Russia resumed work on the creation of the launch vehicle "Korona"

In 2023, JSC "GRC im. Makeev (designer of ballistic missiles), together with a number of enterprises of Roskosmos and other interested scientific andtechnical structures will begin to create a promising reusable (returnable) single-stage launch vehicle with vertical takeoff and landing "Korona". The general designer of the mentioned organization, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vladimir Degtyar, spoke about this the other day during a lecture at the Demidov Readings at the Ural Federal University. B. N. Yeltsin.

The functionary clarified that the research work on the project to confirm the technologies for creating a launch vehicle will take about two years. According to him, the launch vehicle will be designed for 100 applications with an extremely low cost of launching a payload into orbit. The launch vehicle launch weight will be 302-315 tons, height - 42,15 m. The payload mass with a single-launch launch system is 5,5 tons, with a two-launch launch system - 10,6 tons. The main purpose is to launch the payload into low Earth orbits, as well as return of cargo to Earth from orbits up to 10 km high. At the same time, Degtyar did not say who would finance the development in the current difficult time of sanctions, when in more prosperous years the state did not have the necessary money for this.

Russia resumed work on the creation of the launch vehicle "Korona"

It should be noted that on October 1, 2021, a 16-engine demonstrator for the promising Korona launch vehicle, which is being developed jointly by the State Missile Center named after I.I. Makeev, South Ural Federal University and JSC NIIMash (Nizhnyaya Salda).

This event was then called the beginning of a new space age. In October 2022, the next test of the demonstrator was successfully carried out.

We remind you that work on the creation of a single-stage reusable launch vehicle with a wedge-air hydrogen engine was started by Makeev GRC back in 1992, but was curtailed in 2012 due to lack of funding.

In 2015, JSC "GRC Makeeva" carried out on its own initiative design work on the appearance of the promising Korona launch vehicle. In 2017-2018, research and development work was reported during the "Royal Readings". The level of work performed was assessed as pre-sketch. In 2018, Sergey Molchanov, Deputy General Designer of Makeev GRC JSC, told the media that work was underway to create the Korona launch vehicle. In January 2020, Alexander Vavilin, Design Engineer of Makeev GRC JSC, informed that the Korona launch vehicle would have the possibility of orbital refueling - transferring fuel from one carrier to another.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 12 February 2023 20: 58
    That's always the case.
    There is nothing yet, work will begin in the future, 20-year previous work did not give anything and they were closed, but ...
    "This event was then called the beginning of a new space age"
    Peremoga ....
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 12 February 2023 23: 06
      How many undertakings, how many advances, but NOTHING has been brought to the end. Let's remember the Angara line, and other constant tales about a beautiful tomorrow, only today there is not even the dawn of the promised tomorrow. Therefore, there are no progress reports, only annual new promises. It seems we live in a state of broken promises, and everyone from the president to the mayor of a seedy town.
      1. Materialist Offline Materialist
        Materialist (Michael) 13 February 2023 05: 33
        and nothing has been heard about the Vostochny cosmodrome for a long time
      2. zenion Offline zenion
        zenion (zinovy) 13 February 2023 19: 58
        Vladimir Tuzakov. But there was a lot of this "nothing", nothing. A direct speech by a lecturer from the district committee of the party - comrades, what did we have before the revolution? We had no shit, comrades! And now we have twice as much.
  2. Cetron Offline Cetron
    Cetron (Peteris) 13 February 2023 01: 08
    We have one member of parliament (Seimas) admitted: Well, how could you not promise? That and everywhere, the main thing is to promise, and there, the grass does not grow.
  3. Flight Offline Flight
    Flight (voi) 13 February 2023 02: 49
    Looks like the task is to occupy bright minds with engineering problems, so that they do not think of slipping away to unfriendly partners. And what happens as a result is not so important. Maybe at least some remnants of knowledge can be passed on to young people. The one who trustingly listens to the nightingale with a kinder surprise.
  4. Vyacheslav_6 Offline Vyacheslav_6
    Vyacheslav_6 (Vyacheslav) 13 February 2023 05: 43
    Yes of course. If he announced at the Demidov Readings, then he will definitely be. There will be nothing. And besides, if there was something, this rocket would change little. 20 years of design? So there, logically, everything should already be done. From the start of design work on the Seven to the launch of the First Sputnik, only 4 years passed. What was there 20 years to do. Unfortunately, Russia as a space power did not take place. All that we have is the heritage of the USSR, which has already become yesterday in terms of the technical level.
  5. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 13 February 2023 07: 25
    The project was not actually closed. The crown is slowly moving due to interdepartmental squabbles, hence the lack of funding. with varying success) a project in the bud, the story repeats as with VentureStar (aka X-33 Lockheed Martin), which was closed under a far-fetched pretext, although the project has reached aerodynamic and throw tests of full-size models. Now the military has taken up the Crown (seemingly), maybe which will work.
  6. tkot973 Offline tkot973
    tkot973 (Konstantin) 13 February 2023 09: 34
    When I heard the phrase about "has no analogues in the world," I immediately wanted to bang my head against the wall of someone.
    Everything is like a template: An innovative idea > an enthusiastic scientist or a group of scientists who are ready to work on this idea > someone who looks like Chemezov immediately sticks > a loud cry about HAS NO ANALOGUES IN THE WORLD > a request to the budget > getting money > cutting > long-term construction As a result, scientists with three kopecks are trying to bring something to the end, VIP management plus a new apartment, Chemezov plus a yacht and a villa, the idea is in the box.
  7. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 13 February 2023 12: 17
    another sawing of the dough began, Rogozin is probably very upset
  8. Pafnuty Pakhomovich (Pafnuty Pakhomovich) 14 February 2023 22: 27
    After the words “at the Ural Federal University named after I.I. B. N. Yeltsin…” everything became clear at once. Another gimmick, you know...
    1. shiva Offline shiva
      shiva (Ivan) 27 March 2023 21: 02
      My reflex kicked in too. Only not saliva flowed, but the ventricle jumped ... Eh, how I will splash everyone with my dinner when I hear "Yeltsin" ...
      Who, if not he, said - but on x. on us the Crimea, we will have enough to accommodate the fleet and St. Petersburg.
  9. DO Offline DO
    DO (Dmitriy) 15 February 2023 01: 29
    The most it is as a carrier of anti-satellite weapons, to disable, for example, a large Starlink group.
  10. erased Offline erased
    erased (Stehr - Former Marshal in Nature) 18 February 2023 11: 00
    Too late to drink Borjomi. At first, all 30 were destroyed, and now they cannot be assembled in a year or two. And the Russian Federation does not have these for a year or two.
  11. Flight Offline Flight
    Flight (voi) 1 March 2023 15: 13
    Someone, you see, can get into your ear quite well. The money has to be spent on something.