MOSCOW, July 31. (ITAR-TASS). In Sergiev Posad near Moscow were successfully test firing the first stage launch vehicle (LV) of the new-generation Angara.
"Yesterday evening in the" Research and Experimental Center of the rocket and space industry were firing rocket universal test bench module (URM-1) PH "Angara", - reported in the State Space Scientific Production Center (GKNPTS) im.Hrunicheva, which is the parent enterprise to create a universal space-rocket complex "Angara".
Fire tests are part of a mandatory cycle of ground created by refining the experimental rocketry, recalled in GKNPTS. The purpose of the tests carried out in the suburbs - a comprehensive check of URM-1, a confirmation of the first stage of operation of launch vehicle "Angara" and its design characteristics, as well as verification of the algorithm and cyclegramm prelaunch training staff launchers.
"URM-1 -" the foundation of the "family PH" Angara ", - explained the ITAR-Tass expert. - The principle of creation - as a child in the game" Lego "- depending on the payload to URM added fuel tanks, and it can be easy, medium or heavy grade. "
As previously stated GKNPTS director Vladimir Nesterov, "in early 2011, the plans must be running the" Angara "light at the end of that year - a heavy launch vehicle class, Angara-5. The main advantage of these new-generation carrier rockets, according to Nesterova, is that "creates a versatile space rocket complex" - "above all, it allows to place in orbit three classes of missiles - the lungs, with a payload into low orbit to 3.5 tonnes, the middle class - up to 14.6 tonnes and heavy grade - up to 24,5 t. With this launch vehicles and medium-heavy class of spacecraft can deliver and in geostationary orbit. "
Creating a space-rocket complex "Angara" - the task of special public importance, noted in GKNPTS. Inherent in the project specifications, RN are at a level that allows the launch vehicle family Angara successfully compete with the best world samples of rocket and space technology.
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