In the test facility KBKhA held a successful process control and firing test of liquid rocket engine RD0124 to be installed as part of the third stage of the carrier rocket "Soyuz-2-1b" and the sixth launch of the new missile. The engine worked on the shooting stand according to a predetermined program and after the maintenance work will be transferred to the head customer — SRP "TsSKB-Progress" (Samara).
The new third-stage rocket motor RD0124 has already passed two flight tests as part of the carrier rocket "Soyuz-2-1b." For the first time in December 2006 was successfully launched into orbit expensive European satellite Corot. The second flight test rocket engine with a new third stage took place on July 26 this year, when a launch site in Plesetsk launch was carried out for the Ministry of Defense. Engines RD0124, intended for third and fourth tests has already sent the head developer.
Among the oxygen-kerosene rocket engines of the world, the engine RD0124 has the best power characteristics. Thanks to its installation in the third stage of the payload withdrawn rocket into space, has increased by nearly a ton.
The upgraded version of the rocket motor will be used as part of a family of launch vehicles promising "Angara" head developer Khrunichev. Khrunichev (Moscow).