Russia by 2025 will be able to carry out annually from the Plesetsk cosmodrome up to 20 launches of “Angara” carrier rockets of light and heavy class. This was announced on November 17 by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
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On Tuesday, Shoigu, as part of a working trip, inspected the testing of the Angara-A5 carrier rocket by the combat crews of the Ministry of Defense at the universal launch complex of the Plesetsk cosmodrome.
“The implementation of the complex of work planned until 2025 on the creation of the Angara space rocket complex will allow up to 20 launches of Angara carrier rockets of light and heavy class from the Plesetsk cosmodrome, as well as ensure guaranteed independent access and Russia’s permanent presence in space. , – quotes “RIA Novosti” words of Shoigu.
In early October, Dmitry Loskutov, General Director of Glavkosmos (part of Roskosmos State Corporation), announced that commercial launches of the Russian Angara launch vehicle are planned to be included in the flight test program.
In August, it became known that the budget for the creation and testing of Angara carrier rockets was increased 1.7 times, to 45.5 billion rubles, for the period until 2026.
Angara is a family of environmentally friendly launch vehicles of various classes. It includes light carriers “Angara-1.2”, medium “Angara-A3”, heavy “Angara-A5” and increased carrying capacity “Angara-A5B”.