Omsk Production Association "Flight" started the production of products for launch of carbon fiber.
In particular, this material will be made nose fairing for a number of domestic launch vehicles.
As the Minister of Industrial Policy, Transport and Communications of the Omsk region AV Gorbunov, it is, in fact, the first case of the use of such technologies in the space industry. Distinctive features of CFRP are high strength and stiffness (as a rule, these parameters are superior to many types of stainless steel), and also smaller compared with conventional materials share. Thus, the use of carbon fiber reinforced plastics allows to increase the payload of the booster.
Omsk on "Flight" is employed in the manufacture of rockets "Roar" and "Proton", as well as working on a new Russian missile "Angara". The enterprise with the support of the Government of Omsk Region and State Research and Production Center. MV Khrunichev rocket created the federal center. Investment in this project is estimated at least 6 billion rubles, while in the last two years in the modernization of the Siberian plant invested about 2 billion rubles.