Angara-A5 successfully launched a payload into Earth orbit

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Today, the Russian Angara-A5 heavy-class rocket successfully launched from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Amur Region. The launch took place exactly at noon, and after 12 minutes 26 seconds, the Orion upper stage separated from the third stage of the rocket, which will launch the test payload into orbit.

Let us note that the first launch of the Angara was initially scheduled for April 9. However, due to a failure in the pressurization system of the oxidizer tank of the central block of the rocket, it was postponed to April 10. But even a day later the rocket could not launch. This time due to problems in the engine control starting system. The launch was postponed another day and today proceeded as usual.



In the fourth minute of the flight, the side booster blocks separated from the rocket as usual. At the sixth minute of the flight, the normal separation of the second stage occurred. On the seventh, the head fairing was dropped. Finally, at the thirteenth minute of the flight, the normal separation of the third stage occurred. The orbital unit, consisting of the Orion upper stage and test payload, was successfully launched into orbit.


We would like to add that previously three launches of the light-class Angara-A1.2 and three launches of the heavy-class Angara-A5 took place.

As Roscosmos emphasizes, a modernized Angara-A5M rocket will soon launch from the Vostochny Cosmodrome. With its help, they plan to launch modules of the Russian orbital station into orbit.
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  1. 0
    April 11 2024 13: 03
    That's okay. Well done! Congratulations to everyone involved and not involved!
  2. 0
    April 11 2024 13: 20
    That's good. I hope they didn’t just launch it so heavy - was there something else?
  3. -1
    April 11 2024 14: 38
    I wonder what the payload is. Is it really a dummy again?
  4. -1
    April 11 2024 15: 32
    Good news.
    They could come up with something else for the “test payload”.
    From Rogozin's "Moskvich" to mirror powder from warming, reflecting light...
  5. +1
    April 11 2024 15: 36
    Fine. that it flew, it took a long time to prepare, it is clear that this time the vocational school student correctly plugged the orientation sensor into the socket. But it’s not entirely clear how it will compete with Starship. I suspect that launching cargo on this Starship will be a little... cheaper. So this is our pride, a purely Russian rocket flew. On which exclusively Russian cargo will be launched... And, alas, one will not reach Mars. Even expensive.
  6. 0
    April 11 2024 16: 12
    Maybe you won’t have to worry about launching the Angara and developing the ROS, but immediately move on to developing analogues of Starship, well, after all, its launch cost is not 2-3, but 20-30 times cheaper. To hell with them, with the Moon, Mars, Europe, Io (and the South African-born clearly wants to become the first president of Mars in his old age and even fly further out of his own interest, the probability of this is far from zero), but if the amero-fascist really hangs up his super-heavy laser-beam Star death in the 2030-40s is upon us (advanced development of the idea of ​​our product 17F19DM "Polyus") and he has such plans, what will we do, how will we respond? Russia no longer has the Energia launch vehicle...
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      April 11 2024 17: 56
      Quote: Yuri L
      Maybe you won’t have to worry about launching the Angara and developing the ROS, but immediately move on to developing analogues of Starship, well, after all, its launch cost is not 2-3, but 20-30 times cheaper.

      Budgets are not cut that way. Even the Americans will tell you this.
  7. 0
    April 15 2024 17: 36
    successfully launched the payload

    There was no “payload” there - the “cast iron” was for ballast...