ont65
    ont65 (Oleg) 30 December 2021 00: 05
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    According to reports from Krasnoyarsk, a transitional modification of the upper stage of the D type - 14S48 (Perseus) of two pieces went to Plesetsk, and the plans are worth 14C49. And the Angara-A5 itself, will be brought to version M. Problems for years to come, this is quite natural. Perhaps the second will now be driven on trials to full.
  10. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 30 December 2021 01: 07
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    The RN itself, apparently, worked fine,

    During the third LCI, "Perseus" was used for the first time

    Upper stage "Perseus" (full weight with fuel reserve, but without model weight - 20 tons), after separation from the third stage of the launch vehicle, was able to carry out only one activation of the propulsion system instead of four required according to a typical nine-hour scheme.

    And this is in the first flight test of Perseus. I think this is a definite success for the first flight test. Otherwise, why are tests necessary at all? The test passed in full, the material received - the unit will be modified. We can congratulate everyone who participated in it.
    For all the disappointed: real and "theatrical" - NOT ALL AT ONCE.
  11. Rinat Offline Rinat
    Rinat (Rinat) 30 December 2021 07: 56
    +7
    The title reads "Russia unsuccessfully launched the Angara-A5 heavy launch vehicle."
    In the end, the author states the opposite:

    The launch vehicle itself, apparently, worked fine, but the upper stage let it down.

    Moreover, a little higher, the author himself claims that: "We remind you that the first two LKI samples of the Angara-A5 launch vehicle, in December 2014 and December 2020, were successfully carried out with the Breeze-M upper stage.
    That is, we have a whole series of successful tests on the launch vehicle, but the author is not satisfied with this reality and he is trying to suck out the forgery from nowhere, which he put into the title of the article.
    1. Kristallovich Offline Kristallovich
      Kristallovich (Ruslan) 30 December 2021 08: 43
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      In the end, the author states the opposite: "The launch vehicle itself, apparently, worked fine, but the upper stage let it down."

      The upper stage is an integral part of any heavy launch vehicle. They should not be considered in isolation. It's a complex. According to your logic, if the Kalasha firing mechanism works like a clock, but the bullet for some reason does not fly out of the barrel, then in general the machine works fine. This is not true.
      1. ont65 Offline ont65
        ont65 (Oleg) 30 December 2021 10: 03
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        The upper stage itself is a carrier designed for maneuvers in orbit with its own automation and systems, and at a price of ~ $ 10 million. The cost of launch services is calculated taking into account the use of a specific unit. There is a certain specificity determined by the purpose of the launch vehicle and the upper stage. The basic parameters of the first are considered from the Earth to the reference orbit, the second from the reference to the target.
        1. Kristallovich Offline Kristallovich
          Kristallovich (Ruslan) 30 December 2021 10: 06
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          Dear, if the RB did not work, the launch cannot be called successful or partially successful. The payload has not been brought to the specified altitude and will sooner or later burn up in the dense layers of the atmosphere. What can you talk about here?
      2. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
        Pishenkov (Alexey) 30 December 2021 22: 04
        +1
        The cartridges are also defective, as well as the store supplying them. Both are not part of the machine. Although, of course, the overall result - the absence of a shot - is obvious. And cartridges, firing mechanisms and magazines, as a rule, are not produced in one place.
        There is a reason to figure it out, in short hi
      3. Horon Offline Horon
        Horon (Kharon Erebovich) 2 January 2022 11: 19
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        According to your logic, if the Kalasha firing mechanism works like a clock, but the bullet for some reason does not fly out of the barrel, then in general the machine works fine.

        According to your example, it turns out that if a fighter loaded the machine with blanks, then the machine is to blame, since the bullets did not fly out of it ?! belay
        1. Kristallovich Offline Kristallovich
          Kristallovich (Ruslan) 2 January 2022 11: 38
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          The fighter, I think, deliberately loaded blanks.
          1. Horon Offline Horon
            Horon (Kharon Erebovich) 7 January 2022 13: 00
            0
            Well, what is a fighter, apparently he also picked out the bullets himself, one must think, but the claims are still about the machine gun?
      4. Gadley Offline Gadley
        Gadley 5 January 2022 15: 23
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        you are confusing God's gift with scrambled eggs. - the upper stage can be installed on any carrier that is suitable in terms of parameters. After all, the first two flights of the Angara were with the "Briz-M" upper stage. And this upper stage was installed both on the alliances and on the proton.
  12. Nikolay Moroz Offline Nikolay Moroz
    Nikolay Moroz (Nikolay Moroz) 30 December 2021 09: 00
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    And how many times have the Vanguard been tested ... Bulava ... Zircon ... etc ... rabbits and cats breed quickly ... but by the way, my cat went on a spree with a neighbor's cat ... as soon as it rolls around, Angara will fly ...
    1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
      Piramidon (Stepan) 30 December 2021 20: 27
      +1
      For this, tests are carried out to identify all the jambs.
    2. Kim Rum Eun Offline Kim Rum Eun
      Kim Rum Eun (Kim Rum Yn) 30 December 2021 23: 10
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      by the way my toОt went on a spree with a neighbor's cat ... as soon as okАAnd so Angara will fly ..

      nekulay, if "cat" is written through "o", then in the second case the same letter is needed.
      And when you studied about commas, you skipped all the lessons.
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  14. Yuri Bryanskiy (Yuri Bryansky) 30 December 2021 18: 02
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    I believe in Roscosmos. Everything will be fine! Happy New Year! All health!
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  16. yes, why is it unsuccessful? The carrier has plowed thoroughly, but with the accelerating blocks there is an eternal hassle! Specialists will figure it out, no need to flap!
  17. Gadley Offline Gadley
    Gadley 5 January 2022 15: 15
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    the headline is written across the stump of the deck. After all, the heavy launch vehicle "Angara-A5" completed its task, it delivered the Perseus upper stage to the target point, and then the upper stage did not work properly. therefore, the title was supposed to sound "the upper stage" "did not bring the blank into the calculated orbit." the author would better dishonor the Angara-A5 launch vehicle.
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