At the State Research and Production Space Center Khrunichev work is continuing on the preparation for shipment to the Plesetsk Cosmodrome bench products launcher "Angara" to work out the launch complex.
In Plesetsk technicians the space industry, crews troops Aerospace Defense will hold a set of tests using this product. The purpose of the test is to ground maintenance and certification of the launch complex space rocket complex "Angara" and confirm its readiness for launch.
"Angara" — a new generation of carrier rockets modular type, developed on the basis of two universal rocket module (URM) with oxygen-kerosene engines: URM-1 and URM-2.
The family of launch vehicles "Angara" includes four types of light vehicles, medium and heavy load capacities ranging from 1.5 tons to 25 tons (Angara A5) to 35 tons (Hangar 7) in low Earth orbit (at the start from the Baikonur Plesetsk). Launches all rockets series "Angara" will be scheduled from the Plesetsk space center, located in the Arkhangelsk region.
Creating a space rocket complex "Angara" declared task of special importance. Enter KRK "Angara" in operation will allow Russia to launch space vehicles of all types from their territory and ensure our country independent guaranteed access to space.
The lead designer and manufacturer KRK "Angara" is Khrunichev. Khrunichev. Government customers — the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation and the Federal Space Agency.
Engines for the "Angara" — marching RD-191 engine for the URM-1 — developed "Energomash", it produces, together with the Voronezh Mechanical Plant. The RD-0124 Module URM-2 was developed in Voronezh Chemical Automatics Design Bureau (KBKhA). All equipment is made of allied enterprises, the final assembly of carrier rockets "Angara" held at Rocket Space Works (RHCs) Khrunichev. Khrunichev.
Currently completed interdepartmental tests RD-191 engine for the universal rocket module URM-1 and RD-0124. Engines are ready for serial production.
Completed comprehensive testing equipment management system, improvement of programs and algorithms for integrated stand. Passed the test kit on-board equipment. Manufactured and installed ground technological equipment and technical universal launch complex.
Work on the establishment of the carrier rocket "Angara" are in accordance with the master schedule. The first launches of carrier rockets easy class "Angara-1.2PP" and heavy class "Angara-5" is scheduled for 2013.
Deadline booster easy class to be shipped to the Plesetsk Cosmodrome — December 2012. Early in the third quarter of 2013 scheduled to arrive at the launch site and launch the heavy class.